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Why Cassidy will be no ordinary rookie in Formula E Prime

Why Cassidy will be no ordinary rookie in Formula E

When Nick Cassidy starts his first Formula E race next January in Santiago, there will be plenty of people watching – the vast majority, most likely – who have seen little of the talented Kiwi in action for the last three years.

Cassidy replaces Bird at Virgin FE team for 2020/21

Super Formula champion Nick Cassidy will join Envision Virgin Racing for the 2020/21 Formula E season, replacing the Jaguar-bound Sam Bird.

Any FE team would be "super lucky" to have Cassidy

Any Formula E team would be “super lucky” to have Nick Cassidy drive for them, according to Cassidy's former teammate and current DS Techeetah test and reserve driver James Rossiter.

Cassidy smashes lap record in Formula E rookie test

Reigning Super Formula champion Nick Cassidy topped the Formula E rookie test day in Marrakesh for Envision Virgin Racing, setting the new fastest-ever FE lap at the venue.

Mexico City E-Prix: Bird tops practice, Abt taken to hospital

Envision Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird topped the combined Formula E practice times ahead of the Mexico City E-Prix, while Audi’s Daniel Abt was flown to hospital.

Diriyah E-Prix: Bird wins, podiums for Porsche and Mercedes

Envision Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird won the 2019-20 Formula E season-opening Diriyah E-Prix ahead of Porsche’s Andre Lotterer and Mercedes’ Stoffel Vandoorne as FE’s new teams took debut podiums.

Diriyah E-Prix: Bird leads da Costa in practice

Envision Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird set the fast time across the practice sessions for the 2019-20 Formula E season-opening Diriyah E-Prix, where the drivers struggled with the new low-grip surface.

Frijns fastest, Vandoorne 'wins' simulated Valencia race

Robin Frijns remained fastest on Formula E testing's second day at Valencia, while Antonio Felix da Costa topped the afternoon running and Stoffel Vandoorne 'won' the simulated race session.

Bird leads Gunther on opening day of Formula E test

Envision Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird topped the first day of Formula E 2019/20 pre-season testing at Valencia as Mercedes’ woes on Nyck de Vries’s car continued.

Eight-car Bern pile-up an "accident waiting to happen" - Bird

Envision Virgin Racing's Sam Bird says that the opening-lap eight-car pile-up at the first corner of ABB FIA Formula E's Swiss E-Prix was an "accident waiting to happen".

Paris E-Prix: Frijns wins shunt-packed race despite damage

Robin Frijns scored his maiden ABB FIA Formula E race for Virgin Racing in Paris, a race punctuated by four full-course yellows and a heavy rain storm that sparked chaos. He became the eighth race winner in eight races this season.

Virgin Formula E team signs multi-year Harley-Davidson deal

The Envision Virgin Racing ABB FIA Formula E team has announced that it will be sponsored by the Harley-Davidson motorcycle brand.

Lotterer "wasn't interested" in Bird reconciliation

Sam Bird says ABB FIA Formula E rival Andre Lotterer "wasn't interested" in hearing him out after their Hong Kong clash, although the pair have since shaken hands regarding the incident.

Techeetah wanted harsher Bird penalty after Lotterer clash

A DS Techeetah protest against the results of Hong Kong ABB FIA Formula E race, that included a suggestion that Sam Bird’s post-race penalty was not severe enough, has been dismissed.

Bird penalised, loses Hong Kong E-Prix win

Sam Bird has lost his Hong Kong E-Prix victory after getting a five-second penalty for his clash with Andre Lotterer late-on in the ABB FIA Formula E race on Sunday.

Hong Kong E-Prix: Frijns quickest in rain-affected practice

Envision Virgin Racing's Robin Frijns sealed the fastest time in rain-affected practice for ABB FIA Formula E's Hong Kong E-Prix with a last-minute effort.

Marrakesh E-Prix: BMW implosion hands d'Ambrosio victory

Jerome d’Ambrosio won the Marrakesh E-Prix, the second round of the 2018-19 ABB Formula E Championship, after the dominant BMWs of Antonio Felix da Costa and Alexander Sims collided and threw away victory.

Marrakesh E-Prix: Bird snatches pole from Vergne

Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird claimed pole position for the ABB FIA Formula E race in Marrakesh, despite diffuser damage from a bizarre pitlane incident.

Bird tops post-race Formula E test in Saudi Arabia

Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird topped the post-Ad Diriyah E-Prix ABB FIA Formula E test ahead of DS Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne.

Virgin reveals Gen2 Formula E livery, hires Frijns

Virgin Racing will pair Robin Frijns with Sam Bird for the 2018/19 Formula E championship.

Tai steps down as Virgin Formula E team principal

Alex Tai will step down as the team principal and CEO of the Virgin Racing Formula E team.

Chinese firm acquires majority stake in Virgin Racing

Virgin Racing has partnered with renewable energy and technology company Envision, which is also now the majority owner of the Formula E team.

DS set to be Formula E manufacturer in season five

DS Performance has registered to become an official Formula E powertrain manufacturer in its own right from the 2018/19 season, Motorsport.com can reveal.

Rowland, Lynn set for Mexico Formula E duties

Oliver Rowland and Alex Lynn are set to be on standby for Sebastien Buemi and Jose Maria Lopez respectively for Formula E’s Mexico City ePrix.

Buenos Aires ePrix: Bird tops FP2, Di Grassi crashes

Sam Bird set the fastest time in the second free practice session for Formula E’s Buenos Aires ePrix.

Buenos Aires ePrix: Local hero Lopez leads FP1

DS Virgin Racing's Jose Maria Lopez led Jean-Eric Vergne in the first official track action of the Buenos Aires ePrix on Saturday morning.

DS Virgin Racing feeling bullish ahead of Buenos Aires

One champion, one national hero: Sam Bird returning champion, having won the Buenos Aires race last year, and local fan favorite Jose Maria Lopez is sole Argentinian Formula E driver

Lynn lands DS Virgin Formula E role

GP2 race winner Alex Lynn has secured a reserve- and development-driver role with the DS Virgin Racing Formula E team.

Pro gamer Carroll trains with Bird ahead of Vegas $1m showdown

Professional gamer, and Scottish Formula Ford racer, Graham Carroll has been training with DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird ahead next month’s eRace in Las Vegas – with a prize pot of $1million at stake.

Piquet and Bird rue missed opportunities in Hong Kong

Nelson Piquet Jr believes he and his team NextEV missed out on a good opportunity for a top 10 finish in the Hong Kong ePrix, after pitting on the lap when the safety car came back into the pits.

Formula E season three predictions: Can Buemi be beaten?

As the third season of the FIA Formula E championship kicks off this weekend in Hong Kong, Sam Smith surveys the field - and, with the help of an informed source, predicts who will come out on top.

DS Virgin Racing kicks off Formula E’s season 3 in Hong Kong

For his third Formula E campaign, Sam Bird will be joined at DS Virgin Racing by the three-time World Touring Car Champion José María López.

DS Virgin confirms single-motor set-up for season three

DS Virgin has confirmed its season-three Formula E challenger utilises only a single motor, marking a radical departure from the team’s previous concept.

Formula E season three private testing review, Part 1

With the start of public testing at Donington Park now just two weeks away, Sam Smith takes a look at what each Formula E team has been up to so far in its season three preparations.

Lopez makes switch to Formula E with DS Virgin

Two-time WTCC champion Jose Maria Lopez will drive for the DS Virgin Racing team alongside Sam Bird in season three of the FIA Formula E Championship.

Di Grassi slams "idiot" Vergne after collision

Championship leader Lucas di Grassi was left furious about the incident he had with Jean-Eric Vergne during the first race of the London ePrix double-header.

Ten teams entered for the 2016-17 FIA Formula E Championship

Eight of the 10 teams have been involved right from the very beginning of the world’s first fullyelectric single-seater series.

Bird set to stay at DS Virgin

Sam Bird has reiterated his commitment to the DS Virgin Formula E squad despite significant overtures from the new Jaguar team.

DS unlikely to supply Formula E batteries

DS Automotive, which partners with Virgin Racing in Formula E, is unlikely to supply batteries for the whole grid of the championship in the near future.

DS Virgin Racing move into podium position in overall Formula E Championship in Berlin

A strong drive from Jean-Eric Vergne was enough to push the team one spot further up the leaderboard.

DS Virgin Racing determined to raise the bar in Berlin

There are just six points separating DS Virgin Racing and their third place competitors in the Championship standings.

DS take home honours in Paris

Jean-Eric Vergne: "Standing on that podium was a very important moment for me."

Bird blasts "mobile chicane" Vergne after Paris battle

DS Virgin's Sam Bird voiced his frustrations after a wild battle for second place with teammate Jean-Eric Vergne that punctuated his Paris ePrix.

Dramatic turn of events for DS Virgin Racing during Long Beach ePrix

Sam Bird clinches pole position but finishes sixth for DS Virgin Racing in Long Beach ePrix after contact with a tyre wall ruins chance of victory.

DS Virgin Racing targets points for both drivers in Long Beach ePrix

DS Virgin Racing is coming to the home of its sister companies Virgin Galactic and Virgin America

Jerome D’Ambrosio beats Sam Bird to clinch second race off title

Formula E stars go head-to-head on Forza Motorsport 6 at ESL Studios

DS Virgin Racing plan to repeat the feat in Mexico City

After winning the Buenos Aires ePrix, DS Virgin Racing is determined to repeat the feat as they prepare to race on the 2.092km Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

Adam Carroll: The full story of the Buenos Aires 'super sub'

Adam Carroll came close to making his Formula E debut in Buenos Aires last weekend - not once, not twice, but three times. Sam Smith takes up the story.

DS Virgin vows to remain "realistic" despite breakthrough win

DS Virgin Racing boss Alex Tai says the team must set itself realistic goals for the remainder of the Formula E season after Sam Bird's Buenos Aires ePrix triumph.

Incredible performance sees Sam Bird claim first season victory for DS Virgin Racing

It took skill, it took patience and it took excellent team management, and so, after just four races, DS Virgin Racing claimed their first win of the season. And it was all done in incredible fashion.

Bird says Buenos Aires ePrix win toughest yet

Buenos Aires ePrix victor Sam Bird rates his third career Formula E Championship win as his toughest to date.

Buenos Aires ePrix: Bird grabs maiden pole, Buemi spins

Sam Bird took his first Formula E pole position in qualifying for the Buenos Aires ePrix, as championship leader Sebastien Buemi consigned himself to last on the grid with a spin.

Vergne fit to race in Buenos Aires ePrix

Jean-Eric Vergne will participate in the Buenos Aires ePrix after all, despite his DS Virgin team initially ruling him out of racing due to illness.

Buenos Aires ePrix: Bird goes quickest in opening practice

DS Virgin's Sam Bird set the fastest time of the first 45-minute practice session of Formula E's Buenos Aires ePix.

DS Virgin Racing determined for success in Buenos Aires ePrix

DS Virgin Racing’s drivers Jean-Éric Vergne and Sam Bird will take on the 2.44km track set in the popular district of Puerto Madero next weekend in the forecast sweltering Argentinian heat.

Vergne surges through field to pick up first points for DS Virgin Racing in Punta

Jean-Éric Vergne secured his first points for DS Virgin Racing as he claimed a valuable six points at the FIA Formula E Punta del Este ePrix.

Vergne respects being turned down by Haas F1

Jean-Eric Vergne says he respects the Haas Formula 1 team’s decision to turn him down for a seat in its first year of Grand Prix competition.

DS Virgin racing aiming to power home in Uruguay

DS Virgin Racing will be looking to round off 2015 in style, when the FIA Formula E Championship returns to Uruguay next weekend.

Ma set for WTCC exit, eyeing Formula E future

Chinese WTCC racer Ma Qing Hua is unlikely to remain in the championship next year, and says he is targeting a Formula E seat as his next career step.

First podium for DS Virgin Racing as Bird flies high in Putrajaya

DS Virgin Racing secured their first podium of the 2015-16 FIA Formula E season in dramatic fashion, as Sam Bird defied the odds to storm through the field in Putrajaya.