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No injuries in missile attack on Riyadh during Formula E weekend

  Some loud bangs could be heard above the circuit where the two Formula E races took place this weekend. It would have been a missile attack intercepted by the Saudis. Although debris damaged a house, no one was injured. Saudi Arabia, with its Patriot missiles, has the best anti-aircraft weaponry that the Americans have to offer, […]

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Michael Schumacher’s devastating message ahead of birthday: ‘I’m not good enough’

By JOEL DAY The German motorsport legend is 52 today and continues to recover from his tragic skiing accident in 2013. While descending the Combe de Saulire in the French Alps, Schumacher suffered a brain injury that has since left him debilitated. He was skiing with his son and Haas driver, Mick, when crossing an off-piste area of […]

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Formula E ushers in new era as FIA World Championship

What started as nothing more than a shared dream between Formula E Founder Alejandro Agag and FIA President Jean Todt, sketched on the back of a napkin back in 2011, has developed into the fastest growing and most competitive motorsport series on the planet. Ahead of the 2020/21 season, Formula E gains World Championship status […]

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MERCEDES LAUNCHES ITS 2021 FORMULA E PACKAGE

By Sam Smith 6he-race.com Mercedes will head into its second Formula E campaign with a new powertrain but continuity in its driver line-up. Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries will continue with the team and race with a fresh powertrain, with the team having recently committed to using the first homologation slot available under Formula […]

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Stoffel Vandoorne leads Mercedes 1-2 in Formula E season finale

Stoffel Vandoorne led home Mercedes teammate Nyck de Vries to claim his maiden Formula E victory in the final race of the 2019-20 season in Berlin. Stoffel Vandoorne led home Mercedes teammate Nyck de Vries to claim his maiden ABB Formula E victory in the final race of the 2019-20 season in Berlin. The ex-McLaren […]

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Vergne wins Sunday Berlin E-Prix, da Costa clinches title

Antonio Felix da Costa claimed the ABB FIA Formula E drivers’ championship and DS Techeetah the teams’ title in Berlin E-Prix Round 9, with the Portuguese following teammate and race winner Jean-Eric Vergne home at Tempelhof. Vergne secured his first victory of the 2019/20 season, with da Costa finishing the race second, the pair having […]

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Formula E to race on three different layouts in Berlin

After a long layoff owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ABB Formula E Championship will resume racing on August 5 at Berlin’s Templehof Airport, running six races in nine days across three circuit layouts set to conclude the 2019-20 season. Each pair of races will be run a different layout, presenting opportunities for distinct strategies […]

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Formula E ‘flattered’ by criticisms from F1

Formula E should be “flattered” by criticisms coming from the world of Formula 1. That is the view of Jamie Reigle, the all-electric open wheeler series’ new CEO. Last year, Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko said the energy drink company is definitely not interested in Formula E because “we are pure racers”.   “For us, Formula […]

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EXTREME E LEADING THE WAY TO SUSTAINABLE MOTORSPORT

The racing venture is unique from inception, and as such, presents a set of unprecedented challenges in a range of different areas. To produce energy in extreme environmental locations such as the Amazon rainforest, the Arctic, the Himalayas, the Sahara desert, and the Indian Ocean Islands is one of the technological challenges the championship faces. […]

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Magnussen, Montoya win in Legends Trophy doubleheader at Lime Rock

Four-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Jan Magnussen held off a hard-charging Jenson Button at virtual Lime Rock Park to become the first two-time winner in Torque Esports’ Legends Trophy racing series Saturday. After winning in the previous weekend at virtual Sebring International Raceway, Button took the pole at Lime Rock Park but was beaten […]

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Envision Group reveals ambitious face mask project

Envision Group, the majority owner of the Envision Virgin Racing team, has set up a specialist facility in just 15 days to produce 100,000 face masks a day, and will donate them to areas heavily impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The ‘Envision Smile Manufacturing Centre’ was established in just 15 days and has been […]

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FORMULA E TEAMS OPEN TO IDEA OF EXTENDING CALENDAR

Formula E’s ongoing discussions over elongating its 2019/20 season calendar amid the coronavirus situation have been met with openness by the series’ manufacturers. Tentative plans for an extension were debated at recent meetings in Geneva and could mean Formula E events run until the end of September if conditions around the COVID-19 outbreak improve. As […]

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Jakarta E-Prix Canceled; Formula E Hints at Contingency Plans

Jakarta E-Prix the latest axed Formula E race; series suggests possible contingency plans… June’s Jakarta E-Prix has become the latest Formula E round to be canceled due to the global outbreak of Covid-19, but the championship is understood to be working on contingency plans. The Indonesian capital was set to host its first ABB FIA […]

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Extreme E announces QEV entry

QEV Technologies, the electric mobility and motorsport R&D specialist, is set to compete in the inaugural season of Extreme E, becoming the fifth team to join the pioneering off-road motorsport championship. The Spanish firm designs and manufactures electric drivetrains for various projects in motorsport, as well as electric hypercars and bus platforms. QEV Technologies is […]

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Cape Town declares intention to host South Africa Formula E race

A bid company supported by Jaguar of South Africa has confirmed its intentions to host a Formula E race in the city of Cape Town. Three possible circuit layouts have been identified following a 2019 study to assess the city’s suitability for hosting a round of the championship. The company, called e-Movement, will now work […]

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‘Movement, vibration, dynamism’: The helmet-cam that is revolutionizing Formula E

Racing car driver remains just a dream job for many people, but now fans can live the electrifying chaos of the cockpit from the comfort of home. Formula E has introduced the Driver’s Eye camera, an innovation in onboard camera technology which films from the pilot’s perspective. Viewers are immersed in the “dynamism” of the high-speed […]

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Evans dominates Mexico City E-Prix

  Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans emerged victorious in the 2020 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix after a flawless drive from his second starting spot. Chasing Evans home was DS Techeetah’s Antonio Felix da Costa, while Nissan e.dams’ Sebastian Buemi rounded off the podium in third. Nose to tail, the pack streamed through a crowded […]

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Takuma Aoki joins I-PACE eTROPHY grid, set to make history in Mexico

Former World Suberbike and Grand Prix motorcycle road racer Takuma Aoki will join the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY grid in Mexico City, set to make history at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Competing in the third race of the season on February 15, Aoki will become the first disabled racing driver to compete in an international-level electric […]

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Chinese FE driver MaQing Hua precautionarily quarantined in Mexico

Chinese Formula E driver Ma Qing Ha is observing a 14-day quarantine period ahead of the upcoming round in Mexico City, as a precautionary response to the coronavirus outbreak. In a statement released by the NIO Formula E team, the Chinese squad confirmed that Ma arrived in Mexico early on February 2 to undergo a […]

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Sanya E-Prix postponed due to coronavirus

The ABB Formula E Championship has announced that its E-Prix in Sanya, China that was scheduled for March 21 has been postponed, due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country. “In view of the continued spread of coronavirus and after close consultation with the relevant departments of Hainan Province and Sanya Municipal Government, Formula E […]

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Porsche motorsport chief ‘sceptical at first’ about Formula E

Porsche motorsport chief Fritz Enzinger has conceded he was “sceptical at first” about the possible success of Formula E, but says it was “love at second sight” following the German manufacturer’s entry to the series. Porsche made its Formula E debut at the 2019-20 season opener in Saudi Arabia in November, recording a podium finish […]

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Three generations of Colin McRae’s family to join Knockhill event marking 25th anniversary of world rally title

Three generations of the family motorsport dynasty are set to grace a Knockhill event celebrating the 25th anniversary of superstar Scot Colin McRae’s World Rally Championship title triumph. In October, the Fife circuit will host British rallying’s biggest celebration of the Lanark ace whose life was tragically cut short in 2007 in a helicopter crash […]

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Fernando Alonso confirms Indy 500 bid but ‘open’ to Formula 1 seat in 2021

Fernando Alonso says he is committed to a third bid to win the Indianapolis 500 next year – but does not yet know with which team.The Spaniard is aiming to become the second man to win motorsport’s triple crown, which also comprises Le Mans and the Monaco Grand Prix. “I will definitely do Indy. Let’s […]

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BMW unveils the Formula E iFE.20 race car for BMW i Andretti Motorsport

BMW took to YouTube and Facebook Monday to unveil its new Formula E race car—the iFE.20—to be campaigned by its works BMW i Andretti Motorsport team in the upcoming season of the all-electric race series. This will be BMW’s second season in Formula E. Each Formula E entry utilizes a spec chassis and aerodynamics package, so […]

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PROJEKT E RALLYCROSS CAR UNVEILED

On Friday, IMG revealed the all-electric racecar that will compete in a new rallycross series called Projekt E. Projekt E will be a part of selected European rounds at FIA World Rallycross Championship events next year before the possibility of electric cars being introduced into World RX’s main category in 2021. The powertrain has been build by Manfred Stohl’s STARD firm with the […]

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LOTTERER AND DI GRASSI FORM PART OF EXTREME E’S DRIVER PROGRAMME

The Drivers’ Programme include talents from Formula E, W Series and the FIA World Rally Championship among others. Extreme E has revealed its Driver’ Programme featuring an impressive roster of world-class talents expressing their interest in joining the championship which will see teams racing against each other in fully-electric SUVs in far-flung locations across the […]

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Michael Schumacher watching F1, making progress in recovery

It’s been five and a half years since Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident that left him seriously injured and out of the public eye. Since then, health updates have been few and far between. However, close friend of the seven-time Formula One world champion and current head of the FIA Jean Todt has spoken about Schumacher’s condition. […]

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SEBASTIEN OGIER BECOMES EXTREME E AMBASSADOR

It has been announced that six-times World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier will become the official ambassador of the Extreme E off-road Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) racing series. The electric off-road motorsport category will begin in earnest in January 2021, visiting some of most extreme and endangered environments on the planet including the Arctic Circle, the Sahara Desert, the Himalayas Mountain range, […]

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Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne punished with community service

Formula E world champion Jean-Eric Vergne has been ordered to complete a day of community service for unsportsmanlike behavior in the penultimate race of the season in New York. Vergne became the sport’s first ever double winner over the weekend — successfully defending his crown from last season — after title hopefuls Mitch Evans and Lucas […]

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All-Electric ‘Extreme E’ SUV Series Will Race In The Himalayas And The Arctic From 2020

Formula E is developing a new racing series dedicated towards electric SUVs dubbed ‘Extreme E’ which will race across some of the world’s toughest terrain. Motorsport reports that the series is expected to launch in 2020 and has already been presented to manufacturers. All of the vehicles will be based around a common chassis, but entrants […]

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Extreme E’s radical 400kW, all-terrain electric racer breaks cover at Goodwood

Ahead of making its global debut on the world-famous Goodwood hillclimb at the Festival of Speed, Extreme E Founder Alejandro Agag and Chairman Gil de Ferran pulled the covers off the series’ new 500bhp, all-electric racer. With more people buying into all-electric mobility, EV launches are fast becoming the norm in the wonderful world of […]

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Vergne stretches points lead with Swiss victory

ABB Formula E Championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne took a big step toward defending his series championship by taking his third win of the season on the streets of Bern, Switzerland. Starting from [ole, DS Techeetah’s Vergne led the pack around the downtown circuit, followed by Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans and home race hero Sebastien […]

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STARTING FROM ZERO: PORSCHE FORMULA E PREPS FOR ELECTRIC DEBUT

Ahead of their debut in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, Porsche Formula E Team Manager, Amiel Lindesay discusses why now is the right time to join the series and the challenges of being the “rookie” team. All eyes are on the Porsche Formula E Team as they prep themselves ahead of their big Formula […]

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Mahindra Racing hoping for another memorable weekend in Berlin

Mahindra Racing mark turning five years old in Berlin this week and are looking celebrate at a track which has ‘special memories’ for the team. Pascal Wehrlein is heading into his first home race in Formula E, off the back of two Superpole appearances and a fourth-place finish in Monaco.After a strong performance in Monaco, Wehrlein […]