Current Affairs Podcast: Diriyah Formula E's flash points discussed

The 2021 Formula E season kicked off in dramatic fashion with two night races in Saudi Arabia last weekend in which Mercedes and Jaguar Racing scored a win apiece

Current Affairs Podcast: Diriyah Formula E's flash points discussed

Despite the new campaign being billed as the most unpredictable yet for the electric series, Nyck de Vries proved utterly dominant in the opening race as he led from start to finish.

This paved the way for immediate questions asking if the recent Mercedes monopoly of Formula 1 was ready to be shifted across to its latest venture in Formula E.

That was followed by the temporary exclusion of all Silver Arrows cars, two scary crashes and the latest example of DS Techeetah’s champion team-mates Jean-Eric Vergne and Antonio Felix da Costa trading paint in their battle for internal supremacy.

PLUS: Why the new Formula E season got off to such a controversial start 

To discuss the abundance of talking points, podcast host and Autosport Formula E correspondent Matt Kew is joined by Autosport Grand Prix editor Alex Kalinauckas on the latest episode of Current Affairs.

The pair also analyse where the FIA rules were made to look cumbersome via an array of qualifying and very late post-race penalties, plus how the events in Saudi might compare to some of the most famous Formula 1 moments.

You can listen to the podcast using the player below, or by downloading via all good audio platforms including Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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