Month: January 2019

Extreme E
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Extreme E to launch in 2021

Extreme E has been announced as a new pioneering electric off-road racing series that will commence in 2021 in remote and unique places on the planet.  There will be five rounds in remote locations such as the Arctic, the Himalayas, Sahara desert, the Amazon rainforest and islands in the Indian Ocean. The innovative sport and […]

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Lotterer
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Lotterer slams qualifying system

Andre Lotterer slammed Formula E’s qualifying system after track evolution caused the group one participants to start towards the back.   The German was the second fastest of the group one qualifiers which included all of the top six drivers in the championship. Despite this Lotterer started 14th on the grid, which left the 37-year old […]

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Bird
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Win is an incredible achievement: Bird

Sam Bird hailed his team after he secured his eighth Formula E victory in Santiago, making him the only driver to win a race in all five seasons of Formula E.  Virgin Racing is a customer team of Audi, which meant they had a limited amount of testing compared to the rest of the field. […]

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Sims
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BMW lose protest of Sims’ penalty

BMW has lost a protest surrounding Alexander Sims time penalty after colliding with Edoardo Mortara at the Turn 8,9,10 chicane.  Sims and Mortara came together in the final 15 minutes of the race, where it looked like the smallest of touches sent Mortara spinning at the exit of the chicane. The track was breaking up […]

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Bird
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Sam Bird wins the Santiago ePrix

Sam Bird has won the Santiago eprix after session off a hard-fought fight from rookie Pascal Wehrlein in the closing stages of the race. However, Bird was under investigation for being underweight, but the stewards said there would be no further action. In the final ten minutes of the race, Pascal Wehrlein used his attack mode […]

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Di Grassi
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Di Grassi excluded from qualifying

Lucas Di Grassi has been excluded from qualifying after completing his in-lap slower than the allowed time permitted by the FIA.  The incident occurred after he set his flying lap in group qualifying. The FIA set a time of 1:21:000 to stay under while the drivers do their in-laps. However, Di Grassi was slower than this […]

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Di Grassi
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Di Grassi takes pole in Santiago

Lucas Di Grassi takes pole position for the Santiago ePrix after a crazy qualifying session that saw track conditions play a huge role in the outcome of the session.  However, the Audi driver is under investigation for a brake infringement, which could see Di Grassi lose his pole position. Track conditions played a huge part […]

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Lopez tops final Santiago Practice

Jose Maria Lopez emerged as the fastest competitor in his Dragon Racing car during Free Practice 2 setting a 1:08.194 around the O’Higgins Park circuit. Lucas Di Grassi was sandwiched in third by the two Envision Virgin cars of Robin Frijns who finished second and Sam Bird who ended the session in fourth. Pascal Wehrlein […]

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Di Grassi tops extended FP1 in Santiago

Audi’s  Lucas Di Grassi topped the opening session in Santiago with a 1:08.630 after the session was extended by ten minutes following an accident involving Sebastien Buemi. Buemi locked up coming into Turn 7 and hit the inside wall before hitting the outside wall. The Swiss driver damaged the floor and the right-front suspension and […]

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Features
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Why Attack Mode has been an unexpected success

Formula E introduced a radical new concept for Season 5 called Attack Mode, which has since become a major talking point. We take a look at how it’s faired so far, and re-evaluate our first impressions of the system. When the concept which eventually became attack mode was first announced last May, I wrote a […]

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