How an EV 'pioneer' plans to buy Italy a seat at the FE table
There's currently no room in Formula E for a new team, but that hasn't stopped a self-professed EV pioneer from announcing plans to join the series. Here's how the Scuderia-E project can join the grid to fly the flag for Italy
British prime minister Boris Johnson delivered a vague and oft-confusing national address on Sunday night as he announced the first easing of lockdown restrictions. But his next door neighbour was far more clear cut, with chancellor Rishi Sunak reporting that it is now "very likely" that the UK economy will face "a significant recession" this year. Another feel-good story to come out of 2020...
Formula 1 bore the motorsport brunt of the 2008 global financial crash as the BMW, Renault, Toyota, Honda and Super Aguri teams would all exit stage left in time. For better or worse, the vacancies afforded opportunities for comparative minnows Brawn, Lotus, Virgin and HRT to join the grand prix fraternity.
In the final season of Formula E's outgoing Gen-2 car and reigning champion team Mercedes, famous and infamous rookies, a dose of qualifying meritocracy, new cities and under-pressure Porsche will be sure to keep things interesting as the 2022 season kicks off in Saudi Arabia this weekend
As Mercedes embarks on its last Formula E season this weekend, Stoffel Vandoorne is targeting a title that has so far proved elusive in his time with the team he joined for its soft launch as HWA in 2018. After team-mate Nyck de Vries won last year, the Belgian is confident of writing the perfect final chapter to his electric story with the manufacturer
Maserati will make a full-factory return to racing, joining the Formula E grid in 2023 with a view to electrifying its road car portfolio. In that regard it makes sense for Maserati - but it's also a win for the series as it seeks to rebound from losing three of its heavyweight German giants in the space of a few months
As Formula E prepares to enter its new Gen3 era, many have pondered the prospect of its existing machines continuing in a feeder category. But before such a programme could be embarked on, there are several important questions that must be satisfactorily answered
OPINION: The 2021 Formula E campaign was wide open until the final race after its most unpredictable season yet. Eventual champion Nyck de Vries explains why this made his title-winning experience such a different experience to conquering F2 in 2019
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
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
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
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