Formula E News

How a long drought ending revived a Formula E ace's title challenge
Rowland: Mahindra making a "difference" with new Formula E updates
De Vries "surprised" by first corner Berlin E-Prix move on Mortara
Da Costa: FE has set bad precedent
Berlin E-Prix: De Vries cruises to victory denying Mortara clean sweep

Venturi racer Edoardo Mortara had to wait 54 races before his first Formula E pole position. But two in as many races in Berlin last weekend helped him to secure a victory and a second place that have thrust the Swiss right back into the title battle as Mercedes power proved the thing to have in Germany

Oliver Rowland credited Mahindra's improved Berlin E-Prix performance to changes on the team's Formula E car "making a difference", but blamed "inexperience" with them for his late slip to seventh.

Berlin E-Prix winner Nyck de Vries says his Edoardo Mortara pass into Turn 1 came as a "surprise", but ensured he could "be in command" of the Formula E race.

Antonio Felix da Costa says the Formula E stewards have "opened a bad precedent" following his Berlin E-Prix contact with Robin Frijns, and expected a penalty to have been awarded.

Nyck de Vries masterminded a controlling victory at the reversed second Berlin E-Prix, passing polesitter Edoardo Mortara at the start as Mercedes ran riot at its home Formula E round.

How a long drought ending revived a Formula E ace's title challenge

Venturi racer Edoardo Mortara had to wait 54 races before his first Formula E pole position. But two in as many races in Berlin last weekend helped him to secure a victory and a second place that have thrust the Swiss right back into the title battle as Mercedes power proved the thing to have in Germany

Rowland: Mahindra making a "difference" with new Formula E updates

Oliver Rowland credited Mahindra's improved Berlin E-Prix performance to changes on the team's Formula E car "making a difference", but blamed "inexperience" with them for his late slip to seventh.

De Vries "surprised" by first corner Berlin E-Prix move on Mortara

Berlin E-Prix winner Nyck de Vries says his Edoardo Mortara pass into Turn 1 came as a "surprise", but ensured he could "be in command" of the Formula E race.

Da Costa: Formula E set "bad precedent" with no Frijns penalty in Berlin clash

Antonio Felix da Costa says the Formula E stewards have "opened a bad precedent" following his Berlin E-Prix contact with Robin Frijns, and expected a penalty to have been awarded.

Berlin E-Prix: De Vries cruises to victory denying Mortara clean sweep

Nyck de Vries masterminded a controlling victory at the reversed second Berlin E-Prix, passing polesitter Edoardo Mortara at the start as Mercedes ran riot at its home Formula E round.

Berlin E-Prix: Mortara scythes past Frijns for second successive FE pole

Edoardo Mortara bagged his second Formula E pole in a row, scything his way past Robin Frijns in the second Berlin E-Prix qualifying final by almost half a second.

How Formula E helped change motorsport

The all-electric single-seater series has been a remarkable pioneer since it began in 2014. Its sustainability message has extended across the motorsport industry, leading several series to follow suit in electrifying, while also breaking out beyond the racing world into the vehicles we'll be able to buy for the road...

Berlin E-Prix: Di Grassi leads Venturi 1-2 in Sunday practice

Lucas di Grassi set the fastest time in practice for Berlin's second E-Prix, beating race one winner and Venturi Formula E team-mate Edoardo Mortara on the reversed layout by 0.153s.

Vergne, Sims react to bizarre Berlin E-Prix identical duels laptime call

Jean-Eric Vergne rued his elimination from the Berlin E-Prix duels after setting an identical laptime to semi-final opponent Alexander Sims, wanting a "fair" rules change if it happens again.

Mortara: "Long and stressful" road to Berlin E-Prix win executed "perfectly"

Berlin E-Prix winner Edoardo Mortara says he and his Venturi Formula E team overcame "a long and stressful" race, making the most of good pace to execute its strategy "perfectly".

Berlin E-Prix: Mortara holds off Vergne for second victory of 2022

Edoardo Mortara converted his maiden Formula E pole position into a well-controlled victory at the Berlin E-Prix, seeing off a late threat from Jean-Eric Vergne to win by 1.7s.

McLaren Formula E entry a "huge rebound" for championship - Agag

McLaren's entry into Formula E is a "huge rebound" for the championship after losing a number of manufacturer teams last season, according to chairman and founder Alejandro Agag.

Berlin E-Prix: Mortara beats Sims to claim first Formula E pole

Edoardo Mortara clinched his first Formula E pole position for the Berlin E-Prix, the Venturi driver beating an impressive Alexander Sims by just over a tenth of a second.

Di Grassi: Formula E Gen3 specs "amazing" but design could be "more futuristic"

OPINION: In his pre-Berlin column for Autosport, 2016-17 Formula E champion Lucas Di Grassi explains what he’d change with the new Gen3 racers and reflects on his experience of switching to Venturi

Berlin E-Prix: Lotterer beats Mortara to top practice times

Andre Lotterer logged the fastest time in Berlin free practice, posting a late 1m05.967s lap to lead the Formula E morning timesheets ahead of qualifying.

McLaren to join Formula E in 2022-23 with purchase of Mercedes team

McLaren will join Formula E for the 2022-23 season, taking over the Mercedes team following the German manufacturer's departure from the championship at the end of the season.

Andretti signs Porsche Formula E powertrain deal for 2022-23

Avalanche Andretti has signed a “long-term” powertrain deal with Porsche, which will take effect from the start of Formula E’s incoming Gen3 regulations next season.

Reversed layout races "should be done more" in racing - Ticktum

NIO 333 driver Dan Ticktum reckons more championships should experiment with reversed circuit races, ahead of the Berlin E-Prix's overnight direction change for its Formula E double header.

Evans: Jaguar underestimated "peloton" tow effect in Monaco Formula E race

Mitch Evans says that his energy management concerns from the Monaco E-Prix were due to an exaggerated slipstream effect, which allowed his rivals to consume less energy over the race.

How Formula E's path to Gen3 and beyond reflects its ambition

The next incarnation of Formula E car that will be racing later this year moves the game on considerably. The Gen3 car is smaller, lighter, faster, more powerful and more sustainable than the current machines and underlines how the championship's machinery has evolved in line with the series' growth in prominence

How Jake Dennis’ struggles turned him into a Formula E front-runner Plus

How Jake Dennis’ struggles turned him into a Formula E front-runner

Having emerged as one of Formula E’s strongest drivers in his one-and-a-half seasons in the championship, Jake Dennis cemented his place in the series with a breakout maiden season. But it's not always been smooth sailing for the Brit

Formula E
May 10, 2022
How Vandoorne recaptured Mercedes' winning feeling in Monaco Plus

How Vandoorne recaptured Mercedes' winning feeling in Monaco

The Mercedes Formula 1 team is struggling, but its Formula E arm is in fine form at the moment and once again leads the drivers' standings courtesy of Stoffel Vandoorne. Here's how the Belgian took a well-judged Monaco victory to emerge at the head of the brewing four-way championship tussle

Formula E
May 2, 2022
Will lighter, greener, faster Gen3 deliver on Formula E's many promises? Plus

Will lighter, greener, faster Gen3 deliver on Formula E's many promises?

With a fighter-jet inspired design, revamped technical specifications and a new tyre supplier, Formula E's Gen3 car is set to shake up the series. But can it deliver on all of the promises that Formula E has set out to ensure that manufacturers consider the outlay on going racing in an all-electric arena worthwhile?

Formula E
Apr 29, 2022
Why spanning different genres has lent Lotterer's career longevity Plus

Why spanning different genres has lent Lotterer's career longevity

Although now well into his 24th consecutive season in racing, Andre Lotterer has no intention of winding his career down. Here he talks to Autosport about his and Porsche's continued progress in Formula E, his love for racing in Japan, and recalls his sole Formula 1 outing - and considers what's next in his lengthy career

Formula E
Apr 27, 2022
Why Nissan's e.dams buyout signifies its Formula E victory intent Plus

Why Nissan's e.dams buyout signifies its Formula E victory intent

The e.dams Formula E squad is one of the most storied in the championship's short history as its original benchmark, but its successes in the Gen2 era have been fleeting by comparison. Nissan's decision to take full control ahead of Gen3 marks a statement of intent that it intends to get back to winning ways

Formula E
Apr 12, 2022
How Evans came, saw and conquered Formula E in Rome Plus

How Evans came, saw and conquered Formula E in Rome

Mitch Evans and Jaguar dominated the Rome E-Prix weekend, winning both races to bring alive a season in which he'd scored just one point from the previous three weekends. Supreme overtaking and strategy proved key in bringing the Kiwi back into title contention on a weekend that he was, his rivals conceded, “in a different league”

Formula E
Apr 11, 2022
How a Formula E mainstay's new home is helping it prepare for Gen3 Plus

How a Formula E mainstay's new home is helping it prepare for Gen3

Under a former guise, the NIO 333 Formula E squad took victory in the championship's inaugural season, but a difficult recent history has resigned the team to the back of the field. Now with a new base and the much-vaunted Gen3 regulations incoming, the Chinese team is looking reinvigorated

Formula E
Mar 30, 2022
Why Porsche's 'overdue' Formula E breakthrough points to a flawed narrative Plus

Why Porsche's 'overdue' Formula E breakthrough points to a flawed narrative

A crushing 1-2 in Mexico meant Porsche broke its Formula E duck in fine style to underline its status as a credible title contender. But while its success has taken longer to arrive relative to Mercedes, there are several reasons why their situations aren't directly comparable and, crucially, it appears to be an equal now the series has moved away from its loathed qualifying format

Formula E
Mar 2, 2022