Month: February 2021

Sam Bird Wins a halted Diriyah E-Prix

Sam Bird has won a halted Diriyah E-Prix after a red flag stopped the race with three minutes remaining after a crash between Mitch Evans and Alex Lynn, which has resulted in Lynn being taken to hospital for precautionary checks.  Maximillian Gunther came together with Tom Blomqvist at Turn 18 and immediately after the Evans […]

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Frijns takes first pole in thrilling Qualifying

Robin Frijns has secured his first ever Formula E pole position after he decimated the field in both group qualifying and Superpole. Frijns set a 1.07.899 to be three-tenths clear of Sergio Sette Camara in the Dragon. The qualifying session started with breaking news, with the announcement that all Mercedes powered cars would not be […]

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Brake failure likely cause of Mortara’s FP3 Crash

The Venturi Formula E Team has suspected that brake failure could be the cause of Edoardo Mortara’s crash at the end of Free Practice 3 in Diriyah.  Mortara did a practice start, but the Swiss-Italian driver went straight on at Turn 18 and slammed into the Tecpro barriers without slowing down. Therefore the teams feel […]

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Frijns leads Virgin 1-3 in final Diriyah practice

Robin Frijns set a new lap record of a 1:07.294 to top the final practice session in Diriyah ahead of this evening’s second race. Nyck De Vries, who had lead every session until this point, settled for second, one and a half tenths behind his compatriot, with Frijns’ teammate Nick Cassidy in third. Oliver Rowland […]

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Nyck De Vries dominates the Diriyah E-Prix

Nyck De Vries back ups his first pole position in Formula E with his first win in the series after a commanding drive from lights to flag in Diriyah.  The Dutchmen was able to to survive two safety car periods by creating a second gap on the restart to ensure that he could take his […]

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De Vries Smashes the field in Diriyah to take pole

Nyck De Vries has stormed to his first pole position in Formula E after annihilating the field in Diriyah to take pole by over six-tenths of a second over Pascal Wehrlein who finished the session in second.  De Vries has taken all four points that are available in qualifying after the Dutchmen took a point […]

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De Vries tops disrupted Practice 2

Mercedes EQ driver Nyck De Vries re-instated himself as the fastest man in Diriyah after FP2, leading teammate Stoffel Vandoorne in a Mercedes-powered 1-2-3, as Venturi’s Edoardo Mortara finished third. The session was stopped twice due to incidents involving Nico Mueller and Robin Frijns, both of which hitting the wall in the tight twisty section […]

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Nyck De Vries Ends FP1 Fastest in Diriyah

Nyck De Vries has ended the first practice session of the season fastest for Mercedes in Diriyah after setting 1.08.693 six-tenths clear of Andre Lotterer in the Porsche.  The practice session was moved to Thursday to allow the teams and drivers to get some practice laps under the floodlights ahead of the first night race […]

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“Last year’s car won’t hinder us” Da Costa

Antonio Felix Da Costa is confident that Ds Techeetah won’t be hampered by using last season’s powertrain during the first two races of the season in Diriyah this weekend.  Ds Techeetah will introduce their powertrain in Rome on April 1oth with Nissan also taking the same approach, but BMW and Mercedes are starting this season […]

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Antonio Felix da Costa primed to defend his title

Reigning champion Antonio Felix Da Costa is brimming with motivation to become Formula E’s first ever world champion. Last season saw the Portuguese driver win the title in his first season with DS Techeetah and now he is looking to replicate this result again but become victorious as world champion. Season seven is set to […]

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