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China’s Ho-Pin Tung tests Formula E
Apr30

China’s Ho-Pin Tung tests Formula E

Ho-Pin Tung – the first Chinese driver to ever test a Formula 1 car – reckons that the all-new FIA Formula E Championship will feature ‘super-close’ racing, after testing the fully-electric Spark-Renault STR_01E race car for the first time last week. With China hosting the opening round of the new championship, it was fitting for Tung – the Chinese ace who has tested F1 cars for Williams and Renault – to get the opportunity to drive...

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Formula E Beijing track revealed
Mar13

Formula E Beijing track revealed

The track layout for the opening round of the FIA Formula E Championship has been been unveiled with the Beijing Olympic stadium to form an iconic backdrop for the debut of the  global electric race series. Scheduled for Saturday, 13th September 2014, the inaugural Formula E race has been set around the grounds of the stadium, more commonly known as the ‘Bird’s Nest’ and venue for the 2008 Olympic Games. At 2.13 miles in length and...

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Could Ryan Hunter-Reay drive in Formula E?

Former IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay is a busy man this year trying to grab his second IndyCar title and squeeze in as many TUDOR United SportsCar Championship races as he can for the SRT Viper team. But the talented American racer is keen to try his hand at a completely different form of racing when his Andretti Autosport team kicks off its assault in the FIA Formula E championship. Hunter-Reay is teamed this weekend with Dominik...

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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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