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Gunther: One-lap pace let us down in Diriyah FE

While Mercedes, Audi and Porsche all raced at the front of the pack in the Diriyah E-Prix double header, BMW was the only German marque to have a subdued weekend in the Saudi Arabian capital, with neither Gunther nor rookie teammate Jake Dennis scoring a point.Gunther and Dennis qualified a mediocre ninth and 14th respectively for the first of the two...

How Formula E's three 2021 rookies fared in Diriyah

All three showed flashes of pace throughout the double header and it was only due to incidents, penalties or poor qualifying results that they returned from the weekend without any points in their respective tallies.Motorsport.com looks back at the performances of the three rookies on the Riyadh grid.Nick CassidyQualifying results: 11th, 21stRace results:...

Cassidy exceeded own expectations on Formula E debut

Following a successful stint in Japan that yielded titles in both Super Formula and SUPER GT, Cassidy has moved to Formula E this year with Audi customer Envision Virgin Racing.Taking part in his very qualifying session in the all-electric category, the Kiwi took full advantage of a rapidly-evolving track in Group 4 to set the sixth fastest time, only...

Lynn "100% fit" with no injuries after Diriyah FE crash

Lynn was fighting for 14th place on lap 26 of 29 with the Jaguar of Mitch Evans when the pair came to blows on the long back straight after Turn 17. CCTV footage released by Formula E showed Lynn’s Mahindra launching over Evans’ car and turning upside down, before skating off the track and over the run-off area at Turn 18.After his car came to a rest,...

Dennis slams Wehrlein for "driving me into the wall"

Wehrlein tried to sweep around the outside of Dennis under the heavy braking zone of Turn 18 as they battled for a measly 14th place, only to run wide into the run-off area. But after rejoining the track, the Porsche driver ran deep into the following left-hander, leaving Dennis with no room to go and he crashed into the barriers.With heavy damage to...

Formula E takes control of Audi team licence sale

During pre-season testing in Valencia, Audi went public with its decision to quit the championship at the end of the current 2021 campaign.Read Also:FE's future "bright" despite Audi, BMW exits - GuntherFormula E: Audi, BMW exits could lower barrier to entryWhy BMW and Audi have pulled the plug on Formula EAs a franchise holder, it had the option to...

Bird outsmarted Frijns in energy management

Envision Virgin driver Frijns made a clean start from pole position but was unable to shake off new Jaguar signing Bird, who had cleared the Dragon of Sergio Sette Camara to move up to second.The gap between the two remained stable at 0.5s in the first half of the race and although Frijns briefly fell behind Bird when he took his attack mode, he was...

Evans: Rowland “completely screwed” qualifying run

With 2min40sec of the group one session to go, Evans headed out on track. But Rowland emerged from the Nissan e.dams garage - further down the pit lane - marginally in front.Audi racer Rene Rast was some way behind but he and Evans spent the majority of their preparation lap stuck behind Rowland and unable to find clear track space.Evans’ race engineer...

Evans explains Lynn’s “aeroplane crash” in Diriyah

Mahindra Racing has confirmed that its driver Lynn has been discharged from hospital after receiving the results of CT scans. He was accompanied by team principal Dilbagh Gill.The Briton was racing Jaguar Racing driver Evans for 14th place on lap 26 of 29 when the pair collided in the braking zone on the approach to Turn 18 - which had proved the main...

Vergne loses Diriyah Formula E podium to da Costa

Vergne and da Costa once again came to blows in their time as stablemates, with the pair banging wheels as da Costa tried to prevent Vergne’s attempted pass around the outside. Da Costa appeared aggressive in his defence of what was fourth place, pushing Vergne out wide, leaving the French driver fortunate not to skate out wide into the barrier. The...

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