Why Formula E's Valencia fiasco undermines engineering talent
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Why Formula E's Valencia fiasco undermines engineering talent

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FIA president Jean Todt wanted more Formula E coverage in the media, and got his wish when the opening Valencia E-Prix proved farcical. Despite attempts to spin the race as teams failing to get their sums right, Formula E and its governing body cannot escape blame - especially when trying to get teams to commit long-term.

FIA president Jean Todt sat down with a few journalists at the Rome E-Prix and told us there needed to be more collaboration between the governing body and the media to boost coverage of Formula E. That alone garnered flak when Motorsport.com ran the story because people thought it was sidestepping the more natural and meritocratic process of ‘build it and they will come’.

Todt didn’t have to wait long to have his wish granted, just 13 days in fact, as Formula E drew all kinds of attention when 11 cars slowed to walking speed in the first Valencia E-Prix last weekend as they ran out of useable energy.

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