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Bird, Rosenqvist win in Hong Kong, Audi falters
Dec03

Bird, Rosenqvist win in Hong Kong, Audi falters

Sam Bird and Felix Rosenqvist have drawn first blood in the 2017-2018 FIA Formula E Season by taking wins in the season-opening Hong Kong doubleheader. Bird’s victory for DS Virgin Racing came after a red flag period early in the race, and a botched pit stop, which resulted in a drive-through penalty, for the British driver. However, by the time the penalty was assessed, Bird had built up enough of a gap to maintain his lead...

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FIA Formula E Season 4 preview
Dec01

FIA Formula E Season 4 preview

While the rest of the racing season is winding down, the FIA Formula E 2017-2018 Season is heating up in the series’ season four opener in Hong Kong. The 14 round calendar opens with a race on the streets of the island’s harborfront for the second year, this time opening with a doubleheader weekend. The big story going into the season opener has been the addition from Neel Jani and Andre Lotterer from Porsche’s...

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Di Grassi takes driver title, Renault e.Dams win team title
Jul30

Di Grassi takes driver title, Renault e.Dams win team title

Switzerland’s Sebastien Buemi had six wins and led the 2016-17 FIA Formula E Driver Championship for 293 days, but his rival, Brazilian Lucas DiGrassi, led the final 25 hours and emerged as the champion in a dramatic final weekend doubleheader in Montreal. Heading into the final weekend of the third Formula E season, Di Grassi trailed Buemi by 10 points, but gained three points by claiming the pole for Saturday’s race then led all the...

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Jean-Eric Vergne earns Techeetah’s maiden win
Jul30

Jean-Eric Vergne earns Techeetah’s maiden win

Techeetah FE entered the FIA Formula E championship as rookies at the start of the 2016-17 season, and now, at the final race of the year, they can call themselves winners with Jean-Eric Vergne scoring the Chinese team’s maiden win. Vergne started the race from third on the grid behind Mahindra Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist and DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird. The Frenchman took the lead after the pitstops, whittling down...

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Rosenqvist scores pole at the Montreal ePrix
Jul30

Rosenqvist scores pole at the Montreal ePrix

Felix Rosenqvist put the Mahindra Racing machine on pole position for the final FIA Formula E race of the season, the Montreal ePrix. Rosenqvist, though no longer in contention for the driver’s title, is in a battle for third in the championship with DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird. The three points for pole moves him within one of Bird’s total. Bird will line up alongside Rosenqvist on the front row of the grid....

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Buemi disqualified in Montreal
Jul30

Buemi disqualified in Montreal

As if the FIA Formula E finale needed any more drama, Sebastien Buemi has been disqualified in Montreal for an underweight second car in yesterday’s opening race. The second car—which the Renault e.Dams team built from the ground up in the five hours between his second practice crash and the race—was found to be 4kg underweight in post-race technical inspection. With Di Grassi’s win Saturday and Buemi’s DQ, the gap between...

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