Formula E

The Monaco-based team, which was previously an FE powertrain manufacturer in conjunction with German technology company ZF, will use Mercedes’ Silver Arrow 01 package from the upcoming 2019/20 campaign. Venturi has scored podium finishes throughout FE’s first five seasons – and won the 2019 Hong Kong E-Prix after on-the-road-winner Sam Bird was penalised for clashing
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With most of the afternoon action dedicated to long runs, BMW Andretti driver Maximillian Gunther’s session-topping 1m15.926s effort from the morning continued as the day’s benchmark until Sebastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams) posted a 1m15.913s just past the halfway stage of the three-hour afternoon session. Buemi improved his best time of the day to a 1m15.882s
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Gunther’s best time – a 1m15.926s set on his final lap of the morning session – is 1.051 seconds quicker than the fastest time from last year’s pre-season test, a 1m16.977s posted by his BMW predecessor Antonio Felix da Costa. After the initial laps of Tuesday morning had been dedicated to installation running, Porsche’s Andre
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The BMW iFE.20 retains the blue, white and black colours of its predecessor, while incorporating an additional element of violet in its livery. However, the German manufacturer’s two cars will carry slightly different colour schemes, with Alexander Sims’ iFE.20 slightly more violet and Maximilian Gunther’s machine carrying more blue. Both Sims and Gunther will take
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No decisions have been made on whether the Nissan e.dams FE driver will have to skip the Sanya ePrix on March 21 to race in the Sebring 1000 Miles, according to Toyota Motorsport GmbH technical director Pascal Vasselon.  “We will see when the time comes, but we have clear priority,” Vasselon told Motorsport.com. “It could depend
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Lopez joined Dragon from the second round of the 2017/18 FE campaign after having left the DS Virgin team, scoring three points finishes that year, but only managed two top-10s over the 2018/19 season, with a best finish of ninth in Santiago. That left him trailing teammate Maximilian Gunther in the standings, having taken only
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Sims made his FE debut with BMW last season and showed good pace, but his involvement in several incidents meant he only finished 13th in the drivers’ championship – seven places and 42 points behind teammate Antonio Felix da Costa. The British driver’s position in BMW’s FE squad remained uncertain over the summer as Sims
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Driot, who co-founded e.dams with Alain Prost and initially partnered the FE team with Nissan’s alliance partner Renault, passed away in early August after a lengthy illness. It had been confirmed that Gregory and Olivier Driot would take over the DAMS operation that Driot founded in 1988, which entered FE in its e.dams guise for
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Venturi, which previously had a technical partnership with Mercedes-affiliate HWA and supplied that operation’s FE team with powertrains last season, will use the same technology that will power Mercedes’ Silver Arrow 01 package and has been developed by its Brixworth High Performance Powertrains division. This means using the same inverter, motor, rear axle components and
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Calado, who finished second in the 2011 GP3 championship and third in the ’13 GP2 series before joining Ferrari’s AF Corse sportscar squad, will make his FE debut in the upcoming campaign. He has been helping the team with its private FE-powertrain-manufacturer-allocated pre-season testing programme alongside Evans, who signed on for a fourth season with
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The Swiss driver is one of two test drivers joining the works outfit, Porsche young professional Thomas Preining joining de Silvestro in the extended line-up. The pair will work alongside race drivers Andre Lotterer and Neel Jani. De Silvestro is no stranger to Formula E, having made a pair of starts for Andretti Autosport at the
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Da Costa’s exit from BMW – where he was a factory driver for six years, which covered three seasons racing for the Andretti-run team that is now the works BMW FE squad – was confirmed earlier in September. But da Costa will only start working with DS Techeetah, where he raced during its Aguri guise
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