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Duval competed with Dragon Racing in the first three seasons of Formula E during the Gen1 era and left the series to race with Audi in DTM after the 2016-17 campaign.

French drivers have many years of experience in a variety of cars including LMP1, DPi, Class 1, Super Formula and will be competing in the top category of the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship next year at JDC-Miller Motorsports.

However, when asked about his thoughts on Formula E, Duval said he didn’t find it fun to drive all-electric cars in the series, questioning whether Formula E was as good as the drivers competing in the series. Did.

“I don’t like Formula E because cars aren’t fast for me,” Duval said. “And I want to say that I like the places they do, the forms of things, and the racing in the city.

“But I was able to race in Formula E for a few years, so I was able to stand behind the steering wheel, and behind the steering wheel as a driver, I enjoyed as much as other cars with higher power and grip. No.

“Today, any driver who says Formula E is the best way to drive is because he’s in the championship and is getting paid for the race, so he’s got it. I can’t disagree, but it’s not that much fun. LMP cars like DTM cars and SUPER GT cars are for sure.

“You can have a good time without using an electric car. If you make a package with high grip and performance, you will surely have a good time.”

Duval’s opinion was rejected by 2020 Audi DTM driver René Rast. René Rast made his Formula E debut in the second round of the season in Berlin.

Alongside Lucas di Grassi, Audi’s final season in Formula E was confirmed, even though Formula E cars aren’t as fast as Class 1 cars accustomed to four years in DTM. He said it was fun to do.

“I think every race car is fun to drive,” Last said. “If you put it in a race car like Formula E, you can enjoy it like crazy, but if you drive a prototype car, downforce, power, the Formula E car will be clearly different.

“But when it comes to racing, tires and energy management, I have to say that Formula E is more of a strategy. [oriented] From a driving perspective for the driver himself. As a driver, you have a great influence on the race results.

“Personally, it’s a lot of fun because I’m analyzing a lot of things in detail. I love it. Obviously, Formula E cars are slow and make no noise. That doesn’t mean it’s not fun to drive. Not … “

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