Wehrlein: Recent Mahindra competitiveness has come as a ‘relief’

Wehrlein: Recent Mahindra competitiveness has come as a ‘relief’

He secured his first pole position around the streets of Paris last time out, only to have it snatched from his grasp due to the car having “non-respect of the minimum tyre pressure”. This weekend in Monaco he starts the race in P3 after a penalty from Oliver Rowland promotes him up a place on the grid.

Despite racing around the famous Monaco street circuit during his time in F1, the Formula E rookie said that racing around this shorter version of the famous grand prix track layout was like learning the track all over again.

“I would like to drive the whole track,” Wehrlien told http://www.katyfairman.com. “I didn’t expect it [to be the full grand prix track] so I am not disappointed. The full track is really nice and I would like to do it but it is a new track again for me.

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A day in the life of a Formula E driver

A day in the life of a Formula E driver

When Formula E returns for its fourth season next week, racing around the streets of Hong Kong in a spectacular double-header season opener, many racing drivers old and new to the championship will be embracing a new routine on race day.

Unlike most championships, Formula E squeezes the entirety of on-track action into one day, often a Saturday: everything from practice sessions, qualifying and of course the ePrix itself.  It is a non-stop day of racing and media duties, as well as time spent in the fan-focused eVillage.

With such an unusual schedule for a racing driver over a weekend, I caught up with Panasonic Jaguar’s Mitch Evans during Valencia Pre-Season Testing to discuss what the Kiwi racing driver gets up to on a standard Formula E race day.

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Dillmann uncertain of Formula E future 

Dillmann uncertain of Formula E future 

With FIA Formula E pre-season testing taking place in Valencia at the start of this month, it was noted that former Venturi driver Tom Dillmann had not been allocated any time for testing with the team, or any other team for that matter. 

He had jumped into the Formula E championship in Paris during season three despite minimal testing of any kind, finished his debut race in the points, continuing to impress in the Venturi until the season finale in Montreal. His performance in a car that had struggled all season must have been fustrating, however he carried on testing for the Monaco-based Formula E team over the summer months. So when it was confirmed that Dillmann would not be present at the pre-season testing, you can see why I was surprised to find him standing outside rival team garage Techeetah in the Valencia sun. 

“We are looking to pull something together,” Dillmann starts, as I question him about his future within Formula E, “but it doesn’t look like I will drive with Venturi.”

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WATCH: My FIA Formula E experience in Monaco 

WATCH: My FIA Formula E experience in Monaco 

As many of you will know, I recently travelled to Monaco and Paris for back to back weekends of the FIA Formula E championship. As well as collecting a wealth of content for this very website, I also tried to film as much as possible so I could put together a little video blog from my trip. It’s hardly groundbreaking coverage from behind the scenes of the all-electric championship but it was fun to make and a nice way to reflect on such a surreal weekend. 

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In Pictures: Walk The Paris ePrix Track

In Pictures: Walk The Paris ePrix Track

As we approach the sixth round of the FIA Formula E Championship in Paris this weekend, it’s important to understand the layout of the 1.920m track and the twist and turns that brought us so much action here last year. Join me as I walk the race track that will be host to the championship here in the heart of Paris this weekend.

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Evans: Formula E is “the busiest I’ve ever been behind the wheel”

Evans: Formula E is “the busiest I’ve ever been behind the wheel”

Mitch Evans is a cheeky Kiwi that at the age of just 22, is the youngest Formula E driver on the current grid. Driving for British team Panasonic Jaguar Racing, Evans has proved himself to be a huge talent behind the wheel of his all-electric Jaguar I-TYPE, scoring championship points in the past two consecutive races.  Despite only competing in his and the team’s fifth Formula E ePrix over the weekend, the former GP2 race winner has made the transition into Formula E and it’s fair to say his performance is looking, well electric.

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Buemi dominates Monaco ePrix

Buemi dominates Monaco ePrix

Sebastien Buemi took his tenth Formula E career victory in Monaco, after a tense battle with di Grassi in the final laps.

It was an action-packed start for the Monaco ePrix, with Sebastien Buemi leading the field after starting from pole position around the iconic street circuit. The race would continue to be dominated by Buemi in his Renault e.Dams but also involved many fights for position in the points.

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