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Vergne calls for clampdown on “unacceptable" FE driving standards

Many attribute the robust racing in the electric championship to the design of the Gen2 car. With its wheel covers that flow into a front wing, the bodywork is capable of surviving repeat knocks to allow drivers to force a move without the major risk of sustaining costly damage. The teaser images of the Gen3 car, which were revealed on Monday evening,...

Vandoorne leads second day of FE testing from Mortara

The Belgian kept improving through his three-hour afternoon session to repeatedly retake the lead of the timing screens and end the penultimate day on top.Vandoorne lapped the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in 1m26.045s to end the day fastest and he found a healthy nine-tenth margin over the Monday pace that was set by Robin Frijns.Mortara's switch to the higher...

Giovinazzi was initially "confused" during first Formula E tests

Giovinazzi will depart Alfa Romeo's Formula 1 team at the end of the season following three years with the outfit, and joins Dragon for his first Formula E season alongside ex-Formula 2 driver Sergio Sette Camara.The Italian driver was 15th on the timesheets following the end of Tuesday's morning running, although factored near the back of the order...

Da Costa tops second morning of FE testing, de Vries wins race simulation

Formula E put on a full race-style test, complete with starting grid, to trial the new extra time regulations.In lieu of the energy allowance reduction formerly used to emphasise energy management in a safety car hit race, races will now receive extra time to replace the lost racing laps taken by a caution or safety car period.De Vries picked up the...

Formula E releases teaser of Gen3 car ahead of 2022 debut

Manufacturer chief executives and team bosses have been shown the complete design and specification in secretive conditions on the first day of 2022 pre-season testing in Valencia.But the series and the governing body has for now only teased the design in public, but these images preview a look inspired by the “aero-efficient delta wing of a fighter...

Evans quickest as Formula E trials new qualifying format

Following criticism over its much-maligned four-group qualifying session format, where track evolution often created mixed-up grids, it came to the detriment of the drivers in the upper reaches of the championship standings having to contend with poor track conditions in the first group.The new format features two groups of 11 drivers, each featuring...

Frijns tops Formula E pre-season test opening day for Envision

The championship returns to the Circuit Ricardo Tormo for the fifth year running ahead of the 2021-22 term, which will mark the final season of the Gen2 car.While race power for the next season has increased by 20kW, the powertrains have fixed homologation cycles ensuring the cars from the 2021 term have carried over.That guaranteed a sound level of...

Rowland: Mahindra needs to arrive better prepared to FE weekends

Both Alexander Sims and Alex Lynn finished on the podium in the third season of FE's Gen2 era this year, with the latter even ending Mahindra's two-year barren streak by winning the second leg of the London E-Prix.However, the Indian manufacturer lacked consistently over the course of the campaign, scoring an average of only 8.8 points per race and...

Mercedes unveils livery for its final Formula E campaign

As first reported by Motorsport.com, the Silver Arrows will leave Formula E after not signing up to the Gen3 rules in a factory capacity, although team principal Ian James and Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff are seeking the sale of the independent race team operation. That will leave its Venturi Racing customer squad to source an alternative powertrain...

Da Costa: Formula E can rebound after "punch in the face"

Formula E's status as the world's premier all-electric championship helped it attract some of the biggest OEMs in the world in recent years, amid a push by governments to move away from combustion-based road car engines. There were 10 teams designing and building their own powertrains last seasons, including global giants like Nissan, Jaguar and Porsche.However,...

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