Year: 2019

FIA Release tender details of new Formula E GEN3 car

Formula E’s governing body the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) have released details of its tender process for the new Gen3 car which aims to be faster, lighter, smaller and feature ultra-fast charging technology. The 176-pages of documents details the specific battery, chassis and tyre requirements for the all-new Gen3 car which will compete from […]

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Formula E will be granted world championship status from 2020/21 season

Formula E granted world championship status from 2020/21 season

Formula E will be granted world championship status from the start of the 2020/21 season following a vote from the Federation International de l’Automobile (FIA). From next season the series will be known as the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, with the move being finalised on Tuesday by FIA president Jean Todt and Formula […]

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Venturi has lots to look forward to says Mortara

Edoardo Mortara believes that Venturi has a lot to look forward to in 2020 after a strong showing for the Monegasque team in Diriyah.  The Swiss-Italian driver took the team to fourth in qualifying on Friday and eighth on Saturday, but Attack Mode issues in the race meant he was unable to capitalise on those […]

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DS Techeetah take positives from Diriyah ePrix despite challenges

Last season’s champions DS Techeetah have responded to a tough weekend in Saudi Arabia where they were only able to pick up three points. Drivers  champion Jean-Eric Vergne had to retire from race one with a steering column failure, before coming from the back of the grid to finish eighth in a penalty-blighted second race. […]

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Mahindra driver Jerome D'Ambrosio

Wehrlein reflects on a difficult weekend in Saudi Arabia

Mahindra driver Pascal Wehrlein reflected on a tough weekend at the Diriyah ePrix after he failed to score points in either race. The German driver impressed during his debut season in Formula E last year, but finished 11th and 15th on the opening weekend of the 2019-20 season. Wehrlein suffered damage during race two following […]

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Di Grassi was impressed by Audi fightback

After enduring a difficult start to the season, Audi and Lucas Di Grassi were able to right the wrongs from the first Diriyah E-Prix to claim their first podium of the season on Saturday.  The Brazilian secured second place in Diriyah and secured the team’s 41st podium success in the 60th Formula E race. 31 […]

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Sims hails win as a “dream race”

Alexander Sims had a near-perfect weekend as he claimed his first ABB FIA Formula E Championship victory in Diriyah, as well as two pole positions.  The only setback for the British driver was during the first race of the weekend on Friday when the team struggled with its energy efficiency, which saw him drop from […]

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Post-race penalties for Gunther and De Vries, Turvey disqualified

3 hours after the finish of the second race of the season in Riyadh, four penalties were applied to three different drivers, dramatically altering the final results of the Diriyah E-Prix. Maximillian Gunther, who had finished second behind his BMWi Andretti teammate Alexander Sims, was penalised 24 seconds for overtaking Lucas Di Grassi and Stoffel […]

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Sims takes first Formula E win

Alexander Sims has taken his first ever Formula E win in AD Diriyah after taking the last three pole positions in the series. The Brit dominated from pole and was faced with two safety car restarts both of which he mastered to perfection. It was a BMW one-two as Max Gunther claimed second place ahead […]

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Sims drifts to third consecutive pole

Alexander Sims has drifted his way to pole for the second time this weekend and the third time in a row, a new Formula E record. In the second sector the Brit had a massive slide coming out of Turn 17, but was still able to set a lap time of 1:11.476 and claim pole […]

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