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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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F1 reveals new logo for 2020 season

Formula 1 has revealed new logos to mark 70 years of the competition in 2020. The first World Championship race was held in 1950 at Silverstone and F1 celebrated its 1000th race at last year’s Chinese Grand Prix. More events are planned for F1’s milestone year, as well as fresh branding. An F1 statement read: […]

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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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Formula E testing begins ahead of new season

Circuit Ricardo Tormo will again host Formula E’s testing days ahead of the 2019/20 season Since the final race of the 2018/19 season in July, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship has been busily working behind the scenes to prepare for the next campaign in the all-electric racing series. Ahead of the 2019/20 season opener […]

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ADRIAN NEWEY TO JOIN EXTREME E

The acclaimed Formula 1 designer set to be Lead Visionary for the Veloce Racing team. Extreme E announces Veloce Racing will take part in the championship set to kick start in 2021. The team, co-founded by the people behind its sister organisation Veloce Eports is the latest addition to the Extreme E championship alongside confirmed […]

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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 […]

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Formula E has emerged from F1’s shadow – imagine what it can grow into with 1,000 E-Prix under its belt

Formula E certainly likes to keep us on our toes – we always say expect the unexpected – and so far this season it’s been brought to a whole new level.  Not only have we had seven different winners but being from different teams means this has undoubtedly been the most exciting season so far. It […]

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Vergne rebounds with Sanya ePrix win

After three straight non-points finishes, DS Techeetah driver and reigning ABB Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne clinched his first win of the season on the streets of Sanya, China. The Frenchman was followed by Nissan e.dams’ rookie Oliver Rowland and BMW i Andretti Motorsport’s Antonio Felix da Costa in third, who climbs to the top […]

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FIA Formula E championship returns to mainland China

FIA Formula E championship returns to mainland China for the first time since Season Two of the all-electric street racing series.DS TECHEETAH is gearing up for a successful home E-Prix as the team is keen for a strong comeback following the disappointing end to the Hong Kong E-Prix where André Lotterer saw the win taken […]

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Alejandro Agag: Bernie Ecclestone told me ‘You will never make your first race’

When Formula E chief Alejandro Agag announced in 2012 that he would be launching a new all-electric racing series, few could have predicted just how rapidly the circuit would grow.Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone was the loudest of many critics who predicted the idea would quickly fizzle out, says Agag. But the premier electric series […]

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Legge leads lights-to-flag for I-PACE eTROPHY win in Mexico

Katherine Legge claimed victory in Round 2 of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY in Mexico City to take the championship lead, and in the process became the first female driver to win a race during a ABB FIA Formula E weekend. Legge started on pole position, with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing teammate Bryan Sellers alongside in […]

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SAM BIRD BEATS THE HEAT TO WIN FORMULA E SANTIAGO E-PRIX IN CHILE

Sam Bird handled the heat under pressure from Pascal Wehrlein to win his first Formula E race of the season in the sweltering Santiago sunshine Saturday.With temperature hitting 95 degrees Fahrenheit and Wehrlein hot on his heels in the closing stages of the warmest Formula E race on record, Bird held his nerve with a perfect performance around the perimeter […]

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BMW i Andretti Motorsport eager to pick up points with both cars in Santiago.

After two strong performances at the season opener of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, BMW i Andretti Motorsport heads to the Santiago E-Prix in Chile with the renewed aim of finishing in the points with both BMW iFE.18. António Félix da Costa (POR) and Alexander Sims (GBR) are determined to make up for the […]

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Di Grassi wants “wild” Formula E cars with F1-beating acceleration

  Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi has urged the championship to set ambitious performance targets with its future regulations.The Audi ABT driver described his vision for the championship to media including RaceFans in Morocco last weekend. He wants to see future Formula E cars out-perform their Formula 1 counterparts in terms of acceleration. “Formula E must be the […]

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D’Ambrosio takes Marrakesh win after da Costa, Sims collide

Mahindra Racing’s Jerome d’Ambrosio took an improbable victory — the first of his five-year career in the series — in a chaotic second round of the FIA ABB Formula E Championship in Marrakesh, Morocco, after BMW i Andretti Motorsport’s Antonio Felix da Costa and teammate Alex Sims collided while battling for the lead. Following close […]

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Did Formula E’s season opener live up to the hype?

Watching the opening round of the fifth Formula E series in Saudi Arabia at the weekend, and taking on board the accompanying hype, it was difficult not to be reminded of ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’. The tale by Hans Christian Andersen centred on two crafty weavers who promised an emperor a new set of clothes, […]

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Four reasons why Formula E should not be ignored

Love it or hate it – and there are plenty of racing fans who dwell in both camps – the all-electric Formula E single-seater championship has to be recognised now as the most significant global racing series beyond Formula 1. The World Endurance Championship and World Rally Championship have the weight of history, fantastic venues, greater […]

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Meet the first Arab woman to take part in Formula E

Racing driver Amna Al Qubaisi has become the first Arab woman to take part in a Formula E test and hopes her participation will increase interest in the sport from the Middle East.The eighteen-year-old who is the first-ever female Emirati racing driver, joined a who’s who of female racing talent on the street circuit of Ad […]

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BMW, Audi head in different directions at Saudi opener

For BMW i Andretti Motorsport and driver Antonio Felix da Costa, victory in the season-opening round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Saudi Arabia provided a fact check that the team — now a full factory BMW program after the manufacturer partnered with the Andretti squad last year — is now a legitimate […]

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Four reasons why Formula E should not be ignored

Love it or hate it – and there are plenty of racing fans who dwell in both camps – the all-electric Formula E single-seater championship has to be recognised now as the most significant global racing series beyond Formula 1. The World Endurance Championship and World Rally Championship have the weight of history, fantastic venues, greater […]

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Nissan unleashes all-new Leaf NISMO race car

The all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC, an electric race car with more than double the maximum power and torque output of its predecessor, was unveiled today in Tokyo.The unveiling took place at Nissan Crossing in the city’s Ginza district. The car, which was developed by Nissan’s racing arm, NISMO, with its race technology know-how, will […]

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The New Formula E Cars Are Already Way Faster Than Last Season

The somewhat awkwardly named BMW i Andretti Motorsport team set the fastest times in Formula E pre-season testing at Valencia this week, some five seconds per lap quicker than the pre-season testing at the same circuit a year ago. The team’s lead driver Antonio Felix da Costa posted the best lap with a 1:16.977s time, absolutely trouncing […]

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Nissan e.dams Formula E cars on track for the first time

Nissan has made its debut in the ABB FIA Formula E championship with former series champion Sebastien Buemi tasked with shaking down both cars today at Circuit Ricardo Tormo.Buemi was ninth fastest in the morning session and improved one spot in the afternoon to set the eighth fastest time of the day with a time […]

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MERCEDES-BENZ EQC ELECTRIC SUV SETS ITS SIGHTS ON TESLA

EQC 400 kicks off Stuttgart’s new electric car range Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off the all-new EQC electric SUV in Stockholm , launching the first salvo at Tesla and the quickly approaching competition from its German rivals. Slated to go on sale in the U.S. in 2020, the GLC-size crossover is powered by an 80-kWh battery, giving it a range of about […]

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EV DRIVERS WANTED: VW PLANS TO SELL 150,000 EVS BY 2020

Perhaps Volkswagen should bring back its own tagline from the 1990s — “Drivers Wanted” —  but change it to “EV Drivers Wanted.” Volkswagen is planning for a much faster-than-expected growth of electric vehicles in the next few years, expecting its own output to account for a significant chunk of current sales of EVs in the U.S. and overseas. […]