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Poll: Mexican Standoff! [Formula E 18/19, Round 04: Mexico] (40 member(s) have cast votes)

What are you looking forward the most in Mexico?

  1. Tacos (9 votes [22.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.50%

  2. Fourth race, Fourth different winner (11 votes [27.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.50%

  3. JEV finally having a clean weekend (3 votes [7.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  4. Massa & Vandoorne shining (4 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  5. Pascal Wehrlein to continue delivering (7 votes [17.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.50%

  6. Bird retaining his championship lead (5 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  7. Another comparison between Gen 2 & 1! (1 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

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#1 thegamer23

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:43

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S5 OFFICIAL THREADhttps://forums.autos...-thread/page-20

 

WHERE: Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
WHEN: This Saturday, February 16th

WHY: Formula E coming back to save you from the winter, once again. 

 

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THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY
Mexican Edition

 

 

Three rounds of Formula E down, three incredible races, with unexpected results. 

The Good, well, those Gen 2 cars are providing us such exciting, close racing. Much faster in quali, nice to watch even in race with energy management, Formula E is coming in age this season, and the field looks closer than ever.

 

The Bad Antonio Felix Da Costa appeared to be the man to beat in Riyadh & most of Marrakesh, than the brainfade, the collision with his teammate Alex Sims, sent the portoguese into a dark spiral of mistakes. 

In Da Costa's demise, D'Ambrosio stood up as a possibile title contender, than Santiago came, and he underperformed massively. 
Jean Eric Vergne, on the other hand, is not scoring as much as he would like to: mistakes, difficult qualifying sessions, the Techeetah boy & Reigning champion has a lot to show this time around. 

 

 

 

Audi Sport being outperformed by its costumer, Virgin. Can you believe it? 

As title favourites struggles, some names are rising up: Sam Bird & Pascal Wehrlein, can those two challenge for the title?

 

 

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The Ugly: Well, Stoffel Vandoorne & HWA are the biggest disappointment of the season so far, but Felipe Massa is a close contender.
After two forgettable races, the belgian driver was set for a Top 5 finish in Santiago, maybe a podium, but he slammed his HWA into the wall hard during the race. 
Felipe Massa, on the other hand, never managed to complete a clean race so far: there's always something going wrong for him. He showed some flashes of speed in Santiago, can he go for the big points in Mexico?

NIO & Gary Paffet?
Forgot they're racing! 

TIMED RACES. Another ugly theme.
Clock stopping in case of SC will be introduced later this season, but for the moment we're stuck with the 45 minutes, rigid format. Time will keep going in case of race suspension.

Let's hope for no Safety Cars!
 

 

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INTRODUCING
FELIPE NASR DO BRASIL

 

Formula E is now the racing serie with most brazilians in it!
After Lucas Di Grassi & Felipe Massa, it's time for Felipe Nasr to join the Brazilian Carnival. 

The ex Williams Third driver & Sauber F1's first choice in 2015 & 2016, is ready to prove himself once again in Formula E. 
He'll drive for Dragon Racing, replacing Max Gunther. 

 

We know Nasr is an extremely talented driver, who was (unfairly) dropped by Sauber after he managed to take the 10th place in the Constructors Championship at the last race of 2016. 

Can he match Pechito Lopez speed? 

 

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THE CHAMPIONSHIP

AS IT STAND(ings)

 

Santiago e-Prix gave Sam Bird a win & the lead of the championship. But it's set to be CLOSE till the end of the season, even Wehrlein could have a shot to the tile. 


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Constructor's

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THE CIRCUIT

AUTODROMO HERMANOS RODRIGUEZ
 

Well, the circuit is the SAME since Season 2! 
So, we can compare once again Gen 2 vs old Gen Formula E cars performances. 

In Marrakesh, it was a 3 seconds/lap improvement. Will Mexico see those cars making even more difference

 

 

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LAP RECORD (2018): 1:01.158

 

 

Let's go for an onboard lap with Jean Eric Vergne!
 

 

 

 

 

 

THE JAGUAR I-PACE

COMING BACK, FINALLY!
 

 

 

Jaguar i-Pace is BACK in Mexico for the second round of the season. The opener in Riyadh was pretty good, close racing, with Simon Evans taking the e-naugural win!

Local idol, Salvador Duran, will make a Wild Card appearence in Mexico!

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THE SCHEDULE 

ULTIMATE TV & INTERNET GUIDE


13.55 - FP1 [LIVE ON FACEBOOK; YOUTUBE; BT SPORTS 3]

15.45 - FP2 [LIVE ON FACEBOOK; YOUTUBE; BT SPORTS 3]

17.30 - QP [LIVE ON YOUTUBE, BT SPORTS 3, EUROSPORT 1]
20.00 -
Jaguar i-Pace RACE [LIVE ON YOUTUBE & FACEBOOK]

22.00 - FORMULA e-PRIX [LIVE ON BTSPORTS 3, EUROSPORT 1, BBC Red Button & IPLAYER, BBC WEBSITE]

 

 

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#2 Vielleicht

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 11:50

This is just what I need this weekend.



#3 thegamer23

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 12:33



Fancy a 27 minutes long onboard video? 

Great stuff FE  :up:  :up:


Edited by thegamer23, 14 February 2019 - 12:33.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 16:36

 

TIMED RACES. Another ugly theme.
Clock stopping in case of SC will be introduced later this season, but for the moment we're stuck with the 45 minutes, rigid format. Time will keep going in case of race suspension.

Let's hope for no Safety Cars!
 

When was this announced?



#5 thegamer23

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 17:01

When was this announced?

 

Not official, but there are talks going on in order to introduce it later this season & the drivers agrees on that!

https://e-racing365....ater-in-season/


In case of SC, extra laps could be added, that's the idea


Edited by thegamer23, 14 February 2019 - 17:02.


#6 thegamer23

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 20:55

Thursday evening...that means

 

Sam Smith's Thursday Notebook

https://e-racing365....day-notebook-2/

 

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 14 February 2019 - 21:01.


#7 CL16

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 21:52

So this is on at 10 on Saturday night?

#8 thegamer23

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 22:24

Yep!!



#9 Vielleicht

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 22:32

Thursday evening...that means

 

Sam Smith's Thursday Notebook

https://e-racing365....day-notebook-2/

 

***Discussions on the possible use of rapid charging equipment for Gen 3 Formula E cars are set to continue shortly. Plans are being explored to implement the infrastructure during pit stops for Season Nine in 2022-23.

***“For sure it’s going to be an important topic on the road, so form theory, yes, it’s something that could be interesting,” Gass said to e-racing365 about the technology.

“But it’s a matter of how we can introduce it in a reasonable way into a racing situation. You’re always going to have a discussion if it’s going to be common fast charging or everybody is going to do his own.”

 

 

Honestly, if they can get a fast charging pit-stop worked into the racing, I think that really would be a game changer.



#10 HistoryFan

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 13:40

I think it will work...



#11 jonpollak

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 13:43

So this is on at 10 on Saturday night?


Pub fodder... wonder what the locals will make of it when I switch it on. ??

Jp

#12 Ben1445

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 13:50

Honestly, if they can get a fast charging pit-stop worked into the racing, I think that really would be a game changer.

I'm buoyed by the way they seem to be talking about it. By which I mean they're talking about whether it will be a common charging system (ABB) or if manufacturers will be allowed to bring/make their own, not about whether or not it is feasible. 



#13 thegamer23

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 13:58

Quite looking forward to see those cars in Mexico. Usually we have clean races there, we could see the true pecking order for the first time this season!

Stay tuned later this evening for the Shakedown


Edited by thegamer23, 15 February 2019 - 15:32.


#14 thegamer23

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 16:23

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#15 CL16

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 18:11

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Suits him.

Helmet proper goes with the car too.

#16 RSRally

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 19:36

What time is shakedown?

#17 thegamer23

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 19:48

What time is shakedown?

 

 

21.45 UK TIME! 

 



#18 thegamer23

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 21:44



SHAKEDOWN TIME!


Edited by thegamer23, 15 February 2019 - 21:44.


#19 cyclist

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 22:15

One thing that is really a shame about Formula E using this track, is that it really shows these cars are still slow, even the Gen 2 car. I think its a nice looking racecar and it looked great on the twisty and tight street tracks they had before, but here the track is just too wide, with too many arbitrary chicanes. As F1 also uses a version of this track, you can really see the difference in speed. The other street tracks just make FE look more spectacular and as an error will be punished quickly, it makes the races exciting. Still, I hope for an exciting race. I hope Frijns does well, its been a long time he won a single seater race.



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#20 Rupert

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 22:19

FE nohaan official music theme

 

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#21 thegamer23

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 22:19

One thing that is really a shame about Formula E using this track, is that it really shows these cars are still slow, even the Gen 2 car. I think its a nice looking racecar and it looked great on the twisty and tight street tracks they had before, but here the track is just too wide, with too many arbitrary chicanes. As F1 also uses a version of this track, you can really see the difference in speed. The other street tracks just make FE look more spectacular and as an error will be punished quickly, it makes the races exciting. Still, I hope for an exciting race. I hope Frijns does well, its been a long time he won a single seater race.

That was a shakedown session tho, with less than half the maximum power available  :smoking: 

1'05''xxx in shakedown, tomorrow the lap record will be smashed!



#22 thegamer23

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 22:22

Sam Smith's Friday Notebook

https://e-racing365....day-notebook-2/

 

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#23 Ben1445

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 22:23

It is a bit of a recurring theme that someone casually manages to watch Shakedown and think FE is slow without realising that they're on less than half power 



#24 Vielleicht

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 22:27

Sam Smith's Friday Notebook

https://e-racing365....day-notebook-2/

 

 

***Simon Evans paced the first ever I-PACE eTROPHY session at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez this afternoon. The winner of the inaugural race at Ad Diriyah in December headed Katherine Legge’s Rahal Letterman Lanigan entry by 0.13 seconds.

Spicy. Looking forward to this.



#25 thegamer23

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 08:25

RACE DAY

 

Action kicks off at 13.55 with FP1

 

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#26 Muppetmad

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 12:40

Alas, I'll probably have to catch up with this in the morning - but I look forward to looking back through the thread afterwards!



#27 thegamer23

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 13:33



LIVE NOW



#28 Vielleicht

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 13:42

Now watching with a cup of tea. Don’t know why the second bit was relevant.

#29 Vielleicht

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 13:46

Can’t be long before someone goes under a minute in lap time can it

#30 thegamer23

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 13:48

The record will be lowered by quite a bit!

Tricky conditions out there, still some dust on track!



#31 Vielleicht

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 13:49

Attack Mode zone looks very hard to hit. Possible carnage.

#32 Ben1445

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 13:52

If you ask me, they do not look slow or out of place coming out of Peraltada onto the start straight.

#33 thegamer23

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 13:59

Da Costa 59'823

 

Already 1.4 seconds faster than last season's record


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#34 thegamer23

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 14:18

Fast start of the day!
 

 

FP1 RESULTS

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#35 Vielleicht

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 14:24

It's Big Cat time - I-Pace Qualy right now

https://www.facebook...82779321799420/

 

First I-Pace qualy we'll see as Ad Diriyah was cancelled for weather!


Edited by Vielleicht, 16 February 2019 - 14:25.


#36 RSRally

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 14:25

I too thought they might still look a bit slow on the wide sections of this circuit but that doesn't seem to be the case at all. Look good even at 200kw.

Did the session start early? I missed the beginning, just rewatching..

#37 balage06

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 14:28

Looks like the Jaguar Tyre Squealing Trophy is on EuroSport Player too.



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Posted 16 February 2019 - 14:29

It's Big Cat time - I-Pace Qualy right now

https://www.facebook...82779321799420/

 

First I-Pace qualy we'll see as Ad Diriyah was cancelled for weather!

 

Woah, didn't knew it was going to be streamed as well!

Nice  :up: 

Busy day coming up
 


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#39 Vielleicht

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 14:32

I don’t even know the format of this qualifying I must admit

Shamelessly pulling for Katherine though!

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#40 thegamer23

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 14:34

Think it's a traditional timed quali session, but i'm open to surprises  :smoking:

 

Quite rooting for Salvador Duran & Kat Legge 


Edited by thegamer23, 16 February 2019 - 14:35.


#41 Ben1445

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 14:35

Simple 30 minute session then

I quite like Ho Pin Tung as a commentator

#42 Vielleicht

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 14:45

Zhang’s livery looks like a Toyota Gazoo car

#43 Vielleicht

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 15:06

Yay Katherine!!

#44 thegamer23

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 15:07

QuickKat

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 15:07

We lurve Legge !!

#46 jonpollak

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 15:08

Pole position in the I-screech race.

#47 thegamer23

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 15:15

And FE's FP2 is only half an hour away!

Gotta love those action packed saturdays 😎

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 15:47

 

FP2 in less than 10 minutes!


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 16:02

I'm watching FP2 at a bar. Cool.

#50 Imateria

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 16:11

I'm impressed with how quick the cars look around here, as a much wider permenant circuit rather than a street track you'd worry they'd end up looking slow.