This year marks the inaugural electronic race car series, where ten teams around the world will compete in the Spark-Renault SRT 01 E, a fully electronic race car. Katherine Legge, of the Amlin Aguri team, who drove the car in Beijing in September, says that though it looks like a Formula One car, "The torque is massive off the line. And because the weight is rearward, thanks to the large batteries, they are harder to drive, testing the skill level of drivers." At speeds of 150 mph, the batteries last up to 30 minutes, and to help with efficiency, the Spark-Renault are the first single-seater series to require all-weather tires. "It’s the beginning," Legge said, "but it’s the start of something big."