A WRC Ford Fiesta, Formula 1 racer, and Formula E entry duke it out on a drag strip

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by Drei Laurel | Dec 29, 2021
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Yes, that headline sounds like the start of a very lame motorsport joke. Also, the activity in question is like comparing apples to oranges. So, why do it? Because you take any opportunity you can to make things go fast on a drag strip.

Formula E’s pitch? A futuristic race car courtesy of DS Techeetah. Representing the art of kicking dirt in the World Rally Championship (WRC), meanwhile, is an eager rally-spec Ford Fiesta. And, finally, a Formula 1 Mercedes driven by none other than the Stig to finish the trio.

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Results? The Ford starts out in promising fashion, blitzing off the line to an early lead. The hatchback’s success is short-lived, however, as the Formula 1 race car quickly catches up and leaves the other two competitors in the dust. As for Formula E’s horse? Wait, that thing was actually part of the race?

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So, Formula 1 wins by a considerable margin. Again, though, this is an apples and oranges kind of drag battle. Or as Paddy McGuinness puts it: “This is like, who wins? A lion, a crocodile, or a bird.” Have any ideas regarding how to even the odds a bit?

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