Tag: Motor sports

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 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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Nov 27, 2019 - 01:41 pm

ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup is launching in August 2020

Opel has announced that it will be starting the world’s first electric one-make rally trophy with a racing car based on the Corsa-e from last summer. In the meantime, there have been some updates to the vehicle and schedule of the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup.

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Nov 24, 2019 - 05:04 pm

VW Motorsport to stop making combustion engines

Volkswagen’s Motorsport division has announced the factory retirement of the internal combustion engine. In the future, the strategy will focus specifically on electric vehicles, they say. The department is thus following in the footsteps of the Wolfsburg parent company.

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Nov 7, 2019 - 03:24 pm

DTM presents electric racing concept

The DTM marketer ITR has presented a concept for a purely electric racing series, which could be launched in the future as part of the supporting programme of the touring car series. The plans go beyond the concepts of other electric racing series such as Formula E or ETCR – also with regards to the […]

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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 - 05:02 pm

Hyundai presents electric race car Veloster N ETCR

Hyundai Motorsport has presented its first electric racing car at the IAA. The all-electric Veloster N ETCR was specially developed for the new ETCR racing series, which will start in 2020. Hyundai also presented a concept to serve as a design template for future electric models.

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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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Aug 22, 2019 - 02:57 pm

Opel to present electric rally car based on Corsa-e

Opel has announced the world premiere of a battery-powered rally car based on the Corsa-e for the IAA. Next year will see the start of the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup, the world’s first one-brand cup for electric vehicles, at least when it comes to rally.

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Aug 16, 2019 - 02:20 pm

Electric vehicle startup Nio exhibits growing pains

One of the seemingly more stable electric vehicle startups, Nio, is running into problems that have been building for some time. Following recalls and decreasing delivery numbers as well as investment issues, co-founder Jack Cheng has now departed, leaving Nio in jeopardy.

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Aug 13, 2019 - 01:54 pm

MotoE still hitting speed bumps

The premiere season of the electric motorcycle racing series MotoE continues to be marked by breakdowns. After the start of the season had to be postponed due to a big fire in the paddock in Jerez, there was another fire in the Spielberg paddock on Friday, when Niki Tuuli’s electric bike went up in flames […]

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Jul 12, 2019 - 01:20 pm

HWA Racelab & ABT Sportsline to join Extreme E

As the second team in the racing series, HWA Racelab has announced that it is aiming to start in the Extreme E, the race series for all-electric SUVs starting in 2021. ABT Sportsline will also be competing in the electric SUV race.

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Jul 8, 2019 - 01:24 pm

MotoE: Niki Tuuli wins first electric motorbike race

Niki Tuuli from Finland has won the first race of the new MotoE World Cup at the Sachsenring in Germany. Tuuli won just ahead of Bradley Smith and Mike di Meglio. The next MotoE race will take place on August 11th in Spielberg, Austria.

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Jul 8, 2019 - 01:17 pm

Honda expresses interest in 2020/21 Formula E

Honda has expressed interest in the Formula E racing series and has already held initial talks with series boss Alejandro Agag. However, the Japanese’s entry will probably be possible for the 2020/21 season at the earliest.

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Jul 5, 2019 - 04:03 pm

Extreme E presents Odyssey 21 prototype

The prototype of the electric off-road vehicle for the planned new Extreme E racing series in the world’s most adverse climates has now been unveiled. Initially known as the E-SUV, the standardised racing car seems to have become a kind of electric off-road buggy.

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Jun 23, 2019 - 08:59 pm

Formula E: Jean-Eric Vergne victorious in Berne

As the Formula E finale draws closer, the fight for the top intensifies. Current leader and defending champion Jean-Éric Vergne (DS Techeetah) secured his 3rd victory this season at the Swiss E-Prix, ahead of Mitch Evans (Panasonic Jaguar Racing) and local hero Sebastien Buemi (Nissan).

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May 26, 2019 - 03:31 pm

A weekend at the races: Formula E Berlin ePrix

The Formula E was in Berlin this weekend, where for the fifth time, racing took place at the city’s iconic and (usually) disused Tempelhof airport. As in previous years, the Berliners took to the spectacle with German coldness (or is it cool?) but in great numbers. And, they got to see a home run for […]

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May 8, 2019 - 07:01 pm

Extreme E: Venturi confirms first racing team

Venturi Automobiles has now been officially confirmed as the first team for the planned off-road racing series with electric SUVs called Extreme E. Venturi has also been active in Formula E since the 2014/15 debut season and will now compete in the new racing series from 2021.

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May 8, 2019 - 12:23 pm

Andretti’s suggestion to spice up the Formula E

For those who believe that the FIA Formula E is too quiet and peaceful, former race-car driver Mario Andretti has a potential solution. He addressed the race’s organisers in a short video on social media, although it remains to be seen whether they plan to use the method.

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Apr 14, 2019 - 10:46 pm

Formula E: Maiden win for Evans at chaotic Rome E-Prix

Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans claims an emotional first victory in Rome with Andre Lotterer (DS Techeetah) in second and Stoffel Vandoorne (HWA Racelab) bringing home both his and the team’s first podium finish in the Formula E Championship.

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