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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Which permanent circuits should Formula E consider during COVID?

With last month’s announcement that the Santiago E-Prix has been postponed, it’s starting to look like the upcoming calendar for the 2021 Formula E season could be forced to undergo significant changes. When Formula E announced their calendar in August last year, COVID-19 was seemingly starting to disappear and the optimism was there that we […]

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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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Mahindra Racing the first team to commit to the Gen3 era

Mahindra Racing have announced their commitment to the Gen3 era of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, making them the first manufacturer and racing team to do so. It also means they are committed to saying in Formula E for at least the next three years. Mahindra have been part of Formula E since […]

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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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BMW will leave Formula E at the end of 2021

BMW have announced that they will leave the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship at the end of season seven. In their statement, the German manufacturer stated that they had “essentially exhausted the opportunities for this form of technology transfer in the competitive environment of Formula E.” The announcement follow’s on from Audi’s decision to […]

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Maximilian Günther leads the way at final pre-season test

Maximilian Günther led the final day of Formula E pre-season testing in Valencia, setting the fastest time of testing with a 1:11.760. The German BMW Andretti driver narrowly ended the test on top, eclipsing Alexander Lynn’s fastest time from Sunday as the entire field was separated by just 7 tenths of a second after a […]

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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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Antonio Felix Da Costa ends the morning session fastest on Day two

Reigning Champion Antonio Felix Da Costa set the fastest time on day two’s morning session, with the quickest time of testing so far of a 1.11.948.  The Techeetah driver is running an upgraded season six powertrain, as the Chinese team are set to introduce their new powertrain in the European leg of the 2020/2021 season. […]

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