Some may question the ongoing hybridisation and electrification of racing cars though, with concerns about the loss of audible drama, visual fireworks and outright theatre that the primarily internal combustion-based rivals revel in.
Is electrification of a motorsport something to fear, though? Based on my personal experience, no. While there is undoubtedly something very different about electric cars, they do have their own unique appeal.
Last year, for example, I was fortunate enough to drive a prototype of the Audi R8 e-tron, an all-electric version of Audi's flagship sports car. I was curious to see if the car still felt as spectacular without a V8 or a V10 pounding away over my shoulder.
Much to my surprise, however, the R8 didn't lose much in the way of theatre following the deletion of its petrol-powered engine. The hum of the electric motors, the low-speed synthesised noise, and the whine of the gearboxes, all worked together to create something that was just as interesting to drive.
The howl of the tyres, a noise made much more prominent by comparative silence of the EV drivetrain, made you feel more conscious of what was going on underneath too. Something lost, something gained.
Watching the R8 e-trons tear around the track from outside proved similarly involving, with the more noticeable scream of tyres being punished really demonstrating which cars were being pushed to the limits. They were also fast, and watching one fire itself away from a corner at a vast rate of knots in with a Trek-like hum never failed to put a smile on the spectator's faces.
Given the ongoing reduction in permissible volumes for motorsports event, there's the chance that this kind of technology may permit many venues to continue operating in the future, far longer than they would have maybe otherwise.
Synthetic noise, as disagreeable as it sometimes can be, may also allow the reintroduction of a little more audible drama if it's really seen as necessary.
Even if the fans aren't sure about the concept, they can at least take comfort in the knowledge that it'll allow motorsports to continue where it may not have otherwise.
One thing's for sure: speed won't be an issue with hybrid or EV race cars. During qualifying the ZEOD RC hit over 186mph on the Mulsanne straight, on electric power alone, putting it on a par with the likes of the competing Ferrari 458s.