Month: April 2020

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Italian investor launches Formula E project for 2022 entry

Electric vehicle investor Gianfranco Pizzuto has announced plans to form a team and enter the 2022 Formula E season.  The Italian – who describes himself as an “EV pioneer” – helped finance the Fisker Karma road car, one of the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Despite investment also coming from Leonardo DiCaprio, the company declared […]

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Gunther wins the Hong Kong Race At Home event

Maximilian Gunther took victory at Hong Kong in the first round of the Race At Home series after inheriting the lead of the race after Stoffel Vandoorne crashed at the Turn 3 chicane.   Vandoorne qualified on pole position and looked in control in the early stages, but on lap five the Belgian driver hit the […]

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Rome to remain on the calendar until 2025

Formula E has agreed on a five-year contract extension for the Rome E-Prix, which will keep a race in the Italian capital city until 2025.  Rome has been extremely supportive about hosting a Formula E race and a  new deal was passed in a meeting of the Rome City Council on Friday. The deal remains […]

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Formula E adjusts its Race At Home format

Formula E has announced minor adjustments for the first race of the Race at Home Challenge race at Hong Kong on Saturday.  The damage model has been increased to 80% after being set at 25% in the test race at Monaco. In the test race, there were numerous collisions during the race. The increase in […]

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Gunther wins the Formula E Test eRace in Monaco

BMW’s Maximilian Gunther took victory in the rFactor test race around Monaco after holding off Stoffel Vandoorne throughout the whole race. Gunther and Vandoorne were the class of the field as they pulled over a ten-second gap over the Andre Lotterer who finished in third. The race was littered with crashes throughout the event, especially […]

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Berlin officially called off

Formula E has officially called off the Berlin E-Prix that was scheduled for the 21st June as the FIA announced that June is now considered a red month where the series cannot go racing.   Formula E and the FIA  will continue to use its flag-based system to determine the status of each race. A red […]

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“No surprise why Group 1 is so bad”: Sims

BMW Andretti’s Alexander Sims admitted that he not surprised at all to why track conditions in group one in qualifying is so much worse than in Free Practice 2.  Final practice usually concludes just over an hour before the start of qualifying, and the series has become accustomed to seeing the fastest lap times of […]

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Berlin set to be postponed as Merkel announces large events ban until 31st August

The Berlin E-Prix that is scheduled for the 21st June has been placed into serious doubt as German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces a large events ban until the 31st August.  The Chancellor announced plans to slowly ease the lockdown restrictions in Germany to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, but she continued to reinforce that large events […]

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Nick Cassidy to race for Virgin Racing in the “Race at home” event

New Zealand racer Nick Cassidy will race for Envision Virgin Racing alongside Robin Frijns in the test race on Saturday, April 18th.  The 25-year-old was one of the team’s official rookie drivers taking part in the Marrakesh in-season test earlier this year – in which he finished quickest overall setting a new lap record. Cassidy […]

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Formula E launch a brand new Esports championship

Formula E has launched a new Esports championship that will have nine races and take place every Saturday over the next nine weeks.  CEO Jamie Reigle announced in a virtual press conference that most of the Formula E drivers will compete in a total of nine virtual runs together with a number of professional Simracers […]

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