Month: March 2019

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Piquet Jr. leaves Jaguar Racing, Lynn hired as replacement

After 18 races with the team, Season Once champion Nelson Piquet Jr. has parted company with Jaguar Racing with immediate effect.  Former Virgin Racing driver Alex Lynn will replace the Brazilian alongside Mitch Evans for the rest of the season. The 2014/15 FE champion has scored just a single point so far in the current […]

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Home victory for Techeetah “unbelievable” as Vernge wins first Sanya E-Prix

Jean-Éric Vergne described winning the first Sanya E-Prix as “something unbelievable”. The home round for Techeetah saw Vergne, and the team earn their first victory of the season. The defending champion is now the sixth different race winner of the six races held so far in season five. Qualifying in second aided by a strong […]

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Envision Virgin drivers endure “Frustrating race” in Sanya

Envision Virgin still leads the team’s championship, despite a difficult race in Sanya where they failed to add to their tally of points. The race started badly for the team on the opening lap as Sam Bird, who qualified sixteenth for the sixth round of the season, suffered terminal damage after HWA’s Stoffel Vandoorne crashed […]

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Vergne wins frantic Sanya race

Reigning Champion Jean-Eric Vergne finally kick-started his Season 5 campaign after winning the inaugural Sanya E-Prix, despite being under investigation in the latter stages of the race. The Frenchman was eventually given a reprimand for not abiding by safety car regulations. His race-winning move came at the final corner when he dived down the inside […]

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Rowland on pole in Sanya

Oliver Rowland claimed his first pole position in the series in Sanya ahead of reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne and claimed his maiden Formula E podium. The Brit had put in a time of 1:07.945 in super pole to become the sixth different pole sitter in the six races so far in this season. The three […]

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Buemi tops second practice after crash

Sebastien Buemi topped the final practice session for the Sanya E-Prix despite crashing midway through the session. The Swiss driver locked up at Turn 3, going into the barrier, he reversed out and recovered to the pits where he fitted a new front wing, and went out again to set a lap time of 1:07.288, […]

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Rowland tops opening Sanya session

Nissan e.Dams Oliver Rowland topped the first ever timed session in Sanya setting a 1:07.561, just 0.064 and 0.19 seconds quicker around the 2.3km track than the BMWi Andretti Motorsport pair of Antonio Felix Da Costa and Alex Sims. Mexico race winner Lucas Di Grassi ended fourth fastest just one-thousandth of a second behind Sims, […]

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Techeetah
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Techeetah Putting Hong Kong Disappointment Behind Them

Techeetah is looking to have a successful home race in Sanya after a disappointing round in Hong Kong. The team have shown glimpses of their true pace this season, however, luck has not been in their favour and they are still searching for their first victory. The Chinese team came close to winning their first […]

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Mahindra aiming to strike back in China

After heartbreak in Hong Kong for Mahindra with a double retirement, the Indian team are looking to strike back in Sanya.    Jerome D’Ambrosio is confident that Mahindra can fight for a podium in China, and is hopeful that the inaugural Sanya round will be good to the team. “When I have raced in mainland […]

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Virgin Racing looking to fight back in Sanya

Virgin Racing is aiming to fight back in Sanya after the British team lost out on the victory with Sam Bird in Hong Kong after a post-race penalty. The British team are currently leading both the drivers’ and the teams’ standings after the first five races of the season, but know they could have a […]

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