Tag: FIA

Mar 30, 2021 - 01:02 pm

Next Formula E safety car is a tuned Mini

The new safety car for Formula E will once again come from the BMW Group, but this time it will be purely electric. Following the BMW i8 with plug-in hybrid drive, this role will be taken over by the Mini Electric Pacesetter inspired by JCW: a special version of the new Mini Cooper SE.

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Mar 26, 2021 - 01:58 pm

Porsche to remain with the Formula E

Porsche will remain loyal to Formula E in the coming years. When the FIA Formula E World Championship enters a new era from the 2022/23 season with further developed “Gen3” race cars, the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer will be there.

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Feb 2, 2021 - 03:51 pm

Johnson Matthey to supply cell tech to Virgin Racing

Johnson Matthey has a new partnership to show the eLNO cathode material technology in action. The company teamed up with Formula E team Envision Virgin Racing. They will co-develop what the companies consider the “first-ever” electric race car powered by JM’s new batteries.

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Jan 18, 2021 - 01:36 pm

Toyota presents hybrid racecar for WEC

Toyota Gazoo Racing has unveiled the race car it will enter in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) this year. In line with the new hypercar regulations, the GR010 Hybrid features an all-wheel drive powertrain with system power capped at 500 kW.

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Jan 12, 2021 - 03:42 pm

Formula 1 Team McLaren goes for Formula E

McLaren Racing has secured an option to participate in Formula E once the 3rd generation race cars debut. The option will enable McLaren to enter the championship as one of a maximum of twelve teams from the 2022/23 season.

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Aug 3, 2020 - 11:29 am

Electric racing series eRX2 to launch in 2021

The FIA officially unveiled the new all-electric eRX2 championship, which will start in 2021 as the support series for the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The eRX2 is a joint venture between the Spanish eMobility specialist QEV Technologies, Olsbergs MSE and RX Promotion.

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Jul 5, 2020 - 03:45 pm

Formula E powering up for seasons to come

The FIA World Motor Sport Council has set the course for the third Formula E generation. From the 2022/23 season onwards, the cars will be more powerful and recuperate better. FIA has also appointed several suppliers to make standard components for the next-gen racing cars.

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Jun 17, 2020 - 03:20 pm

Formula E confirms six concluding races in Berlin

The rumour that Formula E, which was interrupted due to the coronavirus crisis, will hold several races in Berlin, has been confirmed: As the electric racing series now officially announces, the former airport Berlin-Tempelhof is the venue for the conclusion of the current season.

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Jun 8, 2020 - 01:49 pm

Four to six Formula E races planned in Berlin

The current Formula E season, which was interrupted due to the coronavirus crisis, is to be concluded in August with several races in Berlin. The plan is to hold four to six runs at the former Tempelhof airport without spectators.

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May 28, 2020 - 10:44 am

A prank gone wrong

Daniel Abt has been barred for cheating in an incident in online computer-game racing: Audi has surprisingly suspended their regular Formula E driver Daniel Abt with immediate effect.

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Apr 29, 2020 - 07:13 pm

Impulse for new Formula E team from Italy

The Italian businessman Gianfranco Pizzuto plans to enter Formula E with his own team in Imecar Elektronik. The aim is to participate in the 2021 or 2022 season, but there are still a few hurdles to overcome before then – such as financing or unavailable grid positions.

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Apr 28, 2020 - 06:28 pm

Audi withdraws from DTM to focus on Formula E

Audi will leave the German Touring Car series (DTM) at the end of this year and concentrate fully on Formula E. “With this energy, we’re going to drive our transformation into a provider of sporty, sustainable electric mobility forward,” says Markus Duesmann, Chairman of the Board at AUDI.

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Apr 17, 2020 - 11:00 am

Formula E suspended at least until June

As governments around the world continue to take stringent measures to curb the spread of the Corona pandemic, Formula E and the FIA have decided to extend the suspension of the season until at least the end of June.

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Apr 17, 2020 - 10:53 am

Formula E enters E-Sports

Formula E has created the ABB Formula E Race at Home Challenge, a nine-week e-sports competition in which a selection of the best gamers get to race against all Formula E teams.

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Apr 15, 2020 - 05:46 pm

Formula E reduces development costs to help teams

Formula E and the FIA have announced that in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, they will reduce the financial burden on their teams by reducing development costs. At the same time, it is still unclear at the moment how the current season will continue.

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Mar 30, 2020 - 12:38 pm

From intense speed to intensive care

Formula E and the FIA recently announced that the 2019/20 season will be completely suspended for at least two months due to the Covid 19 pandemic. The season finale of the E racing series is still planned for London’s ExCeL venue in July, but medical usage may prove more prudent.

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Mar 13, 2020 - 01:00 pm

Two-month break in Formula E’s ongoing season

Following the cancellation of individual races, Formula E and the FIA have now announced that the 2019/20 season will be completely suspended for at least two months due to the Covid 19 spread. Even after that a resumption is not guaranteed.

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Mar 1, 2020 - 03:50 pm

Formula E: Double DS Techeetah podium in Marrakesh

Never before a polesitter in Marrakesh managed to claim a victory. On Saturday Antonio Felix da Costa (DS Techeetah) dominated the qualifying and race and defended the top spot, followed closely by the man who replaced him at BMWi Andretti Motorsport, Maximilian Günther. Da Costa’s teammate Jean-Eric Vergne climbed from P11 up to P3 in […]

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Feb 20, 2020 - 09:15 pm

New details on electric racing series PURE ETCR

Under the name PURE ETCR, the world’s first all-electric multi-brand touring car championship has now been presented. It is due to start its first full season in 2021, with several demo events already planned for this year.

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Feb 16, 2020 - 03:57 pm

Formula E: Jaguar reigned supreme in Mexico

Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans dominated a crash-filled race this weekend and took P1 from Porsche’s André Lotterer on the first corner, which he held to the very end to secure the win at the Mexico City E-Prix. Four seconds behind him followed DS Techeetah’s António Félix da Costa, while Nissan e.dams’ Sébastien Buemi rounded […]

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Dec 17, 2019 - 02:54 pm

Formula E launches tender for Gen3 cars

The FIA has published technical tenders on the third generation of Formula E racing cars. The Gen3 cars, which will be used from 2022 onwards, will offer more power with less weight and a new drive. Pit stops will return to the race, but this time, for charging.

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Oct 29, 2019 - 03:53 pm

Formula E may focus on battery charging times

According to new Formula E CEO Jamie Reigle, the electric racing series with the third generation of racing cars could devote itself to the topic of charging times. This would mean that the Gen3 car could reintroduce pit stops in Formula E.

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Sep 12, 2019 - 05:43 pm

Mercedes reveals Formula E racing car

At the IAA, Mercedes-Benz just presented the racing car for its premiere Formula E season. The German carmaker is cautious with modest targets for the Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01.

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Sep 10, 2019 - 04:52 pm

BMW is branching out at the IAA

The new BMW boss Oliver Zipse briefly outlined his new drive strategy at the IAA. He avoided making a commitment to battery-electric cars such as VW did and stressed various options. With the ‘i Hydrogen Next’, BMW is also presenting a fuel cell car.

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Aug 29, 2019 - 06:33 pm

Porsche reveals the 99X Electric for Formula E

Porsche has now unveiled the Porsche 99X Electric racing car with which the manufacturer will be starting at the Formula E for the first time in the 2019/20 season. Drivers Neel Jani and André Lotterer will sit in the Porsche cockpit for the sixth season.

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