Electric battle in the Principality

ABB FIA Formula E Championship held the season’s ninth round in Monaco. Although it wasn’t entire the Formula 1 track, they still included the iconic marina section and start/finish straight as a part of the lap. Jean-Eric Vergne had Pole Position ahead of Pascal Wehrlein, Oliver Rowland, Felipe Massa, Sebastien Buemi and Alexander Sims. With Alexander Lynn in P7, there were six different teams in top  seven. It wasn’t, however, Vergne who had been the quickest in qualifying, but Rowland instead. He had a three-position grid penalty due to an…

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Clumsy start at Monaco

The season’s 7th Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race was run in Monaco, on the shorter version of the Formula 1 track. Caca Bueno had taken Pole Position, in front of his teammate Sergio Jimenez, while championship leader Bryan Sellers would start from P3, ahead of Stefan Rzadzinski. Katherine Legge had been unlucky in the qualifying when she had not just one but two punctures. The guest driver this time was Anthony Beltoise, who would drive from ninth place out of the 12 cars in the field. The start was a chaos,…

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Wet and disrupted Formula E in Rome

ABB FIA Formula E Championship race in Rome was wet and disrupted. Andre Lotterer had taken Pole Position in qualifying ahead of Mitch Evans, Jose Maria Lopez, Stoffel Vandoorne and Maximilian Günther. Championship leader Antonio Felix da Costa started from P11, and had his biggest challenger, Sam Bird, right next to him in P12. Second in the championship, Jerome D’Ambrosio was down in P18! Many overtakings needed to happen for the two to remain at the top of the championship when the day was over. The asphalt was wet from…

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Changing weather in Rome

The fifth round of Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY was run on the streets of Rome, where the race started on dry asphalt. Sergio Jimenez had taken Pole Position ahead of Bryan Sellers and championship leader Simon Evans, and second place in the championship, Katherine Legge. As always there was a VIP driver participating in the race. This time it was Luca Salvadori, who normally rides motorbikes. The start went fine, with less drama that we often see on the first lap. Sellers didn’t have the best start from P2 and was…

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Piquet Jr out, Lynn in

Panasonic Jaguar Racing are doing a driver change in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Nelson Piquet Jr. are no longer part of the team, after both parties have decided to end their deal after one and a half seasons. Piquet Jr. is the very first Formula E Champion in history, when he won the title in 2014/15. It’s been a bit tough for him to follow up on that result, since the Brazilian has been unlucky to be in teams without podium potential, or only on very limited occasions.…

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Chaotic Formula E race in China

The 6th round of ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2018/19 was run in the Chinese city of Sanya, and that gave another twist in the championship. Oliver Rowland from the Nissan eDAMS team had secured Pole Position, ahead of the defending Champion Jean-Eric Vergne in DS Techeetah, Antonio Felix da Costa in BMW i Andretti Motorsport, while Daniel Abt in Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler started the race from P4. Alexander Sims in BMW i Andretti Motorsport wasn’t able to participate in the super pole, even though he were amongst the…

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Fourth winner in four weekends

Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY continued to surprise, when the season’s fourth round was run in Sanya, China. Caca Bueno had taken Pole Position for second race in a row, with Simon Evans in P2, while championship leader Bryan Sellers qualified third. It was worse for the first contender, and Seller’s teammate, Katherine Legge, who would only start from eighth position. Guest driver David Cheng started on the last row, but he was also given a Drive-Through penalty for blocking Bandar Alesayi in the qualifying. The weather was the opposite of the…

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Slippery business in Hong Kong

The third round of Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY was run in Hong Kong on slippery asphalt. The qualifying was run in the rain, where Caca Bueno took Pole Position ahead of Bryan Sellers, Simon Evans and Stefan Rzadzinski. Championship leader Katherine Legge would start from P5, in front of Yaqi Zhang and the guest driver of the weekend, Darryl O’Young. There was some close contact in the first corner, where Bueno and Sellers pulled away, while Legge braked herself past on the inside and came up to P3. Sergio Jimenez started…

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Well-known faces in front in Mexico

The season’s fourth round of ABB FIA Formula E Championship was run in Mexico City, on the shorter version of the Formula 1 track. Top three drivers in the qualifying all had experience in Formula 1, with Pascal Wehrlein on Pole Position ahead of Lucas di Grassi and Felipe Massa. Oliver Rowland, Antonio Felix da Costa and Sebastien Buemi were the last drivers also in the Super Pole. Championship leader Sam Bird had a terrible qualifying, where he didn’t set any time at all due to technical problem with the…

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Historic Mexico round

It was a historic Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy day at the second round of the season, which was run in Mexico City. The first piece of history was already written Saturday morning local time, when Katherine Legge took the first ever Pole Position for a female in electric racing. It was not only a big achievement for her, but with Rahal Letterman Lanigan teammate Bryan Sellers in P2, which made the team estatic. The winner from the first round, Simon Evans, had qualified in P3, while the VIP driver of the…

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