New hydrogen-powered race series HYRAZE to launch in 2023

The HYRAZE League will use “environmentally-produced” hydrogen as fuel for its 800hp fleet of cars, using two hydrogen fuel cells to power four electric motors.

This will ensure that the cars racing in the series will be able to compete over a race distance without having to save energy, a limitation of battery-powered categories such as Formula E. Hydrogen is able to be broken away from water through electrolysis and, through the redox reactions in the fuel cell, ensures that water and energy are the only by-products.

The hydrogen tank will be produced from carbonfibre, and the cars will feature multiple safety structures to protect the tank. In addition, the braking system aims to capture any brake dust produced during a race distance, and will be disposed of post-race in an “environmentally neutral” manner in order to minimise any air pollution produced by dust particles.

The series also aims to free up chassis design, albeit mandating composite structures from natural fibres as opposed to the carbon composite monocoque structures used in contemporary motorsport.

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HYRAZE League car

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