FE homologation rules could hand top teams “small advantage”

Changes to the Formula E regulations – designed to offset the impact of COVID-19 – could hand the top two teams in the championship an advantage, according to team bosses. For the 2020-21 season, the FIA and FE amended the homologation rules to factor in delays to supply chains that have resulted from the global … Read more FE homologation rules could hand top teams “small advantage”

Santiago Formula E round set to return to calendar in early June

Formula E is set to reinstate the Santiago E-Prix for early June, according to a letter sent out by the president of the Chilean motorsport federation. The FIA and FE issued a provisional draft of the 2020-21 season calendar last June. A single race in Santiago originally occupied a 16 January date and was set … Read more Santiago Formula E round set to return to calendar in early June

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