Dragon Penske running substitute in Mexico

Dragon Penske will run an alternative line-up, when the next round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship goes ahead in Puebla, Mexico. Nico Müller has a date clash with the DTM series, where he will fulfill his job as Audi Sport works driver. He will be replaced by Joel Eriksson. Ironically, the Swede was previously a factory driver at BMW, but no longer has ties to the German manufacturer. Eriksson has previously tested a Formula E car, during the Season 6 Rookie test in Marrakesh. Just like at…

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Plenty of action in Monaco

ABB FIA Formula E World Championship was back in Monaco, where the series last raced in spring 2019. The classic Formula 1 circuit is on a two-year cycle, but this time around, it was the full Formula 1 track, where the previous editions were raced on a shortened version. The defending Formula E Champion, Antonio Felix da Costa had taken Pole Position for DS Techeetah, ahead of Robin Frijns in Envision Virgin Racing, Mitch Evans in Jaguar Racing, Jean-Eric Vergne in DS Techeetah, Maximilian Günther in BMW i Andretti, and…

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Formula E ready with the rest of the schedule

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship has released what they hope to be the final version of the Season 7 schedule. The 2020/21 season has once again been plagued by the COVID-19 situation, so the first schedule was quickly abandoned again, and replaced by an emergency schedule. That one was released bit by bit, over the spring months. We have already run two races in Saudi Arabia, two races in Rome, and two races in Valencia. Still to come, is a Saturday-only race in Monaco in early May, with…

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Chaotic Race 1 in Rome

ABB FIA Formula E World Championship was finally back on track for their 2020/21 season, after an almost two months break. The electric series had travelled to Rome in Italy, for a different track layout than their previous visits to the city. Stoffel Vandoorne had taken Pole Position for the Mercedes EQ team. Andre Lotterer had driven the TAG-Heuer Porsche car into second, ahead of Oliver Rowland in Nissan e.dams, Lucas di Grassi in Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler, Jean-Eric Vergne in DS Techeetah, and Robin Frijns in Envision Virgin Racing,…

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The next two FE weekends announced

ABB FIA Formula E World Championship has announced their next two race weekends on the 2021 schedule. Rome and Valencia have been the two next cities to host the races. Those two weekends have been upgraded to be double rounds. The changes is naturally due to the COVID-19 situation, that continues to hamper travelling around the world. The opening round in Saudi Arabia was also a double round, but that was planned from the start, since they wanted to use the lighting system around the track to the fullest. The…

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Dramatic day in Diriyah – updated

It was a very dramatic day in Saudi Arabia, when the second round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship 2021 was run on the streets of Diriyah. The drama started in FP3, where Edoardo Mortara in the ROKiT Venturi Racing car went off the track at high speed, so he had to make a trip to the hospital. That meant that all Mercedes-powered cars had to miss Qualifying, since the FIA had to investigate all the cars. Championship leader Nyck de Vries was one of the drivers missing…

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First night race in Formula E

ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Season 7 was started in the dark in Diriyah in Saudi Arabia. Nyck de Vries had taken Pole Position for Mercedes-EQ, ahead of Pascal Wehrlein for TAG Heuer Porsche, while Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler with Rene Rast had been third fastest in the qualifying. There had been some issues for several drivers ahead of and during Qualifying. Robin Frijns at Envision Virgin Racing had to start from the last position, since he had crash damage from FP2 to repair, so he missed the Qualifying.…

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Formula E releases next batch of dates

ABB FIA Formula E World Championship has released the next batch of dates for their 2021 schedule. The electric car series has chosen to do it in batches, since the COVID-19 situation has a great influence on how things progress. The season opener in Chile was meant to run in the middle of January, but has been pushed back to June. That makes Saudi Arabia the season opener on 26-27 February, with two night races, as a first time thing in Formula E. The series then travels to Rome, Valencia,…

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Formula E delays opening round

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship has postponed the opening round of the 2021 season. The municipality in Santiago, Chile has said no-thanks for the electric series to visit the country in January. The series states, that they will try to run the race later in Q1 2021. The second scheduled round for Formula E in Ad Riyadh in Saudi Arabia is still on, at this moment of time.

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Big Porsche driver shake-up

Porsche had really mixed their cards for the 2021 season. An unexpected change has come in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Porsche will keep racing with two cars, and while #91 continues with Richard Lietz and Gianmaria Bruni, Neel Jani will step into the #92 alongside Kevin Estre. Michael Christensen is no longer part of that FIA WEC line-up, and has actually fallen out of the Porsche works driver programme. Porsche has however found a seat for him in GT World Challenge Europe, where he will do the full season…

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BMW ends Formula E programme

BMW has opted to end their involvement in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship following this upcoming Season 7. The German car manufacturer has chosen to follow Audi Sport, who announced their departure a few days ago. BMW has been involved since the very first season, but only became official works team in Season 5. Andretti Autosport has run the team since Day 1. Maximilian Günther will continue for the team in the 2021 season, while Jake Dennis is the new driver in, not only Formula E, but also…

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Audi changes focus

There is a lot of changes coming in the Audi concern. The German car manufacturer made an announcement early this afternoon, that Dieter Gass will leave Audi, having worked for them since 2012. He previously worked at Audi from November 1994 until March 2001, where he was engineer and race engineer, including their sportscar programme. After just over 10 years in Formula 1 at Toyota and Lotus, he returned to Audi in 2012, where he worked as the right hand to Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, and went on to replace him…

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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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