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An inaugural Cape Town E-Prix has been officially dropped from the 2022 Formula E calendar, while a maiden race in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta has been locked in.
The FIA has approved the new Formula E qualifying format that will be introduced for the 2022 season and pitch the fastest drivers in head-to-head 'duels' to decide pole position.
Extreme E will finish its inaugural season in Dorset, UK as the Bovington military base steps in as the final replacement venue for a disrupted 2021 calendar.
Formula E reports record-breaking live audience viewing figures for the recent 2021 season, including a 156 per cent growth in the UK following the much-anticipated return of the London E-Prix.
When injury ruled Nick Heidfeld out of the 2015 Punta del Este E-Prix in Uruguay, one week before Christmas, Mahindra boss Dilbagh Gill sought to replace him with a promising up-and-comer who had won a title that year. That gave him with four primary candidates, and an improbable introduction to the team's new 2021-22 signing.
The Wolffs have carved their own paths in motorsport, leading their respective teams to success in Formula 1 and Formula E. But the two came together last month as their drivers finished first and second in the FE drivers' championship - a feat they are hugely proud of. In a rare joint interview, they reflect on a remarkable season
OPINION: The 2021 Formula E campaign was one without a narrative for much of the season, with no single car or driver able to break away from the pack. That makes choosing a top 10 especially difficult, particularly as the qualifying format meant some worthy performers were unable to enjoy their day in the sun.
When Nyck de Vries dominated the first race of what would be the most controversial and unpredictable Formula E season to date, it looked as though Mercedes was in for a cakewalk. But as the campaign wore on, the path to a title double became increasingly rocky. Neither driver or team would be assured of the crown until the closing stages of the very final race on a weekend of struggle in Berlin.
OPINION: The departure of Audi from Formula E meant its long-time driver Lucas di Grassi would need to find a new berth to stay on the grid. His deal at Venturi Racing will ensure the championship's first-ever race winner will remain competitive into the final year of the current Gen2 ruleset - although it may not be a long-term fit
OPINION: The Dutch Grand Prix, in terms of on-track action, was nothing out of the ordinary. However, the event itself brought an unmatched level of energy from fans, and the added banking to corners underlined Zandvoort's credibility as an F1 venue.
After 36 years away, Formula 1's return to Zandvooort brought plenty of challenges as red flags interrupted practice and qualifying, while minimal run-off punished mistakes. Its fast sweeps, combined with the passionate Dutch fans, have made the circuit an instant hit but some took to its quirks better than others
A rapid start from poleman Max Verstappen in the fastest car of the Dutch GP weekend forced Mercedes into trying something different. The result was a tactical grudge match that bubbled without ever boiling over, with Verstappen's supreme pace enough to withstand Lewis Hamilton and retake the points lead
Max Verstappen says it was "never straightforward" to meet the expectations of the Dutch Formula 1 fans at Zandvoort, but he remained "very focused" to win his home grand prix.
Toto Wolff says Valtteri Bottas' fastest lap attempt in Formula 1's Dutch GP was "cheeky", but an "unaware" Lewis Hamilton reckons it "doesn't matter" which Mercedes driver earned the point.
Max Verstappen serenely controlled the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix to win at home ahead of Lewis Hamilton as the Red Bull driver reclaimed the lead of the Formula 1 championship.
The Williams Formula 1 team reckons George Russell's Dutch Grand Prix qualifying crash was not a result of the car being sensitive to wind gusts at Zandvoort's "sheltered' Turn 13.
Max Verstappen did not know his DRS failed on his pole lap ahead of Formula 1's 2021 Dutch Grand Prix, which combined with a "double shift" to cost him 0.25s.
Max Verstappen romped to a home pole position over Lewis Hamilton in a disrupted qualifying for Formula 1's 2021 Dutch Grand Prix as crashes for both Williams bore two red flags.
Max Verstappen comfortably beat the Mercedes duo of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton to set the pace in the final practice session ahead of Formula 1's 2021 Dutch Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen may not have grabbed the headlines during Friday practice on Formula 1’s return to Zandvoort, but there was no hiding the Red Bull driver's pace ahead of the Dutch Grand Prix. The home favourite will now face the test of delivering on a few more critical calls to give the Orange Army a race to remember
Charles Leclerc led a Ferrari 1-2 over Esteban Ocon in FP2 at Formula 1's 2021 Dutch Grand Prix while a stoppage for Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton brought out the red flags.
Several Formula 1 drivers have asked fans attending the Dutch Grand Prix to keep smoke flares “to a minimum” after their usage at Spa obscured a section of the circuit.
Previous world champions Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel say Formula 1’s current high downforce levels and wider tyres are the main cause of wet-weather visibility problems.
The remains of the Mercedes Formula E race team that is expected to continue in the series beyond the 2022 season is “investigating” a return with another “full fat” manufacturer.
Extreme E’s third round provided the very definition of extreme conditions in the Arctic Circle, and despite settling on a successful format and Andretti United taking a maiden win, there remains plenty of work to do with the spec cars that froze in action
Extreme E drivers, led by Carlos Sainz Sr, are calling for updates to improve the standardised Odyssey 21 E-SUV car after the latest catalogue of reliability troubles struck in Greenland.
Extreme E drivers have defended the series against allegations of being ‘tone-deaf’ in its environmental message after X44 driver Sebastien Loeb clipped a lake while racing in Greenland.
Andretti United nailed a maiden Extreme E win in the Arctic X-Prix in Greenland when a puncture denied X44 and a car shutdown cost championship-leader Rosberg X Racing.
X44 and Andretti United snared stylish victories in two dramatic Extreme E semi-finals in Greenland to move into the Arctic X-Prix final alongside Rosberg X Racing and Acciona Sainz.
X44 hung on to head the combined Extreme E qualifying times in Greenland for the Artic X-Prix despite the session-topping afternoon form of the recovering Rosberg X Racing squad.
Lewis Hamilton’s X44 team topped the morning qualifying run for Extreme E’s Artic X-Prix in Greenland as the championship-leading Rosberg X Racing crew dramatically rolled and suffered repeat technical issues.
Formula E will vote in changes to its safety car procedure for the 2022 season in a bid to avoid the energy management woes that underlined the contentious Valencia E-Prix.
Extreme E has unveiled its Arctic X-Prix course in Greenland, which sits next to a retreating glacier and will feature the first use of the points-paying super sector format amendment.
Mercedes Formula E boss Ian James has credited Stoffel Vandoorne for winning the 2021 teams’ title for the manufacturer but reckons “brutal honesty” is needed to evaluate an inconsistent season.
Andretti United has agreed contract extensions with its Extreme E driver pairing of Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen for 2022 after just two rounds of the inaugural championship season.
Oliver Rowland reckons he is “a completely different person” after learning from 2015-16 champion teammate Sebastien Buemi after three seasons in Formula E at Nissan e.dams.
Extreme E will stage a rookie invitational test in Sardinia in a bid to fill a gap in talent, focusing on female drivers, according to championship co-founder Alejandro Agag.
Mercedes' planned withdrawal from Formula E at the end of the 2022 season will contribute to the big hole left by fellow automotive manufacturers Audi and BMW on their departures. Although the team may stick around under a different guise, the exit of the now-reigning teams' champion underlines FE's current issues...
Bosses of the Mercedes Formula E team have started evaluating options, including a potential sale, for the outfit to remain in the championship beyond the manufacturer’s exit after 2022.
After clinching the Formula E title at the Berlin finale, Nyck de Vries is a driver in demand. Although Mercedes would love to keep a reigning champion at the team, the allure of a Williams F1 drive may be too much for de Vries to ignore should a potential deal come to pass
Antonio Felix da Costa has joked that some of his Formula E rivals need ‘more hours working in the gym’ owing to the nature of his 2021 Berlin E-Prix crash.
Venturi’s Norman Nato was in jubilant mood after capping off his rookie Formula E season with a victory in Berlin, having been “frustrated” by missed podium chances in Rome and Valencia.
As Formula E lined up to complete its seventh season at Berlin's Tempelhof Airport, all eyes were on who would be its first official FIA world champion. Despite Nyck de Vries' title lead heading into the weekend looking all but secure, the Dutchman held on - and enjoyed a good dollop of fortune - to secure a championship double for Mercedes
Venturi Racing Formula E driver Edoardo Mortara sustained a fractured vertebra as a result of his Berlin E-Prix startline collision with Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans.
Jake Dennis says a “weird sound” preceded the rear-axle lock-up that caused the rookie to crash out of the 2021 Berlin E-Prix while he was fighting for the championship title.
Mitch Evans “hurts in every aspect emotionally” after his 2021 Berlin E-Prix startline glitch sparked a heavy shunt and eliminated him from the Formula E title race.
Venturi’s Norman Nato won the final round of the 2020-21 Formula E World Championship at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport, as Mercedes’ Nyck de Vries was crowned champion after the majority of his title rivals crashed out.
Stoffel Vandoorne grabbed pole for the 2021 Berlin E-Prix Formula E title decider as Mitch Evans claimed third place to massively bolster his and Jaguar Racing’s championship hopes.
Oliver Rowland snared the fastest lap over Maximilian Gunther in the final Formula E practice session ahead of the 2021 Berlin E-Prix 14-way title decider at Tempelhof Airport.
Formula E points leader Nyck de Vries beat defending champion Antonio Felix da Costa to lead the first Sunday practice session ahead of the 2021 Berlin E-Prix title decider.
Lucas di Grassi says he is feeling a mixture of emotions after claiming victory on Audi’s final Formula E weekend as a full-blown manufacturer in Berlin.
Formula E championship leader Nyck de Vries believes he had a chance of finishing in the top 10 in the Berlin E-Prix before a puncture dropped him a lap down.
Jean-Eric Vergne reckons the DS Techeetah team orders that called on him to swap position with teammate Antonio Felix da Costa caused him to lose the victory in the Berlin E-Prix.
Audi’s Lucas di Grassi won the penultimate round of the 2020-21 FIA Formula E World Championship at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport track on Saturday, setting up a title-deciding final round tomorrow.
Mercedes team boss Ian James has explained why its Formula E championship-leading driver Nyck de Vries could only qualify 19th ahead of the 2021 Berlin E-Prix title decider.