Giovinazzi was initially "confused" during first Formula E tests

Giovinazzi will depart Alfa Romeo’s Formula 1 team at the end of the season following three years with the outfit, and joins Dragon for his first Formula E season alongside ex-Formula 2 driver Sergio Sette Camara.
The Italian driver was 15th on the timesheets following the end of Tuesday’s morning running, although factored near the back of the order during the race simulation.
Following …Keep reading

Da Costa tops second morning of FE testing, de Vries wins race simulation

Formula E put on a full race-style test, complete with starting grid, to trial the new extra time regulations.
In lieu of the energy allowance reduction formerly used to emphasise energy management in a safety car hit race, races will now receive extra time to replace the lost racing laps taken by a caution or safety car period.
De Vries picked up the lead on the second lap from Alexander …Keep reading

Formula E releases teaser of Gen3 car ahead of 2022 debut

Manufacturer chief executives and team bosses have been shown the complete design and specification in secretive conditions on the first day of 2022 pre-season testing in Valencia.
But the series and the governing body has for now only teased the design in public, but these images preview a look inspired by the “aero-efficient delta wing of a fighter jet”.
That, like the X-wing Gen2 …Keep reading

Evans quickest as Formula E trials new qualifying format

Following criticism over its much-maligned four-group qualifying session format, where track evolution often created mixed-up grids, it came to the detriment of the drivers in the upper reaches of the championship standings having to contend with poor track conditions in the first group.
The new format features two groups of 11 drivers, each featuring one from each team, where the best four in …Keep reading

Frijns tops Formula E pre-season test opening day for Envision

The championship returns to the Circuit Ricardo Tormo for the fifth year running ahead of the 2021-22 term, which will mark the final season of the Gen2 car.
While race power for the next season has increased by 20kW, the powertrains have fixed homologation cycles ensuring the cars from the 2021 term have carried over.
That guaranteed a sound level of reliability as the only proper red flag …Keep reading

Mercedes unveils livery for its final Formula E campaign

As first reported by Autorpot, the Silver Arrows will leave Formula E after not signing up to the Gen3 rules in a factory capacity, although team principal Ian James and Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff are seeking the sale of the independent race team operation. 
That will leave its Venturi Racing customer squad to source an alternative powertrain partnership, while the remains of the …Keep reading

Autosport Podcast: Formula E drivers ranked with Jack Nicholls

The current issue (25 November 2021) of Autosport magazine, on sale now, features a special Formula E supplement that charts how Mercedes overcame its turbulent series bow to construct its now-dominant electric squad.
This 20-page pull-out also includes guest columns from the newly crowned Formula E world champion Nyck de Vries and his Mercedes team principal Ian James.
To tie in with the …Keep reading