formula-e News and Analysis
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’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.
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".
Stoffel Vandoorne led a Mercedes powertrain 1-2 over Edoardo Mortara to wrap up the second day of Formula E pre-season testing in Valencia.
Antonio Giovinazzi was initially “confused” in his opening Formula E runs, labelling it “completely different” to anything he’s raced in before as he participates in his first test for Dragon.
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
Antonio Felix da Costa secured the fastest lap time in the second morning of Formula E testing at Valencia, as Nyck de Vries ‘won’ the morning’s race simulation.
Formula E and the FIA have teased the championship’s forthcoming 200mph Gen3 electric race car and its delta wing-inspired design ahead of its 2022 debut.
Formula E has trialled its new qualifying format at its pre-season Valencia test, with Mitch Evans setting the overall fastest time within the final two hours of the day.
Envision Racing driver Robin Frijns topped the opening day of Formula E pre-season testing in Valencia over the DS Techeetahs of champions Jean-Eric Vergne and Antonio Felix da Costa.
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
Mercedes has launched its final works Formula E car, with the defending teams’ champion on course to quit the electric championship at the end of the inbound 2022 campaign.
Formula E and Formula 1 commentator Jack Nicholls is the guest star on the latest episode of the Autosport podcast, which is produced in association with technology consultant Modis.
Oliver Rowland feels Mahindra needs to arrive at Formula E weekends better prepared than last season to consistently race near the front of the field in 2022.
DS Techeetah driver Antonio Felix da Costa is confident that Formula E will be able to rebound from the recent exodus of manufacturers dealing it a “punch in the face”.
Oliver Rowland has backed Formula E’s decision to ditch its unpopular group qualifying format, saying the championship can continue to produce close racing and won't result in one team dominating.
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Andretti Autosport's Oliver Askew hopes his IndyCar experience will help him on Formula E's cast of street circuits when he makes his debut in the championship next year.
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
Norman Nato says he is “not frustrated” to have been dropped by Venturi in favour of Lucas di Grassi after a single season, but feels he did enough to extend his stay in Formula E.
The Formula E title-winning DS Techeetah squad has confirmed that race team co-founder Mark Preston will move upstairs into an executive role for the 2022 season and beyond.
Susie Wolff has been appointed chief executive officer at the Venturi Racing Formula E squad as experienced former driver Jerome D'Ambrosio takes her previous position of team principal.
Formula 2 race winner Dan Ticktum will move to Formula E in 2022 with the NIO 333 team, partnering incumbent Oliver Turvey.
Formula E and Extreme E race director Scot Elkins has been appointed in the same role for the DTM and its Trophy support championship for the 2022 season.
NIO 333 has revealed a new senior management team for the inbound 2022 Formula E season in its latest effort to climb from the bottom of the championship.
Mercedes Formula E drivers Nyck De Vries and Stoffel Vandoorne will test IndyCars early next month on the Sebring International Raceway short course.
The NIO 333 team has unveiled its 2022 Formula E livery ahead of the start of pre-season testing at Valencia later this month.
Antonio Giovinazzi will move to Formula E in 2022 with Dragon Penske after losing his Alfa Romeo Formula 1 seat to Chinese racer Guanyu Zhou.
Formula E is set to release a 15-episode documentary series on the 2021 season that will be its own equivalent to the Formula 1 Netflix smash hit Drive to Survive.
New Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA SportsCar Championship signing Alex Lynn says his desire "to write your name in history" was key in his decision to move away from Formula E.
Jean-Eric Vergne has put speculation surrounding his Formula E future to bed by revealing he will remain alongside Antonio Felix da Costa at DS Techeetah for the 2022 season.
Formula E has finally formalised the dates for its official pre-season test, which will commence later this month in Valencia ahead of the 2022 campaign’s late January start.
Formula E has dispensed with cost-saving tyre regulations it only introduced last year in addition to slashing the length of practice sessions ahead of the forthcoming 2022 season.
Antonio Felix da Costa is set to remain with DS Techeetah in the 2022 Formula E season, despite the uncertainty that surrounded the team’s financial future throughout this year.
The Envision Virgin Racing Formula E team has lifted the lid on the world’s first two-seater electric formula car as part of its United Nations Climate Change Conference display.
An inaugural Cape Town E-Prix has been officially dropped from the 2022 Formula E calendar, while a maiden race in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta has been locked in.
The FIA has approved the new Formula E qualifying format that will be introduced for the 2022 season and pitch the fastest drivers in head-to-head 'duels' to decide pole position.
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Formula E is preparing to change its unpopular qualifying format for the 2021-2022 season, pending approval from the FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting later this week.
Formula E reports record-breaking live audience viewing figures for the recent 2021 season, including a 156 per cent growth in the UK following the much-anticipated return of the London E-Prix.
Lucas di Grassi says the DTM would be his "first choice" of championship should he be unable to extend his Formula E stay in future.
When injury ruled Nick Heidfeld out of the 2015 Punta del Este E-Prix in Uruguay, one week before Christmas, Mahindra boss Dilbagh Gill sought to replace him with a promising up-and-comer who had won a title that year. That gave him with four primary candidates, and an improbable introduction to the team's new 2021-22 signing
Dan Ticktum says he has a "couple of options" for next season and would be looking for drives in IndyCar, DTM or Formula E if he moves away from Formula 2 in 2022.
After his stop-start Formula 1 career hit the buffers, Vitantonio Liuzzi was on the road to recreating himself in the new Formula E championship. The signs were there that a fruitful future lay ahead for the Italian, but this came to a shuddering halt with the Trulli team's ill-fated choice of powertrain partner
The Wolffs have carved their own paths in motorsport, leading their respective teams to success in Formula 1 and Formula E. But the two came together last month as their drivers finished first and second in the FE drivers' championship - a feat they are hugely proud of. In a rare joint interview, they reflect on a remarkable season
OPINION: The 2021 Formula E campaign was one without a narrative for much of the season, with no single car or driver able to break away from the pack. That makes choosing a top 10 especially difficult, particularly as the qualifying format meant some worthy performers were unable to enjoy their day in the sun
When Nyck de Vries dominated the first race of what would be the most controversial and unpredictable Formula E season to date, it looked as though Mercedes was in for a cakewalk. But as the campaign wore on, the path to a title double became increasingly rocky. Neither driver or team would be assured of the crown until the closing stages of the very final race on a weekend of struggle in Berlin
OPINION: The departure of Audi from Formula E meant its long-time driver Lucas di Grassi would need to find a new berth to stay on the grid. His deal at Venturi Racing will ensure the championship's first-ever race winner will remain competitive into the final year of the current Gen2 ruleset - although it may not be a long-term fit
Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi has been unveiled as a Venturi Racing driver, alongside 2021 points runner-up Edoardo Mortara, in his first move since Audi quit the championship.
Mahindra Racing team principal Dilbagh Gill says Oliver Rowland’s impressive record against 2015-16 Formula E champion Sebastien Buemi was a key factor in signing him for the 2022 season.
Formula E race winner Oliver Rowland will join Mahindra Racing in 2022 following his exit from Nissan e.dams, replacing Alex Lynn at the Indian outfit.
The remains of the Mercedes Formula E race team that is expected to continue in the series beyond the 2022 season is “investigating” a return with another “full fat” manufacturer.
Formula E will vote in changes to its safety car procedure for the 2022 season in a bid to avoid the energy management woes that underlined the contentious Valencia E-Prix.
Mercedes Formula E boss Ian James has credited Stoffel Vandoorne for winning the 2021 teams’ title for the manufacturer but reckons “brutal honesty” is needed to evaluate an inconsistent season.
Oliver Rowland reckons he is “a completely different person” after learning from 2015-16 champion team-mate Sebastien Buemi after three seasons in Formula E at Nissan e.dams.
Mercedes' planned withdrawal from Formula E at the end of the 2022 season will contribute to the big hole left by fellow automotive manufacturers Audi and BMW on their departures. Although the team may stick around under a different guise, the exit of the now-reigning teams' champion underlines FE's current issues...