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Formula E has unveiled an adapted version of the Formula 1 Monaco circuit to be used next month as the championship makes its debut on the full layout.
Defending Formula E champion Antonio Felix da Costa reckons he completed “the best overtakes of my life” during the Rome E-Prix after they were missed by the TV feed.
Another Formula E double-header, another double dose of frantic action. While the form guide remains unpredictable following fightback wins for Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne in Rome, the speed and consistency of Mercedes – both on and off the track – could have its rivals worried for what is to follow
Oliver Rowland has called out the application of the FIA regulations after he was penalised for a Formula E crash that forced Rome E-Prix polesitter Nick Cassidy to retire.
Nyck de Vries carries a grid penalty into the first Valencia Formula E race thanks to the late Rome E-Prix crash that gave points leader Sam Bird a swollen hand.
Lucas di Grassi has called out fellow Formula E champion Sebastien Buemi for his “incredibly stupid manoeuvre” that caused the Audi driver to crash out of the second Rome E-Prix.
Stoffel Vandoorne says his win in the second Rome E-Prix counts as “redemption” and validates the work of the Mercedes Formula E team during the pandemic.
Stoffel Vandoorne scored a third Formula E win for Mercedes in a frantic climax to the Rome E-Prix as points leader Sam Bird was eliminated on the final lap.
Formula E rookie Nick Cassidy scored a remarkable maiden pole position over fellow championship newcomer Norman Nato in a treacherous wet-weather shootout ahead of the second Rome E-Prix.
Envision Virgin Racing driver Nick Cassidy set the pace in a greasy practice session ahead of the second Rome E-Prix as persistent drizzle led to a spate of mistakes.
Andre Lotterer has defended his first-lap collision with Stoffel Vandoorne for the lead of the Rome E-Prix, blaming the Mercedes driver for lifting early and ‘leaving me no space’.
Lucas di Grassi says there was “no reason” for his car to fail while leading the Rome E-Prix, which cost Audi its first Formula E win in almost two years.
Mercedes driver Stoffel Vandoorne revealed that a manhole cover caused the shunt that eliminated both he and team-mate Nyck de Vries from the Rome E-Prix and neutralised the race early.
Jean-Eric Vergne and Sam Bird have called on Formula E and the FIA to move the start line of the Rome E-Prix “karting track” to eliminate “unnecessary” and “inevitable” crashes.
Jean-Eric Vergne won a dramatic Rome E-Prix that ended under safety car conditions as race leader Lucas di Grassi triggered a late shunt that eliminated polesitter Stoffel Vandoorne.
Mercedes racer Stoffel Vandoorne scored his third Formula E pole for the Rome E-Prix after a brief wall tap denied Nissan's Oliver Rowland in the dying moments of his run.
Formula E cancelled the second practice session ahead of the Rome E-Prix after only 10 minutes of running as a kerb breakage could not be repaired in time.
BMW Andretti driver Jake Dennis has blamed an absence of yellow and red flags for contributing to the three-car Rome Formula E practice pile-up caused by Oliver Turvey.
Audi driver Lucas di Grassi topped the opening Formula E practice session ahead of the Rome E-Prix as the practice start procedure led to another major crash.
The FIA has asked all Formula E teams to review the causes and effects of possible failures to their braking system following the Diriyah E-Prix crash that hospitalised Edoardo Mortara.
Formula E drivers reckon “it’s not short of a miracle” that this weekend’s double-header Rome E-Prix has been organised as Italy extends the state of emergency of in the country.
Jaguar has become the latest manufacturer in Formula E to commit to the forthcoming Gen3 regulations ahead of the 2022-23 season but will hold off issuing its public confirmation.
Mercedes Formula E boss Ian James has explained the manufacturer’s unexpected decision to delay its Gen3 rules registration and says the “final call” is due in “the next few weeks”.
Formula E boss Jamie Reigle reckons the championship is unlikely to fill Audi’s vacancy in time for the 2021-22 season but reckons the notion of fewer teams “has some advantages”.
Extreme E enjoyed a largely successful start in Saudi Arabia, but questions remain over how the series can achieve its lofty environmental goals. For answers to why and where XE races, an expert voice lends vital credibility
Extreme E co-founder Alejandro Agag says he feels “almost identical” after the first event of the new SUV championship when compared to his feelings after the debut Formula E race.
Sebastien Loeb has called on Extreme E car builder Spark Racing Technology to “solve” repeat power steering issues that cost the X44 team its chance in the Saudi Arabia final.
Andretti United racer Catie Munnings says she and team-mate Timmy Hansen took a moment to savour their Extreme E podium in the AlUla desert to “remember forever”.
The racing may have lacked the explosive conclusion to Formula E's first race in 2014 and was not without its hiccups. But Extreme E's leap into the unknown appears to have paid off, delivering a spectacle quite unlike anything else
Timmy Hansen reckons his Extreme E rivals voted for him and Andretti United team-mate Catie Munnings to start the Saudi Arabia final on pole because they were the “underdogs”.
Extreme E co-founder Alejandro Agag reckons he could not have devised “a better script” for the maiden event in Saudi Arabia and that the final race had created “motorsport gold”.
Nico Rosberg has hailed Johan Kristoffersson as “inspiring” and thanked Molly Taylor for joining his Extreme E team as the duo scored a dominant win in the maiden desert event.
The Rosberg X Racing team dominated the final to win the inaugural Extreme E event in the desert in Saudi Arabia as Lewis Hamilton’s X44 struggled with a technical failure.
The Extreme E crash between Claudia Hurtgen and Kyle LeDuc that red flagged the shootout race was “not an accident waiting to happen” despite weekend-long concerns over dust.
Rosberg X Racing was victorious in the Extreme E semi-final in Saudi Arabia and will face Lewis Hamilton’s X44 team and the Andretti United concern in the inaugural event finale.
A fault with the pitlane speed limiter software resulted in penalties that denied Rosberg X Racing pole and demoted Jenson Button’s JBXE team in the Extreme E qualifying shootout.
Alejandro Agag says “it’s a miracle so few” cars broke during Extreme E qualifying, adding the finals will not switch to a one-car format despite talks having taken place.
X44 driver Sebastien Loeb reckons “it’s not a surprise” he and Cristina Gutierrez landed the first-ever Extreme E pole position but accepted Rosberg X Racing was “faster than us”.
Lewis Hamilton’s X44 team topped combined qualifying for the inaugural Extreme E desert event in Saudi Arabia as a penalty knocked Nico Rosberg’s squad from first down to third.
Veloce Racing has pulled out of the first-ever Extreme E event ahead of the second qualifying session due to irreparable damage sustained to the car’s roll cage.
Rosberg X Racing topped the first-ever Extreme E qualifying shootout in the Saudi Arabian desert as Abt Cupra driver Claudia Hurtgen suffered an enormous crash.
The Extreme E series, the first all-electric rally raid championship, gets underway this weekend. As the field had landed in Saudi Arabia for the Desert X-Prix, a few teething problems hit the field as they prepared for their first runs in anger. Can XE resolve its issues before the first race kicks off? MATT KEW investigates.
The world’s newest motorsport discipline is set to go racing for the first time this weekend. Extreme E’s innovations and plans have raised some eyebrows, but it also provides an exciting list of competitors and teams for the inaugural campaign
Formula 1 champion Nico Rosberg has explained his “weird” transition into Extreme E team management and what he learned from team principals Toto Wolff and Frank Williams.
The NIO 333 Formula E team has given the clearest indication to date that it is ready to commit to the Gen3 rules package after revealing a “long-term” technical partnership.
Mercedes has delayed its commitment to the inbound Gen3 rules that will be introduced into Formula E in 2022 as it awaits “clarification” over the championship’s structure.
Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button says he is competing in the inaugural Extreme E season because he is “not very good” at off-road racing but “really wants to be”.
Excessive dust in the Saudi Arabian desert has led Extreme E to alter the format of its qualifying heats and finals only two days ahead of the championship’s inaugural round.
Prodrive, the three-time World Rally Championship constructors’ title winner, has taken over the race operations of Lewis Hamilton’s X44 team that will compete in Extreme E in 2021.
The Nissan e.dams Formula E team will no longer debut its new powertrain for the next round in Rome due to a COVID-enforced delay in parts supply.
Formula E will use a modified example of the all-electric Mini as its safety car for select events this season ahead of the marque’s parent company BMW quitting the championship.
Organisers of the first-ever Extreme E round have explained why Saudi Arabia is a “natural partner” and the “ideal setting” in which to launch the fledgling electric championship.
The JBXE team entered into Extreme E by Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button has signed a technical partnership with Lotus Engineering, the consultancy arm of the Lotus group.
Two-time DTM champion and official Extreme E reserve driver Timo Scheider has become the first person to drive the Wadi Rum desert course in Saudi Arabia aboard the Odyssey 21 E-SUV.
Formula E has modified both the Rome and Valencia E-Prix to become double-header events, while Autosport understands that Marrakech will no longer be on the 2021 calendar.
Porsche has become the fourth Formula E manufacturer to sign up to the championship’s new Gen3 rules that will be in play until the end of the 2025-26 season.
Formula E's Gen3 era grid continues to take shape, after Nissan opted to commit to the series for another four years. Nissan's global chief operating officer explains why it has thrown its lot in with FE while other high-profile marques have decided to call it quits