Andretti boss Griffiths takes control of Formula E teams' group

Andretti Formula E team boss Roger Griffiths has taken over the role of leading the Formula E Teams body

Andretti boss Griffiths takes control of Formula E teams' group

Griffiths has replaced Mahindra team boss Dilbagh Gill and will work alongside Jim Wright, who was in charge of Venturi's commercial interests before switching to Mahindra.

That pair took over the FET body from DS Virgin Racing team principal Alex Tai at the start of the 2015/16 season.

Gill told Autosport's sister title Motorsport.com he stepped down from the role voluntarily despite being voted to stay for an additional season.

"When we started the association we said that we would have a rotation of which team principal would lead it," Gill said.

"It looked like I was going to do an extra year along with Jim which is what we started to do, but now I think it is a good time to step down because Jim has joined Mahindra and we don't want any perceived conflict with two of us working on it so closely.

"It makes sense for Roger to do it because not only does he do a good job but he also works on the Technical and Sporting Working Groups (along with Renault e.dams Jean-Paul Driot).

"One person looking after the teams interests - especially this year as it is crucial in many ways, technically and commercially - is the best policy."

The FET group, which includes a representative from every team, meets at each race on the Formula E schedule and discusses topics that range from day to day running of the electric single-seater series to future regulations and calendars.

The meetings run in two parts, one attended by team and manufacturer representatives, and another that includes Formula E Holdings bosses Alejandro Agag and Alberto Longo as well as FIA personnel.

shares
comments
Jaguar Formula E test 'completely different' - Williams F1's Massa

Previous article

Jaguar Formula E test 'completely different' - Williams F1's Massa

Next article

Formula E's Berlin round returning to Tempelhof Airport

Formula E's Berlin round returning to Tempelhof Airport
Load comments
Why electric racing cars should be four-wheel drive Plus

Why electric racing cars should be four-wheel drive

OPINION: Circuit racing has traditionally favoured front- or rear-wheel-drive setups, eschewing the equal distribution of power. But for Formula E and other electric-powered series, our columnist believes it’s a perfect fit

Formula E
Oct 13, 2021
How motorsport's most prominent power couple found joint success Plus

How motorsport's most prominent power couple found joint success

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

Formula E
Sep 21, 2021
The top 10 Formula E drivers of 2020-21 Plus

The top 10 Formula E drivers of 2020-21

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

Formula E
Sep 19, 2021
How Mercedes and De Vries achieved Formula E glory the hard way Plus

How Mercedes and De Vries achieved Formula E glory the hard way

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

Formula E
Sep 17, 2021
The Formula E 'loan' deal that will keep its original missionary winning Plus

The Formula E 'loan' deal that will keep its original missionary winning

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
Sep 15, 2021
The problems laid bare by Mercedes' impending Formula E departure Plus

The problems laid bare by Mercedes' impending Formula E departure

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...

Formula E
Aug 18, 2021
The F1 dilemma facing Mercedes' new world champion Plus

The F1 dilemma facing Mercedes' new world champion

After clinching the Formula E title at the Berlin finale, Nyck de Vries is a driver in demand. Although Mercedes would love to keep a reigning champion at the team, the allure of a Williams F1 drive may be too much for de Vries to ignore should a potential deal come to pass

Formula E
Aug 17, 2021
How de Vries claimed Formula E title glory as Mercedes exit bombshell looms Plus

How de Vries claimed Formula E title glory as Mercedes exit bombshell looms

As Formula E lined up to complete its seventh season at Berlin's Tempelhof Airport, all eyes were on who would be its first official FIA world champion. Despite Nyck de Vries' title lead heading into the weekend looking all but secure, the Dutchman held on - and enjoyed a good dollop of fortune - to secure a championship double for Mercedes

Formula E
Aug 16, 2021