So, did you see the race? No, not Canada – although well done Lewis – the other one.

You know, the tense double-header in Berlin? Statistically, you probably didn’t – despite Formula E being one of few motorsport events shown live on free-to-air television in the UK – but it’s fair to say that the electric racing series is working hard on achieving its breakthrough.

Progress has been dramatic. I went to the inaugural London ePrix two years ago and was distinctly underwhelmed. The race was held on a narrow, bumpy course in Battersea Park, between tall concrete barriers that made it seem like it was taking place in a maximum security prison. Spectators could barely see what was going on beyond occasional glimpses of the gawky-looking cars and the atmosphere was as flat as a decade-old battery.

The car manufacturers of Formula E