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Posted On April 14, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula E, Headline News

Sam Bird Soars to Rome E-Prix Victory

By FIA The ABB FIA Formula E Championship held a hugely successful first event on the streets of Rome today, 14 April, with DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird crowned the inaugural winner. He held off a late charge from Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s Lucas di Grassi, who finished second for the second race in a row, with Andre Lotterer crossing the line third for TECHEETAH. It was a race that built to a fever pitch over the 33 laps, with pole-sitter Felix Rosenqvist seemingly in control over the first halfRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer A Championship Statement With half of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship season complete, the championship favorite has finally been revealed. Jean-Eric Vergne and Techeetah established themselves as the tour’s top team in a dominant CBMM Niobium Punta del Este E-Prix romp, claiming the Julius Baer Pole Award and leading wire-to-wire to earn their second victory of Season Four. The run was Vergne’s third podium and sixth top five in as many races this season. More importantly, it was also a championship statement. “We are incredibly happyRead More
By FIA Jean-Eric Vergne scored an impressive lights-to-flag victory today, 17 March, in the Punta del Este E-Prix – round six of the 2017/18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The TECHEETAH driver had to work hard for his second win of the season, as he was chased right from the start by reigning champion Lucas di Grassi in his Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler machine. Earlier in the day, fans were treated to a flat-out qualifying session, although as the intensity rose in Superpole, a number of drivers exceeded track limitsRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Ahead of each ABB FIA Formula E Championship race weekend, Motorsports Tribune offers an in-depth look at the details and storylines going into the weekend’s event(s).  Race(s): CBMM Niobium Punta del Este E-Prix (37 laps, 64.01 miles) Hashtag: #PuntaDelEsteEPrix Circuit: Punta Del Este Street Circuit (Punta del Este, Uruguay) Track Details: Anti-Clockwise – 20 turns, 1.73 miles Track Record: 1:15.011 (Sebastien Buemi, 2015) What Happened Last Year: Nothing. The ABB Fia Formula E Championship didn’t compete at Punta del Este during Season Three, going elsewhere after running on theRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Last season a ninth-place result would have left Lucas di Grassi inconsolable over the points lost. In Mexico City it was all he could ask for. Di Grassi overcame a five-second pit stop penalty  and drove his way through the field from last on the grid to claim ninth in Saturday’s Mexico City E-Prix. The defending ABB FIA Formula E Championship contender earned his first points of the season in the process. Afterward the Brazilian and his Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team celebrated two victoriesRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Three months after his first apparent victory was stripped away by a technical infringement in Hong Kong, Daniel Abt returned to the top of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Mexico City. Abt took over the lead after an excellent car swap from his Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team and drove off to claim Saturday’s Mexico City E-Prix, giving Audi their first win of Season 4 and earning his first series victory. The German gained six seconds during the car swaps, taking advantage ofRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Felix Rosenqvist continued his strong start to the season for Mahindra Racing with a pole run in Mexico. Rosenqvist’s 1:01.645 stood as the fastest time in the five-car Super Pole round, giving the Swede his second Julius Baer Pole Position of the season. Antonio Felix da Costa (1:01.852) followed in second to place AS&AD Andretti Formula E on the front row, with Alex Lynn (1:02.014) and Oliver Turvey (1:02.172) rounding out the first two rows. Sebastien Buemi was the last to roll off for Super Pole qualifying, but the SeasonRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Defending Mexico City E-Prix winner Lucas di Grassi swept the practice sessions for the ABB Formula E Championship’s Season Four return. Di Grassi’s 1:01.203 lap in the middle stages stood as the quickest time in the 30-minute final practice for Saturday’s E-Prix. The Season Three champion is looking to score his first points of the season after four scoreless races. He’ll have to endure a 10-place grid penalty for the race. Felix Rosenqvist followed in second for Mahindra Racing with a time a 1:01.442. Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Mitch EvansRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer A determined Lucas di Grassi stood atop the charts with a new fastest lap in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship’s opening practice of the weekend at Mexico City. Di Grassi, who is still searching for his first points of the year after four disappointing races, led the way with a time of 1:01.158, the fastest lap the all-electric single-seater series has managed at Audromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Rookie Edoardo Mortara followed in second with a 1:01.520 for Venturi Formula E Team. Jean-Eric Vergne (1:01.630), Mitch Evans (1:01.827) and Alex Lynn (1:01.849)Read More

Posted On February 27, 2018By Aaron BeardenIn Breaking News, Formula E, Headline News

Formula E Weekend Preview: Mexico City

By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Ahead of each ABB Formula E Series race weekend, Motorsports Tribune offers an in-depth look at the details and storylines going into the weekend’s event(s).  Race(s): Mexico City E-Prix (45 laps, 58.5 miles) Hashtag: #MexicoCityEPrix Circuit: Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez (Mexico) Track Details: Clockwise – 17 turns, 1.30 miles Track Record: 1:02.867 (Oliver Turvey, 2017) What Happened Last Year: Lucas di Grassi avenged a disqualified win from the previous season with a legal victory in Formula E’s second trip to Mexico. The result came as a surprise, with the eventual champion triumphingRead More