talkSPORT On Track with Emerson Fittipaldi

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talkSPORT On Track with Emerson Fittipaldi

talkSPORT's new motorsport show 'On Track' headed to Brazil for Formula E's first Julius Baer São Paulo E-Prix this past weekend. Along with the usual insider chat, trackside reporting and breaking news, the show scores some big interviews, too - not least double F1 champ Emerson Fittipaldi, who soaked in the race himself.

Sao Paulo crowd

On Track airs between 4-5pm BST on Tuesday afternoons on TalkSPORT 2 and will be available to download as a podcast after broadcast as part of the talkSPORT podcast network. It also appears in other talkSPORT programming including The Sports Bar Weekender on Friday evening and GameDay Breakfast on Saturday morning.  

Produced and presented by talkSPORT’s motor racing expert, Jon Jackson, On Track includes the latest news, features and interviews that matter from the fastest-growing motorsport on the planet, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, and across the motorsport spectrum including Formula 1, MotoGP and the UK's premier single-seater GB3 Championship.

This week, the show caught up with Brazilian motorsport legend Emerson Fittipaldi on his opinions on the series, the future of Brazilian motorsport, his racing lineage and more in the Formula E paddock and the full chat is available for you to catch up on here and now on the On Track podcast.

Fittipaldi: 'Formula E is flying the flag in Brazil'

"This is my hometown," said two-time F1 champ Fittipaldi. They started racing at Interlagos but it's amazing to now have Formula E too in the city, in Sao Paulo to race. I watched in Battersea Park in London and I was at the very first event in Beijing, China.

"With new mobility, globally, Formula E's helping bring the technology for electric cars with the manufacturers here trying to get to the limits of how much the car's batteries can last, how much energy you can reuse and how much performance you can have. The technology then heads to the cars on the street, the future family car - and that's always the goal."

"The speed, the acceleration is amazing. I was talking to Lucas di Grassi last night and to drive the car, he says, it's very difficult because there's so much power instantly - he says it's very tough. There's also a lot of good young drivers here now - it's also a very competitive level of driving.

"I am really looking forward to coming back next year. Formula E has put its flag down in Brazil and that is going to grow every year... I think is very attractive to the new generation - it's the future and it is happening now. It's great to welcome the series as we have so many millions of racing fans in Brazil. We have football and we have motor racing - we love both."