Like it or not, electric racing is here. And, like it or not, you've got to admit to being interested in how it pans out.
Ten teams, featuring a host of top professional drivers - plus leading engineers and management from across the highest levels of the sport - set out on their adventure in Beijing this weekend.
OK, we're purists, and we can't get our heads around FanBoost. But here's the crucial thing: there may be no sound, but it'll be proper racing.