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Poll: Formula E Season 5 [2018/2019]: Official Thread (81 member(s) have cast votes)

What are you looking forward the most for S5?

  1. New cars, proper speed! (54 votes [66.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

  2. Felipe Massa's electric debut (6 votes [7.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.41%

  3. Boost Mode in action (1 votes [1.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.23%

  4. An underdog's win (4 votes [4.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.94%

  5. New drivers, more cars (16 votes [19.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.75%

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#1 thegamer23

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 12:02

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*december 15 actually. But ignore it
 

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Season 4 Official Thread
https://forums.autos...fficial-thread/
 

Season 5 Silly Season Official Thread

https://forums.autos...e-silly-season/

 

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A NEW ERA BEGINS

 

This season, Formula E is taking a step further into the Motorsport legacy. As the Generation 1 cars recently completed their very last race in the streets of New York, with the Title clinched by Jean Eric Vergne, a new Era is about to begin. 
The all-electric serie is ready to write history with the debut of the Generation 2 car: a more powerful, more aggressive, longer lasting electric car that will change the way of watching Formula E. 

New cars, new circuits, new rules, new constructors, new faces: the Season 5 of Formula E will feel like a brand new start.  

Let's dive into it!

 

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INTRODUCING THE GEN 2

 

The SRT05e was designed by Spark Technologies under FIA's instructions, utilizing a Dallara chassis. 

This is a low drag, electric beast: every angle of it is designed for the maximum aero efficency: covered front wheels, no rear wing (except for two, adjustable flaps). 
Along with the more powerful battery (+50 kW), this leads to an increase of more than 50 km/h in Top Speed (from 220 to 280 km/h). 

Combined with a F1-esque 0-100 km/h acceleration (2.8 sec), those cars are set to improve lap Gen 1 lap times dramatically

 

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Even with a minimal aero design, those cars will handle quite better than the Gen 1: all the downforce is generated by the car's floor to the rear diffuser (wich is BIG). 
That's a optimal kind of downforce, that doesn't affect racing at all. 

Be ready for super close racing again! 

Power is not everything tho: the increased battery capacity of the SRT05e will lead to 45 minutes races without car swap. 

A game changer

 

 --

 

 

 

 

MORE CARS, MORE FUN!

With the arrival of the HWA AG (German racing team with great DTM records), Season 5's FE grid will feature 22 cars!

The number will rise up even further in Season 6, with the arrival of Porsche & Mercedes factory teams.

 

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Renault salutes Formula E after a successful 4 year campaign, replaced by Nissan
Also, BMW will take control of Andretti's operation & debut in FE with a brand new driver line-up. 

With a number of available seats, we can expect a HOT silly season.




SEASON 5 REGULATION CHANGES
 

 

- No More quali lottery. (apart from the first race)
There will be 6 cars (max) groups, determined by championship position with the best placed driver in the first one. 

 

- With no more car swaps, in order to mantain a strategic element in the racing, the "Boost mode" will make its debut. 

These boosts are set to be confined to a specific area of the track which will act as a ‘boost zone’ whereby a high-power mode can be activated from the cockpit by the drivers.
The boost is set to be 25 kW, upping the available power from 200kW to 225kW for the driver. The number of activations and the duration of the use of the higher power mode will be determined at each race by the FIA, according to the individual features of the circuit.
 
- Race lenght will be no longer determined by a certain amount of laps. 
The e-Prix will be timed in 45 minutes + 1 lap after the timer reaches zero. 
 
 
 
THE LINEUP
 

DS Techeetah: Jean-Eric Vergne - André Lotterer
Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler: Lucas di Grassi - Daniel Abt
Virgin-Audi: Sam Bird - Nico Muller - Joel Eriksson - Antonio Giovinazzi
MahindraNick Heidfeld - Felix Rosenqvist - Daniel Juncadella
Jaguar: Mitch Evans – Nelson Piquet jr
NissanSébastien Buemi - Jan Mardenborough 
VenturiFelipe MassaMaro Engel - Edoardo Mortara - Tom Dillmann
NIO: Oliver Turvey - Luca Filippi - Henry Thicknell
Dragon: Josè Maria Lopez - Maximilian Gunther - Jerome D'Ambrosio 
BMW Andretti: Bruno Spengler - Antonio Felix Da Costa - Tom Blomqvist - Robin Frijns 
HWA-AG: Gary Paffet - Pascal Wehrlein - Edoardo Mortara - Maro Engel 

-- Rumored
-- To stay



Silly Season thread
 
Formula E's Season 5 calendar will feature 13 rounds & at least 2 brand new locations. 
After October's group test in Valencia, S5 will kick off this December in Ryadh, Saudi Arabia's capital for an historical yet controverse round. 

Than we're going back in Marrakesh for the third time, before jumping into the unknown for Round 3. According to the latest rumors, Santiago of Chile is going to comeback in a brand new street circuit. 
Than another classic, Mexico City crowd will go crazy again in the Stadium, before flying to the opposite part of the world for a Chinese double: first Hong Kong, than Sanya, a green pearl in the pollution of China. 

Back to Europe in Round 7, back to Rome after the success of Season 4. Than Paris & the return of Monaco in the (not confirmed yet) GP circuit configuration. A classic in the making!
As the season gets hotter we're back in Berlin, than Zurich & the Grand Finale along the streets of New York
 
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*Round 6 is Sanya, China. 
 
 
 
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#2 Vielleicht

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 17:39

A thegamer23 official FE season thread? Season 5 just got real!

 

Still feels like yesterday that Season 1 was just getting underway...



#3 maximilian

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 20:47

Looking forward to it!  Oh crap... December?  :eek:   Still got a ways to wait!!  :rolleyes:  :lol:



#4 f1paul

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 20:53

I'm sorry to say that I still haven't been able to watch the final New York races - but I accidently found out who was champion.

 

Not sure about the teams though.

 

So I'll say well done to JEV and make myself watch the final 2 races ASAP.  :D 

 

As for season 5. I can't wait - at least I've got 4 months or so to watch the NY races!  :p 



#5 Vielleicht

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 22:15

Fun, well written retrospective on just how well the Gen1 battery performed over the last 4 seasons. The longevity and serviceability of these things has been remarkable, especially given all of the fears around EV battery degradation and reliability.

 

https://jalopnik.com...alopnik_twitter

 

Plus bonus possible second-wind use as Season 5 paddock 'powerwall' ...



#6 thegamer23

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 08:33

Some (provisional, they may change) S5 car liveries! 

 

 

NISSAN

 

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AUDI SPORT
 

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NIO

 

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DRAGON RACING

 

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VENTURI

 

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JAGUAR

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 02 August 2018 - 08:35.


#7 thegamer23

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 08:10

 

A very serious FE end season awards video!  :lol:



#8 OnAllCylinders

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 09:06

Some (provisional, they may change) S5 car liveries!


NISSAN

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AUDI SPORT

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NIO

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DRAGON RACING

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VENTURI

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JAGUAR

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If that's what Venturi's livery will look like, what will HWA go with for their colour scheme?

#9 thegamer23

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 09:54

In DTM, HWA had some different liveries during the years, from total black to white, to yellow. 
So, plenty of room to do something different 

I quite like this. 
 

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Edited by thegamer23, 03 August 2018 - 09:55.


#10 HistoryFan

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 12:44

I really hope the liveries will be more exciting next season as there were very similar and boring this season.



#11 Anja

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 15:55

As far as I know the NIO livery above is just a testing one. Audi's scheme looks even better than on the gen 1 car, it fits the new one very nicely. 



#12 maximilian

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 16:12

Nissan, NIO and Venturi better come up with something a lot cooler!



#13 thegamer23

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 17:33

Would love to see the Nissan red in FE.
We kind of never had a proper red car in the serie

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#14 BRG

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 19:38

Would love to see the Nissan red in FE.
We kind of never had a proper red car in the serie
 

The colour was pretty much the ONLY good thing about that PoS.  You're right that we need a really red car; in fact some more block colours would be great.  The present liveries (not just in FE but everywhere else too, including helmets) look like they were driven past an exploding paint factory.



#15 OnAllCylinders

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 12:44

Channel 4 on the verge of securing the UK broadcasting rights to Formula E:

 

https://e-racing365....with-channel-4/



#16 Vielleicht

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 15:33

Would be pretty damn good if Channel 4 take over to replace their live F1 coverage. FTA goodness (for the UK at least).



#17 Ben1445

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 15:55

If anyone have told me in 2010 that by 2020 Formula 1 would be behind a paywall in the UK and an electric formula series was in the frame for being broadcast on one of the UK's top 4 channels, I would have laughed in their face and called them crazy. 

 

Let alone an electric formula series with a near full grid of manufacturer entries. 

 

It's actually slightly mad.



#18 thegamer23

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 16:15

 

JEV'S journey in Formula E.

From stellar Rookie to Champion, in a 10 minutes special!  :up:


Edited by thegamer23, 07 August 2018 - 16:15.


#19 thegamer23

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 18:05

Summer break, time for some concepts!

 

 

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#20 RSRally

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 04:59

I really hope the liveries will be more exciting next season as there were very similar and boring this season.


I quite like some of the FE liveries but my main hope is that it's easier to differentiate Jaguar, NIO and Andretti.

I guess at least Andretti will be different if they're going full BMW.

#21 thegamer23

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 09:24

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Meanwhile, Mch Evans set the electric record on the Historical hillclimb of Shelsley Walsh :clap:

Edited by thegamer23, 13 August 2018 - 09:40.


#22 Vielleicht

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 10:16

Neat little video covering the design of FE's new trophies, both for Season 4 champion and Season 5. They went and asked young design graduates to come up with some ideas and made use of the best.

 

 

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Edited by Vielleicht, 13 August 2018 - 10:16.


#23 Ben1445

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 10:46

Sooo there's not going to be Gold-Silver-Bronze in season 5 but Gold/black-White/blue-Black/green.... that's different... 



#24 maximilian

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 11:17

Summer break, time for some concepts!

 

 

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Alfa Romeo is entering?  Is this the big surprise announcement?  :p



#25 Vielleicht

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 12:11

As-live video of Jaguar's Shelsey Walsh appearance

 


Edited by Vielleicht, 13 August 2018 - 12:12.


#26 engineblock1

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 18:40

I'm a big opponent to electric cars, but I will follow this season completely this time to see, if electric cars are actually threatening conventional ones as is being suggested.

Last time I watched it on TV, I was not impressed by the sound of these.



#27 Vielleicht

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 19:07

I'm a big opponent to electric cars, but I will follow this season completely this time to see, if electric cars are actually threatening conventional ones as is being suggested.

Last time I watched it on TV, I was not impressed by the sound of these.

I'm not sure that's actually what's being suggested - at least not for the reasons you may think. 

 

But in any case, I hope Gen 2 of Formula E will be of satisfaction to you. Even if the cars aren't the best in the world, the drivers and personalities and the journey they go on through the season is worth watching (take JEV's redemption year in the season just gone for example) - the draw of sport is the largely the human element after all.



#28 maximilian

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 19:12

You know what, I don't really give a rat's about the "E" aspect much (as the "greenness" of the tech is pretty much a scam anyways)... I love to watch FE simply because it's good racing...   ;)

 

I hope the new car will make for as good racing as the old one... it's a bit larger, so I hope that doesn't mess with overtaking opportunities.



#29 SenorSjon

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 07:51

Too bad they didn't make a fighter jet canopy instead of the halo. FE don't have the F1 historical ballast.



#30 thegamer23

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 12:31

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#31 OnAllCylinders

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 16:42

With talk of Formula E going to Australia (Adelaide and Sydney being the main two options), Mark Webber weighs in:

https://www.speedcaf...be-sensational/

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 14:36

 

You cannot miss this, i really hope JEV stays for next season 


Edited by thegamer23, 20 August 2018 - 14:38.


#33 Vielleicht

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 17:10

JEV says an F1 seat offer would have to be competitive, else it would be a risk. So unless that's a Ferrari seat he's been offered he should be a safe bet for FE for now.

(https://www.autospor...r-team-approach)

 

Also Lotterer says he now 'loves' Formula E. Result!

(https://www.autospor...early-struggles)



#34 maximilian

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 21:41

JEV says an F1 seat offer would have to be competitive, else it would be a risk. So unless that's a Ferrari seat he's been offered he should be a safe bet for FE for now.

(https://www.autospor...r-team-approach)

 

Don't think it's Ferrari, but Haas might not be out of the question, as far as reasonably competitive ride goes.



#35 GenJackRipper

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 22:17

Looking forward to the Monaco E-Prix on the 11th of May.
Faster cars on the full circuit?! Could be good fun.

Any guesses on lap times? Current record is Max Verstappen this year at 1:14.260.
Will the electric cars do below 1:20?



#36 RSRally

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 04:53

Looking forward to the Monaco E-Prix on the 11th of May.
Faster cars on the full circuit?! Could be good fun.

Any guesses on lap times? Current record is Max Verstappen this year at 1:14.260.
Will the electric cars do below 1:20?


I doubt it.. not only is the power lower but FE runs on grooved tyres and has minimal aero.

Still think the new car could be decent to watch on the full circuit though.

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 08:52

Considering Gen 2 car have 2.7 s 0/100 acceleration & 280 km/h top speed.
I can see them running around 1'25'' xxx in quali mode. 

Current F2 quali record is 1'21''xxx 

 

 

edit: Look what i've found, a pretty awesome footage of the Audi e-Tron FE04 testing in spain!
From trackside, it sounds like a spaceship!  :up:  :up: 


Edited by thegamer23, 22 August 2018 - 09:01.


#38 Christophe77

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 12:55

Considering Gen 2 car have 2.7 s 0/100 acceleration & 280 km/h top speed.
I can see them running around 1'25'' xxx in quali mode. 

Current F2 quali record is 1'21''xxx 

 

 

edit: Look what i've found, a pretty awesome footage of the Audi e-Tron FE04 testing in spain!
From trackside, it sounds like a spaceship!  :up:  :up: 

 

Well... it's not giving me any goose bumps...  :well:   I'm still in the 'meh' mode...  



#39 thegamer23

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 21:30

http://www.fiaformul...season-testing/

Valencia testing from October 16th to 19th

 

Open to the public & Free to charge !  :smoking:
Fancy a trip in Valencia?


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#40 Ben1445

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 22:07

 

Fancy a trip in Valencia?

I do actually! though alas I cannot on those dates  :cry:



#41 Ben1445

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 08:11

From the sporting regulations for Season 5: 

 

 

b) The maximum total power going out of the

RESS is limited to 200 kW in normal mode.

Regeneration is limited to 250 kW.

The maximum total power going out of the

RESS is limited to 225 kW in attack mode.

Regeneration is limited to 250 kW.

The attack mode will be activated after going

through an activation zone, visible on the

circuit and on television.

 

c) The number of activations and the duration

of the use of the attack mode will be

determined at each race by the FIA, according

to the special features of the circuits.

 

'Attack Mode' it is then? 



#42 Vielleicht

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 09:48

I'm going to go out on a limb and say 'Attack Mode' sounds a lot less ...insincere... than 'Hyperboost' so if that's what they're calling it I have no problem.

 

Still hard to visualise what these activation zones will look like, how disadvantaging it is to go over them and how it will play out strategy wise just yet.



#43 OnAllCylinders

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 14:53

Official Season 5 entry list:

 

http://www.fiaformul...ason-formula-e/



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Posted 28 August 2018 - 16:02

Official Season 5 entry list:

 

http://www.fiaformul...ason-formula-e/

 

How long before list of drivers? In view of recent events reported in Saudi Arabia does anyone realy want to visit this country?



#45 Ben1445

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 17:58

How long before list of drivers? 

Officially, 16th November. 



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Posted 28 August 2018 - 19:49

Official Season 5 entry list:

 

http://www.fiaformul...ason-formula-e/

 

" BMW | Andretti Motorsport " 

 

Ooh. Fancy modern vertical bar using branding. Why the change from 'Autosport' to 'Motorsport' though? 



#47 maximilian

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 20:29

" BMW | Andretti Motorsport " 

 

Ooh. Fancy modern vertical bar using branding. Why the change from 'Autosport' to 'Motorsport' though? 

 

Because it's not BAW   ;)



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Posted 28 August 2018 - 20:38

" BMW | Andretti Motorsport " 

 

Ooh. Fancy modern vertical bar using branding. Why the change from 'Autosport' to 'Motorsport' though? 

In the webpage, it's actually an uppercase i, rather than a vertical bar. You are probably right about what it was supposed to be, but perhaps it was meant to be an I for some silly reason. BMW I (as in, BMW One) – foreshadowing a second BMW team in Formula E? Or, perhaps, "I, Andretti" – preparing for a future role in the Roborace.



#49 Ben1445

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 14:45

In the webpage, it's actually an uppercase i, rather than a vertical bar. You are probably right about what it was supposed to be, but perhaps it was meant to be an I for some silly reason. BMW I (as in, BMW One) – foreshadowing a second BMW team in Formula E? Or, perhaps, "I, Andretti" – preparing for a future role in the Roborace.

 

Oh is it? I mean BMWi is their electric division, just seems weird to separate it out into BMW I so I assumed it was supposed to be a vertical bar. 



#50 Ben1445

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 14:45

Also This. Ha. I laughed.