Audi and Mercedes remain unchanged

Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler and Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team will remain unchanged, in the upcoming ABB FIA Formula E Championship Season 7. The two teams are so satisfied with their drivers, that ended the 2019/20 season, that their contracts have been extended. Audi closed the season off with Lucas Di Grassi and Rene Rast in the cars, following the sacking of Daniel Abt halfway through the season. Di Grassi has competed in Formula E since the very start, only missing a few racing due to this FIA WEC commitment…

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Changes to Formula E schedule

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has announced changes to the 2021 schedule, compared to the previous one revealed a few months ago. This is of course due to the COVID-19 situation, that makes these changes necessary. The first weekend in Santiago in Chile has become a double round, with races both Saturday and Sunday. The first race is on 16 January, with the next race on the following day. The third and fourth rounds will be run in Ad Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, being held over two days. Those…

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More Formula E drivers signed for 2021

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship teams are slowly getting their deals finalized for 2021, which is planned to start in January. Nissan e.dams has extended with Sebastien Buemi and Oliver Rowland, so both drivers will race for the team in the upcoming season. Buemi has raced for e.dams since the very first season, and if it wasn’t for his Toyota Gazoo Racing LMP1 commitment having priority, he would have raced every single event to date. Rowland has raced for Nissan e.dams for the past two seasons, in addition to…

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Things moving around at BMW and Mahindra

The musical chairs in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship continues at full speed. We have already heard about Jani being replaced by Wehrlein at Porsche, Bird changing to Jaguar and being replaced by Cassidy, and Mahindra Racing, the now former team of Wehrlein, has signed up one of their drivers for next year. Alexander Sims will be racing for Mahindra Racing in the upcoming Season 7. Sims has been synonymous with BMW for many years, being a part of their GT3 and GTLM/GTE programmes. He has been racing in…

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Wehrlein hired by Porsche

One of the worst kept secrets in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is finally confirmed. Pascal Wehrlein has been hired by TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, where he will pair up with Andre Lotterer in the upcoming season. Wehrlein has already done one and a half seasons in the electric series for Mahindra Racing, and when he all of a sudden was replaced mid-season, during the just-finished 2019/20 season, the rumour mill really got going. When the former DTM Champion and Formula 1 driver jumps into the Porsche,…

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Berlin track layouts announced

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has announced the three different layouts, that will close off the 2019/20 season this August. The Tempelhof Airport is becoming a classic on the Formula E schedule, so they had to think about something new, when there are six races to be run within eight days. The circuit is on a big concrete area, where the planes used to taxi around, so there are plenty of options. The first four races are on the well known circuit, with the first two being run in…

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Lots of changes in Formula E

The musical chairs in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship has started. It’s not for the current season, but for the upcoming Season 7, where there will changes at several teams. James Calado will no longer race for Panasonic Jaguar Racing, but will be replaced by his countryman Sam Bird. Bird leaves Envision Virgin Racing, after doing all 6 Formula E seasons for the outfit. Bird will race together with Mitch Evans, who remains at the team for another season. Virgin has already found a replacement for the Brit. Nick…

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Abt lands a new deal

Daniel Abt will, in fact, be on the starting grid at home turf in Berlin, when the ABB FIA Formula E Championship goes to Germany. The 27-year-old German racing driver was fired by Audi Sport about a month ago, and has since then been replaced by Rene Rast. Abt will instead be racing for NIO 333 Formula E Team, where he will replace Ma Qinghua. According to the team, there are various reasons for the Chinese driver not to be present in Berlin – including the ongoing COVID-19 situation, which…

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Lynn to Mahindra

Alexander Lynn will be a new driver at  Mahindra Racing, for the final six races in Berlin, which will conclude the 2019/20 season. The Brit replaces Pascal Wehrlein, who left the team in the middle of the COVID-19 induced break, and is currently rumoured to go to Porsche. Lynn has done 21 Formula E races so far, having raced for DS Techeetah and Jaguar Racing. His best result to date is a sixth position. Alex Lynn will be teammates with Jerome D’Ambrosio at the Mahindra team, who has had a…

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Formula E 2020/21 schedule ready

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship still has six remaining races on the 2019/20 schedule, but they have just released the first edition of the 2020/21 schedule. There won’t be much 2020 about it, since the season only starts in January 2021 in Chile. That event is followed by Mexico, Saudi Arabia and China, before two races in Europe is followed by South Korea, which missed out on their debut race in 2020. The race in the start of June is still to be confirmed, before the season finishes off…

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Rast replaces Abt

Rene Rast will do the final six races of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2019/20 for the Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler team. The German will replace his fellow countryman, Daniel Abt, following Abt getting into troubles during the COVID-19 break. The Formula E series has held some esports rounds, with Daniel Abt being one of the participants. He did, however, get a professional esports racer to take the wheel at one of the rounds, and race as Abt. Abt explained later on that it was just a joke, that…

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Formula E finishes off in Berlin

The ABB FIA Formula E  Championship will finish off the 2019/20 season in Berlin. The season was put on hold in March, when the COVID-19 situation spread across the world. Since Formula E is typically run in the city centres, it’s a big logistical challenge. But Berlin is unique by being run in the former Tempelhof Airport, which already is a closed area with no or limited public access. So the track preparation can happen without disturbing the usual traffic flow for the citizens – and be spread over more…

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Formula E also paused in June

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship will have at least another month of no action, before they hopefully can start their season once again. The Berlin e-Prix is the latest to be postponed. It was originally planned to happen in the second half of June, but now it’s status is unknown. That is due to the restrictions that Germany has put in place, with large events not being allowed to happen until 1 September, which presents some issues in other parts of German motorsport as well. The next scheduled race…

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Gen2 EVO pushed back one year

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship and the FIA has announced, that their planned upgrade of the cars for season 2020/21 has been pushed back one year. The reason is of course due to COVID-19, which has put a stop to everything, and because some manufacturers might be able to work weeks or months longer than others, it’s been decided to stop all the development. Instead, the cars will be introduced for the 2021/22 season. The concept drawing was released earlier this year. All of the teams will still have…

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Formula E puts everything on pause

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has chosen to put the current 2019/20 on pause. They have decided to cancel everything in March, April and May, so the teams won’t go to (originally announced) Sanya, Rome, Paris or Seoul. On top of that we have Jakarta in June, which was cancelled earlier this week by the organizers. Since that is 5 of the originally 14 races, we might see the series replace some of those rounds with a couple in Valencia at the Ricardo Tormo circuit, that was used for…

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Formula E in Jakarta cancelled

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has cancelled its round in Indonesia. They give the COVID-19 virus as the reason for the cancellation, but there have been issues surrounding the race regarding the exact location of it too. There are no current plans to replace the race with another round, in another location. So far Sanya in China, Rome in Italy and now Jakarta in Indonesia have been cancelled due to the virus outbreak – on top of Hong Kong being cancelled because of all the unrest in the area.…

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Formula E postpones Rome ePrix

ABB FIA Formula E Championship has chosen to postpone the race in Rome. The race was planned to go ahead on the fourth of April on the streets of Rome, but due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy in particular, there has been a dialogue between the series and the local authorities, and they took the decision not to race. The press release from the series states that work for an alternative date is ongoing, but with a compact Formula E calendar in the coming months, it’s unlikely to happen…

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Dominant victory in Marrakesh

ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2019/20 had made its trip to Marrakesh in Morocco, for the fifth round of the season. The drama already started in the qualifying, when championship leader Mitch Evans didn’t post a time. The Panasonic Jaguar Racing team made a mistake, so he crossed the line for his flying lap a fraction too late, and therefore not getting a laptime at all. A huge mistake, in an attempt to start the flying lap at the very last moment. There were troubles at DS Techeetah too, where…

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Test drivers for Marrakesh announced

ABB FIA Formula E Championship is once again hosting a test day on Sunday, the day after Round 5 of the 2019/20 season has been run. The test is the so-called Rookie test, so none of the usual or former Formula E drivers is allowed to participate in the test. But there are names on the list with quite a lot of Formula E miles under their belt. DS Techeetah has opted to call up James Rossiter, who has been a test- and development driver for the team for several…

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Plenty of driving errors and material damages in Mexico

ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2019/20 had come to the fourth round, that was run at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City. The track, as always, was the shorter version of the one Formula 1 uses, but the layout was longer this time than the previous years, which hopefully would create more chances for overtaking. Andre Lotterer had taken Pole Position, which was the first for the TAG Heuer Porsche team in their debut season. Mitch Evans in Panasonic Jaguar Racing was P2, Nyck de Vries in Mercedes-Benz EQ was…

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