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Very rarely does a new global motorsport launch onto the world. Even rarer are cameras allowed complete access. “Formula-E: Racing Recharged” is an extraordinary insight into the birth of a new motorsport. 

Conceived by sporting entrepreneur Alejandro Agag and endorsed by global motorsports regulator Jean Todt – “Racing Recharged” follows the immense challenges of mounting an all-new electric racing championship.  

These cars are powered entirely by electricity – not petrol. Engineers, designers, and the team behind Formula-E have only 19 months to go from a blank sheet of paper to the starting grid. They must design and build a completely new fully electric racing car, sign up 10 major cities around the world to host the grand prix, and sign up 10 top teams with star drivers. 

It’s a gripping story that throws up surprises with every twist and turn. The competing teams eventually gather together in Donington Park, the new home of Formula-E for the crucial testing and trial phases. The cameras follow the fortunes of British team Virgin Racing, US team Andretti Autosport, and Indian team Mahindra Racing.