Author: Edward Hunter

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Why Formula E’s latest esports competition should be taken seriously

In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, Formula E staged sim-racing to fill the gap, but unfortunately the series itself was underwhelming and overshadowed by controversy. Formula E’s latest sim-racing series starts at the end of the month; we take a look at what went wrong last time, and why those mistakes won’t be repeated […]

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McLaren Racing signs option to evaluate Formula E entry in season 9

McLaren Racing, the same entity which manages the McLaren Formula One team, has signed an option expressing interest in entering Formula E for the start of its Gen 3 era in season nine. McLaren is already involved in Formula E, with its sister company McLaren applied technologies (MAT) designing the batteries that have been used […]

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Santiago E-Prix postponed due to UK travel ban

The Santiago E-Prix, the season-opening race originally scheduled for the 16th and 17th of January, has now been postponed to later in the first quarter of 2021 as the Chilean government has closed its borders to all UK flights. The postponement follows the spread of a new mutated strain of COVID-19 that has forced the […]

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Venturi purchased by US Investor group

An American investment group led by Scott Swild and José Maria Asnar Botella has bought a majority stake in the RoKiT Venturi Formula E team, which will continue under its existing name and senior management. Asnar Botella is the step-brother in law of Formula E co-founder Alejandro Agag, and the son of former Spanish Prime […]

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Audi announce departure from Formula E at the end of season 7

Audi announced on Monday that the 2021 Formula E season will be their last, as the German manufacturer switches its focus to other series. Audi’s long term strategy has instead shifted to include an electric entry in the Dakar Rally in 2022, and a re-entry in the World Endurance Championship with a Le Mans Daytona […]

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Formula E set for first night race in Diriyah

Formula E announced today that Diriyah will host the series’ first night race in Season Seven. Returning to Saudi Arabia for the third season in a row, the historic double-header will take place on the 26th and 27th of February in 2021. In line with the all-electric series focus on sustainable practices and raising awareness […]

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Sergio Sette Camara continues with Dragon for Season 7

Sergio Sette Camara was confirmed by Dragon Racing on Friday to drive for the American team in the 2021 Formula E season. The Brazilian had been expected to drive for the team after replacing Brendon Hartley for the last six rounds of season 6 in Berlin.  Heading into his first full season in Formula E, […]

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Gunther disqualified from Berlin E-Prix after exceeding usable energy

Maximillian Gunther has been disqualified from the Berlin E-Prix after an energy consumption infraction, meaning that the German loses his 8th place finish. BMW Motorsport’s twitter account broke the news with a tweet reading: “Unfortunately Maximillian Gunther has been disqualified from the race for using too much energy. That’s a shame…” Gunther was also involved […]

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Formula E launches Positively Charged campaign with minute’s silence in Berlin

On Tuesday night, a minute’s silence was held at Tempelhof airport in Berlin to commemorate the death of a track worker, worldwide deaths from COVID-19, and victims of racism through it’s new Positively Charged initiative. At 9PM local time, staff ranging from drivers, mechanics, engineers, construction workers, security guards, media and catering staff, gathered on […]

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Berlin E-Prix Track worker killed in fatal accident

Helder Moreira was killed on Wednesday during construction work at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, a week before the Formula E season was set to restart there on August 5th. Track workers were nine days into building the circuit, and operating for the first time under strict guidelines enforced by the German government as precautions against the […]

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