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By FIA Jerome D’Ambrosio sprinted to victory in a dramatic last lap dash to the finish in Marrakesh, after a late safety car bunched up the pack following a collision between BMW i Andretti Motorsport pairing Antonio Felix da Costa and Alexander Sims. Despite picking up his third victory in Formula E, it’s the first time D’Ambrosio has actually stood on the top step of the podium – having benefitted from a post-race disqualification on both previous occasions. The win marks his first win since the Mexico City E-Prix inRead More
By FIA Antonio Felix Da Costa has taken the first pole position and victory in the second generation of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia today, 15 December. It was his first victory since Buenos Aires in the inaugural season of the all-electric series, and also a maiden win for the BMW i Andretti Motorsport team as a fully manufacturer-backed entry. It was a landmark race in Formula E history in many ways, with season five ushering in a brand new car, key new regulationsRead More
By FIA The second day of pre-season testing for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship sees BMW i Andretti Motorsport on top once again with Antonio Felix da Costa setting the pace following his team-mate Alexander Sims’ table-topping time from yesterday. Times were considerably faster than on the opening day, with da Costa setting a 1:16.977s tour in the morning. The day was split into three sessions, and the mid-afternoon saw all teams take the opportunity to test the cars and systems in a race environment, over a 45-minute period.Read More

Posted On October 16, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn Formula E, Headline News

Rookie Sims Paces Opening Day of Formula E Testing

By FIA Alexander Sims has set the first benchmark of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship having posted the fastest time on the opening day of testing in Valencia today (16 October). The Formula E rookie was fastest in both sessions in his BMW i Andretti Motorsport machine, with his best time of 1:17.553s posted in the afternoon. Despite the plethora of changes from Gen1 to Gen2 machinery for the upcoming season, Formula E remains incredibly close at the top, with the second fastest time of the day setRead More
By FIA Jean-Eric Vergne has made it four different winners of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in as many seasons, as fifth place in today’s E-Prix was enough to put him out of reach of his rivals with one race left to run in New York City tomorrow (15 July). In a day of high drama on the banks of the Buttermilk Channel in Brooklyn, Vergne went from last on the grid thanks to a technical infringement during qualifying to top of the world by the end of 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

Posted On April 28, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula E

Perfect Home E-Prix for Jean-Eric Verge

By FIA The third E-Prix in Paris saw home-hero Jean-Eric Vergne put in a near-perfect performance to score pole position and victory in the eighth round of the 2017/18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The winextends his lead in the standings once more to 31 points, while his closest contender – DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird – crossed the line third following a dramatic final lap around the Circuit des Invalides. In front of a huge partisan Parisian crowd, Vergne took pole position ahead of Bird by nearly three tenthsRead 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 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