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What if all Formula 1 cars were required to run off of electricity rather than traditional fuel?

It has been stated that electricity is instantaneous when receiving power, while gas takes time (seconds) to achieve its desired power. If the the designers of formula one cars are trying to make cars faster, why are they not trying to utilize instantaneous power?

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  • Aug 7 2013: Yes, Yes, 100 times yes - got to get away from those fossil fuels.
    Competition drives improvement and we will soon see a better product

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