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Why social justice and esports are so important to Formula E

It is currently on a break before Season VII starts in January. The championship had a successful finale in Berlin in August, using the novel approach also taken by the UEFA Champions League, to have a series of six races in nine days in one location to crown its champion.It was the kind of needs-must innovative thinking that typifies motorsport and...

Eng "wishing" for BMW Formula E chance after test

Although Sims will continue his association with the German manufacturer as a GT driver, he has left BMW's FE squad to join Mahindra Racing in 2020/21.Austrian racer Eng - who drives for BMW Team RBM in the DTM - has emerged as a favourite for to take the seat alongside Maximilian Gunther after his recent test in the iFE.20 car.Asked by Motorsport.com...

Vandoorne targets 2021 Mercedes title challenge

Vandoorne climbed up to second place in the 2019/20 season thanks to a breakthrough win in August’s Berlin season finale, which was also the first victory for the works Mercedes FE team.Vandoorne’s first win since winning a Super Formula race in 2016 came as a relief to the Belgian. He endured a difficult two-year stint with McLaren in F1 before switching...

Rast "deserves a whole year" in Formula E - di Grassi

Double DTM champion Rast replaced sacked driver Daniel Abt for the Tempelhof Airport rounds earlier this month, achieving a third and fourth-place in the final double-header.  Audi’s impending exit from the DTM could leave Rast without a flagship drive next year, although he is widely expected to retain the FE seat next season. Audi FE ever-present...

Behind the Race: Da Costa reigns supreme

The electric paddock reconvened after a 158-day coronavirus hiatus for a brace of races on the reversed Tempelhof Airport circuit ahead of what was expected to be a wide-open title fight. But it no longer looks like the crown will go down to the last race of the season. Instead, da Costa guided his DS Techeetah car to two consummate victories, as he...

Behind the Race: “The most intense motorsports season finale”

But Antonio Felix da Costa would get the job done with two rounds to spare. It’s the earliest anyone has wrapped up the electric championship title in the series’ six-year history. Building on his two pole positions and two expertly managed wins in the first double-header, da Costa consolidated his points lead with a fourth and second-place finish as...

Wehrlein completes first Porsche Formula E test

Wehrlein was officially announced at the team earlier this month, having exited Mahindra Racing in the run-up to the six-race Berlin season finale after agreeing terms with series debutant Porsche.Alongside incumbent driver Andre Lotterer, the pair clocked up close to 430 miles in the 99X Electric car over a two-day test to develop the powertrain ahead...

Behind the Race: Rowland and Vandoorne break through with wins

With Antonio Felix da Costa and his DS Techeetah outfit already assured of the drivers’ and teams’ crowns, second place in the championship was still up for grabs.  But more than that, the final double-header provided some hope that Nissan e.dams and Mercedes are both in a place to at least take the fight to DS Techeetah next season and bring the unpredictably...

Wittmann, Auer downplay BMW Formula E prospects

A seat in the German manufacturer's squad for next year has been opened up by Alexander Sims moving to Mahindra, a move that was announced on Wednesday.BMW is thought likely to fill the spot alongside Maximilian Gunther with one of its existing factory drivers, especially given that the DTM's future beyond 2020 in doubt following Audi's withdrawal from...

Sims joins Mahindra from BMW for 2020/21 Formula E season

Sims moved to Mahindra after two years with the BMW Andretti team, during which he scored one victory and another podium finish but couldn’t quite match the performance of teammate Maximilian Gunther in the 2019/20 season.It is unclear who will replace Sims at BMW, but the Munich-based manufacturer could deploy one of its DTM drivers to partner Gunther,...

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