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Cassidy exceeded expectations on debut FE weekend

Nick Cassidy says he exceeded his own expectations in his maiden Formula E weekend in the Diriyah E-Prix after showing top six pace in both qualifying and race trim.

Envision Virgin to co-develop FE-style electric two-seat car

The Envision Virgin Racing Formula E team will co-develop the first two-seat electric open-wheel race car as part of a new sponsorship deal with FTSE 100 company Johnson Matthey

Formula E squad Envision Virgin Racing partners with UK government

The Envision Virgin Racing Formula E team has partnered with the UK government and will feature its branding on the cars ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference

Cassidy set to miss final Super GT events for Virgin Formula E preparations

Envision Virgin Racing driver Nick Cassidy looks set to miss the final two rounds of the Japanese Super GT season as preparations for his rookie Formula E campaign take priority

Envision Virgin FE team receives three-star FIA sustainability status

The Envision Virgin Racing team has joined Formula E rival Mahindra in receiving a three-star FIA status for sustainability, in addition to being the championship's first carbon neutral outfit

Virgin boss Filippi elected new FE teams' and manufacturers' association head

The Formula E Teams and Manufacturers Association has elected Envision Virgin Racing boss Sylvain Filippi as its new chairperson ahead of the first season as an FIA World Championship

Envision Virgin first FE team awarded carbon neutral status

The Envision Virgin Racing outfit has become the first team in Formula E to be given a certified carbon neutral status

Nick Cassidy joins Envision Virgin to replace Sam Bird

Reigning Super Formula champion Nick Cassidy will join the Envision Virgin Racing squad for the 2020-21 Formula E season to replace the Jaguar-bound Sam Bird

Bird to leave Virgin for Jaguar for 2020-21 Formula E season

Sam Bird will leave the Envision Virgin Racing Formula E team at the end of the season and sign for Jaguar to replace James Calado for the 2020-21 campaign

Envision Virgin Racing FE owner joins coronavirus relief effort

The majority owner of the Envision Virgin Racing Formula E team has set up a face mask manufacturing centre and donated over £5million to combat the spread of COVID-19

Super Formula champion Nick Cassidy gets first FE test with Virgin

Reigning Super Formula champion Nick Cassidy is set to enter the post Marrakech E-Prix Formula E test for Envision Virgin Racing, while Audi, Porsche, Mahindra and Jaguar have also completed their line-ups

W Series racer Alice Powell gets Virgin Formula E rookie test shot

W Series race-winner Alice Powell will make her Formula E test debut in next month's rookie test in Marrakesh with Envision Virgin Racing

Envision Virgin completes expansion to 'future proof' Formula E team

The Envision Virgin Racing Formula E squad has completed the expansion of its Silverstone base, which team boss Sylvain Filippi says is aimed at "future-proofing" the operation

Virgin only needs to be a "tiny bit better" to beat top FE teams

Envision Virgin Racing team boss Sylvain Filippi feels his squad only needs to be "a tiny bit better" to challenge the title-winning outfits in Formula E

Virgin's Filippi: Monaco Formula E result "heartbreaking"

Envision Virgin Racing managing director Sylvain Filippi says the end of Formula E's Monaco race was "heartbreaking" after Sam Bird and Robin Frijns reached points paying positions before retiring late-on

Paris Formula E: Jaguar's Evans leads practice, Virgin pair crash

Mitch Evans set the fastest time across the two practice sessions for the 2019 ABB FIA Formula E race in Paris, with the first heavily disrupted by crashes

'Close to perfect' make-up key to Virgin's 2018/19 Formula E form

Sylvain Filippi says the "close to being perfect" make-up of his Envision Virgin Racing team is behind the customer ABB FIA Formula E squad's strong start in 2018/19

Santiago FE winner Bird: Virgin handled extreme conditions perfectly

Sam Bird says his Virgin Racing team handled the extreme temperatures of last weekend's ABB FIA Formula E race in Santiago "perfectly" to secure victory

Virgin not that surprised to be leading FE powertrain supplier Audi

Virgin Racing boss Sylvain Filippi says he is "not that surprised" his team is currently ahead of the works Audi squad in the ABB FIA Formula E standings

Benoit Treluyer, Nyck de Vries get Virgin FE Marrakech test seats

Triple Le Mans winner Benoit Treluyer and Formula 2 race winner Nyck de Vries will drive for Virgin Racing at this weekend's post-race ABB FIA Formula E test in Marrakech

Formula E Ad Diriyah: Virgin driver Bird fastest in post-race test

Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird topped the post-race ABB FIA Formula E test in Ad Diriyah, beating DS Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne to the fastest time

Audi gave Virgin three days of its private FE testing allocation

The Audi Formula E manufacturer team gave three days of its private testing allocation to its new customer squad Virgin Racing ahead of season five, according to Sam Bird

Robin Frijns's Virgin Formula E deal 'nothing to do with Audi'

Robin Frijns says his Formula E deal with Virgin Racing is "nothing really to do with Audi", with the manufacturer confirming he is independently contracted to the British squad

Virgin reveals Gen2 Formula E livery, hires Frijns to partner Bird

Virgin Racing will pair Robin Frijns with Sam Bird for the 2018/19 Formula E championship

Virgin's 'multi-year' Audi Formula E supply deal announced

Virgin Racing's long-rumoured customer Formula E powertrain supply arrangement with Audi will be a multi-year agreement

Virgin close to revealing new customer Formula E powertrain deal

Virgin Racing is close to revealing the Formula E powertrain manufacturer it will partner with for season five after splitting from DS Automobiles

Techeetah replaces Virgin as works DS Formula E team for 2018/19

Techeetah has confirmed its long-rumoured partnership with DS Automobiles, with the team becoming a works manufacturer squad ahead of the 2018/19 Formula E season

New York Formula E track changes not good for Virgin - Sam Bird

Formula E title contender Sam Bird says the track changes made for this weekend's New York ePrix are "not going to help" his Virgin Racing squad

Alex Tai steps down as DS Virgin Formula E team principal and CEO

Alex Tai will step down as the team principal and CEO of the DS Virgin Racing Formula E team

Virgin sells majority stake in Formula E team to Chinese company

Virgin Racing has partnered with renewable energy and technology company Envision, which is also now the majority owner of the Formula E team

Formula E Mexico: DS Virgin drivers get 10-place grid penalties

Both DS Virgin Racing drivers will take grid penalties into this weekend's Mexico City Formula E race because of gearbox changes

BMW DTM newboy Eriksson gets DS Virgin Marrakech Formula E test run

New BMW DTM driver Joel Eriksson will test with DS Virgin Racing in Formula E's rookie test in Marrakech this month

Virgin's FE powertrain freedom after 2017/18 a 'massive advantage'

Virgin Racing's freedom of Formula E powertrain choice after the coming season gives it a "massive advantage", according to team principal Alex Tai

Jose Maria Lopez: New York absence cost me DS Virgin Formula E seat

Jose Maria Lopez believes having to miss Formula E's New York double-header last season cost him his drive in the series

Lynn replaces Lopez at DS Virgin Formula E squad for 2017/18 season

Alex Lynn will replace three-time World Touring Car champion Jose Maria Lopez in DS Virgin Racing's driver line-up for the 2017/18 Formula E season

DS Virgin's Sam Bird doubles up with second New York ePrix victory

An imperious Sam Bird claimed a New York double with a nonchalant drive in the second race of Formula E's Brooklyn weekend

New York Formula E: DS Virgin's Sam Bird on pole for second header

Sam Bird set himself up for a brace of victories in New York by claiming pole for the second half of Formula E's Brooklyn double-header

New York Formula E: DS Virgin's Sam Bird takes first win of season

Sam Bird claimed his first Formula E victory in more than a year in a frenzied opening race for the series' New York double-header

Virgin Racing partner DS to become solo Formula E manufacturer

DS Performance has registered to become a Formula E powertrain manufacturer in its own right from the 2018/19 season

Alex Lynn lands DS Virgin Formula E role

GP2 race winner Alex Lynn has secured a reserve- and development-driver role with the DS Virgin Racing Formula E team

WTCC champion Lopez to replace Vergne at DS Virgin Formula E team

Double World Touring Car champion Jose Maria Lopez will switch to Formula E for the 2016/17 campaign, replacing Jean-Eric Vergne at DS Virgin Racing

DS Virgin Formula E team-mates Vergne and Bird unhappy after scrap

DS Virgin Racing team-mates Jean-Eric Vergne and Sam Bird say they did not enjoy the intense battle for second that led to contact in the Paris ePrix

Ex-F1 racer Jean-Eric Vergne switches to Virgin-DS Formula E team

Ex-Formula 1 driver Jean-Eric Vergne will switch from Andretti Autosport to the DS-powered Virgin team for the 2015/16 Formula E campaign

Citroen DS brand joins forces with Virgin in Formula E for 2015/16

Citroen Racing is developing electric motor technology for the Virgin Racing Formula E team in a partnership between the British team and the French manufacturer's DS sub-brand

Citroen poised to enter Formula E in 2015/16 with Virgin Racing

Citroen is set to join the Formula E grid with the Virgin Racing team next season

Miami Formula E: Sam Bird leads delayed practice for Virgin

Sam Bird topped the times in what became the only session of free practice ahead of qualifying for the Miami round of the Formula E Championship

Punta del Este Formula E: Virgin's Jaime Alguersuari leads practice

Ex-Toro Rosso Formula 1 racer Jaime Alguersuari set the pace during two frantic Formula E practice sessions in Punta del Este in Uruguay for Virgin Racing

Putrajaya Formula E: Virgin's Sam Bird dominates in Malaysia

Sam Bird became Formula E's second ever winner, the Briton dominating round two of the all-electric series on the Putrajaya street circuit in Malaysia

Putrajaya Formula E: Sam Bird leads practice for Virgin

Sam Bird topped Formula E's single practice session on the Putrajaya street circuit in Malaysia

Alguersuari, Bird join Formula E grid with Virgin

Virgin has recruited ex-Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Jaime Alguersuari and 2013 GP2 runner-up Sam Bird as its drivers for the inaugural Formula E season

Virgin wants a Formula 1 driver to head up 2014 Formula E entry

Virgin Racing wants a Formula 1 driver to head up its entry in the inaugural Formula E championship next season

Virgin to enter team in Formula E

Virgin is to enter a team in the inaugural Formula E Championship

Marussia: No longer F1 virgins Plus

Marussia: No longer F1 virgins

With crash test issues preventing any pre-season testing, it seemed to be a fraught winter for Marussia. But top men John Booth and Graeme Lowdon told Jonathan Noble why they're certain things are looking up

Pat Symonds reckons 2011 Virgin was a much better car than it seemed

Marussia Racing consultant Pat Symonds believes that the team's 2011 car had very good potential in some areas but was badly hamstrung by poor aerodynamics

Virgin Racing team principal John Booth is upbeat about the progress his outfit can make in 2012

Virgin Racing team principal John Booth is hopeful that his outfit will finally be able to make a move up the grid in 2012, on the back of the technical overhaul it undertook this year

Brazilian Grand Prix Sunday quotes: Virgin

Jerome D'Ambrosio - 19th: "I think today was a great race and a great way to finish the season for me. We did a good job in qualifying yesterday and today was one of my best races so far. I'm happy this has happened here in Brazil, as I love this track. I'm also glad to finish ahead of HRT - definitely a very positive way to end the season. I want to thank the team for all their hard work. I have really enjoyed working together with them this year."

Brazilian Grand Prix Saturday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 24th: "A bit of a disappointing Saturday I would say. The car was bad to drive this morning - suddenly from one run to another it had no stability any more. So it was difficult to go into qualifying with confidence, even though in the first run the car felt okay. I got a safe lap in then I tried to push on the second set of tyres. I had a very good first three corners but then one of the Toro Rosso's came out of the pits right in front of me and just stayed there during his out lap, so I couldn't go quicker and lost some time. It's a shame as I had to cool the tyres down before doing another lap, but the tyres are never as good as they are in the first lap, at least for me this weekend. So we have to start last, which is very disappointing, but we have to see what we can do tomorrow. Maybe the weather helps us a bit but in general it's a shame."

Brazilian Grand Prix Friday quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock - 22nd: "I had quite a normal FP1 and FP2 today. I struggled a bit with the tyres; their behaviour was a bit difficult and in terms of managing them right for a qualifying lap it is not easy. But in general today was okay, we were able to work through our programme. Now we have to keep an eye on the weather and decide what direction we want to take."

Brazil preview quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock: "I really enjoy racing at the Interlagos circuit in São Paulo. Even though it's not a very long lap, it is one of the most demanding challenges on the F1 calendar, with some great corners - for example turn 6, an uphill double right hander, which is fast and blind. The car has to be stable through the twisty middle section as well as being quick on the straights, so a good balance will be key

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs believes test with Virgin will help him in the future

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs believes that his morning of running with Virgin Racing in the Abu Dhabi young driver test will make him better prepared for any future Formula 1 opportunities