Rosenqvist to feature at Mahindra

Felix Rosenqvist will still feature at Mahindra Racing in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The Swede has raced during the past two seasons for the Indian team, but had actually done his final Formula E race for now, since he has signed with Chip Ganassi Racing in the Indycar series. So there was absolutely no surprise, when his name didn’t come up at the announcement of the drivers for the 2018/19 season – the drivers being Jerome D’Ambrosio and Pascal Wehrlein. But now Rosenqvist reappears wearing the teams clothing.…

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Günther confirmed at Dragon

Maximilian Günther has finally been confirmed at GEOX Dragon Racing in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The 21 year-old German participated in the pre-season testing in Valencia a month ago, and he did that alongside Jose Maria Lopez, who was already confirmed before the test days. Günther hasn’t yet won a Championship in car racing, but has a bunch of second places in series like the ADAC Formula Masters and the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. He has raced in the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2018, where he’s…

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All change at Mahindra

Mahindra Racing has made a bit shake-up ahead of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula Championship season. Not only are they switching to the new Gen-2 car, like all the other teams, they have also changed both of the race drivers. The team has chosen to call the new car the Mahindra M5Electro. Pascal Wehrlein and Jerome D’Ambrosio will be the two drivers racing for the team this year. Wehrlein arrives from a season in DTM, where the 2015 Champion returned, after his Formula 1 dream came to an end, for…

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2018/19 Formula E schedule confirmed

The FIA World Motorsport Council has confirmed the ABB FIA Formula E Championship schedule for the upcoming 2018/19 season. The gaps on the original released version in June has been filled by Santiago, Chile and Sanya, China, while there has been a significant change regarding the Swiss E-Prix. The race was held in Zürich in 2018, but Bern will host the 2019 race. The 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship schedule looks like this: Ad Diriyah Saudi Arabia December 15, 2018 Marrakesh Morocco January 12, 2019 Santiago Chile January 26,…

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Lopez first Dragon driver

Jose Maria Lopez has been confirmed as the first driver for Dragon Racing i ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2018/19. The triple World Touring Car Championship Champion raced in Formula E in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons too, for DS Virgin Racing and Dragon Racing respectively. He managed to get on the podium once in his first season, but was struggling with the car during the recently finished season. Everything will start from scratch this year, since all teams will go to the new Gen-2 car, plus the team has…

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Santiago grabs January spot in Formula E

The capital of Chile, Santiago, has grabbed the available January slot on the ABB FIA Formula E Championship schedule for the 2018/19 season. When the schedule was announced back in June, there was a single TBA spot in January. When you looked the the nearby events on the calendar, it was quite clear that it would be somewhere in South America. The guessing pointed towards Punta del Este in Uruguay, which was part of the 2017/18 schedule, but instead it went to another 2017/18 host nation, Chile. It won’t, however,…

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Paffett new Formula E driver

Gary Paffett has been announced as the first driver for HWA in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The British driver knows the team very well, since he has been driving for Mercedes in the DTM ever since 2003, with only 5 of those seasons officially being outside the HWA outfit. HWA will start in Season 5 in December 2018, before Mercedes-AMG will enter as a works team in the 2019/20 season. During this upcoming 2018/19 season, they will utilize a Venturi driveline, that Mercedes by the way also has…

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NIO Formula E Team with Turvey and Dillmann

NIO Formula E Team will enter the upcoming ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2018/19 season,with two rising stars, in the shape of Oliver Turvey and Tom Dillmann Despite their young age of 31 and 29 years respectively, they already have a lot of Formula E starts under their belts. French Tom Dillmann drove the second half of the 2016/17 season for the Venturi team, and was back in the car for 3 race weekends in the 2017/18 season, where Edoardo Mortara had some date clashes with the DTM series. Now…

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Envision Virgin Racing presents Bird and Frijns

Envision Virgin Racing has presented their team ahead of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2018/19 season. Sam Bird and Robin Frijns will be the two drivers for the team, who has changed naming sponsor from DS to Envision. The loss of DS also means that they had to find a new supplier for the driveline. As announced last month, Audi Sport will provide this to the team. Sam Bird has been driving for the team in every single race for 5 seasons. He has time and time again been…

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Audi Sport presents the new colours

Audi Sport has presented the new colours on their brand new Audi e-tron FE05 racer. The car will compete in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, where they will fight against 10 other teams. We have already seen some of the designs from their competitors. The chassis will be the brand new Gen-2 from Spark, that all Formula E teams will have to run, while Audi sticks their own MGU03 drivetrain in the car. The new car will put out 250kW (340bhp) in the Qualifying, and 200kW (272bhp) in race…

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DS Techeetah ready with their new car and drivers

DS Techeetah has presented their new car, and the four drivers who are involved in the the programme for the brand new DS E-TENSE FE 19 in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2018/19. The team have re-elected the defending Champion  Jean-Eric Vergne and his guardian, Andre Lotterer. There is no big surprise in that, since the two were announced as the test drivers of the new car back in June. DS has swapped from Virgin Racing, at the same time as the new Gen-2 Formula E car has arrived.…

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Rosenqvist new CGR driver

Felix Rosenqvist has signed with Chip Ganassi Racing in the 2019 IndyCar Series. The 26 year-old Swede will be piloting the NTT DATA Honda #10, replacing Ed Jones, who had a disappointing 2018 campaign for the team. Rosenqvist already has a lot of experience, despite his young age. With a background in Formula Renault 2.0 with a total of three titles in those cars, he went on to do Formula 3, where he won both the FIA European Formula 3 Championship plus Masters of Formula 3, and the Macau Grand…

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Buemi part of new team

Sebastien Buemi will be a part of the new Nissan NISMO outfit, taking over from the Renault e.dams team, in the upcoming ABB FIA Formula E Championship season. He will however have a new teammate, which already was clear earlier in the year, when it was announced that Nico Prost wouldn’t be part of the outfits Season 5 plans. That will be Alex Albon, who will drive the second car for the team. It will still be e.dams running the cars for Nissan NISMO. Buemi won the Formula E Championship…

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Virgin partners with Audi Sport

Virgin Racing will partner up with Audi Sport in the upcoming ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2018/19 season, having signed a multiyear deal. The team have used a DS drive train so far, but it was announced earlier in the year, that DS will switch to the Championship winning Techeetah outfit, leaving Virgin without a drive line. The car will be named Audi e-tron FE05, and will be one of the brand new Gen-2 cars, which is remarkable different that it’s predecessor, plus it can do the whole race, without…

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Business as usual at Jaguar

It’s business as usual at Panasonic Jaguar Racing, when the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2018/19 season starts in December. The grey and turquoise car will once again be piloted by Mitch Evans and Nelson Piquet Jr. behind the wheel, and hadn’t it been it been for the brand new Gen-2 car, everything would look just like the 2017/18 season. The team will keep Ho-Pin Tung as a reserve driver, and with team boss James Barclay at the top, they have really good opportunities to build on the Pole Position…

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Brief news: EGT postponed once again

The Electric GT Championship has once again been postponed by the organizers. The reason for the delay this time is, according to the organizers, that they are looking for investors, before they can get racing. There are no further news regarding expected arrival of those investors, neither what teams nor drivers, who are going to compete in the series. Those news arrive about two years after the Championship was presented for the first time, with only one car having tested so far – a car model that the organizers already…

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BMW presented their new car

BMW has presented their new car for the upcoming ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2018/19 season. They had a big press conference in Stuttgart, where the cover was pulled off their brand new BMW iFE.18 car. The car is the first Gen-2 car, that is shown in its full race design. BMW i Andretti Motorsport will be the team name for the season, and will run two cars. Andretti Autosport  has been in Formel E since the very first season, and has worked together with BMW for the last few…

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