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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