How an overlooked talent has finally earned his dues in Formula E
The identity of BMW's new Formula E driver was a surprise given there were plenty of drivers already within the Bavarian marque's fold vying for the same seat. But it was a long overdue opportunity for a racer who has beaten many of the current F1 grid
Five years ago, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship was won by a guy who's gone on to taste victory in this season's IndyCar Series: Felix Rosenqvist. Current Formula 1 racers Antonio Giovinazzi, Charles Leclerc, Lance Stroll, George Russell and Alex Albon were second, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh respectively. And eighth was BMW's new Formula E race winner, Maxi Gunther.
By contrast, the bloke who finished third has contested two races this year: one in a GT3 Aston Martin; the other in an LMP2 ORECA.
Formula E was under the microscope at Valencia, on its first visit to a permanent circuit. But after a mere nine drivers were left classified following Saturday's Valencia E-Prix, the electric championship once more faced criticism after rising energy deductions and miscalculations produced a farcical affair
It's taken a long time for Jaguar to reach the cusp of contending for championships in Formula E. But, after last season's challenge crumbled in Berlin, the team has been bolstered by a top-line arrival who has helped to end an unwanted 30-year wait
Another Formula E double-header, another double dose of frantic action. While the form guide remains unpredictable following fightback wins for Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne in Rome, the speed and consistency of Mercedes – both on and off the track – could have its rivals worried for what is to follow
Formula E's Gen3 era grid continues to take shape, after Nissan opted to commit to the series for another four years. Nissan's global chief operating officer explains why it has thrown its lot in with FE while other high-profile marques have decided to call it quits
With the new Formula E season belatedly getting underway in Saudi Arabia, the championship appeared to try to make up for lost time with an overspill of action and controversy on and off the track. While some talking points could have serious repercussions, it was an explosive opener for many reasons
Michael Andretti's team is a Formula E ever-present and that's not about to change despite BMW's forthcoming exit. But, with both its drivers contracted to the German giant and McLaren weighing up a possible entry, some key decisions lie ahead
The delayed 2020-21 Formula E season gets underway this week with a double-header in Saudi Arabia. The testing times were too close to call a favourite, but that's not the only area of interest to follow as the championship enters a crucial year
As off-track politics threatens to overshadow events on it, the upcoming Formula E season is perhaps its most important since the championship's inception. And that's a shame, given that the focus should be on what promises to be its closest title fight yet
Why a fearsome 'electric alliance' has lasting significance
Double WRC champion Sainz set to race inaugural Extreme E season