Month: September 2018

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Riyadh track revealed to open season five

Formula E has revealed the track layout for the inaugural Saudi Arabia race in Riyadh, which open the 2018/19 season on December 15. The circuit was unveiled at the Governorate of Diriyah after ex-Williams Formula 1 racer Felipe Massa drove his new Venturi around the city streets. The 2.495km circuit has 21 corners which wind their […]

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Virgin Racing join forces with Audi

Virgin Racing has agreed to a multi-year deal with Audi to be a customer of their Formula E powertrain from the 2018/19 season. The British team, which split with DS Automobiles after three seasons as the French manufacturer opted for Techeetah who was the only customer team in Formula E last season. Managing Director Sylvain Filippi is looking forward […]

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Pitlane
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FIA faces legal battle over “Formula E” trademark

After a four-year-long legal jawing match, a highly controversial case involving the ABB FIA Formula E championship has been lodged to the European Court of Justice. As first uncovered by German ‘e-Formel.de’, Formula E’s governing body FIA has been involved in an intricate trademark opposition case against the British “The Green Effort Limited” company. Both […]

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Nissan e.dams signs Buemi and Albon for Formula E debut

Swiss racer Sebastien Buemi and U.K.-based Alex Albon will drive for Nissan e.dams when the Japanese manufacturer makes its debut in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in December. Buemi spent the past four seasons as a driver with e.dams, where Nissan will be taking over the reins from Renault before the new season. He will […]

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Jaguar
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Jaguar launch Season 5 car

Panasonic Jaguar Racing revealed the Jaguar I-Type 3, as their challenger for the upcoming 2018-19 season, at the Design Museum in London. The team entered the series in Formula E’s third season, which they used as a developing year ahead of season four. That approached paid off for the British team as they secured their […]

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Features
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Formula E’s oversight on season five calendar

After only announcing the season five calendar at the end of June, Formula E has already lost a host city and is desperately trying to find a replacement. Could this very public situation have been avoided?  The Zurich E-Prix has been cancelled, forcing Formula E to find an alternative venue in Switzerland. Motorsport.com reports that another […]

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BMW FE car
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Sims signs for BMW Andretti

Alexander Sims will join Antonio Felix Da Costa at BMW Andretti in the 2018/19 season. The German manufacturer also revealed the look of its Gen2 iFE.18 at the BMW Welt exhibition centre in Munich on Friday. BMW has made the Andretti FE entry its full works programme in the electric championship for the upcoming season […]

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Mortara
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Mortara remains at Venturi

Edorado Mortara will line up alongside Felipe Massa at Venturi for the 2018/2019 season of the Formula E Championship.  The Swiss- Italian driver joined the Monegasque team last season alongside Maro Engel- who is set to join HWA- the duo accumulated 72 points for Venturi over the course of season four, leaving them in seventh position in the […]

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Mahindra aiming to be a major electric manufacturer

Mahindra is hopeful that the can take the fight to major manufacturers in the electric car market by aiming to branch out to Europe and North America. Currently, Mahindra is mainly selling cars in India. However, being part of the Formula E Championship is their strategy of making a stronger foothold in Europe and North America with a […]

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2 to 5 years until FE technology is in your road car

You may only have to wait between two and five years to start seeing technology that is currently being used by Formula E manufacturers in new electric road cars.  DS Performance Director Xavier Pinon is confident that the technology being used in the series will filter down within the next five years to road cars, which […]

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