Formula E News

Channel 4 signs exclusive multi-year broadcast deal with Formula E
Nato joins Dillmann as Jaguar Formula E reserve driver
Formula E announces India as potential venue for 2022-23
Porsche set to sign Abt technical director as new Formula E chief
Why Maserati's shift to Formula E is a win for both sides

Channel 4 has gained the exclusive broadcast rights to Formula E in the United Kingdom on a multi-year deal, starting from the 2021-22 season.

Norman Nato has been added to Jaguar’s Formula E reserve roster for the 2021-22 season, joining compatriot Tom Dillmann as the team’s back-up pairing.

Formula E has revealed the Indian city of Hyderabad will be a potential venue for the series’ first Gen3 season in 2022-23.

Porsche is set to install former Audi engineer Florian Modlinger as its project manager for its Formula E team, prising him from his role as Abt's technical director.

Why Maserati's shift to Formula E is a win for both sides Plus

Maserati will make a full-factory return to racing, joining the Formula E grid in 2023 with a view to electrifying its road car portfolio. In that regard it makes sense for Maserati - but it's also a win for the series as it seeks to rebound from losing three of its heavyweight German giants in the space of a few months

Channel 4 signs exclusive multi-year broadcast deal with Formula E

Channel 4 has gained the exclusive broadcast rights to Formula E in the United Kingdom on a multi-year deal, starting from the 2021-22 season.

Nato joins Dillmann as Jaguar Formula E reserve driver

Norman Nato has been added to Jaguar’s Formula E reserve roster for the 2021-22 season, joining compatriot Tom Dillmann as the team’s back-up pairing.

Formula E announces India as potential venue for 2022-23

Formula E has revealed the Indian city of Hyderabad will be a potential venue for the series’ first Gen3 season in 2022-23.

Porsche set to sign Abt technical director as new Formula E chief

Porsche is set to install former Audi engineer Florian Modlinger as its project manager for its Formula E team, prising him from his role as Abt's technical director.

Why Maserati's shift to Formula E is a win for both sides Plus

Why Maserati's shift to Formula E is a win for both sides

Maserati will make a full-factory return to racing, joining the Formula E grid in 2023 with a view to electrifying its road car portfolio. In that regard it makes sense for Maserati - but it's also a win for the series as it seeks to rebound from losing three of its heavyweight German giants in the space of a few months

Maserati to join Formula E as new manufacturer from 2023

Maserati will make its return to motorsport to join Formula E as a new manufacturer from the 2022-23 season, signing up for the advent of the Gen3 regulations.

The fundamental questions facing a Formula E junior series Plus

The fundamental questions facing a Formula E junior series

As Formula E prepares to enter its new Gen3 era, many have pondered the prospect of its existing machines continuing in a feeder category. But before such a programme could be embarked on, there are several important questions that must be satisfactorily answered

Andretti Formula E team would have supported smaller cost cap

Andretti Autosport would have supported a smaller Formula E cost cap and has warned of the dangers of matching the €13 million ceiling the championship and FIA will introduce.

Formula E plotting Gen4 rules with possible hydrogen shift touted

Formula E will imminently begin plotting its Gen4 regulations, which could lead the championship to shift to adopting hydrogen fuel cell technology to attract new manufacturers to the grid.

Porsche wants to unlock battery development in Formula E

Porsche is in discussion with Formula E to open the battery up to development.

Agag "cannot understand" Mercedes Formula E exit

Formula E co-founder Alejandro Agag “cannot understand” Mercedes’ decision to quit the championship, adding that perhaps the manufacturer is seeking a “last dance” by pledging its commitment to Formula 1.

Formula E imposes landmark cost cap ahead of 2022-23 season

Formula E will impose a landmark cost cap for manufacturers and teams ahead of the 2022-23 season.

China dropped as Formula E reveals 2022 calendar update

A return to China has finally been dropped from the third draft of the 2022 Formula E calendar, with the Berlin and Rome rounds now boosted to become double-header events.

How to be an ace engineer: Mercedes FE senior race engineer Albert Lau

Having guided Nyck de Vries to the 2021 Formula E title, Albert Lau has tasted success in an FIA world championship - but started out in aerospace, rather than racing. He explains what it takes to become a fully-fledged race engineer, and shares his own path to making it in the world of motorsport

McLaren: No decisions on Formula E or WEC programmes until early ’22

Zak Brown does not expect McLaren to make a call on a potential entry into either Formula E or the World Endurance Championship until the early months of 2022.

Porsche: F1 interest will "influence" decision to continue in Formula E

Porsche will decide in the next year if it will remain in Formula E beyond its current 2023-24 commitment, with the decision ‘influenced’ by a possible move into Formula 1.

Why Formula E title success felt so different to F2 Plus

Why Formula E title success felt so different to F2

OPINION: The 2021 Formula E campaign was wide open until the final race after its most unpredictable season yet. Eventual champion Nyck de Vries explains why this made his title-winning experience such a different experience to conquering F2 in 2019

Formula E's new toys ahead of its second-generation swansong Plus

Formula E's new toys ahead of its second-generation swansong

Formula E welcomes a mix of past, present and future for the 2021-2022 season. The old guard facing off against a sprinkling of newcomers, a fresh qualifying format amid a sporting rules shake-up and a range of minor tweaks to the existing all-electric machines are all subplots to the final campaign before the next generation arrives

Mortara tops final day of Formula E pre-season testing for Venturi

Formula E’s 2021 championship runner-up Edoardo Mortara guided his Mercedes-powered Venturi Racing car to the top of the times on the final day of pre-season testing in Valencia.

Vergne calls for clampdown on “unacceptable" FE driving standards

Jean-Eric Vergne has called for a clampdown on “unacceptable” driving standards in Formula E ahead of the 2021-22 season, saying "kids in karting race more fair than us". 

Why Maserati's shift to Formula E is a win for both sides Plus

Why Maserati's shift to Formula E is a win for both sides

Maserati will make a full-factory return to racing, joining the Formula E grid in 2023 with a view to electrifying its road car portfolio. In that regard it makes sense for Maserati - but it's also a win for the series as it seeks to rebound from losing three of its heavyweight German giants in the space of a few months

Formula E
Jan 11, 2022
The fundamental questions facing a Formula E junior series Plus

The fundamental questions facing a Formula E junior series

As Formula E prepares to enter its new Gen3 era, many have pondered the prospect of its existing machines continuing in a feeder category. But before such a programme could be embarked on, there are several important questions that must be satisfactorily answered

Formula E
Jan 4, 2022
Why Formula E title success felt so different to F2 Plus

Why Formula E title success felt so different to F2

OPINION: The 2021 Formula E campaign was wide open until the final race after its most unpredictable season yet. Eventual champion Nyck de Vries explains why this made his title-winning experience such a different experience to conquering F2 in 2019

Formula E
Dec 6, 2021
Formula E's new toys ahead of its second-generation swansong Plus

Formula E's new toys ahead of its second-generation swansong

Formula E welcomes a mix of past, present and future for the 2021-2022 season. The old guard facing off against a sprinkling of newcomers, a fresh qualifying format amid a sporting rules shake-up and a range of minor tweaks to the existing all-electric machines are all subplots to the final campaign before the next generation arrives

Formula E
Dec 3, 2021
The sharing mentality that transformed the fortunes of two Formula E teams Plus

The sharing mentality that transformed the fortunes of two Formula E teams

Electing not to share data with its competitive customer team would have been a straightforward means of gaining an edge on at least one of Mercedes' Formula E rivals last season. But by reciprocating the relationship forged under its initial HWA guise, when it was a customer to Venturi, both teams have reaped the rewards

Formula E
Nov 30, 2021
How Mercedes's Formula E squad replicated the F1 team's best trait Plus

How Mercedes's Formula E squad replicated the F1 team's best trait

With its ultra-successful sister team in Formula 1 and a support network providing some of the best minds and resources in the business, Mercedes Formula E team principal Ian James knew his squad had all the winning ingredients. But mixing it together was no easy feat and required key attributes to be grown from within

Formula E
Nov 29, 2021
How Formula E's polarising newcomer can prove himself Plus

How Formula E's polarising newcomer can prove himself

OPINION: Few figures in racing today divide opinion like Dan Ticktum. The Formula 2 race-winner now has the chance to wipe his professional slate clean with his move into Formula E, but it won't be easy at the squad which has brought up the rear for the past three years. Here are the three key criteria he must meet to make a lasting impression on the series

Formula E
Nov 27, 2021
How Mercedes pulled off a silent coup in Formula E Plus

How Mercedes pulled off a silent coup in Formula E

By virtue of its Formula 1 success, Mercedes was expected to rise to power in Formula E before long. That it won both the drivers' and manufacturers' championships this year, after only two seasons as a full works effort, belies a tricky path littered with potential pitfalls

Formula E
Nov 26, 2021