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New York E-Prix: Cassidy takes pole ahead of Vergne

Formula E rookie Nick Cassidy scored a remarkable second series pole in New York City ahead of double champion Jean-Eric Vergne as point leader Edoardo Mortara qualified last. 

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.

Cassidy: "No point getting upset" over losing superpole lap

Nick Cassidy says there is “no point in getting upset” over losing the lap time that would have placed him in the top six on the grid on his Formula E debut.

Cassidy braced for "tough times" in rookie Formula E season

Nick Cassidy admits he is braced for some “tough times” in 2021 as he embarks on his maiden Formula E campaign with Envision Virgin Racing this year.

DS becomes second FE manufacturer to commit to Gen3

DS Automobiles has become the second Formula E manufacturer to sign up to the forthcoming Gen3 regulations that will be introduced for the 2022-23 season.

Virgin Racing treating Esports rounds as "real race weekends"
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Virgin Racing treating Esports rounds as "real race weekends"

Sam Bird reckons his Envision Virgin Racing team is approaching each round of the Formula E Race at Home Challenge Esports competition “as if it were a real race weekend”.

Bird laments "waste of time" Marrakesh FE battles

Envision Virgin driver Sam Bird has lamented what he feels was overly-aggressive defending from his Formula E rivals in Marrakesh, describing it as “a waste of time”.

Frijns can't understand "utter bullshit" Marrakesh penalty

Envision Virgin Formula E driver Robin Frijns says his qualifying wall hit caused the "utter bullshit" penalty that consigned him to the back of the Marrakesh E-Prix grid.

Cassidy to make FE test debut with Virgin

Super Formula champion Nick Cassidy will get his first taste of Formula E machinery in next month's Marrakesh rookie test with Envision Virgin Racing.

Powell joins Formula E rookie test with Virgin

W Series racer Alice Powell will make her Formula E test debut in next month's rookie test in Marrakesh with Envision Virgin Racing.

Virgin retains Bird, Frijns for 2019/20 FE season

Envision Virgin Racing will compete in the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E season with an unchanged driver line-up of Sam Bird and Robin Frijns.

Hong Kong E-Prix: Bird wins but faces crash investigation

Envision Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird won a fanatic ABB FIA race in Hong Kong ahead of Edoardo Mortara, but faces an investigation for late contact with long-time leader Andre Lotterer.

Frijns Virgin FE deal "nothing to do with Audi"

Robin Frijns says his Formula E deal with Virgin Racing is “nothing really to do with Audi”, with the manufacturer confirming he is independently contracted to the British squad.

Virgin Audi FE supply deal a "multi-year" arrangement

Virgin Racing’s long-rumoured customer Formula E powertrain supply arrangement with Audi will be a multi-year agreement.

New York FE changes not good for title hopeful Bird

Formula E title contender Sam Bird says the track changes made for this season’s New York ePrix are “not going to help” his Virgin Racing squad.

Rome ePrix: Bird resists di Grassi in thrilling finish

Sam Bird scored his second victory of the 2017/18 Formula E season after resisting a spirited late charge by reigning champion Lucas di Grassi in the closing stages of an eventful inaugural Rome ePrix.

Bird latest driver to get Mexico grid penalty

Sam Bird will join DS Virgin Racing Formula E teammate Alex Lynn in taking a 10-place grid drop for this weekend's Mexico City ePrix due to a gearbox change.

F1 hopeful Giovinazzi joins Formula E rookie test

Formula 1 driver Antonio Giovinazzi will take part in the Formula E rookie test at Marrakesh, as revealed by the official entry list.

BMW DTM rookie joins Virgin for Formula E test

New BMW DTM driver Joel Eriksson will test with DS Virgin Racing in Formula E’s rookie test in Marrakesh this month.

Bird gets 10-place grid penalty for pitlane incident

Formula E opening race winner Sam Bird's Saturday pitlane incident has earned him a 10-place grid penalty for the second part of this weekend's Hong Kong ePrix.

Hong Kong ePrix: Bird overcomes penalty to win chaotic opener

Sam Bird survived a drive through penalty to claim a stunning victory in a frenzied opening race of the new Formula E season.

Freedom to choose powertrain "massive advantage" for Virgin

Virgin Racing’s freedom of Formula E powertrain choice after the coming season gives it a “massive advantage”, according to team principal Alex Tai.

Lopez: New York absence cost me Formula E drive

Jose Maria Lopez believes having to miss Formula E’s New York double-header last season cost him his drive in the series.

Bird feeling "mixed emotions" after New York double win

Sam Bird has admitted his brace of New York ePrix victories have left him with “mixed emotions”, after reaching an agreement with Ferrari to skip the clashing WEC 6 Hours of Nurburgring.

New York ePrix: Bird completes Brooklyn sweep in Sunday race

An imperious Sam Bird claimed a New York double with a nonchalant drive in the second race of Formula E’s Brooklyn weekend.

New York ePrix: Bird takes Sunday pole by 0.03s

Sam Bird set himself up for a brace of victories in New York by claiming pole for the second half of Formula E’s Brooklyn double-header.

New York ePrix: Bird leads twice red-flagged practice

Saturday winner Sam Bird set the pace in the third practice session of Formula E's New York ePrix weekend, which was interrupted by crashes from Tom Dillmann and Robin Frijns.

New York ePrix: Bird beats Vergne in first-ever Brooklyn race

Sam Bird claimed his first Formula E victory in more than a year in a frenzied opening race for the series' first-ever New York City double-header.

New York ePrix: Lynn takes sensational pole on debut

Alex Lynn claimed a stunning debut Formula E pole position for the electric single-seater series’ first race in New York.

DS Virgin confirms Lynn for New York Formula E debut

Alex Lynn has been confirmed as Jose Maria Lopez's replacement at the DS Virgin Racing for the New York Formula E double-header next month.

Bird skips Nurburgring WEC to race in New York

Sam Bird will skip the Nurburgring round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in order to contest Formula E's New York double-header next month.

Injured Lopez in doubt for Monaco Formula E race

Jose Maria Lopez may skip the upcoming Formula E race in Monaco, after being forced to sit out last weekend's WEC 6 Hours of Spa.

DS Virgin Racing striving for success in Monaco

DS Virgin Racing head to the Monaco ePrix with high expectations following a podium finish in Mexico City

Kubica tests Formula E car at Donington Park

Robert Kubica has tested a Formula E car at Donington Park as he continues to evaluate whether he could make a return to international single-seater racing.