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Why Formula E's 'weird' experiment has wider relevance to motorsport Plus

Why Formula E's 'weird' experiment has wider relevance to motorsport

COVID-19 has brought unprecedented opportunities to innovate in ways that would have previously been unthinkable. Formula E's Berlin mini-series is a case in point, and provided important lessons for motorsport to learn from

Lucas di Grassi: Why motorsport can't look to the past for its future direction

OPINION: The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is only just starting, and many people are searching for answers. But LUCAS DI GRASSI argues it's crucial that leaders avoid becoming fixated on history and keep an open mind to the future

Five things that I would like Formula E's Gen3 car to have Plus

Five things that I would like Formula E's Gen3 car to have

Formula E plans to go bold with its next generation racer, but in his regular Autosport Engineering column, its 2016-17 champion argues that it could be bolder still

Why decarbonising motorsport is so difficult to achieve Plus

Why decarbonising motorsport is so difficult to achieve

Formula 1's plans to be net carbon zero by 2030 look good on paper, but there are many questions that still need to be answered

Why motorsport's latest innovation can emulate Formula E Plus

Why motorsport's latest innovation can emulate Formula E

Extreme E, the new electric off-road series, is heading into unchartered territory - literally. But our columnist argues that it can take inspiration from Formula E's success and even match it for impact

Why the first autonomous overtake is so significant Plus

Why the first autonomous overtake is so significant

Momentum is building towards Roborace's first season of competition in 2021, and Roborace CEO Lucas di Grassi thinks there's a lot to get excited about

Why F1 should adopt open engine regulations Plus

Why F1 should adopt open engine regulations

Current hybrid units are beautiful works of engineering, but greater variation would allow technology to advance naturally

F1's control gearbox search is just the start Plus

F1's control gearbox search is just the start

Autosport Engineering columnist Lucas di Grassi argues that a move to open applications for a control gearbox is a necessary first step to securing Formula 1's future

Why aero isn't F1's sole problem Plus

Why aero isn't F1's sole problem

In his latest column for Autosport Engineering, Formula E ace Lucas di Grassi argues the inflexibility of modern circuit design is just as much to blame for Formula 1's current reliance on gimmicks as aerodynamics

Roborace's 'Season Alpha' plan revealed Plus

Roborace's 'Season Alpha' plan revealed

Lucas di Grassi outlines the masterplan for the autonomous racing series' first season, and explains why he thinks Roborace is not a threat to motorsport but motorsport's best hope for a strong future

Why Formula E must go radical with Gen3 Plus

Why Formula E must go radical with Gen3

Outgoing Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi believes a rethink is necessary to ensure the electric series' continued relevance

The holy grail alternatives to a cost cap Plus

The holy grail alternatives to a cost cap

A cost cap in the region of $150million could be part of Liberty's post-2020 vision for Formula 1, but such a move might prove difficult to police - so what are the alternatives?

The case for automated systems in racing Plus

The case for automated systems in racing

Lucas di Grassi is best known for his on-track exploits, but the reigning Formula E champion and ex-Formula 1 driver has a keen engineering mind as well. In this first instalment of his new Autosport Engineering column, he outlines his idea to bring racing's primitive driver warning systems into the 21st century, and help buy back time that could be crucial in avoiding serious accidents

Why Roborace can be good for motorsport Plus

Why Roborace can be good for motorsport

Roborace has put driverless cars on the motorsport agenda, but what do racing drivers think of the idea? LUCAS DI GRASSI shares his thoughts, which you might find surprisingly positive

The motorsport revolution starts here Plus

The motorsport revolution starts here

Formula E could be one of motorsport's most important categories. Series ambassador and development driver Lucas di Grassi outlines the concept he calls "the biggest racing revolution of our time"