Formula E cost cap plan must stop ‘ineffective’ spending

Formula E boss Jamie Reigle says the championship’s planned cost cap must stop the ‘ineffective’ spending of some teams and that there is “no excuse” for not introducing financial limitations. Team budgets have quadrupled in the six seasons of FE to date, now up to approximately £40million per year for the leading manufacturer outfits. FE … Read more Formula E cost cap plan must stop ‘ineffective’ spending

Audi, BMW exits made Formula E more appealing to new teams

Audi and BMW’s decision to quit Formula E has made the championship more appealing to some prospective teams, according to series chief executive Jamie Reigle. Both German manufacturers publicly announced within two days of one another that they would exit the electric championship at the end of the immediate 2021 campaign. This leaves Nissan, DS, … Read more Audi, BMW exits made Formula E more appealing to new teams

Alpine and Lotus evaluating collaboration for Formula E and WEC

Alpine and Lotus are evaluating a collaboration for a Formula E team entry in addition to a World Endurance Championship programme. On Thursday, the Lotus and Renault groups announced a memorandum of understanding between both manufacturers to “study a number of areas of cooperation”. Although this will be headlined by the co-development of an electric … Read more Alpine and Lotus evaluating collaboration for Formula E and WEC

Formula E squad Envision Virgin Racing partners with UK government

The Envision Virgin Racing Formula E team has partnered with the UK government and will feature its branding on the cars ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference. EVR will work with the UK government to boost the adoption of electric vehicles in preparation for the 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol … Read more Formula E squad Envision Virgin Racing partners with UK government

COVID forces inaugural Extreme E season to be delayed again

The first round of the inaugural Extreme E season has been delayed by two weeks in response to the global health crisis. A maiden event in Saudi Arabia had been planned for 20-21 March, but the championship has now issued a revised calendar confirming a 3-4 April slot for the Desert X-Prix in Alula. XE … Read more COVID forces inaugural Extreme E season to be delayed again

Extreme E secures Sky Sports broadcast deal for 2021

Extreme E has secured a one-year deal with Sky Sports to have its races broadcast live on the subscription television service in the UK and Ireland in 2021. The all-electric SUV off-road racing championship, founded by Alejandro Agag, will kick off its maiden season with a Desert X-Prix in Saudi Arabia across 3-4 April. All … Read more Extreme E secures Sky Sports broadcast deal for 2021

McLaren signs option to join Formula E agreement from 2022

McLaren Racing has signed an agreement with Formula E that gives the outfit the option to join the championship for the Gen3 era beginning in 2022. The deal does not guarantee absolutely that McLaren will race in the series, but it does formally assure the eight-time Formula 1 constructors’ champion of an entry on the … Read more McLaren signs option to join Formula E agreement from 2022

Why Extreme E’s equality stance is necessary

The rules of the new electric SUV off-road series require teams to field one male and one female driver. The move is an easy one to criticise, but the reasoning behind it is clear when the challenges still facing female drivers are explained, says JAMES NEWBOLD During the online launch for the new all-electric SUV … Read more Why Extreme E’s equality stance is necessary

Formula E launches new Accelerate Esports competition

Formula E has launched a six-round Esports competition for which every full-time entrant will receive a share of a €100,000 prize fund, with the winner earning a real-life car test. The new Accelerate series follows on from the Formula E Race at Home Challenge, a virtual championship launched during the first peak of the global … Read more Formula E launches new Accelerate Esports competition

Longo: Circuit redesigns not needed with new Formula E Gen3 car

The lighter and more powerful Formula E cars of the incoming Gen3 regulations will not require the pre-existing circuits to be redesigned, according to championship co-founder Alberto Longo. A 120kg weight reduction and 100kW power increase – up to an equivalent of 470bhp – headline the Gen3 rules set, which is due to be introduced … Read more Longo: Circuit redesigns not needed with new Formula E Gen3 car