Andre Lotterer Tag

By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Jean-Eric Vergne’s strong day ended with a near-perfect drive to the race victory in the Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix. After starting on the pole, Vergne led wire-to-wire and fended off a host of late challenges from Techeetah teammate Andre Lotterer to score his first victory of Season Four in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The result was Vergne’s second-career triumph. Looking for his first points in the all-electric series, Lotterer survived a few close calls with his teammate on failed passing attempts and crossed the start-finish lineRead More

Posted On November 3, 2017By Aaron BeardenIn Breaking News, Formula E, Headline News

2017/18 Formula E Entry List Unveiled

By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer With just under a month remaining until the season-opening Hong Kong E-Prix on Dec. 2, the full FIA Formula E team and driver entry list for the 2017/18 season has been revealed. The fourth season of the all-electric series will see five newcomers joining 15 veterans of the tour. The newest name on the Formula E roster was announced with the entry list. Tom Blomqvist – a BMW factory driver who might also compete in DTM in 2018 – was confirmed as the replacement forRead More

Posted On October 5, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Formula E

Turvey Tops Final Day of Pre-Season Testing

NIO Formula E Team driver Oliver Turvey rounded off the week of official FIA Formula E Championship pre-season testing in Valencia by finishing top of the timesheet for two of the three days. Following his performance on day one, Turvey posted a time of 1m21.822s, followed by Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s Daniel Abt with 1m21.946s, while Dragon Racing driver Jerome D’Ambrosio enjoyed some time at the top for the first time this week. Both DS Virgin Racing drivers Alex Lynn and Sam Bird had a strong morning, leading the wayRead More

Posted On October 3, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Formula E

Buemi Leads Day 2 of Pre-Season Testing

The penultimate day of the official pre-season test at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia saw former FIA Formula E Champion and Renault e.dams driver, Sebastien Buemi climb to the top of the timesheet with a time of 1m21.890s. The addition of a second chicane on the approach to the start/finish line gave drivers the chance to set new times on the modified course, adding three seconds to the best time from the previous day. Two red flags were raised after NIO Formula E Team driver Oliver Turvey – yesterday’sRead More

Posted On February 15, 2016By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Vandoorne to Super Formula

By Adam Tate, Managing Editor McLaren-Honda protege, Stoffel Vandoorne, fresh off his domination of the 2015 GP2 championship is set to race in Japanese Super Formula for the 2016 season. While he awaits his eventual F1 debut, Honda will have the 23 year old Belgian drive for their Docomo Dandelion team in what are the world’s top spec racers. Outside of Formula One and perhaps IndyCar, Super Formula cars are the quickest in the world. Audi’s WEC superstar and brief F1 racer for Caterham, Andre Lotterer finished third in last year’sRead More

Posted On November 20, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News

Porsche 1-2 on the grid for FIA WEC finale

Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard combined to set a scorching pace in the No.17 Porsche 919 Hybrid to claim Porsche’s 11th consecutive FIA WEC pole position. The performance also netted title leaders Hartley, Bernhard and Mark Webber an additional point to stretch their lead in the Drivers’ Championship to 13pts. Hartley and Bernhard set a two lap average of 1m39.736s, with Bernhard setting the outright quickest time of 1m39.670. The average was 0.364s faster than Lieb and Dumas. Hartley survived a lurid moment at turn 11 but maintained momentum toRead More
Porsche scored another 1-2 in qualifying to maintain its perfect pole record in the 2015 World Endurance Championship and ensure that Webber, Hartley and teammate Timo Bernhard stretch their title advantage to two points. The title leading No.17 Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Mark Webber and Brendon Hartley set an average of 1m42.719s this afternoon. Hartley, who has been the quickest driver in the No.17 for most of the meeting, set an outright best of 1m42.621s to lay the foundations of a convincing pole. Before war is declared in theRead More

Posted On October 30, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News

Audi tops time sheets in free practice 1

The 1m45.707 lap was set by Andre Lotterer early on in the session, which was 1.3seconds than the quickest time set in qualifying at last year’s event. The no8 Audi of Lucas di Grassi, Oliver Jarvis and Loic Duval was second fastest, with di Grassi setting a 1m46.352 lap, 0.645s behind their teammates and 0.167s ahead of the championship leading no17 Porsche 919 hybrid of Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard. The no18 Porsche was 4th quickest, followed by the two Toyotas, with the no2 TS040 just ahead ofRead More

Posted On August 30, 2015By Joey BarnesIn Breaking News, Headline News

Porsche dominates at Nurburgring

After locking out the front row in qualifying, the Porsche Team went 1-2 at the Six Hours of Nurburgring with No. 17 919 Hybrid driven by Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard claiming their maiden victory. The win puts Webber, Hartley and Bernhard just 17 points behind Audi Sport Team Joest’s Andre Lotterer, Marcel Fassler and Benoit Treluyer. The No. 18 919 Hybrid started on pole, but ran into trouble mid-race for over use of its fuel allowance which saw a total of 95s in stop-go penalties. However, aRead More
Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb split qualifying duties in the No. 18 Porsche 919 Hybrid to best teammates Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard en route to the pole for the Six Hours of Nurburgring. Dumas and Lieb had a two lap average of 1:36.473s, beating the second Porsche 919 Hybrid by a slim 0.069s. Dumas set the fastest outright lap with a 1:36.192s and secured Team Porsche’s continuance perfect pole record for 2015. Led by Oliver Jarvis and Lucas Di Grassi, Audi Sport Team Joest saw the No. 8 AudiRead More