Author: Andrea Perilli


The DNA of Mahindra Racing: the Garage Heroes

What makes a team, a team? The workforce behind each outfit is key to every move a team does, and Formula E is no stranger to this. Andrea Perilli speaks with two engineers and one mechanic of Mahindra Racing to discuss what is the DNA of the team. Nicola Bassan (engineer), Xavier Montero (Mechanic), and Miguel […]

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Punta del Este set to make a return for 2018

Punta Del Este is likely to return to the Formula E calendar, in replacement to the Sao Paulo race, which has been postponed until 2019. After some speculation, it was officially announced that Sao Paulo would not host an ePrix in Season four. This comes after the area which would be used for the race, […]

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Engel: “Formula E has the biggest potential”

Venturi’s Maro Engel is eager to start his second season in Formula E, as the German driver wants to try and use his experience to move the Monegasque team forward.  Engel only tested the new Venturi car for season four on the final day of testing in Valencia, as he got married two days before. Despite […]

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A day in the life: Franco Chiocchetti

Over the last three years, Formula E has brought a wealth of innovation to the racing world. The electric single-seater championship posed a serious challenge to the engineers and manufacturers. Andrea Perilli caught up with Audi Sport’s engineer Franco Chiocchetti to discuss how life is like as a Formula E engineer.  Formula E’s unique twist compared […]

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d’Ambrosio: “I expect to fight at the front”

After a season with more downs than ups, Dragon Racing’s Jérôme d’Ambrosio is confident that the team will overcome last season’s issues and fight back at the top in season four. The Belgian finished last seasons championship in 18th position, scoring a total of 13 points. Dragon Racing struggled with a car that had poor reliability, […]

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Sam Bird: “It is a self-sustained series”

Sam Bird has been one of the more successful drivers in Formula E picking up five wins from 33 races. The British driver is now going into his fourth season with DS Virgin Racing, and the 30-year caught up with Andrea Perilli to discuss his Formula E journey. Season one  “When I went into season […]

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Di Grassi and Abt announced as Audi drivers

Audi Formula E retains Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport’s drivers Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt for Season four, with Allan McNish named as the new Team Principal. After Audi’s announcement that it would be playing a significant role in Formula E from Season four onwards, the team finally launched their 2017-18 season team. The German […]

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The Spirit of Teamwork: Chiocchetti

In a team sport like racing, it is not an individual’s job which takes victory, but an alliance of a whole group of people. Andrea Perilli discusses this with Franco Chiocchetti, Team Director and race engineer for reigning Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi. Across each team sports throughout the globe, all big achievements have been made […]

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Valencia circuit must be modified say teams

Pre-season testing for season four is just over a month away and will take place at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia rather than Donnington Park in the UK. Formula E and the teams agreed to move away from Donnington Prak earlier in the year, but an official statement from Formula E has yet to be […]

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Dragon Racing

A battle against adversity: Dragon Racing

In a season with more downs than ups, Faraday Future Dragon Racing had a season to forget after two successful years in the sport. The American team only scored 33 points over the course of season three and finished eighth in the constructor’s championship. We have taken a look back at Dragon Racing’s season, as […]

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