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Poll: Two Nights in Riyadh! ||| Formula E World Championship (Round 1-2) (26 member(s) have cast votes)

What are you looking forward in Riyadh?

  1. A classic Formula E drama-filled double header. Sick of waiting!! (9 votes [34.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.62%

  2. The young guns at the front: Dennis, Camara, Cassidy doing great (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Curious to see a Formula E Night Race! (4 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  4. Rain in the desert (3 votes [11.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.54%

  5. Finding a way to actually watch the race (8 votes [30.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.77%

  6. Someone showing actual competition to the DS Techeetah Boys (2 votes [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

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#1 thegamer23

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 19:01

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FINALLY
 
Enough of waiting, it's time to race. 
There's a World Championship Title to be assigned.
 
Between the dunes, and the walls of the old city of Riyadh, 24 electric cars will lighten up the night. 
 
The first two rounds of the FIA Formula E World Championship, and the first two Night Races in FE history, are coming on February 26-27th.
 
I get it.
 
Your hype level bar is quite low right now.
The last 6 races of Formula E were disputed last summer on the grey-ish landing area of the Tempelhof Airport, in Berlin.
Most of them, dominated by the Techeetah DS of Antonio Felix Da Costa, who won the title with ease.
 
Not exactly super exciting!
Even i wasn't thrilled by it  :lol:
 
 
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A lot of time passed by, slow news months, little coverage of the Pre-Season Testing...
Than the Santiago e-Prix got pushed back due to COVID, another month of waiting..
 
BUT
 
Here we are finally....a week away from the Start of the first World Championship Season.
Drivers are getting ready for the travel & the pre-event quarantine procedures, Teams are packing up things for the Double Header.
Pit buildings are getting completed, LED lights placed along the course for the Night Event.

It's all set!

All ready for a proper Racing Weekend on a proper Formula E Street Circuit.
Crashes, Drama, powersliding on the desert dust, this could be a Classic Double Header.
 
Under the Night Sky of Ad-Diriyah, the Electric Circus is ready to Kick-off the season with style.
 
Embrace the Journey, and let the hype bar raise a little bit.
All five lights are on..

And We Go Green in Riyadh!

 
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Since its debut in Season 5, Formula E racing in Riyadh have been often very exciting

The high temperatures, the dusty & unforgiving track, the nature of the layout always manged to produce quite a show. 
 
 
SEASON 5
 
If you have good memory, you'll remember the water-bomb that dropped upon the circuit during its first event.

2 out of 2 practice session cancelled due to a massive thunderstorm, Riaydh's debut in the FE calendar was dramatic
The 24 drivers basically went into qualifying blind, with close to zero running (expect for a brief 10 minutes run behind Safety Car before quali).
 
 
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It was a dramatic morning, with plenty of crashes & an unexpected grid result.

Antonio Felix Da Costa put the debutant BMW on Pole Position ahead of Jose Maria Lopez's Dragon Racing.
During the race, the two Techeetas of Vergne/Lotterer charged up the field & attacked the lead of the portoguese driver.
 
Vergne gained P1 with an amazing overtake around the outside of Da Costa in Turn 18, and so did Lotterer just a few laps later.
It was looking good for a Techeetah 1-2, but the Golden Pair was penalized with a Drive Through Penalty due to a technical infrignement.
 
Antonio Felix Da Costa managed to win the race, his first win since the Maiden Buenos Aires victory, back in Season 1 with Aguri. (2014-2015)
And it was emotional for him.
 

 
 
 
SEASON 6
 
Last year, Formula E went for a Double Header in Riyadh, same as this year (but with daylight).
 
Since the first Free Practice, BMW looked super fast in the hands of Alexander Sims

The englishman set the pace in quali, achieving a stunning Pole Position in front of the suprising Mercedes of Stoffel Vandoorne.

Sims looked solid in the first half of the race, but his confidence was shattered when Vandoorne & Bird started battling in the main straight.
Right behind Sims, Vandoorne closed the door to Bird & went for a very late braking.
But he got so much momentum that he overshoot the corner, passing Sims in the process.

Sims went wide as well to avoid contact,
Bird outsmarted them both and got the lead & the win!
 
An Amazing three-way move for victory!
 
 
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Enjoy the highlights of Race 1 (Season 6)
 
 

Another Race, another Pole in Riyadh for Alexander Sims.
If the englishman looked solid in Race 1, he literally turned into a Desertmeister in Race 2. 
Unbeatable pole time, unmatchable pace during the race.

The smart-looking BMW driver turned into a machine & literally dominated the whole race, achieving his first & only (so far) Formula E victory.
 
A Race halted by multiple Full Course Yellow & Safety Cars, a dramatic one, so a must watch!
 
 
 
 
 
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The Ad-Diriyah Formula E circuit is one of the most technical, fast & challenging circuits on the calendar. 
 
It was already one of the drivers favourite courses, but with this year's Night Edition it might enter into the Formula E GOTA. 
A challenging 2.5 KM street circuit, with 21 corners

The track is pretty much split in two very different parts: the first sector is fast, wide, overtaking friendly. 
The second sector is completely different: reminiscent of Macau, the cars enters the Old City section from Turn 5 to Turn 14. 
 
And it's spectacular: up, down, fast kinks with absolute zero margin for errors.
The dust on track is another element that can split the man from the boys: just a split second of distraction and you're in the wall.

 

 
 
Let's take a closer look at the track!
 
For this year's Night Double Header, there were minor but crucial tweaks!
This year, the back section is going to be even faster: Turn 10 has been transformed into a fast kink, rather than a medium speed chicane.
 
This means, the cars will fly into Turn 11 with much more speed. 
More spectacular stuff in quali, but also much bigger chances to make a mistake there.
 
Expect some dramas.
 
Also, the barriers at Turn 18-19 has been reprofiled, making it harder for the cars to cut the corner.
 
 
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Racing under the lights. A different kind of challenge?
 
For sure, it's going to look spectacular on TV.
The glowing Formula E Halos, plus the low carbon-impact sustainable LEDS of the circuit should make for a beautiful sight in the Race. 
 
But, most important: the track & ambient temperature is going to be much lower compared to the previous editions. 
This means: more grip, faster pace & less Tyre Deg. 

Lower temperatures translates also to less battery heating. A crucial aspect in Formula E.
All in all: the drivers should be able to push the cars much more during the night race, with far less car management problems.
 
So..Bring it on!!
 
 
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The 2021 Formula E Season lineup is the best ever to date! 
(we say this every season tho)

A perfect mix of young guns & older veterans: with expected low deltas between teams performances, we can dream for one hell of a season!
 
But who can challenge the Techeetah of Antonio Felix Da Costa?
 
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DS TECHEETAH:
Vergne / Da Costa
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The Dream Team of Formula E.

Antonio Felix Da Costa turned into a BEAST during the Season 6 of Formula E: from Marrakesh to the Berlin's Racing Week, the portoguese scored multiple wins & incredible pole positions, dominating the field in a Lewis Hamilton-esque fashion.
He conquered the drivers championship & became a Portoguese Sport Legend: not a bad year for him.

Jean Eric Vergne, on the other hand, was soundly beaten. 
The two times Formula E Champion suffered the rise of the portoguese beast, struggling to keep up the pace & getting involved in incidents most of the times.
 
Can he bounce back this year?

DS Techeetah is starting the season with the Season 6 Powertrain, before switching to the new Season 7 spec from the Rome e-Prix onwards.
This means, more time to develop the new powertrain, but also a bit less performance in the first few opening rounds.

A calculated risk?
 

 
 
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MERCEDES EQ
Vandoorne / De Vries
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Stoffel Vandoorne & Nyck De Vries finished Season 6 on a high, with a spectactular 1-2 in the last round of the Berlin's Racing Week. 
 
Vandoorne was even in the mix for the Driver's Title Fight before the frantic Berlin's Finale.
The driver from belgium looked fast all season long, but also threw away some great races with driving mistakes, like in Mexico.
 
De Vries showed impressive flashes of speed, but was inconsistent during the season. 
The new powertrain developed by Mercedes is a natural evolution of the previous itineration: they looked fast in testing, expecially on Race Pace & Energy Management, still not perfect in terms of reliability. 
 
Will it be enough to challenge the impressive DS Techeetas? 
 
 
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NISSAN e-Dams
Rowland / Buemi
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Nissan e-Dams is confident this season: Sebastien Buemi & Oliver Rowland are a proven quality pair, and both can challenge for the title.
Similar to Techeetah DS, Nissan is going to push back the introduction of the Season 7 Powertrain till the Rome e-Prix. 

However, the Nissan Powertrain looked very solid back in Berlin, so the team could still fight for the Top 5 positions coming to Riyadh.
 
 
 
 
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Envision Virgin Racing
Frijns / Cassidy
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Impressive pairing of drivers this year at Envision Virgin Racing.
Sam Bird left the team after 6 sesons, leaving the space to the young & promising Kiwi, Nick Cassidy.
 
This guy looked super fast in the Marrakesh Rookie Test, and appeared to be very solid in the Valencia Testing as well. He could be a surprise! 
Robin Frijns, on the other hand, will carry on the team as the more experienced driver.
 
Envision Virgin Racing will use the Audi S7 Powertrain for this season.

 
 
 
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BMW I Andretti Motorsport 
Gunther / Dennis
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BMW I Andretti enters their last season of Formula E with a young & fresh driver pair: Max Gunther (Aka the e-Schumacher) is ready to fight for the title, while the promising Jake Dennis wants to prove all of the talent he showed in the junior formulaes, where he fought alongside Leclerc & Verstappen.
 
The team sounds pretty confident about their S7 powertrain, and both of the drivers set very fast lap times in Valencia's testing.

A challenger for the title?

 
 
 
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Audi Sport ABT Shaeffler 
Di Grassi / Rast
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Audi Sport is set to leave Formula E at the end of Season 7 as well: Lucas Di Grassi is one of the veterans on the grid, and would love to end his ever-lasting relationship with Audi on a high.
The new powertrain is looking very promising, super light & efficient. "The Best Audi powertrain yet" - according to Lucas Di Grassi. 

Enough for the title challenge?
Alonside him we'll find the spectacular Renè Rast, a DTM legend that showed already great speed in his Berlin's outings. 
 
 
 
 
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Jaguar Racing
Evans / Bird
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Jaguar Racing welcomes the Formula E legend, Sam Bird. 
The experienced englishman is set to deliver quality & consistent drives for the team, alonside Mitch Evans who is rated as one of the fastest drivers on the grid in terms of sheer speed. 
A strong pair, and a promising powertrain. What's not to like?
 
 
 
 
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TAG Heuer Porsche 
Lotterer / Wehrlein
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Tag Heuer Porsche is going full german this season: superstar Pascal Wehrlein joins Andrè Lotterer for the Season 7 campaign.
Two of the best FE drivers around: despite some technical troubles in testing, the Porsche powertrain showed great pace over one lap, and some of the highest Top Speeds ever recorded in Formula E (exceeding 250 km/h).
 
Will this be Porsche's title-winning super weapon?
 
 
 
 
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Mahindra Racing
Sims / Lynn
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AKA Team Britain.
 
This team is so british that even its livery resembles an english flag: obviously, two englishman drivers behind the wheel.
Alex Lynn is joining the team after a very promising appearence in the Berlin's Racing Week. Lynn is one of the fastest drivers around in terms of single lap pace. Can he become a Energy-management beast as well?
Alexander Sims is simply one of the smartest guys in the paddock: also, a very good & versatile driver.
He showed great flashes of speed, consistency & perfect energy management last season with BMW, and he's a Riyadh's specialist with two pole positions & one victory.
 
 

 
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Venturi Racing
Nato / Mortara
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This year, Venturi has gone for a low-key approach: both in terms of social media activity & in terms of livery. A bland black-white car.
BUT the teams seems to have extracted the full potential of the Mercedes Powetrain in testing: both drivers set very fast times in quali & Race conditions.
At the wheel: Norman Nato & Edoardo Mortara, two solid yet unspectacular drivers that could bring a lot of points for the team this year.
 
 
 
 
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Dragon Penske Autosport
Sette Camara / Muller 
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One of the best liveries on the grid, a vibrant Red-White combination, a welcomed change after years of visual black/white dullness.
They'll start the season with a one year old Penske powertrain, but that didn't seem to slow them down in testing: young brazilian Sergio Sette Camara joins the team after an impressive debut during the Berlin's Racing Week.
Alongside him, Swissman Nico Muller has been confirmed. 
 
After a few seasons of struggle, will this be a new starting point thanks to a young & fresh driver lineup? 
 
 
 
 
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NIO 333
Turvey / Blomqvist
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NIO is ready to bounce back!
After a streak of disastrous seasons, the Chinese Manufacturer went through a major internal reconstruction this year. 
New pepole, new ideas, renewed enthusiasm. 

And it paid off apparently: Oliver Turvey was fast in testing, often to be seen in the Top 10 of the standings. 
He also expressed very positive words towards the new powertrain. 
 
The experienced englishman will be joined by Tom Blomqvist, who appeared previously during Season 4 with Andretti. 
Blomqvist impressed everyone in Berlin, where he raced for Jaguar, replacing James Calado: the english driver scored a Super Pole placement & a point finishing position. 

Enough to grant him a seat with NIO 333.  A team that appears to be solid this year. A surprise? 
 
 
 
Clear enough?
No?

Than here it s a Spotter Guide for ya
 
 
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The Valencia Pre-Season Testing took place in November at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo.
All the 24 cars & 12 teams took place in what it was a three-day long collective event, with two days of free practice & one day of Race Simulation.
 
The fastest lap (also a new FE record) has been set by Max Gunther (BMW) in 1'11''760
 

FASTEST LAP TIMES 
 
 
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VALENCIA TEST RACE LAP CHART
 
 
 
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As you can see, not every team completed the 100% distance, and probably some of the minor teams went more for it compared to the big boys.
But still, interesting stuff.  :up:
 

I also suggest you to take a look at the Sam Smith's Testing Recap
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Pick up your country & see where you can watch the race!!
https://www.fiaformu...201&session=All
 
 
ROUND 1 [25-26th February]
 
 
THURSDAY 25th ---------
 
SHAKEDOWN: 12.20 GMT
 
FP1: 15.15 GMT   
 
 
FRIDAY 26th ----------
 
FP2: 11.00 GMT  
QP: 13.00 GMT   
RACE: 17.00 GMT 
 

ROUND 2 [27th February]
 
SATURDAY ------------

FP2: 11.00 GMT 
QP: 13.00 GMT 
RACE: 17.00 GMT  

 

 

BBC to air the whole championship 

https://www.fiaformu...mula-e-season-7

 

 

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 24 February 2021 - 20:02.


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#2 jonpollak

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 19:55

Was that all 1 post?
Jeez Louise !!!!!

Anyway a team to support for me this year as I have a friend of similar tastes in most things who is a team manager.

So I get to give this yet another go...
Jp

#3 Ben1445

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 20:04

Ohhhh what an opening post. Magnifico.


Edited by Ben1445, 20 February 2021 - 20:19.


#4 FLB

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 20:18

Getting the itch again...

 

Looking forward to where this goes.



#5 Disgrace

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 20:28

Thank you thegamer23 for the opening post. Looking forward to this one. I hope that NIO promise is fulfilled. The new car looks great and Turvey has been a sleeping giant for years.

 

While Techeetah are Chinese, they represent a venture capital group. It would be interesting if a Chinese car manufacturer was to become truly competitive in a top-tier series.

 

And I'd have thought more are on their way following the withdrawal of some of their European counterparts.



#6 f1paul

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 21:08

Amazing OP Gamer. Applaud the effort and more. :D  :D



#7 Risil

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 22:36

This is brilliant, Thegamer. Thank you! I'll try and follow the race.



#8 thegamer23

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Posted 21 February 2021 - 10:57

My pleasure!!

Also, as soon as you got some more info's about the broadcast, please post it there so i can update the OP!! 

 

By the way, yesterday, it was raining in Riyadh  :lol:

 

https://twitter.com/...121155381604357


Edited by thegamer23, 21 February 2021 - 10:57.


#9 balage06

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Posted 21 February 2021 - 11:08

Oh, thanks for the remainder that I actually have an ES Player subscription. :up: (It was the deal of the century, buying a 1 year sub just before the pandemic hit  :drunk: at least they extended it by almost half a year)



#10 BRG

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Posted 21 February 2021 - 12:29

I voted for rain.  It has been raining a lot, with significant flooding, in SA.  Plus hail and even snow!  

 

So it should be bone-dry and hot....

 

My big worry is that Stoffel Vandoorne might not head the Vanboost ratings at one race this year.



#11 Vielleicht

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Posted 21 February 2021 - 12:46

Fantastic opening post! If the hype was lacking it's just been given a strong boost.

 

It has been far, far too long since we've had proper FE action. Hopefully this is the start of a more 'normal' season.

 

Really looking forward to it.



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Posted 21 February 2021 - 13:58

In the meantime, i suggest you to watch the 9 days in Berlin documentary, covering the behind the scenes of the frantic 2020 finale 


Edited by thegamer23, 21 February 2021 - 13:58.


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Posted 21 February 2021 - 19:54

1-Diriyah-Saudi-Arabia-ABB-FIA-Formula-E

 

 

 

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#14 Risil

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Posted 21 February 2021 - 19:59

Nice looking track. Shame they have to put up quite so many barriers.



#15 BRG

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Posted 21 February 2021 - 20:36

At least it stops track limits abuse!



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Posted 22 February 2021 - 05:24

I looking forward to this

#17 thegamer23

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 08:17

Meet the S7 Rookies
https://www.fiaformu...ookies-season-7

 

I think Nick Cassidy could be the real deal.

But Jake Dennis showed great things in the Junior Formulas, fighting against the likes of Leclerc & Verstappen.

 

Sette Camara is not a rookie (he made his debut in Berlin), but i rate him very very high, and he delivered some great one lap pace performance in Berlin.

 

Norman Nato may be the less impressive of them, but he could turn out to be a very solid Formula E point scorer. 

For sure, the quality and the depth of the Formula E field is getting better & better every season and i love it.  :up:  :up:

 

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Meanwhile, Stoffel Vandoorne is already practicing in Saudi Arabia. Some stunning shots

 

 

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- 4 DAYS to FP1

 


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#18 jonpollak

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 10:47

Nice looking track. Shame they have to put up quite so many barriers.

. Speaking of barriers. I’d like to have seen a woman on the grid.

Jp

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 12:15

Only just found this thread, but what an OP! Well played sir! I am so looking forward to this season. In typical FE style noone can really say for sure who the main contenders are and that adds such variety and excitement to it all in a way most other series don't. This season realistically NIO could be top of the charts having been bottom for the last 3!



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#20 Frood

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 12:26

I hope NIO can spring a surprise. I feel sorry for poor old Ollie Turvey toiling away in the team for the last few years without a sniff of a good result!

Love the OP, tg23!

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 12:30

. Speaking of barriers. I’d like to have seen a woman on the grid.

Jp

In general, or specifically in Saudi Arabia?

 

If the latter, there were two women racing last year in the supporting Jaguar unsuitable for racing SUV series.

 

If in general, yes, but who is qualified to be there on merit?



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Posted 22 February 2021 - 12:48

Formula E website has updated the TV list broadcasters for Riyadh!

 

Check out for your country's TV Times!
https://www.fiaformu...201&session=All

 

I'm lucky here in Italy.

Mediaset & Sky Sport F1 will give plenty of coverage to the championship  :smoking:


Edited by thegamer23, 22 February 2021 - 12:57.


#23 Risil

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 12:56

In general, or specifically in Saudi Arabia?
 
If the latter, there were two women racing last year in the supporting Jaguar unsuitable for racing SUV series.
 
If in general, yes, but who is qualified to be there on merit?

 

I would give Jamie Chadwick a run-out on the slightly dodgy basis that she beat Pietro Fittipaldi in Asian F3 a couple of years ago, and for that matter ran Nikita Mazepin quite close too. Simona de Silvestro would do a decent job too, although she didn't set the e-world on fire during her year at Andretti, when she was generally off teammate Robin Frijns' pace.



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Posted 22 February 2021 - 13:03

Formula E website has updated the TV list broadcasters for Riyadh!

 

Check out for your country's TV Times!
https://www.fiaformu...201&session=All

 

I'm lucky here in Italy.

Mediaset & Sky Sport F1 will give plenty of coverage to the championship  :smoking:

 

According to this I don't have a single way to actually watch the race here in Poland. No TV broadcast but no internet stream either. Cool  :rolleyes:

 

at least not legally...


Edited by Anja, 22 February 2021 - 13:04.


#25 thegamer23

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 13:06

According to this I don't have a single way to actually watch the race here in Poland. No TV broadcast but no internet stream either. Cool  :rolleyes:

 

at least not legally...

 

If there's not a single TV option listed, than i guess you won't be geoblocked on YouTube!


Edited by thegamer23, 22 February 2021 - 13:06.


#26 Anja

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 13:12

If there's not a single TV option listed, than i guess you won't be geoblocked on YouTube!

 

We'll see but if that's the case youtube should be listed on the schedule as an option (like it is listed for the practice), and it's not. Just says that I'll be able to watch the highlights later. 



#27 jonpollak

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 16:04

We need to expand 4t1 to this side of the Atlantic
Maybe 4t2 ?

Jp

#28 balage06

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 16:11

According to this I don't have a single way to actually watch the race here in Poland. No TV broadcast but no internet stream either. Cool  :rolleyes:

 

at least not legally...

 

Don't you guys have EuroSport as well? ES2 will broadcast it live on both days, I think they have the same programme for the whole region. The website shows nothing for my country too.



#29 Anja

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 16:18

Don't you guys have EuroSport as well? ES2 will broadcast it live on both days, I think they have the same programme for the whole region. The website shows nothing for my country too.

 

You're right, thanks. So it's just the FE website lacking information. 



#30 thegamer23

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 21:59

THE RACE: Formula E Season 7 preview Podcast

 

https://podcasts.app...i=1000510154774

Super interesting, 50 minutes podcast with Sam Smith & Gary Paffet 


Edited by thegamer23, 22 February 2021 - 21:59.


#31 RSRally

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 05:44

Is there a shakedown ahead of FP1 this year?

#32 thegamer23

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 07:54

Is there a shakedown ahead of FP1 this year?

 

Yes, on thursday (same day as FP1) according to the FE website.
It's going to be a busy thursday!! 

 

I'll update later on for the exact timing.

 

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Official Circuit Map

 

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FANBOOST NOW OPEN

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Edited by thegamer23, 23 February 2021 - 08:11.


#33 f1paul

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 16:06

Our very own DMN says UK viewers will be able to watch EVERY session on YouTube as well as BBC and the old Eurosport. 

 

https://motorsportbr...n-7-approaches/

 

Great that David is back doing his blog too, if he's reading this.


Edited by f1paul, 23 February 2021 - 16:07.


#34 thegamer23

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 16:34

Good news!!  :up:  :up:

 

Also

 

Quali Groups for FRIDAY

 

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Mahindra bullish for 2021 with "one of its biggest" upgrades

https://www.motorspo...utm_content=www

They sound very confident for the beginning of the season

 

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Pits structure

 

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Fanboost leadership so far

https://fanboost.fiaformulae.com

 

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"Professor" JEV already at the track

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 23 February 2021 - 18:18.


#35 thegamer23

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 18:30

Great pre-season interviews with the Envision Virgin boys, Robin Frijns & Nick Cassidy
 

 

 

 

I have to say, Nick Cassidy's racing resume looks incredible
This guy is absolutely one to watch, as this is going to be pretty much his first full "European" season.

 

 

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 23 February 2021 - 18:39.


#36 RSRally

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 18:54

We’ll know FE’s back when DiGrassi whines about being in Qualy Group 1.

#37 thegamer23

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 08:18

Just one more day without on-track action!

 

Some news
 

- American Leg planned for this season 

https://www.autospor...for-2021-season

 

 

- Penske Dragon Racing secures major BOSCH partnership

https://the-race.com...hip-with-bosch/

 

- Penske Dragon Racing set to commit to Gen 3

https://www.motorspo...utm_content=www

 

Day

 

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Evening

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 24 February 2021 - 09:21.


#38 Ben1445

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 09:16

OK, so..

 

...that's Dragon Penske Autosport running Penske Autosport's new (and final) Gen2 powertrain that will feature Bosch components (as opposed to various other suppliers of previous seasons)... 

 

..whilst also laying the groundwork for Dragon Penske Autosport (or whatever they call themselves by then) to run a fully Bosch designed powertrain in Gen3... still entered through Penske Autosport or with Bosch as an official Gen3 manufacturer? A Penske-Bosch? A Bosch-Penske? A Bosch? 

 

This team is something of an enigma :stoned:  

 

Either way, sounds like good news! 



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Posted 24 February 2021 - 12:27

I have to say, Nick Cassidy's racing resume looks incredible

This guy is absolutely one to watch, as this is going to be pretty much his first full "European" season.

I reckon Cassidy is the real deal.  It is only F1's peculiar blinkered vision that has meant he wasn't picked up there.  Red Bull ought to have snapped him up after seeing him trouncing their juniors in Superformula, but no, he hasn't followed the hallowed path to F1 and must be consigned to the outer darkness.  Or FE in this case.  I expect him to challenge ths year and win FE next year.



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#40 HistoryFan

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 14:05

I would like to see Dragon in IndyCar rather than Formula E.



#41 thegamer23

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 16:56

Some 2021 Helmets!

 

Sette Camara

 

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Di Grassi

 

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Nato

 

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De Vries

 

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#42 Ben1445

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 17:06

I'm really looking forward to seeing cars on track now 



#43 BRG

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 17:26

I'm really looking forward to seeing cars on track now 

I certainly don't want to see any more explosion-in-a-paint-factory crash helmets.



#44 thegamer23

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 17:51

More good news for FE!

Can see a brazilian e-Prix happening in the near future.
Sette Camara is very popolar, and he's doing tons of promotion for the serie too.

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Edited by thegamer23, 24 February 2021 - 18:04.


#45 thegamer23

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 20:18

Action starting tomorrow! 

 

 
SHAKEDOWN: 12.20 GMT  [Facebook/YouTube]
 
FP1: 15.15 GMT    [Facebook/YouTube]

 

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 09:11

We made it!

See you all in three hours for Shakedown.

#47 thegamer23

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 10:14

So far i don't see a livestream planned for the shakedown tho!  :| 

(while every other session is planned on Youtube, races included)
 

We'll find out soon, i guess!

Paddock shots!

 

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#48 BRG

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 12:12

More good news for FE!

Can see a brazilian e-Prix happening in the near future.
Sette Camara is very popolar, and he's doing tons of promotion for the serie too.

He is more popular than Piquet jr or di Grassi?  I rather doubt that!

 

But a Brazilian round would be a welcome development.



#49 thegamer23

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 13:20

So. no Shakedown coverage, but well..much more to come in the next two days.

 

 

The start of the World Championship is set with FP1, in less than 2 Hours Time!  (15.00 GMT)

 

A 45 minutes session in the early evening, so we'll see how the circuit looks like under the lights.

 


Edited by thegamer23, 25 February 2021 - 13:20.


#50 RSRally

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 13:37

No shakedown coverage might not be a bad idea.. it meant the cars going really slow on limited power and having to explain to the casual viewer that this wasn't their normal speed.