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The master manager who juggled Prost and Senna simultaneously

One of the most influential – and yet low profile – people in the Formula 1 world turns 70 today [April 23rd], and yet he remains relatively unknown outside the confines of the paddock.

NIO 333 Formula E team fined for COVID-19 rules breach

The NIO 333 Formula E team has been hit with a €25,000 fine for failing to immediately report a positive COVID-19 case ahead of the Valencia E-Prix double-header event.

Formula E finalises calendar including London double-header
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Formula E finalises calendar including London double-header

Formula E and the FIA have finally signed off the remainder of the 2021 season calendar, which features a long-awaited return to London plus the addition of Puebla in Mexico.

NIO 333 latest team to sign up for Formula E's Gen3 era

The NIO 333 team has signed up for Formula E’s Gen3 era, confirming its participation in the series until the end of the 2025-26 season.

Todt: Formula E deserves more media attention
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Todt: Formula E deserves more media attention

FIA president Jean Todt has called on the media to give more coverage to Formula E, saying the sport "deserves much more".

How Sims is adjusting to post-BMW life at Mahindra

Alexander Sims was rapid but somewhat inconsistent during his first two seasons in Formula E with BMW Andretti. A cosier environment at Mahindra Racing could be just what he needs to smoothen the rough edges and become one of the championship’s leading contenders.

Mexico Formula E back-up race boosted by fan attendance go-ahead

The viability of Formula E’s backup plan to host a Mexican race near the city of Puebla has been boosted by limited fan attendance being permitted for local sporting events.

Formula E to create F1-style Concorde Agreement

Formula E is creating its own version of the Concorde Agreement as used in Formula 1 to boost the championship’s audience by better defining rights deals between teams and broadcasters.

Formula E to race on adapted version of Monaco F1 layout

Formula E has unveiled an adapted version of the Formula 1 Monaco circuit to be used next month as the championship makes its debut on the full layout.

Da Costa: Rome TV cameras missed "best overtakes of my life"

Defending Formula E champion Antonio Felix da Costa reckons he completed “the best overtakes of my life” during the Rome E-Prix but they were missed by the TV feed.

How Vergne and Vandoorne found redemption in Rome

Another Formula E double-header, another double dose of frantic action. While the form guide remains unpredictable following fightback wins for Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne in Rome, the speed and consistency of Mercedes – both on and off the track – could have its rivals worried for what is to follow

Rowland critical of Rome penalty after Cassidy clash

Oliver Rowland has called out the application of the FIA regulations after he was penalised for a Formula E crash that forced Rome E-Prix polesitter Nick Cassidy to retire.

De Vries hit with grid penalty for last-lap Bird collision

Nyck de Vries carries a grid penalty into the first Valencia Formula E race thanks to the late Rome E-Prix crash that gave points leader Sam Bird a swollen hand. 

Di Grassi calls out Buemi for “incredibly stupid” move in Rome FE

Lucas di Grassi has called out fellow Formula E champion Sebastien Buemi for his “incredibly stupid manoeuvre” that caused the Audi driver to crash out of the second Rome E-Prix.

Vandoorne: Rome win "redemption" after Race 1 misery

Stoffel Vandoorne says his win in the second Rome E-Prix counts as “redemption” and validates the work of the Mercedes Formula E team during the pandemic. 

Rome E-Prix: Vandoorne wins wild Race 2 for Mercedes

Stoffel Vandoorne scored a third Formula E win for Mercedes in a frantic climax to the Rome E-Prix as points leader Sam Bird was eliminated on the final lap. 

Cassidy glad to "get the monkey off my back" with Rome pole

Formula E rookie Nick Cassidy says he is glad to “get the monkey off my back” after scoring his first points with pole position for the second Rome E-Prix.

Rome E-Prix: Cassidy storms to maiden pole in wet qualifying

Formula E rookie Nick Cassidy scored a remarkable maiden pole position over fellow championship newcomer Norman Nato in a treacherous wet-weather shootout ahead of the second Rome E-Prix. 

Rome E-Prix: Cassidy tops damp practice ahead of Gunther

Envision Virgin Racing driver Nick Cassidy set the pace in a greasy practice session ahead of the second Rome E-Prix as persistent drizzle led to a spate of mistakes.

Porsche's Lotterer defends Rome collision with Vandoorne

Andre Lotterer has defended his first-lap collision with Stoffel Vandoorne for the lead of the Rome E-Prix, blaming the Mercedes driver for lifting early and "leaving me no space".

Di Grassi: "No reason" for Audi to fail in Rome

Lucas di Grassi says there was “no reason” for his car to fail while leading the Rome E-Prix, which cost Audi its first Formula E win in almost two years.

Vandoorne's Rome E-Prix crash cause revealed

Mercedes driver Stoffel Vandoorne revealed that a manhole cover caused the shunt that eliminated both he and teammate Nyck de Vries from the Rome E-Prix and effectively ended the race early.

Vergne, Bird call on FIA to move Rome start line after crashes

Jean-Eric Vergne and Sam Bird have called on Formula E and the FIA to move the start line of the Rome E-Prix “karting track” to eliminate “unnecessary” and “inevitable” crashes.

Rome E-Prix: Vergne wins race, heartbreak for di Grassi

Jean-Eric Vergne won a dramatic Rome E-Prix that ended under safety car conditions as race leader Lucas di Grassi triggered a late shunt that eliminated polesitter Stoffel Vandoorne. 

Rome E-Prix: Vandoorne takes pole after Rowland hits the wall

Mercedes racer Stoffel Vandoorne scored his third Formula E pole ahead of the Rome E-Prix after a brief wall tap denied Oliver Rowland in the dying moments of his run. 

Rome E-Prix: Second practice cancelled after kerb breakage

Formula E cancelled the second practice session ahead of the Rome E-Prix after only 10 minutes of running as a kerb breakage could not be repaired in time. 

Dennis blames lack of yellow flags for Rome practice pile-up

BMW Andretti driver Jake Dennis has blamed an absence of yellow and red flags for contributing to the three-car Rome E-Prix practice pile-up caused by Oliver Turvey.

Rome E-Prix: Di Grassi fastest as FP1 ends with major crash Rome ePrix I
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Rome E-Prix: Di Grassi fastest as FP1 ends with major crash

Audi driver Lucas di Grassi topped the opening Formula E practice session ahead of the Rome E-Prix as the practice start procedure led to another major crash. 

FIA asks teams to review braking systems after Mortara crash

The FIA has asked all Formula E teams to review the causes and effects of possible failures to their braking system following the Diriyah E-Prix crash that hospitalised Edoardo Mortara.

New Dragon FE car now expected to debut in Monaco

Dragon Penske Autosport's drivers have explained why the Formula E team will not debut its new car for the Rome E-Prix, instead expecting it to arrive for Monaco in May.

Rome FE round "a miracle" following Italy COVID emergency

Formula E drivers reckon “it’s not short of a miracle” that this weekend’s double-header Rome E-Prix has been organised as Italy extends the state of emergency of in the country.

Jaguar commits to Formula E's Gen3 era

Jaguar has become the latest manufacturer in Formula E to commit to the forthcoming Gen3 regulations ahead of the 2022-23 season but will hold off issuing its public confirmation.

Mercedes: Final call on Gen3 rules "in the next few weeks"

Mercedes Formula E boss Ian James has explained the manufacturer’s unexpected decision to delay its Gen3 rules registration and says the “final call” is due in “the next few weeks”.

NIO 333 "surprised a few people" with Formula E turnaround

Tom Blomqvist says the NIO 333 Formula E team “surprised a few people” in the paddock with the massive step in performance it made coming into the 2020/21 season.

NIO indicates commitment to Formula E Gen3 rules

NIO 333 has given the clearest indication to date that it is ready to commit to the Formula E Gen3 rules package after revealing a “long-term” technical partnership.

Mercedes awaiting "clarification" before committing to Gen3

Mercedes has delayed its commitment to the inbound Gen3 rules that will be introduced into Formula E in 2022 as it awaits "clarification" over the championship's structure.

Nissan delays introduction of new Formula E powertrain

The Nissan e.dams Formula E team will no longer debut its new powertrain for the next round in Rome due to a COVID-enforced delay in parts supply. 

Formula E unveils electric Mini safety car for select races

Formula E will use a modified example of the all-electric Mini as its safety car for select events this season ahead of the marque’s parent company BMW quitting the championship. 

Formula E makes Rome and Valencia double-header events

Formula E has modified both the Rome and Valencia E-Prix to become double-header events, while Motorsport.com understands that Marrakesh will no longer be on the 2021 calendar.

Porsche latest manufacturer to commit to FE's Gen3 era

Porsche has become the fourth Formula E manufacturer to sign up to the championship’s new Gen3 rules that will be in play until the end of the 2025-26 season.

What Nissan's commitment to Gen3 reveals about Formula E's future Prime

What Nissan's commitment to Gen3 reveals about Formula E's future

Formula E's Gen3 era grid continues to take shape, after Nissan opted to commit to the series for another four years. Nissan's global chief operating officer explains why it has thrown its lot in with FE while other high-profile marques have decided to call it quits.

Nissan commits to Formula E's Gen3 era

Nissan has pledged its long-term commitment to Formula E by signing up to the Gen3 regulations that run until the end of the 2025-26 season.

DS open to supplying FE customers amid Stellantis rumours

DS Techeetah boss Mark Preston reckons it 'could only be a good thing' for his squad to supply a customer team should another Stellantis marque enter Formula E.

Formula E CEO was 'adamantly against' delaying Gen3 cars

Formula E boss Jamie Reigle was “adamantly against” delaying the introduction of the forthcoming Gen3 cars during crisis talks held amid the first wave of the pandemic.

Formula E targets races in Japan, China, India and USA

Formula E has identified races in Japan, China, India and the USA as key additions to future calendars, according to the championship’s chief executive officer Jamie Reigle.

Dutch government ministers back Eindhoven Formula E bid

Dutch government ministers have sent a letter to Formula E boss Jamie Reigle expressing their “full support” of Eindhoven’s bid to host a round of the all-electric championship.

Formula E can be “important platform” for US manufacturers

Formula E can be an “important platform” for major American car manufacturers to showcase their “almost unthinkable” decision to move to an all-electric road car line-up.

Formula E's Gen3 rules will provide "step change"

Formula E’s co-founder reckons the incoming Gen3 rules will provide a “step change” to improve both the “sporting product” and the championship’s ability to develop technology for road cars.

Formula E drivers react to "lottery" 2021 tyre rules

Formula E drivers have reacted to the “lottery” of new “very difficult” limitations on tyre usage for the 2021 season and are “clearly not looking forward” to further Gen3 restrictions. 

Neom in frame to replace Diriyah as Saudi Formula E location

Neom has entered the frame to become the next location to host Formula E races in Saudi Arabia, with talks having taken place between city and championship officials. 

Formula E drivers call for change to qualifying format

Formula E drivers have made renewed calls for a change to the series’ controversial qualifying format, which they believe could become a determining factor in the championship fight.

Sette Camara has not “done one corner” in new Dragon FE car

Sergio Sette Camara has not yet “done one corner” in the new Dragon Penske Autosport Formula E car ahead of its Rome debut but will begin testing it this month. 

Gunther: One-lap pace let BMW down in Diriyah FE

Maximilian Gunther believes he and BMW Andretti were let down by a lack of one-lap pace in Formula E's season-opening races in Riyadh last weekend.

How Formula E's three 2021 rookies fared in Diriyah

A trio of drivers made their Formula E debuts in the Diriyah E-Prix weekend, with a dusty track and rapid drop in temperature between qualifying and the race adding to their challenge.

Cassidy exceeded own expectations on Formula E debut

Nick Cassidy says he exceeded his own expectations in his maiden Formula E weekend in the Diriyah E-Prix after showing top six pace in both qualifying and race trim.

Lynn "100% fit" with no injuries after Diriyah FE crash

Mahindra Formula E driver Alex Lynn has provided an update on his condition following a horrific crash in the Diriyah E-Prix, revealing he's "100% fine" and has escaped injuries.

Why the new Formula E season got off to such a controversial start

With the new Formula E season belatedly getting underway in Saudi Arabia, the championship appeared to try to make up for lost time with an overspill of action and controversy on and off the track. While some talking points could have serious repercussions, it was an explosive opener for many reasons.

Dennis slams Wehrlein for "driving me into the wall"

BMW Formula E driver Jake Dennis has hit out at Pascal Wehrlein for driving him into the wall in the Diriyah E-Prix, saying he “doesn’t really know what the logic was" behind his move.

Formula E takes control of Audi team licence sale

Formula E Operations has taken control of the sale of the Audi team licence after the deadline to agree a buyout past, despite interested parties holding talks with the manufacturer.

Bird outsmarted Frijns in energy management

Robin Frijns believes his former Formula E team-mate Sam Bird outsmarted him in energy management as they battled for victory in the Diriyah E-Prix.