Month: November 2019

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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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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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Da Costa ends FP3 fastest

Antonio Felix Da Costa ended the final practice session in AD Diriayh fastest ahead of qualifying for the second race of the weekend.  The Portuguese driver went fastest in the final five minutes of the session when all the drivers went for a qualifying run at 250kW, Da Costa set a lap time 1:11.084 which […]

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Bird wins Season Opener

Sam Bird won an enthralling opening race of the season in Diriyah after fighting his way from fifth on the grid. The Brit had to methodically fight his way through the field using the Attack Mode to undercut both Alexander Sims and Nyck De Vries before passing Stoffel Vandoorne to take victory. Bird took his […]

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Sims storms to Saudi pole

Alexander Sims has taken pole position for the opening race of the 2019-20 Formula E season despite being the second to head out in superpole. Mercedes EQ will make their debut from second and third on the grid with Stoffel Vandoorne lining up on the front row with Nyck De Vries close behind his teammate. […]

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