Looking at the safety in the FIA Formula E Championship
Published 6th August 2016 on e-racing.net
“Motorsport is dangerous: these words are plastered everywhere around racing events because the statement is very true. The FIA Formula E Championship, which has seen all-electric racing take to streets all around the world, is no exception.”
Feature on the safety measures taken in the FIA Formula E Championship, includes an interview with the Consultant Head of Safety at Formula E Holdings and the FIA Formula E Championship, John Trigell.
Kelly Piquet: “We strive to be record-breaking”
Published 10th July 2016 on e-racing.net
“Since the FIA Formula E Championship made its racing debut in 2014, the all-electric racing series has been sure to take full advantage of the way motorsport news and broadcasting is heading: online. As smart phones begun to offer their consumer on-the-go access to the internet, the way we received our news and features changed dramatically. Print publications took a hard hit as circulation figures plummeted, with blogs and social media sites replacing the way we received news stories.”
Feature about Formula E and way it engages with its audience through social media and the importance of this aspect of the sport, in addition to Formula E wanting to be the leading motorsport series through their use of digital platforms for promotion.
Double Trouble: e-racing.net meets MS Amlin Andretti
Published 28th September 2016 on e-racing.net
“MS Amlin Andretti are seen to have one of the most exciting driver line ups for the upcoming season three, with Robin Frijns and Antonio Felix da Costa at the wheel. The pair took some time out from their busy schedules to chat with Katy Fairman about their racing careers and the demands of Formula E.”
Exclusive interview with Robin Frijns and Antonio Felix da Costa which took place during the 2016/17 pre-season testing. Structured as a feature interview.
The BIG Interview: Sam Bird
Published 16th September 2016 on e-racing.net
“The series is only ever going to improve,” Bird tells me outside the DS Virgin Racing garage, the team he races for in the all-electric championship. Cars are on track around us and we hear them arriving and departing from their pit boxes throughout the duration of the interview. We are at Donington Park, a British racetrack which hosts the pre-season testing for the championship over six days in August and September.”
Exclusive Interview with British driver Sam Bird about his time in the FIA Formula E Championship and the future of the series.
Webber: “I’m losing my virginity today”
Published 24th August 2016 on e-racing.net
“Having never encountered the FIA Formula E Championship before, Mark Webber could be seen enjoying his first electrifying experience Donington Park on Tuesday, there supporting his young protégé Mitch Evans.
Webber, most known for his successful career in Formula One and now being part of the WEC family, spoke about how the series is heading in the right direction and if he would be interested in joining the all-electric series if an opportunity arose.”
Exclusive interview with Mark Webber during pre-season testing for the FIA Formula E 2016/17 season. It was not known Webber would be in attendance for the testing day, and after being the first to interview Webber about his visit, his views on the championship and his work with protégé Mitch Evans, he rejected any further interviews giving me a true exclusive.
Sim racer Bono Huis takes pole ahead of Vegas eRace
Published 7th January 2016 on e-racing.net
“Simulation racer Bono Huis, who is representing Faraday Future Dragon Racing, took pole position in qualifying ahead of the Vegas eRace.”
News story that confirms the qualifying results from the Las Vegas eRace.
Mercedes show serious interest in Formula E
Published 4th October 2016 on e-racing.net
“The current Formula 1 Constructors’ champions have reached out to the all-electric championship, with the German manufactures eyeing up an entry into the motor racing series for the 2018/19 season.”
Breaking news story that confirmed that Formula 1 Constructors’ Champions Mercedes are able to join the fifth series of the Formula E Championship, is the team wishes to do so.
Plans for Las Vegas Grand Prix rev up
Published 11th June 2016 on BBC
“Formula 1 is gearing up for a new addition to its calendar that would be perhaps the glitziest race in the 66-year history of the sport – a Grand Prix on the streets of Las Vegas.”
News story that confirms that a Chinese conglomerate agreed to commit the £100m needed for the Las Vegas race to get the green light. Also provided a brief history on the previous races hosted in Sin City.
German Grand Prix will return in 2016, says Mercedes boss Toto Wolff
Published 14th July 2015 on The Independent
“Formula One will return to Germany in 2016 after a hiatus this year, according to Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff.”
News story from an interview with Toto Wolff in which he states that the German Grand Prix will be returning to the calendar in 2016 as the “budget is there”.
Lewis Hamilton is ‘the only superstar in Formula One’, says Mercedes chief Wolff
Published 19th June 2015 on The Independent
“With his team on track to take the title again, Mercedes’ executive director tells Christian Sylt and Katy Fairman of his hopes and plans for the F1 future – and why his No 1 driver is the best there is.”
Double page spread in the sports section of the Saturday edition of The Independent. Story was main feature on the back page of the paper and fronted the sport’s section front page. Story from interview with Mercedes Boss Toto Wolff during a visit to Brackley.
Closed Circuit: DS Virgin Racing in Hong Kong
Published 15th October 2016 on e-racing.net
“Third and fourth on the grid after qualifying left DS Virgin Racing hoping for a strong opening race. But neither driver could turn that qualifying pace into results, for differing reasons, as the squad left Hong Kong without any points.”
Full breakdown and analysis of the British DS Virgin Racing team and their race weekend at the opening round of the 2016/17 Formula E season. Includes quotes from drivers and team, statistical comparisons and detailed review of their performance that weekend.
Buemi fastest in final morning session
Published 7th September 2016 on e-racing.net
“With Jean-Eric Vergne being the man to beat over the pre-season testing period, all eyes were on the battle for fastest lap as Buemi stole the title of unofficial lap record holder half way into this morning’s session.”
Coverage from the FIA Formula E pre-season 2016/17 test.