Arthur Leclerc to test drive with Formula E in Marrakesh

(CNN)While his brother has recently landed one of the most coveted seats in Formula One, Arthur Leclerc is busy forging his own racing career. Leclerc will pair with Frenchman Norman Nato for the rookie test following the second race of the all-electric championship in Morocco, his second spin in the Formula E Gen2 race car after getting behind the wheel in Spain last year. Formula E car vs. the fastest animal READ: Why Felipe Massa just couldn’t stay retired Arthur Leclerc competed in the French F4 Championship last year, placing fifth overall in his maiden season. “Arthur has shown promise in Karting and F4 and I’m looking forward to seeing how he gets on in Marrakesh,” said Venturi team principal …

Electric 3D-printed motorbike provides a glimpse into the future of green travel

(CNN)It wouldn’t look out of place on the set of Robocop but this motorbike could be coming to a street near you. Weighing just 60kg, the bike boasts several futuristic features, including airless tires with customizable tread, programmable embedded LED lights, customizable seat and chest rest and the visually striking rhomboid wheel rim. READ: Classic cars experiencing royal rebirths as electric vehicles WATCH: VR test drive “the race car of the future” “This bike and our other prototypes push the limits of engineering creativity and will reshape AM (Additive Manufacturing, 3D printing) technology as we know it,” explained Daniel Büning, co-founder and Managing Director of NOWlab, BigRep’s innovation department. “The NERA combines several innovations developed by NOWlab, such as the …

Saudi e-Prix: Portugal’s Da Costa wins Formula E season-opener

(CNN)Portugal’s Antonio Felix da Costa ushered in a new era for Formula E by holding off reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne to win the inaugural round of the 2018-19 season in Saudi Arabia. Follow @cnnsport Da Costa, who had claimed pole for the BMW Andretti team, held off Techeetah’s Vergne to take the checkered flag by a whisker with Jerome D’Ambrosio in third for Mahindra Racing.

Felipe Massa races the fastest animal on earth ahead of Formula E debut

(CNN)Veteran driver Felipe Massa has been getting fans in a flap ahead of his Formula E debut. Ahead of his first appearance in the all-electric race series, the 37-year-old was tested against the fastest animal on the planet — a peregrine falcon. The bird can reach speeds in excess of 217 mph when diving on its prey, a touch faster than a Formula E car.       But could Massa hold it off to secure his first win in an electric vehicle? Visit CNN/com/sport for more news, features and videos   The winner? Chasing a lure attached to the back of the new-look Gen2 car, the falcon almost kept up with the Brazilian but Massa did enough to fly …