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Nick Heidfeld’s inside line on Formula E’s unique demands

Since Formula E took the world stage by storm in 2014, its cast of city circuits and electric-powered cars posed an all-new challenge to the drivers who dared to enter.Mahindra reserve and development driver and ex-Formula E driver Nick Heidfeld answers the most frequently asked questions about how to drive successfully in the championship.Read Also:New...

Rast only at “40-50 percent” after first Audi FE test

Rast has a deal for the final six races of the 2019-20 season - all at the Tempelhof Airport venue in Berlin - to replace Daniel Abt, who was sacked by Audi but has since been signed as a temporary replacement for Ma Qinghua at NIO 333.The 33-year-old German will eventually complete two days of testing aboard the Audi e-tron FE06 alongside teammate...

Former Audi racer Abt gets second FE chance with NIO

Two-time E-Prix winner Abt was suspended by Audi last month after he used a sim racer to take his place in the FE Race at Home Challenge Esports competition.He confirmed his permanent departure in an apology video uploaded to his YouTube channel before Audi then promoted double DTM champion Rene Rast to its FE team.But Abt will now continue in the series...

FIA details latest Formula E cost-cutting measures

Following a June 19 meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council, amendments to the sporting regulations have been ratified to support the “sporting and financial” health of FE.At present each driver is limited to four new rear and front tyres per event, but for the 2020-21 season this allocation will be reduced by 25%.The teams’ operational staff -...

Hankook to replace Michelin as FE tyre supplier for Gen3 era

The decision, approved by the FIA World Motor Sport Council, came as it was announced that original battery provider Williams Advanced Engineering would return for Gen3, replacing McLaren Applied Technologies.Hankook's most high-profile motorsport involvement to date has come as the exclusive supplier to the DTM since 2011, and it added W Series to...

Williams wins Formula E Gen3 battery contract

The technology firm produced the Gen1 car battery system, which was designed and built in under a year, used in the inaugural 2014 FE season and continued through to 2018.But the current Gen2 deal was awarded to McLaren Applied Technologies - supplier of the Gen1 motor and control unit - and its battery partner Atieva.The Gen3 FE car will be boosted...

Ma to miss Berlin FE races due to travel restrictions

Although the team has previously stated its intention to always run a Chinese driver, Ma and members of the Lisheng Racing-owned team based in Shanghai will be unable to attend the three double-header events at the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin.The country's capital city of Beijing is currently battling a fresh outbreak of the virus, leading to wider...

Lynn replaces Wehrlein at Mahindra

Ex-Sauber and Manor Formula 1 driver Wehrlein announced his split from the team with immediate effect in a social media post the day after the final round of the FE Race at Home Challenge Esports competition.His rapid exit followed a failure to agree terms with Mahindra to see out the rest of the season at the team.It is widely expected that Wehrlein,...

Audi used Abt's Esports stunt "to throw him out" - Glock

Abt caused a stir last month when he was found guilty of using a sim racer in his place during a Formula E Race at Home Challenge Esports event at the virtual Berlin circuit.Audi initially handed him a 10,000 euro fine and a suspension, before dropping him entirely from the team with six races still to go in the 2019/20 season. It marked the end of...

FE’s 2020-21 World Championship calendar has no 2020 dates

The provisional calendar was approved in a Friday session of the FIA World Motor Sport Council, which met remotely owing to coronavirus-enforced restrictions. FE gains FIA World Championship status for its seventh season, but the calendar will fall entirely in 2021 with the first race set for 16 January in Santiago.A race in the Chilean capital replaces...

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