Why Envision can wake a dormant Formula E giant

Although he’s served under two manufacturers during his time in Formula E, Sebastien Buemi has been a one-club man. Renault made way for Nissan ahead of the introduction of the Gen2 regulations back in 2018, but the core of the e.dams squad running the show on race days remained the same – Buemi among them for eight consecutive years.
But Nissan has elected to ring the changes for 2022-23 …Keep reading Source

Buemi leaves Nissan for Envision in Formula E for 2022-23

The Swiss driver won the 2015-16 Formula E championship with e.dams during its four-year spell as Renault’s works team, before the French marque departed and Nissan came on board in its place.
Despite initial success with Nissan, Buemi has not won a race in the all-electric series since the 2019 New York City E-Prix, placing 21st and 15th in the last two championships.
He will now join Nick …Keep reading Source

Tokyo signs agreement to host 2024 Formula E race

The all-electric championship’s CEO Jamie Reigle signed an agreement with Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building on Tuesday that would pave the way for a race to take place in the Japanese capital in the spring of 2024.
It follows an announcement last month by Koike that Tokyo was exploring efforts to bring FE to the city as part of efforts to encourage the …Keep reading Source

NIO 333 has aim of becoming top-three Formula E team by 2025-26

Having signed Sergio Sette Camara as one of its drivers for the 2022-23 season, NIO 333 has been testing its ER9 Gen3 car at Varano in Italy, before continuing on to Mallory Park in the UK for further runs.
Although the Anglo-Chinese squad has been largely relegated to the back of the field in recent years following a period of management upheaval, a settled structure has allowed it to …Keep reading Source

Cassidy took time to click with new, “extremely smart” Envision Formula E engineers

In a difficult start to his second season in Formula E, Cassidy showed flashes of pace and took two fastest laps in the opening four races, but difficulties with strategy and getting caught out in fights severely dented his points haul.
Cassidy was vocal on the radio during the Mexican race, having expressed his dissatisfaction with the attack mode strategy, while a chance to score points in …Keep reading Source

How engineers can get the best out of drivers

When new engineers arrive into motorsport, it’s understandable that they want to make a good impression. And one way of doing that is to work well with a driver.
Of course, it takes time to understand how to work with a new engineer and how the communication process is, because it’s different with every driver. Some will say ‘it’s understeering a little bit’ – or ‘too much’, or …Keep reading Source

Venturi boss D’Ambrosio leaves rebranded Maserati Formula E team

The Belgian follows former CEO Susie Wolff through the exit door, as the Scot left the team at the close of the 2021-22 season.
Wolff was named as team principal of Venturi in 2018, stepping up to the role of CEO in 2021 as d’Ambrosio was promoted to team principal – having joined as Wolff’s deputy after retiring from racing in the championship at the end of the 2019-20 season.
Having been …Keep reading Source

New quali system produced “top quality” racing in Formula E – Bird

After discarding the unpopular superpole format, which often handed the fourth and final group an unfair advantage due to track evolution, Formula E switched to a two-group opening phase in which the top four of each would progress to a tournament-style knockout round.
This ensured that the fastest teams and drivers could battle it out for pole position, reducing some of the overall variance in …Keep reading Source

Sette Camara moves to NIO 333 for 2022-23 Formula E season

The Brazilian driver moved to Formula E with Dragon for the six-race Berlin 2019-20 finale to replace Brendon Hartley, sticking with the American outfit for the next two years with a highest finish of ninth at Diriyah the following year.
Despite being saddled with limited machinery, Sette Camara impressed and was able to haul his car into the duels on multiple occasions last season.
He was …Keep reading Source

Mahindra FE principal Gill to depart team ahead of 2022-23 season

One of Formula E’s original founding teams, Mahindra installed Gill as its team principal for the 2014-15 season ahead of the inaugural race in Beijing.
Since then, Gill has overseen all five victories at the team across its eight seasons in the championship – with Alex Lynn’s victory at the 2021 London E-Prix its most recent triumph.
The team has twice collected victories in Marrakech, with …Keep reading Source