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Poll: Formula E Season 6 [2019/2020] Official Thread (31 member(s) have cast votes)

What are you looking forward the most for S5?

  1. Porsche & Mercedes fighting for the title! (5 votes [16.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.13%

  2. Porsche & Mercedes NOT fighting for the title! (7 votes [22.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.58%

  3. New drivers, new faces, new battles! (3 votes [9.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.68%

  4. New Locations! (3 votes [9.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.68%

  5. Night Race! (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Just give me back Formula E! (13 votes [41.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.94%

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#401 f1paul

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 18:09

Not if the F2 field is crap, you took years to win and your biggest weakness happens to be the thing that counts the most in F1 (and probably in F1 only to that extent).

I wouldn't call it 'crap' it's just that last year's field was really good that it feels much worse than it probably is.

 

2012 and 2013 in GP2 were probably similar qualify to 2019 and there's still a few drivers in both of those years who should have got a chance in F1.

 

If Latifi can get a shot in F1, De Vries definitely should too.

 

Edit: Thinking about it, this F2 field is pretty average and most seasons are probably similar or even worse quality


Edited by f1paul, 11 September 2019 - 18:56.


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#402 f1paul

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 18:11

So who is the tp?

 

Someone called Ian James.

 

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Edited by f1paul, 11 September 2019 - 18:11.


#403 thegamer23

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 18:49

Merc suit! 
 

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Edited by thegamer23, 11 September 2019 - 18:53.


#404 Ben1445

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 19:03

Merc suit! 
 

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Vestas! 

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#405 Vielleicht

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 19:12

This first review of FE documentary 'And We Go Green' was positive...
 
https://jalopnik.com...dium=socialflow
 

"I was consistently impressed by what I saw. The cinematography was breathtaking. The utilization of music and soundtrack was perfect. The crafting of the plot, the interviews, the behind-the-scenes moments, and the use of race footage worked so damn well."
 
"Overall, And We Go Green is an exceptional movie. I can see it being a great introduction to FE for race fans who have yet to give the series a chance, for non-racing fans who are interested in some of the more out-there uses of eco-friendly tech, and even for hardcore FE fans who want a deeper dive into the sport they love. In my eyes, it was more effective than Drive to Survive, which I also adored in spite of its flaws. If you like that show, you’ll definitely like this."



#406 Muppetmad

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 19:45

It all sounds very positive, except for the clearly unnecessary overuse of footage from Bianchi's accident.



#407 Marklar

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 19:51

 

 Vergne is so emotional that he can’t even talk about Bianchi’s death and even gets up and leaves the interview to compose himself. To me, it felt a little distasteful to then show the accident in full.

I thought that one is locked away for the public.



#408 zanquis

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 20:27

Not if the F2 field is crap, you took years to win and your biggest weakness happens to be the thing that counts the most in F1 (and probably in F1 only to that extent).

 


He took too long, but: 2017 was his debut year, that was dominated by Leclerc. Nobody came close 2018 Russel was superb, behind him Albon, de Vries and Norris where all just as fast. IMHO Norris was the slowest of the top 4 but as you can see, he is doing great in F1. de Vries is worthy of F1 as much as those where. But you are right that he doesn't have any real competition left cause the little competition he has (Ghiotto and Latifi) have way more experience and they might get beaten by Aitken in his second year. That said you are right, tires are de Vries his weakness, but that doesn't seem to be a problem in FE. They seem to be a bit less grippy and de Vries imho does pretty well under those conditions. Would be nice to see if he can maybe fight for the title and then go to F1 to turn the trend around of FE being an F1 reject zone. THat is something imho needs to happen to increase the championship status. As good as the drivers are they are either ex-F1 drivers or drivers that weren't good enough to go forward in GP2/F2.

#409 thegamer23

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 12:09

ABB FIA Formula E claims to have expanded its revenues to over €200 million during 2018/19, which the championship says is an increase of more than 50% compared to 2017/18.

https://www.autospor...evenue-increase

 

:up:  :up:  :up:


Edited by thegamer23, 12 September 2019 - 12:10.


#410 Vielleicht

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 12:37

ABB FIA Formula E claims to have expanded its revenues to over €200 million during 2018/19, which the championship says is an increase of more than 50% compared to 2017/18.

https://www.autospor...evenue-increase

Good to hear!

 

These are some interesting numbers:

 

- 72% of followers aged under 35

- 42%of videos viewed by fans under the age of 25

 

The aiming at a yong audience seems to be paying off.



#411 Imateria

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 12:50

I wouldn't call it 'crap' it's just that last year's field was really good that it feels much worse than it probably is.

 

2012 and 2013 in GP2 were probably similar qualify to 2019 and there's still a few drivers in both of those years who should have got a chance in F1.

 

If Latifi can get a shot in F1, De Vries definitely should too.

 

Edit: Thinking about it, this F2 field is pretty average and most seasons are probably similar or even worse quality

F2/GP2 has had several champions that had been in the series for 3 or 4 years (Pantano, Maldonado, Valsecchi, Leimer and Palmer off the top of my head) and none of them have been considered particularly good. The general concensus seems to be that if it takes a driver more than a single year to learn the ropes and build themselves up to a title challenge in their second year then that driver has notable shortcommings.

 

Latifi might be getting a shot at F1, but I'd be surprised if he ends up much better than Palmer, and I'd say the same about De Vries as well.



#412 zanquis

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 11:21

F2/GP2 has had several champions that had been in the series for 3 or 4 years (Pantano, Maldonado, Valsecchi, Leimer and Palmer off the top of my head) and none of them have been considered particularly good. The general concensus seems to be that if it takes a driver more than a single year to learn the ropes and build themselves up to a title challenge in their second year then that driver has notable shortcommings.

 

Latifi might be getting a shot at F1, but I'd be surprised if he ends up much better than Palmer, and I'd say the same about De Vries as well.

 


To be fair, de Vries did as much of a title challange as Albon and Norris, the difference in the end result was minimal and mechanical problems that didn't seem to struck Norris while it was troubling almost everyone last year helped Norris greatly. Luckily that is fixed this year as mechanical problems seem to have been very few.

#413 zanquis

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 11:24

I would love to see as a one-off promotional event an invitation race where the teams can invite one-off drivers with repuatation in their own fields. Mercedes could invite for instance Hamilton. maybe some drivers from USA, Nascar and Indy as well. Some of these drivers are not always that flattering about Formula E and I think an experience in the car would help greatly.

#414 Ben1445

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 15:27

Just noticed it’s 5 years today since Beijing 2014, FE’s first ever race

#415 balage06

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 16:23

Just noticed it’s 5 years today since Beijing 2014, FE’s first ever race

 

Yeah, I saw a picture from the first ever grid yesterday and some faces I could barely recognize anymore... FE has come a long way.



#416 thegamer23

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 18:30

Just noticed it’s 5 years today since Beijing 2014, FE’s first ever race


And the FE channel uploads the full race!

 

Apart from the dramatic ending, that was such a solid race to start the serie, with plenty of battles & clean racing.

And a lot of us were already there, commentating

I quite liked Beijing as a track too, shame it's gone so soon. (Season 2 track config was even better).


Edited by thegamer23, 13 September 2019 - 21:00.


#417 Vielleicht

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 21:16

It's come a long way. Back then it was new and scrappy and failure was always just round the corner. Nearly collapsed more than once. Hope rode high but so did the skepticism and criticism.

 

Scroll forward to 2019 and it's got some of the biggest names in racing, the younger demographics are engaging as planned and it has turned it's first pre-tax profit.

 

Been a privalage to watch it mature if you ask me.

 

Happy 5th Anniversary Formula E. Here's to the next five years.