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By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor Boosts are no longer limited to fan votes and arcade racing games. Beginning with Season Five, they’ll be making their way to the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. FIA and Formula E officials brought to light on Thursday an innovative new race format that will be utilized by the all-electric single-seater series beginning with the Season Five opener in Saudi Arabia on December 15. Taking advantage of the new Gen2 cars, which are anticipated to have vastly improved battery life and forego the currentRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor The ABB FIA Formula E Championship’s Season Five calendar has been revealed. Formula E and FIA officials unveiled the schedule for the all-electric tour’s fifth season on Thursday, following the FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting in Manila. The calendar runs from December through July, with 13 races in 12 cities making up the tour. Season Five will begin with Formula E’s debut in the middle east, staying in Ad Diriyah on December 15. The tour will then head back to Marrakesh on JanuaryRead More
By FIA The ABB FIA Formula E Championship will bring racing back to Switzerland after an absence of over 60 years when the Zurich E-Prix, round ten of the 2017/18 season, gets underway this weekend (10 June). The stars and cars of the all-electric series will line up to race in the heart of the city, on a 2.465km track which comprises 11 turns passing along the harbourfront of Lake Zurich. The stage is certainly set for a thrilling inaugural Swiss race. TECHEETAH’s Jean-Eric Vergne could conceivably wrap up theRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor Jean-Eric Vergne’s impressive Season Four run continued with another strong drive in Berlin. The Frenchman bounced back from a mid-race drop and overtook Sebastien Buemi and Oliver Turvey over the course of the final run to secure a third-place result in Saturday’s BMW i Berlin E-Prix. The result was the Techeetah shoe’s fifth podium in nine Season Four starts, and marked his 11th-consecutive top five finish in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. “It has been an amazing day and a fantastic weekend,” VergneRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor Daniel Abt and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler proved to be a step above the rest of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Berlin. Abt claimed the Julius Baer Pole Position and surged ahead of the field early en-route to a comfortable win in his hometown BMW i Berlin E-Prix. The German also snagged the bonus point for a fastest lap with a circuit of 1:12.409 during the event. Teammate Lucas di Grassi followed Abt across the line 6.758 seconds later to give Audi Sport a sweepRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Season Five of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will begin on the streets of Riyadh. The tour announced on Thursday a new 10-year deal with Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority and Saudi Arabian Motor Federation that will see Formula E compete in the nation’s capital for the first time in December. The circuit will be created on the outskirts of the city. Thursday’s announcement came from Formula E Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag, accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Khaled Bin Sultan Bin AbdullahRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Motorsports Editor One year removed from his leave of Formula One, Felipe Massa is set to make the move to the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Venturi Formula E announced Tuesday that Massa, 37, will join their driver lineup for Season Five after signing a three-year deal with the team. “I’m very happy to be joining the Venturi Formula E Team and the Formula E championship, which has become a magnificent competition in such a short space of time,” Massa said. “For some years now, I’veRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Eight races into Season Four of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, Ma Qing Hua has been granted an opportunity to return to the series. NIO Formula E Team announced Tuesday that Qing Hua will replace Luca Filippi for the Paris E-Prix later this month, making his first start since Buenos Aires during Season Three. The Chinese driver will pilot the team’s No. 68 NIO 003 in the effort. “First of all, I am really happy and honoured to be back in the cockpit racingRead More

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