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Lynn: Missing Formula E win had "tortured me for many years"

Mahindra driver Alex Lynn says a lack of Formula E wins had “tortured me for many years” after finally tasting success on his 40th race start in London on Sunday.

Di Grassi: Mistake for London E-Prix disqualification will “stay in my head”

Disqualified Audi driver Lucas di Grassi says the “mistake” that cost him a controversial victory in the London E-Prix will “stay in my head for the rest of my life”.

Di Grassi disqualified from second London E-Prix after pitlane controversy

Lucas di Grassi has been disqualified altogether from the second London E-Prix and Audi fined €50,000 for not serving a penalty after their controversial pitlane move to lead the race.

Audi insists it followed FE rules in di Grassi pitlane controversy

Audi Formula E chief Allan McNish insists his team abided by the regulations after Lucas di Grassi was black-flagged for driving through the pitlane during a safety car period and controversially gaining the lead of the London E-Prix.

London E-Prix: Lynn claims maiden FE win after di Grassi black-flagged

Alex Lynn scored victory in a crash-strewn second London E-Prix after leader Lucas di Grassi was black-flagged for gaining his first place by pitting behind the safety car.

London E-Prix: Vandoorne claims pole in rain-affected qualifying

Mercedes Formula E racer Stoffel Vandoorne hung on to land pole position for the second London E-Prix over Oliver Rowland and Alex Lynn in a rain-affected qualifying session.

Mercedes and de Vries “hating and loving” FE’s unpredictability

Nyck de Vries says the much-publicised unpredictability of Formula E is why Mercedes is “hating and loving” the championship as the team ended its poor form in the London E-Prix.

London E-Prix: Di Grassi leads Dennis in final practice

Lucas di Grassi set the pace in the final Formula E practice session ahead of the second London E-Prix, beating race one victor Jake Dennis and the disqualified Oliver Rowland.

Frijns slams Eriksson's "ridiculous" defending after London E-Prix clash

Robin Frijns reckons “absolutely ridiculous” defending caused his lengthy collision with “dangerous” Joel Eriksson, although the Swede has hit back at the “stupid” actions of his Formula E rival.

Wolff: Mercedes FE drivers "deserve to be in F1" amid Williams links

Toto Wolff says Mercedes Formula E drivers Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries both “deserve to be in Formula 1” amid links to a vacant Williams seat in 2022.

London winner Dennis shocked by his success in rookie FE season

London E-Prix winner Jake Dennis has expressed his surprise at the success of his Formula E rookie season after his debut ‘opened his eyes’ to the high level of competition.

Nissan "hurting" from London E-Prix disqualification after power overuse

Both Nissan e.dams cars have been disqualified from the London E-Prix at the ExCeL Centre, which has left Sebastien Buemi ‘hurting’ after losing the best result of a “tough season”.

London E-Prix: Dennis wins inaugural ExCeL race to join FE title fight

Formula E rookie Jake Dennis took control at the ExCeL Centre to win the first London E-Prix over Nyck de Vries as points leader Sam Bird was forced to retire.

London E-Prix: Lynn prevails in British battle with Dennis for pole

Alex Lynn beat Jake Dennis to score his second Formula E pole ahead of the London E-Prix as the points leaders all slipped outside of the top 10.

London E-Prix: Guenther leads BMW Andretti 1-2 in second practice

Maximilian Guenther led Jake Dennis for a BMW Andretti 1-2 in a rain-soaked second London E-Prix practice session as Stoffel Vandoorne crashed out before even completing a lap.

FE drivers fear overtaking will be "near-impossible" in London

Formula E drivers reckon overtaking will be “near-impossible” on the revised ExCeL Centre track and are already calling for future races to feature further layout changes. 

London E-Prix: Vergne tops tightly-contested first practice

Jean-Eric Vergne topped the first Formula E practice session at the ExCeL Centre ahead of the London E-Prix as the quickest five drivers were split by just one tenth. 

Why consistency can't be relied upon for Formula E title success

It's commonly upheld as the most straightforward method of racking up titles. But, due to the unique qualifying format used in Formula E, a consistent approach can actively work against a driver and make their life harder in races. So with four races to go, is now the time to ditch the tried-and-tested approach for a win-or-bust mentality?

Susie Wolff: "One Wolff in Formula 1 is enough!"
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Susie Wolff: "One Wolff in Formula 1 is enough!"

For the latest #ThinkingForward interview with leading figures from motorsport, ROKiT Venturi Racing Formula E team principal Susie Wolff comes home for this weekend’s London ePrix and looks into big decisions needed around the future of Formula E, the progress of women in motorsport, and her own plans for the future.

Jaguar Land Rover formally commits to Gen3 Formula E rules

Jaguar Land Rover has officially committed as a manufacturer to the Gen3 Formula E regulations that will keep its Jaguar Racing team on the grid until 2025-26.

Why the time is right for an electric junior series

OPINION: Formula E’s ambitious plans to create a ladder of electric support series faces challenges, but the Audi FE stalwart believes these can be overcome as long as cost is at the forefront of the conversation

W Series driver Powell joins Envision Virgin as Formula E sim driver

W Series championship leader Alice Powell has been signed by the Envision Virgin Racing team as its Formula E simulator driver.

Proposed Formula E budget caps outlined for second Gen3 season

The FIA have outlined the proposed budget caps for independent and manufacturer teams in Formula E that will likely come into effect for the second season of the Gen3 regulations.

Formula E unveils updated London E-Prix circuit

Formula E has publicly unveiled its heavily updated version of the ExCeL Centre track configuration that will be used for the London E-Prix double-header this weekend.

Andretti remains 100% committed to Formula E despite impending BMW exit

Michael Andretti says his team remains “100% committed” to Formula E as partner BMW’s exit looms and he is in talks with replacement manufacturers amid McLaren’s interest cooling.

London Formula E double-header to be shown live and free on Channel 4

Formula E’s London E-Prix double-header later this month will be shown live and free on Channel 4 in the UK.

FIA to slash London E-Prix energy levels after Formula E teams' concerns

The FIA have responded to the concerns of Formula E teams that the London E-Prix double-header could produce sterile or crash-strewn racing by slashing the available energy levels.

FE teams urging FIA to make London format changes over boring race fears

Formula E teams and drivers are pressuring the FIA to make changes for the London E-Prix to avoid current predictions that the races will be ‘uninteresting’ or a ‘crash fest’.

Frijns "couldn't care less" if he takes Formula E title without a win

Robin Frijns “couldn’t care less” if he becomes Formula E champion without a race victory after his unlikely climb to eighth in New York ties him second in the standings.

How Bird's crash recovery became Formula E's fairytale of New York

After crashing in practice during the opening session at the New York City E-Prix, Sam Bird immediately had a recovery job on his hands. But the Jaguar driver rose through the order and secured victory in the second race - and with it, the championship lead. Here's how an Englishman in New York became top of the heap

Mercedes now the "hunters" in Formula E after point-less NYC races

Mercedes must “face the mirror” and has become the Formula E “hunters” rather than the “hunted” after the long-time championship leader scored a fifth point-less race in New York. 

Evans 'let Jaguar down' with "railway line" New York FE crash

Mitch Evans “almost didn’t need a steering wheel” due to low grip in the New York City E-Prix prior to his “unacceptable railway line” crash that cost Jaguar a 1-2. 

Bird: New York FE win aided by Grealish-like Evans

Formula E points leader Sam Bird has light-heartedly compared Jaguar Racing team-mate Mitch Evans to England’s Jack Grealish for his help in Bird’s New York City E-Prix win.

New York E-Prix: Bird dominates Sunday race to take FE points lead

Sam Bird has leapt to the top of the Formula E standings after controlling the New York City E-Prix while his Jaguar Racing team-mate Mitch Evans suffered a late fall.

New York turnaround shows Jaguar's 'resilience' in Formula E

Jaguar team boss James Barclay says the team's front row lockout for Sunday's New York E-Prix shows the importance of 'resilience' in Formula E's double-headers after a tough Saturday.

New York E-Prix: Bird leads all-Jaguar front row in Sunday qualifying

Sam Bird led a remarkable Jaguar Racing front-row lockout over Mitch Evans ahead of the second New York City E-Prix as less than a tenth covered the top three drivers.

New York E-Prix: Da Costa tops final Formula E practice with lap record

Reigning Formula E champion Antonio Felix da Costa posted a new lap record to lead the final practice session ahead of the second New York City E-Prix.

De Vries hits out at "artificial" Formula E after another no-score

Mercedes driver Nyck de Vries has hit out at the “artificial” nature of Formula E which contributed to the early championship leader’s sixth point-less result from the last eight races.  

'Traffic jams' key factor in Lynn-Wehrlein New York Formula E clash

Two separate 'traffic jams' caused Alex Lynn and Pascal Wehrlein’s New York City race to fall apart prior to the pair colliding, for which the Porsche driver has accepted responsibility.

Vergne: “Good thing to be sad” over missed New York Formula E win

Jean-Eric Vergne reckons “it’s a good thing to be sad” after he finished runner-up in the first New York E-Prix following late contact with long-time race leader Nick Cassidy.

Cassidy was playing “chess with no queen” in NYC Formula E opener

Nick Cassidy has explained how his New York City E-Prix descended into playing “a game of chess with no queen” as he missed out on a maiden Formula E victory.

New York E-Prix: Opportunistic Guenther slips past Vergne for victory

Maximilian Guenther pounced on a botched overtake by Jean Eric-Vergne on long-time Formula E race leader Nick Cassidy to score victory in the New York City E-Prix.

Stuck switch cost Mortara full-power lap in New York Formula E qualifying

Formula E points leader Edoardo Mortara was unable to set a full power New York City E-Prix qualifying lap after a switch on his steering wheel locked into place.

New York E-Prix: Cassidy claims pole, points leader Mortara last

Formula E rookie Nick Cassidy scored a remarkable second series pole in New York City ahead of double champion Jean-Eric Vergne as point leader Edoardo Mortara qualified last.

New York E-Prix: Buemi fastest in FE practice, Bird crashes in first session

Sebastien Buemi topped the Formula E free practice times ahead of the first New York City E-Prix, while Sam Bird sat out most of the running after a heavy shunt.

Mercedes FE has "failed massively" to be consistent in title chase

Mercedes Formula E team principal Ian James says his squad has “failed massively” in its aim to be consistent as it bids to hang onto a narrow championship lead.

Da Costa backs broken surface of New York FE circuit

Antonio Felix da Costa has backed the broken surface of the New York City E-Prix circuit saying it retains the character that has “now all gone” from Formula 1 tracks.

Jakarta set to complete 2022 Formula E calendar

Formula E has signed a contract with Jakarta that will complete the 2022 calendar, while a delayed Paris race will allow time to adapt the track for quicker Gen3 cars.

Dutch E-Prix organisers defend Formula E race bid after 2022 calendar omission

The organising foundation behind a proposed Dutch E-Prix in Eindhoven has defended the strength of its bid after the city was not included on the draft 2022 Formula E calendar.

Formula E adds races in Vancouver, Cape Town to 2022 calendar

The FIA has announced a provisional calendar for the 2021-22 Formula E season, confirming inaugural races in Vancouver, Cape Town and Seoul.

Female championship, single-spec series and junior category on FE support class shortlist

A female championship, another manufacturer-backed spec series and the creation of an electrified junior single-seater ladder are the three support series concepts shortlisted by Formula E bosses.

NIO 333 disappointed to be last in Formula E standings despite 2021 leap

NIO 333 admits there is a “certain element” of disappointment in the team being last in the Formula E standings despite the leap in performance it has made this season.

Muller to miss remaining Formula E races to focus on DTM

Nico Muller will miss the remainder of the 2020/21 Formula E season to prioritise his DTM commitments, with Joel Eriksson expected to replace him at Dragon Penske Autosport.

China set to return to Formula E calendar for 2021-22 season

China will return to the Formula E calendar next season if sports exemption agreements can be arranged, while an inaugural Cape Town E-Prix is poised to gain a February date.

NIO 333 Formula E team to move to new Silverstone base

The NIO 333 team will shift to a new base in Silverstone in September as part of owner Lisheng Racing‘s plans to bring its entire UK-based workforce under one roof.

Why Formula E is plotting a major change of philosophy Plus

Why Formula E is plotting a major change of philosophy

Formula E has become famed for its unpredictability, which can yield exciting races - but it can be argued that it robs the all-electric championship of a clear narrative and doesn't adequately reward the best drivers. The series wants to change that, and renew its philosophy ahead of the introduction of its next-generation car

Porsche withdraws appeal against Puebla Formula E disqualification

Porsche has withdrawn its appeal against Pascal Wehrlein’s disqualification from the first Puebla race, where the German driver scored the marque’s first on-the-road victory in Formula E.

Di Grassi doesn't need help from FE bosses to stay in series

Lucas di Grassi says he does not need help from Formula E bosses to remain in the championship next season and will continue to advise the series should he leave.

Da Costa: Formula E exit would be 'f*** up' amid Techeetah uncertainty

Antonio Felix da Costa reckons he would only leave Formula E next season if “somebody really fucked up” amid the current financial uncertainty at his Techeetah team.

Advertising banner caused da Costa's Puebla Formula E crash

A banner collected by several cars caused Antonio Felix da Costa to crash out of the Puebla E-Prix, with drivers now pushing for hoardings to be abandoned on safety grounds.