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Diriyah E-prix II (2019)

Saudi Arabia Riyadh Street Circuit
23 Nov - 23 Nov
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The unluckiest driver in a race of chaos

Formula E's tense but calm season opener in Saudi Arabia was followed by a chaotic second race. Plenty of drivers were left to rue unfortunate outcomes, but there is one racer that will be feeling particularly hard done by.

Massa has no explanation for starting grid error

Felipe Massa has “no idea” why he started in the wrong grid position for the second Formula E race in Diriyah, for which he received a drive-through penalty.

“Flipped” car set-up led to di Grassi podium

Lucas di Grassi says that his Audi team’s decision to "flip his car overnight’"contributed to his first podium finish of the season at the second Diriyah Formula E race.

Buemi berates attack mode location in Riyadh

Nissan e.dams driver Sebastien Buemi has criticised the attack mode zone placement at last weekend’s Formula E season opener in Diriyah following his clash with Antonio Felix da Costa.

FIA explains what caused "dodgy" aborted safety car restart

Formula E race director Scot Elkins says the tractor recovering Robin Frijns’s crashed machine in Saturday’s Diriyah action got stuck just as the FIA decided to recall the safety car.

How Vergne went from “mega harsh” penalty to “miracle” points

Reigning Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne says it was a “miracle” he could score points in the second Diriyah E-Prix race after a “mega harsh” penalty dropped him to the back of the grid.

Evans claims “aggressive” Bird should leave more room

Jaguar driver Mitch Evans reckons Sam Bird should have left more room in their Turn 4 clash in the second Formula E race at Diriyah.

Gunther loses maiden Formula E podium

Maximilian Gunther has been handed a penalty after the second Formula E race at Diriyah, and the BMW Andretti driver will lose his second-place finish as a result.

Diriyah E-Prix: Sims leads BMW 1-2 in messy second race

Alexander Sims led a BMW Andretti 1-2 in the second incident-filled race of Formula E’s Diriyah E-Prix, but his teammate Maximilian Gunther’s result is under threat of a post-race penalty.

Vergne consigned to last on the grid by battery change

Reigning Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne will start the second race in Diriyah from last after receiving a grid drop for changing the battery on his DS Techeetah car.

Diriyah E-Prix: Sims bags another pole for BMW

Alexander Sims completed a clean sweep of Formula E pole positions at the Diriyah E-Prix, withstanding a late onslaught as Antonio Felix da Costa made errors on his superpole lap.

Diriyah E-Prix: Da Costa heads Bird in Saturday practice

DS Techeetah’s Antonio Felix da Costa headed Saturday’s Formula E practice session ahead of the Diriyah E-Prix, punching in his fastest full-power lap two minutes from the end.