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Evans "gutted" after last-lap Monaco Formula E defeat

Jaguar driver Evans pulled off two quick-fire moves over Robin Frijns and Antonio Felix da Costa under his second attack mode to grab the lead of the race and had built a one-second gap over the rest of the field before a late safety car period erased his advantage.When the race resumed with less than six minutes and one additional lap left to run,...

Di Grassi: Formula E is “just made” for Monaco

The electric championship used the full grand prix circuit for the first time on Saturday.An entertaining race included six overtakes for the lead with reigning champion Antonio Felix da Costa only passing for the eventual win on the final of the 26 laps.Formula E ever-present di Grassi, who progressed from 17th to 11th for Audi, reckoned it was “correct”...

Da Costa: Monaco FE win a relief after pressure build-up

The DS Techeetah driver won by a somewhat flattering 2.848s margin after late energy strife for Mitch Evans which then delayed eventual runner-up Robin Frijns.Reigning champion da Costa had only definitively taken first place on the final lap when he launched around the outside of Evans under braking into the Nouvelle Chicane.This marks the second win,...

Monaco E-Prix: Da Costa passes Evans on last lap to win thriller

The DS Techeetah driver pounced on the energy woes of his Jaguar Racing rival to dive past on the run to the flag and net a sixth series win by 2.8s. That margin was flattered by the very heavy defending required by Evans to make the finish, with Envision Virgin Racing driver Robin Frijns pipping the Kiwi at the line by 0.024s. Combined with a torrid...

Polesitter Da Costa: Monaco time to turn things around

The reigning champion landed pole on the full Monaco grand prix circuit by 0.012s over Envision Virgin Racing driver Robin Frijns in a session when just 0.059s split the top four. That marked the DS Techeetah racer’s second first-place in three races, having inherited the position in Valencia last month when Stoffel Vandoorne had his time deleted when...

Rowland brands Monaco FE lap deletion "a complete joke"

Rowland progressed into the top-six shootout for pole from a group two run aboard the brand-new Nissan IM02 machine homologated in time for the race in the principality.This came after protracted production delays, which meant it could not make its debut in Rome - the first race after the new homologation window came into effect - as originally planned. While...

Monaco E-Prix: Da Costa on pole, top four separated by 0.059s

The DS Techeetah driver, stymied by losing his expected victory in Valencia due to the late energy controversy, used his group three run to move into the battle for pole. Then in superpole he posted a 1m31.317s effort to provisionally lead the times and then the Portuguese held on to land his sixth championship pole by 0.012s. Envision Virgin Racing...

Monaco E-Prix: Evans leads Jaguar 1-2 in practice

The teammates completed a 1-2 in both sessions, with Bird leading the way in the opening 45-minute run with a 1m32.22s effort to eclipse Evans by just three hundredths. But the Kiwi got his own back in the later 30-minute outing by heading the leaderboard courtesy of a 1m31.118s benchmark set using the full 250kW power. That put Monegasque resident...

Formula E makes more changes to Monaco track layout

Formula E has been holding biennial events in Monaco since the inception of the championship in 2014, but this year marks the first time that the electric series will use the entire length of the circuit that also serves as the venue for Formula 1's most prestigious race.It was always clear that the track will undergo some modifications to avoid direct...

Susie Wolff got "weird texts" about controversial Valencia race

Formula E and the FIA drew widespread criticism when only nine cars were classified in the first Spanish race after much of the 24-car field exceeded the useable energy limits.This was headlined by three drivers stopping on track, three hitting the pit-limiter to effectively coast to the finish and a further five cars being disqualified.By way of a...

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