Tag: Motorsports

Aug 26, 2022 - 06:06 pm

Audi to join Formula 1 in 2026

Audi will compete in Formula 1 from 2026. As the manufacturer has now officially announced, its own hybrid drive unit is being developed for this purpose at Audi Sport’s Motorsport Competence Centre in Neuburg an der Donau. Around half of the power is to come from the electric motor.

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Aug 18, 2022 - 12:46 pm

FIA increases hybrid share of the Formula 1

The FIA has approved the engine regulations for Formula 1 from 2026. The electric share of hybrid drives will then increase to up to 50 per cent, and the combustion engines must also run on 100 per cent “sustainable fuel. The new drive regulations pave the way for a possible entry of the VW brands […]

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Aug 15, 2022 - 01:01 pm

Mercedes driver Vandoorne is Formula E world champion

Stoffel Vandoorne has won the Formula E championship. At the final race weekend in Seoul, a fifth and a second place were enough for the Mercedes EQ driver to win the title. The manufacturers’ championship also went to Mercedes for the second year in a row.

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Aug 1, 2022 - 01:05 pm

Dennis and di Grassi win the London Formula E races

Andretti driver Jake Dennis and Venturi driver Lucas di Grassi won races 13 and 14 of the Formula E season in London. In the battle for the championship, Stoffel Vandoorne and his Mercedes team were the big winners even without a race win.

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Jul 4, 2022 - 04:53 pm

Ducati presents electric motorcycle for the MotoE

The motorbike manufacturer Ducati, which belongs to Audi, has presented the V21L, the prototype of the electric racing motorbike for the MotoE. In this context, the Italians have also published the first technical details of the machine.

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Jun 23, 2022 - 03:45 pm

McLaren to use Nissan drives in Formula E

Following the recent announcement of McLaren Racing’s entry into Formula E for the upcoming season, McLaren Racing has now entered into a long-term cooperation with Nissan. Nissan will supply the electric drive system for the entire Gen3 era of Formula E to the British team as part of the partnership.

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Jun 7, 2022 - 01:00 pm

Jaguar racer Mitch Evans takes the lead in Jakarta

Jaguar driver Mitch Evans has won the first Formula E race in Jakarta, Indonesia. Evans beat Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah) and Edoardo Mortara (ROKiT Venturi Racing) for second and third place to take his third win of the season in Jakarta.

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May 2, 2022 - 02:06 pm

Vandoorne wins Formula E race in Monaco

Mercedes driver Stoffel Vandoorne won the Monaco E-Prix, the sixth race of the 2022 Formula E World Championship season, on Saturday to claim his first victory of the season. Mercedes-EQ thus extends its lead in the team championship.

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Apr 29, 2022 - 01:08 pm

FIA & Formula E presents Gen3 racecars

The FIA and Formula E have unveiled the third-generation racing car that will be used in the electric racing series from the coming season. The technical key data differ greatly from the previous vehicle.

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Apr 12, 2022 - 02:06 pm

Nissan is taking over e.dams racing team

Nissan takes over the racing team e.dams and thus has full control over its Formula E project with immediate effect. This means that Nissan will compete completely under its own name in the ‘Gen3’ era up to and including 2026.

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Mar 9, 2022 - 02:58 pm

Updates to the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup

For the second season, the organizers have announced some changes for the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup. For the season starting in May 2022, there will be some improvements in detail and significantly more international orientation of the electric racing series.

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Feb 21, 2022 - 02:48 pm

Extreme E announces hydrogen-based racing series

The battery-electric off-road racing series Extreme E has announced plans for a spin-off with hydrogen vehicles at the start of its second season. The Extreme H off-road series is scheduled to start in 2024. Incidentally, last year’s champion Rosberg-X-Racing won the season opener in 2022.

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Feb 14, 2022 - 12:25 pm

Porsche takes home two Formula E wins from Mexico

Porsche won the first race since the factory entry two years ago at the third Formula E round of the season in Mexico City – it was the first victory for a Porsche Formula race car in over 30 years. Pascal Wehrlein won for team-mate André Lotterer and two-time champion Jean-Eric Vergne.

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Jan 21, 2022 - 03:27 pm

Schaeffler presents hybrid drive module for WRC

Hybrid cars will be used in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) from this year onwards. At the start of the hybrid era at the Rally Monte Carlo, Schaeffler will present the drive system of its subsidiary Compact Dynamics, which will be used as a standard component in the WRC cars.

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Jan 17, 2022 - 01:42 pm

Pure ETCR to introduce junior racing series

As part of the supporting programme of the Pure ETCR electric touring car series, an electric junior racing series for young male and female racers will compete for the first time this year. The races will be run with a standard car.

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Jan 11, 2022 - 05:36 pm

Maserati to join Formula E

Maserati is the first Italian car brand to enter Formula E. The Stellantis brand will compete in the electric racing series from season 9 with the new Gen3 vehicle. After DS, Maserati becomes the second participant from the Stellantis Group.

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Oct 20, 2021 - 03:05 pm

MotoE loses exclusive electric motorcycle supplier

The MotoE electric motorcycle racing series, which has been part of the MotoGP supporting programme since 2019, is losing its exclusive motorbike supplier. The Italian manufacturer Energica will withdraw from MotoE after the 2022 season. It is not yet clear what will happen to the electric series from 2023.

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Aug 18, 2021 - 11:41 am

Mercedes confirms Formula E exit

Mercedes has officially confirmed its exit from Formula E after the coming season. The decision had been taken as part of a strategic realignment of resource allocation for the development of electric vehicles.

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May 10, 2021 - 02:06 pm

Antonio Felix da Costa leads in Monaco Formula E

Current Formula E champion Antonio Felix da Costa secured his first win of the season at the seventh race of the electric series in Monaco in his DS Techeetah. The Portuguese racer won ahead of Virgin driver Robin Frijns and Mitch Evans in the Jaguar.

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Mar 15, 2021 - 03:56 pm

Marelli & Fraunhofer develop motorsport power module

Fraunhofer IZM and the Italian automotive supplier Marelli have developed a power module for electrified traction applications in motorsport. The all-silicon carbide-based module, called EDI, is said to enable higher conversion efficiencies and to be smaller and lighter.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/08/26/audi-to-join-formula-1-in-2026/
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