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Berlin E-Prix: Points leader de Vries tops opening practice for Mercedes

Formula E points leader Nyck de Vries beat defending champion Antonio Felix da Costa to lead the first Sunday practice session ahead of the 2021 Berlin E-Prix title decider.

Di Grassi emotional after winning on Audi's farewell FE weekend

Lucas di Grassi says he is feeling a mixture of emotions after claiming victory on Audi’s final Formula E weekend as a full-blown manufacturer in Berlin.

De Vries: Top 10 finish in Berlin E-Prix possible before puncture

Formula E championship leader Nyck de Vries believes he had a chance of finishing in the top 10 in the Berlin E-Prix before a puncture dropped him a lap down.

Vergne: DS Techeetah team orders cost Berlin E-Prix victory chance

Jean-Eric Vergne reckons the DS Techeetah team orders that called on him to swap position with team-mate Antonio Felix da Costa caused him to lose the victory in the Berlin E-Prix.

Berlin E-Prix: Di Grassi hangs on from Mortara to claim victory

Lucas di Grassi pipped Edoardo Mortara to win the 2021 Berlin E-Prix by 0.1s as the DS Techeetahs faltered to allow Nyck de Vries to hold a narrow championship lead.

Mercedes explains struggles behind lowly De Vries Berlin qualifying

Mercedes team boss Ian James has explained why its Formula E championship-leading driver Nyck de Vries could only qualify 19th ahead of the 2021 Berlin E-Prix title decider.

DS Techeetah to employ team orders after Berlin FE front row lockout

DS Techeetah will propose a team orders protocol ahead of the first 2021 Berlin E-Prix after Jean-Eric Vergne led reigning champion Antonio Felix da Costa for a 1-2 in qualifying. 

Berlin E-Prix: Vergne leads DS Techeetah 1-2 in qualifying

Jean-Eric Vergne led a remarkable DS Techeetah 1-2 in qualifying for the 2021 Berlin E-Prix Formula E season finale as Mercedes’ points leader Nyck de Vries endured a torrid session. 

Berlin E-Prix: BMW's Dennis remains on top in second practice

Jake Dennis was again quickest in Formula E practice ahead of the 2021 Berlin E-Prix season finale as the rookie headed Lucas di Grassi and points leader Nyck de Vries.  

Berlin E-Prix: Dennis pips Mortara in tightly-bunched FP1

Jake Dennis topped an opening Formula E free practice session for the double-header 2021 Berlin E-Prix title decider in which the top seven were covered by under a tenth.

FIA moves to close FE safety car rules loophole used by di Grassi

The FIA has moved to close the Formula E safety car rules loophole to prevent a repeat of Lucas di Grassi’s controversial move for the lead of the London E-Prix.

Promoted: How Formula E is taking electric to the next level
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Promoted: How Formula E is taking electric to the next level

Formula E already feeds electric technology from race to road but with teams now working on next generation concepts, the series – and its influence in the electric road car revolution – is moving into overdrive.

Dennis to remain with Andretti in Formula E after BMW's exit

Breakout Formula E rookie star Jake Dennis has been signed by the newly independent Andretti Autosport race team to contest the 2022 season following its split from BMW. 

Promoted: Why efficiency is key to winning in Formula E
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Promoted: Why efficiency is key to winning in Formula E

The secret to success in Formula E is not just about racing hard, it’s about managing energy to have the power available when it counts.

Da Costa won’t race in IndyCar with RLL in 2022

Antonio Felix da Costa is “90 percent sure” he won’t race in IndyCar next year, with Rahal Letterman Lanigan boss Bobby Rahal expressing regret that he couldn’t be won over.

Why a brutal title defence can still yield another Formula E crown

It hasn't been properly reflected by the points table, but Antonio Felix da Costa has been nigh-on flawless in his Formula E title defence in 2021. Returning to the scene of his Berlin dominance in 2020, he has the chance to set the record straight and claim a remarkable against-the-odds second title

Porsche FE team keeps Lotterer, Wehrlein for 2022

Porsche will field an unchanged driver line-up for the 2022 Formula E season with Andre Lotterer and Pascal Wehrlein staying put for the last year of the Gen2 car.

Nato's Venturi FE seat under threat, di Grassi linked as replacement

Formula E rookie Norman Nato is facing increased pressure to hold onto his seat at Venturi Racing and partner race winner Edoardo Mortara for the 2022 season, Autosport understands. 

Formula E to run Berlin circuit in reverse for final race

Formula E will reverse the direction of its Tempelhof Airport circuit overnight for the last race of the Berlin E-Prix double-header that will conclude the 2021 season this weekend.

Di Grassi proposes Formula E qualifying drag races at major landmarks

Lucas di Grassi has pitched a radical Formula E pre-qualifying concept to the FIA, headlined by drag races at landmarks like Buckingham Palace, to showcase cars “faster than Formula 1”. 

Rast has no interest in DTM return as LMDh stopgap

Rene Rast says he is not interested in returning to the DTM for a single season next year ahead of a potential LMDh campaign with Audi in 2023.

Evans was "curious" to switch Formula E teams before Jaguar commitment

Mitch Evans says he experienced “completely natural” curiosity to change Formula E teams before deciding to remain at Jaguar Racing after discussing “loyalty” with manager Mark Webber.

Evans signs new Jaguar Formula E deal to end Porsche speculation

Two-time Formula E race winner Mitch Evans has signed a multi-year contract extension to remain an ever-present at Jaguar Racing and end speculation of a 2022 switch to Porsche.

Frijns signs new Envision Virgin Formula E deal for 2021/22 season

Robin Frijns has re-signed with Envision Virgin Racing to contest a fourth-straight Formula E season for the Audi powertrain customer squad in 2022. 

Nissan has "very good" shortlist to replace Rowland in Formula E

The Nissan e.dams Formula E team has a “very good” shortlist of drivers to replace Oliver Rowland and will announce the new signing before the end of the season. 

Cape Town FE circuit to be built around FIFA World Cup stadium

An inaugural Cape Town E-Prix that ‘ticks every box’ for Formula E will race around the city’s 2010 FIFA World Cup stadium between the Robben Island and Table Mountain landmarks. 

Why Audi was right and wrong in Formula E's loophole row

OPINION: With Audi's Formula E exit imminent, it had nothing to lose in London by attempting to vault Lucas di Grassi into the lead by pitting him under the safety car. Scorn directed at the team for putting glory before ethics should instead be pointed at a rulebook that allowed such a move in the first place

Vandoorne: "Bumper cars" Formula E crashes look "quite amateur"

Stoffel Vandoorne says the crashes in the London E-Prix made “bumper cars” Formula E look “quite amateur” while he feels “bloody hurt” after being wiped out of the race lead. 

Rast, Buemi at odds over race-ending London Formula E clash

Rene Rast and Sebastien Buemi disagree over who was to blame for the Formula E clash that wrecked both their races in the second London E-Prix.

Why Formula E's London return delivered anarchy in the UK

Formula E landed for a London E-Prix for the first time since 2016, at the indoor-outdoor circuit around the ExCeL. Featuring the birth of renewed title pushes, a long-awaited maiden win and the second race's controversy, the round proved to be an exhibition of the electric series' anarchic nature

Da Costa slams “sore loser” Lotterer after London E-Prix clash

Antonio Felix da Costa reckons Andre Lotterer is a “sore loser” who “cannot represent” Formula E after the pair collided on the pitstraight in the second London E-Prix.

FIA to close Formula E rule loophole after di Grassi pitlane controversy

The FIA will close the “loophole” that allowed Lucas di Grassi to controversially lead the London E-Prix, while the "global image issue" lies with the Audi driver failing to stop.

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’.