The DS Virgin Racing team will take to the streets of Beijing next week with a new driver, new partners, a new powertrain and plenty of energy. The second season of the FIA Formula E Championship will begin on October 24 on the streets of Beijing. The DS Virgin Racing team’s goal is to continue where it left off last June. To conclude the first season, Sam Bird did a great job at home in the final match in London. The Briton wants to advance further on the foundations of a promising first season, crowned by a win in Malaysia. His co-driver will be a new member of the team, Frenchman Jean-Éric Vergne. With the arrival of the DS brand, the car has been dressed in new colors for the upcoming second season. The luxurious new design symbolizes the collaboration of the DS brand and features the distinctive colors of the Virgin brand. The race car kept the red and chrome, on
Nelson Piquet has won the FIA Formula E Championship, competed for a spot in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship, raced in the Indy Lights race car for Carlin and tested IndyCar for the Penska team. To this he will now add the race of champions, RoC. Namely, he will join his compatriot Felipe Massa in the champion's race, which will take place on November XNUMX and XNUMX in London. "It's a great job for me and there's no better way to finish it with a race," says Piquet, who won the Formula E title in London, adding: "I have fond memories of London. I fought for the title in Formula E there, I got it for only one point. I hope it will be a good trip for the championship race as well. "
Jacques Villeneuve, the 1997 Formula One champion, is thrilled after today’s Formula E test in Donington Park. Namely, as he says, he is angry that most series, such as F1, are slowing down, but here the development goes on: "It annoys me because I wasn't here for the first season. I'm here now and I have to say I'm excited. We're working on it. that we are getting faster.No one is limiting us and that is the most important thing for me as a racer.We are not here to cycle around the track but to race and get faster.I was commenting on the Hungarian Grand Prix ten days ago when I got the call, if I came to test. I changed my plans and now I'm here. I used to watch the series, but now I'm going to perform in it. " Villeneuve has raced in many series so far, F1, IndyCar and NASCAR, as well as in rallycross and so
In the second season of Formula E, Nick Heidfeld and Bruno Senna will join forces with the Mahindra team. Nick is a veteran of the big prizes, as he has 183 behind him. He finished in twelfth place in this electric series, with the best result of third place in Moscow, where he missed the victory after a collision in the last turn with Prost. Heidfeld has been replaced by Jacques Villeneuve, the 1997 Formula One champion. Heidfeld says he is looking forward to the second season of Formula E, where he wants to win and win the title.
Former Formula 1 racer Pedro de la Rosa will return to the one-seater today to test the Aguri Formula E car in Donington Park. The Aguri team is the first team to start testing for the second season with a race car, where, among other things, their regular racer Salvador Duran will also test. Otherwise, for once it is not clear whether de la Rosa may get a racing seat in the Formula E Augier, but it will definitely be on the list of possible racers. The team definitely wants Antonio Felix da Costa, who also depends on the DTM series race calendar, where he races for BMW. The Portuguese had to miss the races in London and Beijing.
Brazilian Nelson Piquet Jr. won the championship in the opening season of Formula E with the Chinese team Nextev. He earned the title after collecting only one point more than Sebastian Buemi, as he finished only seventh in the last race in London. Buemi narrowed the gap to five points with a win in Saturday’s race and in case he managed to get past Bruno Senna in the final lap on Sunday, he would become the champion. The fastest in the race was Stephane Sarrazin, who started from the best starting position, but lost quite a few places due to a forty-second second penalty, so the winner became Sam Bird with Virgin. Piquet ml. he joked that he would lend Senni a credit card for a year to keep Buemi. He praised his team with the words: "The championship was very close. We won
Moscow was the penultimate stop of the FIA Formula E championship last Saturday and the scene of Nelson Piquet’s second win (Nextev TCR) of the season. With the victory, the Brazilian increased his advantage in the overall standings, the top of which is the same as the result of the Moscow race: Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt) was second and Sébastien Buemi (e.dams-Renault) third. The latter received a 29-second penalty mark-up after the race and therefore slipped to ninth place in the official standings. Nevertheless, the e.dams-Renault team, with Buemi's ranking and the fastest lap of the race and Prost's eighth place, won so many points that it has a solid advantage in the overall standings before the final races, which will take place in London at the end of the month. The Russian capital hosted the ninth all-electric Formula One race for the ePrix
The seventh ePrix race of the first FIA Formula E Championship brought racers and teams to Europe for the first time. Spectators filled the stands on the streets of Monaco, where the single-seater Spark-Renault SRT01_E raced silently. Sébastien Buemi (e.dams-Renault) won the race ahead of Brazilians Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt) and Nelson Piquet (NEXTEV TCR). The Swiss thus became not only the first racer to turn his first starting position into a victory, but also the first with two victories in this new class of motorsport. Last Saturday, on Europe Day, the FIA Formula E Championship had its first appearance on the Old Continent with a race through the streets of Monaco, a legendary and picturesque motorsport venue that is also very committed to sustainable development. On the adapted version of the famous street paths
Antonio Felix da Costa became the fourth racer to win the new series of electric race cars in the fourth Formula E race in Argentina. Da Costa took the lead in the race in the final lap after former leaders Sebastien Buemi, Lucas di Grassi and Nick Heidfeld ran into trouble. Buemi started the race from the best starting position and also took the lead in the first lap, while Heidfeld overtook Jaime Alguersuari. The German chased the leading Buemi, but despite the additional engine power given to him by the viewers via the Fan Boost app, he could not break into the lead. With a great maneuver, Di Grassi first overtook Sam Bird for fourth place, then past Alguersuari, and soon he was offered the opportunity to overtake Heidfeld, which he easily took advantage of. It's Heidfeld
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