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World First For Formula E As All-Electric Racing Car Runs On Arctic Ice Cap
Posted by: ASkyler on Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 07:25 PM
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World First For Formula E As All-Electric Racing Car Runs On Arctic Ice Cap


The FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first fully-electric racing series, has once again broken new ground by running its car on the Arctic ice cap.

With the earth experiencing the warmest year on record, the amount of sea ice breaking away from the Arctic has reached historic new levels. To raise awareness of this crucial and pressing issue, Formula E joined forces with Julius Baer, Visa, DHL, Schaeffler, The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Mumm Champagne House to bring this spectacular event to life. The zero-emission racer was driven on the ice cap by adventurous race-winning Formula E driver, Lucas di Grassi.


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Audi To Become Involved In Formula E
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, September 02, 2016 - 10:10 AM
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Audi To Become Involved In Formula E


Audi is going to intensify its future commitment in the world’s first racing series for fully electric race cars. Starting in the 2016/2017 season that opens in Hong Kong on October 9, Audi will increase its involvement in Formula E Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport. In addition, it is planned to incorporate Formula E into a factory-backed motorsport program as of the 2017/2018 season.


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NextEV Formula E Team Set For 2016/17 Season: Driver Line-Up And New Livery Unveiled At First Official Test
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 05:28 PM
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NextEV Formula E Team Set For 2016/17 Season: Driver Line-Up And New Livery Unveiled At First Official Test


The NextEV Formula E Team has today announced its driver line-up and revealed the new livery for its 2016/17 challenger, ahead of the first official pre-season test at Donington Park, UK, which begins later this morning.

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Antonio Felix da Costa to Join Andretti Formula E
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 05:31 PM
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Antonio Felix da Costa to Join Andretti Formula E


Portuguese driver António Félix da Costa will join the Andretti Formula E team for the upcoming FIA Formula E Championship. Piloting the No. 28 MS Amlin Andretti car for Season Three will mark a renewed relationship between Félix da Costa and the global insurance company MS Amlin.

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Buemi Wins Title After Controversial Finale
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, July 04, 2016 - 07:27 AM
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Buemi Wins Title After Controversial Finale


Sebastien Buemi is the new FIA Formula E champion after clinching the title courtesy of setting the Visa Fastest Lap during the season-ending Visa London ePrix.

The final race of the 2015/16 season was a controversial affair, brought about by title rivals Buemi and Lucas di Grassi colliding on the opening lap of the race. Buemi made a slow start from pole, and was rear-ended by di Grassi under braking for Turn 3.

The incident took the rear wing off Buemi’s Renault e.dams entry, while there was significant front end damage to the Abt Schaeffler car of di Grassi. Both drivers limped back to the pits so that they could switch to their second car.

With two points on offer for the Visa Fastest Lap and both drivers tied on points, the championship now boiled down to a fight over who could be quickest over a flying lap. Both drivers - and Stephane Sarrazin - were awarded FanBoost, but the rules state that this power boost cannot be used to claim the bonus points.


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Prost Wins In Style As Di Grassi Inches Closer To Title
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 06:23 AM
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Prost Wins In Style As Di Grassi Inches Closer To Title


Nico Prost scored his second FIA Formula E Championship win in style at the Visa London ePrix, but it was the action that played out behind him that captured the imagination of the enthusiastic crowd in the penultimate race of the season.

Prost drove a faultless race, leading away from pole, establishing a commanding lead before easily defending it when a late-race Qualcomm Safety Car period closed up the pack. It was his first win of the season, in fact his first since Miami in season one. But it was a stunning performance nevertheless.

"It’s been an up and down year for me, so it’s really nice," said Prost. "I was very confident coming here as in the last few races we’ve been very competitive and to be honest the team gave me a fantastic car all day long. It’s the kind of race you want to have. When I see Bruno’s helmet in the pitlane I get goosebumps. It’s really nice, he’s a friend and it’s nice to be on the podium with him here."

In second place Bruno Senna gave the headline writers plenty of ammunition by delivering his best performance to date, and securing second place for Mahindra Racing sealing the first Prost/Senna podium in Britain since Donington, 1993. While he was never really close enough to challenge Prost, equally he was never really under threat from behind, and duly delivered his first podium finish.


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From Hong Kong To New York; Five New Cities For The Third Formula E Season
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 11:47 AM
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From Hong Kong To New York; Five New Cities For The Third Formula E Season


The 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship calendar was announced today, having been approved by the FIA World Motor Sport Council by an e-vote.

The calendar features 14 races, to be staged in 12 of the world’s leading cities, with double-headers in Montreal and New York. In addition to the ePrix, there will be a special event, the FIA Electric Mobility Forum, which will take place in Las Vegas on January 7.

"Formula E is all about showcasing fully-electric racing together with the most iconic landmarks in the world - and the calendar for next season certainly matches our ambitions," said Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag. "It’s fantastic to be able to bring Formula E to new markets, but more importantly to new fans. It will be great to finish the third season in New York, pending the approval of all the relevant stakeholders. The growth and interest in the sport has been on an upward trend since the very beginning, and I’m sure that the third season of the FIA Formula E Championship will once again prove to be a thrilling spectacle."


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Ten Teams Entered For The 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, July 01, 2016 - 07:49 PM
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Ten Teams Entered For The 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship


Today, the FIA released the names of the 10 teams entered to take part in the third season of the FIA Formula E Championship, which gets underway in Hong Kong on October 9.

Eight of the 10 teams have been involved right from the very beginning of the world’s first fully-electric single-seater series, even if some have undergone a name change since then. The new entries come courtesy of Jaguar, the company choosing Formula E to mark its return to motorsport after an absence of over a decade, and the Chinese Techeetah team, that took over Team Aguri’s entry and is owned by China Media Capital, a public equity and venture capital firm based in Shanghai. Another new name is that of Faraday Future, an advanced mobility company with headquarters in Silicon Valley and Southern California (USA), which has entered into a new technological partnership with Dragon Racing.

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Formula E Gets Green Light For Visa London ePrix In Battersea
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 06:21 AM
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Formula E Gets Green Light For Visa London ePrix In Battersea


The FIA Formula E Championship has been given the all-clear for the 2015/16 season finale to take place in Battersea Park on July 2 and 3.

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Buemi Win Cuts Di Grassi's Lead To Just One Point
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 06:12 AM
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Buemi Win Cuts Di Grassi's Lead To Just One Point


Sebastien Buemi has reduced Lucas di Grassi’s lead in the FIA Formula E Championship to just a single point following victory in the BMW i Berlin ePrix.

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Canadian Zach Claman De Melo Earns Best Finish In 2016 Indy Lights Championship
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 06:20 AM
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Canadian Zach Claman De Melo Earns Best Finish In 2016 Indy Lights Championship


Rounds 4 and 5 of the Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires proved to be one of the most action packed weekends of the 2016 season. Juncos Racing’s Zach Claman De Melo took home his best finish of the year, taking fifth in Round 4 of the Indy Legacy 100 at Barber Motorsports Park.

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Di Grassi Triumphant In Paris
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 07:54 PM
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Di Grassi Triumphant In Paris


Lucas di Grassi has extended his lead in the FIA Formula E Championship with a flawless drive in the Visa Paris ePrix.

The Abt Schaeffler driver sprung off the line to take the lead at the start. Aside from two laps during the car swap pitstop phase, he led the entire way. The sell-out event crowd of 20,000 - which included France Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, Rachida Dati, Mayor of the 7th Arrondissement and FIA President Jean Todt - was denied the grandstand finish the race deserved when series debutant Ma Qing Hua crashed heavily in the closing stages.

The Chinese racer was unhurt, but the Team Aguri car was buried against the wall and the Qualcomm Safety Car was deployed. With only five laps left, the race finished under yellow flags, and di Grassi’s third win of the season was assured.

"I think it was the most perfect start we had so far," he said. "Sam had a lot of wheelspin and I just managed to avoid getting any. Jean-Eric also had a very good start and I was looking in my mirrors to make sure that he didn’t get room on the inside. From then onwards I was pushing really hard, even after the Full Course Yellow. After the pitstop, on the cold tyres the car was just sliding for two laps as I tried to build up the temperatures and he caught up a bit. To see people all around the track cheering, on the inside of the track and the outside… it’s just amazing what was done here today and I hope we race here many more times and in more cities like Paris. This is what Formula E is about."


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FIA Formula E - Paris ePrix - Preview
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 05:36 PM
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FIA Formula E - Paris ePrix - Preview


The DS brand and DS VIRGIN RACING team are gearing up for the Paris ePrix on Saturday 23 April. As part of this exceptional event, the team is keen to share its enthusiasm and will to win. The Paris ePrix is a milestone in the championship for the entire team, starting with French driver, Jean-Éric Vergne who is more motivated than ever to score points and claim a place on the podium.

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FIA Formula E - On 20 April 2016, the DS Brand Electrifies Paris
Posted by: newsla on Friday, April 15, 2016 - 03:44 PM
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FIA Formula E - On 20 April 2016, the DS Brand Electrifies Paris


Three days ahead of the Paris ePrix, the Formula E race around the Hôtel des Invalides, the DS brand is putting on a show with an exceptional parade through the streets of the capital.

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Renault - Renault e.dams Championship Charge Beached In California
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, April 03, 2016 - 04:20 PM
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Renault - Renault e.dams Championship Charge Beached In California


Renault e.dams endured a frustrating FIA Formula E Faraday Future Long Beach ePrix, with Nico Prost finishing in eleventh and Sebastien Buemi in sixteenth. An accident, resultant car damage and a drive-through penalty blighted Sebastien Buemi’s race whilst Nico Prost received a drive-through penalty too. Renault e.dams retains its Teams’ Championship lead albeit it with a diminished margin of six points.

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FIA Formula E - Long Beach ePrix - Finish
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, April 03, 2016 - 04:12 PM
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FIA Formula E - Long Beach ePrix - Finish


Sam Bird clinches pole position but finishes sixth for DS Virgin Racing in Long Beach ePrix after contact with a tyre wall ruins chance of victory.

Starting from pole position, Bird maintained his lead over second placed Lucas Di Grassi for the first part of the race. Di Grassi finally managed to pass on lap 12, leaving a determined Bird hot on his tail for the remainder of the first stint. After a clean car changeover, Sam emerged just behind Lucas again, and the battle for the lead of the race continued. However, on lap 23 the battle for first place came to a dramatic end - a minor error saw Bird lock up his brakes and skid into a tyre wall at turn five. Whilst there was only minor damage to the car, Bird lost 5 places, and his chance of victory.

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Faraday Future Named Title Sponsor For 2016 Formula E Long Beach ePrix
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 06:13 AM
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Faraday Future Named Title Sponsor For 2016 Formula E Long Beach ePrix


Faraday Future and the FIA Formula E Championship announced Faraday Future (FF) as the title sponsor for the 2016 Long Beach ePrix, the sixth stop on the 2015/2016 Formula E race season.

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FIA Formula E - Long Beach ePrix- Preview
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 06:12 AM
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FIA Formula E - Long Beach ePrix- Preview


As Formula E prepares to take centre stage in Los Angeles, California, DS Virgin Racing is coming to the home of its sister companies Virgin Galactic and Virgin America and also that of its Premium Partner Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

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Jerome D'Ambrosio Beats Sam Bird To Clinch Second Race Off Title
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 07:48 AM
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Jerome D'Ambrosio Beats Sam Bird To Clinch Second Race Off Title


Formula E’s two most recent race winners went head-to-head in the second edition of the Formula E Race Off, with Jerome D’Ambrosio edging out Sam Bird at ESL Studios in Leicester.

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Herta On The Pace In Barcelona For Euro Formula Open Testing
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 03:39 PM
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Herta On The Pace In Barcelona For Euro Formula Open Testing


Carlin’s Colton Herta has enjoyed a strong final day of official pre-season testing for the Euro Formula Open Series today finishing the afternoon session as the fastest driver on track while his overall time today saw him record the second quickest time around the Barcelona circuit. Herta, who will turn 16 next week, had been working alongside team mate Ameya Vaidyanathan over the course of the two day test which saw them both make strong inroads as the final day of testing came to a close ahead of the opening race of the 2016 season next month in Estoril.

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Will Owen Scores 27 Points In First Round At St Petersburg
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 06:22 AM
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Will Owen Scores 27 Points In First Round At St Petersburg


Will Owen, driver of the #23 Juncos Racing machine came away with two top ten finishes, and 27 points in the first round of the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires. The Grand Prix of St. Petersburg didn’t start off with a bang as the #23 car dealt with engine issues forcing Owen to get up to speed quickly with little running. Even though the 20 year-old was running quicker than his teammate Jake Parsons for most of race one, he couldn’t quite make the pass on the narrow streets of St. Petersburg. Owen finished in 9th position, in between teammates Jake Parsons and Nicolas Dapero.

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Juncos Racing Completes Opening Rounds Of The 2016 Pro Mazda Championship
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 06:20 AM
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Juncos Racing Completes Opening Rounds Of The 2016 Pro Mazda Championship At St. Petersburg


The Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires opened up the 2016 season this past weekend with Rounds 1 and 2 of the Allied Building Products Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The 2015 Pro Mazda reigning champions Juncos Racing took to the field with returning drivers Garett Grist and Will Owen, along with rookies Nicolas Dapero and Jake Parsons. The four car lineup picked up one Top-5 finish in back to back green flag races.

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Double Podiums for Kyle Kaiser at Indy Lights Season Opener in St. Petersburg
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 05:58 PM
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Double Podiums for Kyle Kaiser at Indy Lights Season Opener in St. Petersburg


The 2016 Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires is shaping up to be an exciting year for Juncos Racing after a successful weekend at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Lucas School of Racing. American Kyle Kaiser claimed his first pole and two podiums, while teammate Zach Claman Demelo gave an impressive performance in his first run in the Mazda Road to Indy ladder series.

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Jasper Thong Steps Up With Asia Racing Team
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 06:12 AM
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Jasper Thong Steps Up With Asia Racing Team


Asia Racing Team will run Jasper Thong in the 2016 AFR Series in the "Class B" category for the previous generation two-litre Tatuus cars. 16 year-old Thong from Hong Kong will be one of the youngest in the field and makes the step up to single seater racing from a strong career in karting in Asia.

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Strong Season Start As Weiron Tan Secures Podium Finish In Florida
Posted by: newsla on Monday, March 14, 2016 - 06:15 AM
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Strong Season Start As Weiron Tan Secures Podium Finish In Florida


Malaysian driver Weiron Tan kicked off his assault on the 2016 Pro Mazda Championship title, with a podium and fifth-place finish at the season-opener, held on the Streets of St. Petersburg circuit on the 12-13 March 2016. With two points-scoring finishes, Team Pelfrey driver Tan sits third in the drivers’ standings with 39 points.

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