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Formula E Season 5 [2018/2019]: Official Thread


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Poll: Formula E Season 5 [2018/2019]: Official Thread (78 member(s) have cast votes)

What are you looking forward the most for S5?

  1. New cars, proper speed! (53 votes [67.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 67.95%

  2. Felipe Massa's electric debut (5 votes [6.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.41%

  3. Boost Mode in action (1 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  4. An underdog's win (4 votes [5.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.13%

  5. New drivers, more cars (15 votes [19.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.23%

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#651 Vielleicht

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 14:49



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#652 Vielleicht

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 15:52

For german passionates,, ARD & ZDF will show FE this Season!

http://www.fiaformul...ans-in-germany/


This possibly more significant than the BBC news(which is great and has huge potential, obviously) but this is more mainstream TV access to a country who will soon have 4 of it's largest car manufacturers in FE. When the Berlin ePrix was shown on live TV last year, it pulled in 1.5m (20% share).

#653 thegamer23

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 16:00

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#654 RSRally

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 17:15

Jaguar iPace Trophy car test: https://youtu.be/AXtr7z4wVgY

This car actually has more power and torque than the Gen2 FE car, but it weighs around 2 tonnes.

#655 JavierDeVivre

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 21:45

Jaguar iPace Trophy car test: https://youtu.be/AXtr7z4wVgY

This car actually has more power and torque than the Gen2 FE car, but it weighs around 2 tonnes.

I love one of the comments on the video.

 

"But out of all cars why an SUV? Wouldn’t sports car provide a more entertaining race?"

 

What and embarrass the FE cars? An SUV was picked on purpose.



#656 Vielleicht

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 21:54

I love one of the comments on the video.

 

"But out of all cars why an SUV? Wouldn’t sports car provide a more entertaining race?"

 

What and embarrass the FE cars? An SUV was picked on purpose.

Because it's Jaguar's first and currently only EV on sale?



#657 Vielleicht

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 22:20

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Looks like for that first 'Attack Zone', drivers will have at least maintain the T17 radius through to the inside of the track to get the boost.



#658 Vielleicht

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 22:28



#659 thegamer23

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 23:05

That BMW looks planted    :smoking: 

Alexander Sims did great in Valencia, very much looking forward to see what he can do in a race weekend. 
 

 

Also becoming a fan of his helmet

 

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#660 Ben1445

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 01:26

I’ve got a feeling BMW will either nail it or do an Audi season 4 and be the car to beat in all but reliability.

#661 Muppetmad

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 05:32

Whatever the ultimate pecking order will be, I doubt it will reflect in the results in the first race: it sounds like there is a lot of new stuff for the teams to get to grips with that will create a very unusual race.



#662 RSRally

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:23

UK tv schedule for Saudi: https://f1broadcasti...istmas-reviews/

#663 Ben1445

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 13:43

Vernon Kay has transfered to the world feed alongside Shields? Interesting

#664 thegamer23

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 18:36




Now that's a surprise!

A 25 minutes long preview show, and that's only Part 1!

#665 thegamer23

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 21:11

Porsche to begin testing in March, 1st driver announcement soon

https://e-racing365....ouncement-soon/

 

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 08 December 2018 - 21:35.


#666 NorwegianRudo

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 21:53

I'm going to guess Hartley for the driver announcement.



#667 Silberpfeil

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 23:23

Porsche should just keep that livery. Add a sponsor or two, but leave the rest of the space blank. The car looks amazing like this, especially the lettering on the side of the nose.

One of the most interesting storylines for me personally will be who Mercedes chooses as their actual race drivers for Season Six now that Pascal Wehrlein has become permanently unavailable, to put it charitably. If both Gary and Stoffel do well, there’s no reason to change things (other than perhaps the latter’s ambition to move back into F1, should an opportunity present itself), but if one of them is noticeably slower than the other, a Mercedes seat might become one of the prime targets for drivers.

#668 NorwegianRudo

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 23:41

One of the most interesting storylines for me personally will be who Mercedes chooses as their actual race drivers for Season Six now that Pascal Wehrlein has become permanently unavailable, to put it charitably. If both Gary and Stoffel do well, there’s no reason to change things (other than perhaps the latter’s ambition to move back into F1, should an opportunity present itself), but if one of them is noticeably slower than the other, a Mercedes seat might become one of the prime targets for drivers.

 

Sam Smith claimed a few months ago they were aiming for a champion/established race winner to head up their team. If that is the case there should be an almighty fight between Paffett/Vandoorne and Mortara to get the remaining seat. For the record, my pick as most likely target was Sam Bird, with Buemi second and Rosenqvist as a wild card because of his (at the time rumoured) Indycar career. 



#669 Vielleicht

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 09:02

I'd have Hartley and Jani down as most likely candidates for Porsche FE. Jani seemed to leave Dragon not after a miserable opener but becuase of 'a change in direction' at the team - widely assumed to be the Porsche partnership going down the pan 



#670 NorwegianRudo

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 15:48

At the Porsche event in Stuttgart last night it was announced that their FE driver announcement (only one driver) would come in the next ten days, and that Brendon Hartley would remain a Porsche factory driver for 2019. Whether those two announcements are connected I will leave up to you to decide.



#671 Vielleicht

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 16:53

Bit of a technical question perhaps but any guesses as to what that small hole in the power-train cover is so noticeably visible on this lovely white Porsche Gen2 is for?

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#672 BRG

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 19:33

Bit of a technical question perhaps but any guesses as to what that small hole in the power-train cover is so noticeably visible on this lovely white Porsche Gen2 is for?

 

That's the fuel filler of course. Surely you didn't really believe that these were battery powered cars?



#673 Ben1445

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 20:21

It's not a charging port is it? Or maybe just an access port for adjustments to the dampers or something like that... Good question. 



#674 RSRally

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Posted Yesterday, 05:48

Dragon leaking their new livery day by day with a different image on their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds. Looks like no BWT pink and that the leak on FE’s video last week was accurate:

https://m.facebook.c...f=page_internal

https://mobile.twitt...xdragon?lang=en

https://www.instagram.com/geoxdragon/

Edited by RSRally, Yesterday, 05:49.


#675 Kalmake

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Posted Yesterday, 08:25

Bit of a technical question perhaps but any guesses as to what that small hole in the power-train cover is so noticeably visible on this lovely white Porsche Gen2 is for?

 

Other pictures have the red E mark next to it. At least in F1 that sets off on board extinguisher and turns off all electricity. Could the hole be for battery cooling and also a good path put out a battery fire?



#676 thegamer23

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Posted Yesterday, 10:52

I asked about it to an engineer that's working with FE, it's an accessible charging point!

 

Weird that we haven't noticed it before!

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Edited by thegamer23, Yesterday, 10:53.