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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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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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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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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Audi goes to Lanzarote

Audi Sport has had their works drivers on a small trip to Lanzarote. But this wasn’t pure holiday, even though the weather was perfect for it, but their now legendary fitness week. This was the fourth time that the team had gone for Club La Santa, where Tom Kristensen and the team physio Vincenzo Tota had planned a week of secret activities for the 8 works drivers in DTM and Formula E. Loic Duval, Robin Frijns, Jamie Green, Nico Müller, Rene Rast, Mike Rockenfeller, Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt…

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Formula E commitment hampers Lotterer

Andre Lotterer won’t be at the 1000 Miles FIA World Endurance Championship race at Sebring in March. The Rebellion Racing driver has been told by his ABB FIA Formula E Championship team, DS Techeetah, that he will be going in the simulator, since Sebring is right between two Formula E weekends. He and teammate Jean-Eric Vergne will have to prepare for the race in Sanya in China. He will be replaced by Mathias Beche, who lost his seat in the Rebellion LMP1 car, when Nathanael Berthon was announced in car…

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Scorching Formula E visit in Santiago

It was a scorching hot third round of this year’s ABB FIA Formula E Championship, when the series visited the capital city of Chile. With 37-38 degrees Celcius air temperature and 45-46 degrees asphalt temperature, it was a really difficult for the drivers to take care of the batteries and tires through the 45 minutes plus a lap. Lucas di Grassi finally drove his Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler to Pole Position, but because his in-lap was too slow after Super Pole, his time was deleted and had to start from…

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