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Leonardo Di Caprio joins Formula E with Venturi
Dec09

Leonardo Di Caprio joins Formula E with Venturi

The final slot on the FIA Formula E grid has been locked in with Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio joining forces with Venturi Automobiles to confirm the 10th and final entry. While he won’t be behind the wheel, DiCaprio follows in the footsteps of Hollywood heroes Steve McQueen, Paul Newman and Patrick Dempsey with a key involvement in motorsport. DiCaprio has been nominated for three Academy Awards and nine Golden Globe Awards....

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New teams signed up for Formula E
Dec05

New teams signed up for Formula E

Nine of the ten teams aiming to compete in the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship have been locked in with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group the latest global brand to join the championship. Based in the UK, the Virgin Racing Formula E Team will be headed by Team Principal Alex Tai and has the backing of Virgin founder, Branson. Both have been involved in a number of pioneering technology projects in aviation, space and more...

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Formula E calendar revealed

The new FIA Formula E Championship has locked in its inaugural 2014/2015 calendar featuring 10 city-centre events spanning four continents. The calendar was submitted to the FIA during its World Motor Sport Council in Paris, France, and will run from September 2014 to June 2015. Beijing will remain as the host venue for the world’s first ever fully-electric race commencing on 13th September 2014 – one week earlier than...

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Formula E’s on-track debut

The new electric car that will form the basis for the new Formula E championship that will race on the streets of Los Angeles and Miami has hit the track for the first time. The Spark-Renault SRT_01E, completed is successful test debut recently at the La Ferté Gaucher circuit near Choisy-le-Roi, France. The new single-seater was driven by Lucas di Grassi who will be undertaking the early test and development work. The zero emission...

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Formula E unveils calendar

The calendar for the inaugural season of Formula E has been revealed with Los Angeles and Miami confirmed as two of the global cites for the new all-electric open wheel championship. The inaugural calendar was recently proposed to the FIA during its World Motor Sport Council in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and will run from September 2014 to June 2015. Beijing will have the honor of hosting the world’s first fully-electric race while...

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New Formula E car unveiled

The new car that will be raced next year in the inaugural FIA Formula E all electric championship – the newSpark-Renault SRT_01E single-seater – was unveiled this morning during the opening day of the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. FIA President Jean Todt and Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag, revealed the the SRT_01E for the international media. The car’s monocoque chassis has been constructed by Italian constructor Dallara...

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