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#1 Muppetmad

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Posted 18 February 2022 - 19:18

Shakedown has kicked off in Saudi Arabia!



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#2 thegamer23

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Posted 18 February 2022 - 19:24

Indeed, new season starting!

Shakedown live now!
 

 

 

Can we change the topic title to "Extreme E: 2022 Season" or something??

 

 

Time Trials tomorrow, Head to Head Races on Sunday!

 

 

2022 LINEUP

 

10 teams, McLaren joining, some lineup changes, new faces, Al-Attiyah joining the challenge.

What's not to like?

 

 

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Three Goats in the same serie.
Is this Dakar??

 

 

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McLaren looking sharp

 

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WEEKEND'S SCHEDULE

 

Early start tomorrow with the First Time Trial!

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 18 February 2022 - 19:29.


#3 Muppetmad

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Posted 18 February 2022 - 20:00

 

Extreme H coming soon! Exciting stuff.



#4 thegamer23

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Posted 19 February 2022 - 08:15

QUALIFYING 1 LIVE

The first of the two time trials going on!

 



#5 Ben1445

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Posted 19 February 2022 - 08:28

That plan to introduce Extreme H with hydrogen fuel cells is something I didn’t quite see coming. Interesting move though, I wonder what it all means for this operation going forward

#6 thegamer23

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Posted 19 February 2022 - 08:31

It's raining in the desert BTW  :smoking:



#7 Muppetmad

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Posted 19 February 2022 - 08:40

I'll avoid today's action so I can watch the two-hour show tomorrow  :)



#8 Disgrace

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Posted 19 February 2022 - 09:14

Whoopsie, big rollover for Veloce.



#9 thegamer23

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Posted 19 February 2022 - 09:15

First big crash of the weekend!

JZ rolls over while chasing for the best qualifying time.

Drama for Veloce, they were looking good for P1

 

Team RXR leading on Team X44 & Team Sainz!
But still some big entries to go, including McLaren, Andretti & Chip Ganassi
 

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#10 thegamer23

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Posted 19 February 2022 - 09:26

McLaren coming next, first quali run in their Extreme E history



#11 Disgrace

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Posted 19 February 2022 - 09:31

It would be nice if they fix the audio issues with the commentary team, it's becoming unlistenable.



#12 thegamer23

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Posted 19 February 2022 - 09:43

Brave run from Foust!
P7 for McLaren, not too shabby for a debut



#13 thegamer23

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Posted 19 February 2022 - 09:48

Quali 1 is over!
Tight field, Quali 2 is going to be a battle!

 

Starting at 12 UK TIME

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 19 February 2022 - 09:49.


#14 thegamer23

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Posted 19 February 2022 - 10:12

New format this season.
Quali 2 is going to be a head to head race, with the 10 cars spilit in two groups.

So we have two heat races planned today, starting from 12.00 uk time.

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 19 February 2022 - 10:18.


#15 Miles749

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Posted 19 February 2022 - 10:17

New format this season.
Quali 2 is going to be a head to head race, with the 10 cars spilit in two groups.

So we have two races planned today, starting from 12.00 uk time.

 

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Qualy with 5 cars on the track at once sounds like a crash waiting to happen. 



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Posted 19 February 2022 - 10:43

Qualy with 5 cars on the track at once sounds like a crash waiting to happen. 

 

 

Well, for sure it will be quite more intense than the regular Time Trial.

But it's still a qualification run, so i doubt the teams will go all out like on race day in the wheel to wheel battles.

 

Could be wrong tho  :smoking:

 

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#17 thegamer23

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Posted 19 February 2022 - 11:55

Quali 2 

LIVE NOW

 


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#18 thegamer23

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Posted 19 February 2022 - 12:30

Loeb VS Sainz VS Al Attiyah in the first heat!!

This could get spicy!
 

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Posted 19 February 2022 - 12:35

DRAMA!

Al Alttyah crashes into Sainz after an awesome side by side battle!
Sainz is out!

Loeb wins the heat ahead of Leduc & Al Attiyah

Less dust this year, and the cars have retro-lights so they can follow each other better.

 

 

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#20 thegamer23

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Posted 19 February 2022 - 13:01

Quali race 2 coming up



#21 thegamer23

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Posted 19 February 2022 - 13:15

Kristofferson wins Heat 2 with an omnious last minute charge, and a last meter overtake on the Andretti in the last downhill.

McLaren was fighting for the lead in the early stages, but there was a problem in the driver switch.

 

edit: RXR penalized for overspeeding in the switch zone!! Andretti wins the quali round!
more drama.

 

What a start of the season, those qualifying heats were bonkers good.  :up:

 

Tomorrow the finals

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 19 February 2022 - 13:25.


#22 thegamer23

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Posted 20 February 2022 - 08:44

Semifinals + Crazy Race

LIVE in 20 minutes

 



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Posted 20 February 2022 - 10:23

Amazing races again in the semifinals & the crazy shootout.

The show is overall really improved, and the battles are closer than ever.

 

A pity it's not very followed here!

 

McLaren qualified for the final, winning the Crazy Race with a super performance.
They'll join RXR, Team X44, Team Chip Ganassi e Team Acciona Sainz

 

Big Final starting at 12 UK TIME


Edited by thegamer23, 20 February 2022 - 10:38.


#24 Miles749

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Posted 20 February 2022 - 11:05

Great racing. Really enjoyed McLaren fight back and go through to the final. To be fair, they probably deserved to go to one of the semi finals and then probably have a relatively straight forward entry into final. Foust/Gilmore combo seems to be fast. 



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Posted 20 February 2022 - 12:02

Finals broadcast started!

Now a recap of all the action from the previous two days, than the Final.



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Posted 20 February 2022 - 13:30

Speeding in the pit lane?

Professional drivers shouldn't be doing this.

 

I see Air Miles Zak is on another world tour.



#27 Muppetmad

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Posted 20 February 2022 - 14:12

Great stuff  :up: The dust was just over the edge in the final, but otherwise there was so much to enjoy this weekend.



#28 MattK9

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Posted 20 February 2022 - 17:11

Where was this broadcast? I have all of this weekends action on YouTube except the final.

How can I watch the final? I can't seem to find it on BBC or ITV like it says on the ExtremeE website

#29 Muppetmad

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Posted 20 February 2022 - 17:20

It was on ITV, but not on BBC (strangely). It's also available on demand on Eurosport.



#30 MattK9

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Posted 20 February 2022 - 18:13

Ok. Thank you. After searching for it, it seems that although it was on itv it isn't available to watch on demand. I'm sure it will be added later...

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Posted 20 February 2022 - 18:47

Loved all the action.  :up:  :up:

 

This was the best round of the serie so far, and the change of the format for Quali 2 really boosted the show, with more racing action through the two days.

 

The Big Final was a little bit difficult for visibility, as the track dried up after yesterday's rain and the dust started to kick off.

Monumental crash for Mclaren, but still they managed to get into the Final at debut, great work!

Kristofferson is a beast

 

I want a round every week!
 

Highlights
 


Edited by thegamer23, 20 February 2022 - 18:51.


#32 Muppetmad

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Posted 20 February 2022 - 19:37

I'm not sure if I preferred the track this year to last year's. I guess given how things went last year, I was looking forward to seeing how the racing would have looked on the "old" circuit without the dust issues. It'll be interesting to see if other circuits this year are also different from those of last year - Sardinia's didn't really work for me, so I hope they'll shake that one up a bit.


Edited by Muppetmad, 20 February 2022 - 19:37.


#33 Muppetmad

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Posted 20 February 2022 - 20:21

Oh no! We saw him lying down next to the pit lane, but didn't think anything more of it. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery - I wonder what happened?



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Posted 20 February 2022 - 20:22

Bad landing jumping out of the car, presumably.



#35 thegamer23

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Posted 20 February 2022 - 21:05

I seem to remember he went very fast in the downhill just before the finish, and the car bounced pretty hard at the bottom of the hill.

Might be the reason, probably some back/neck injury after the compression.

 

Hopefully nothing too serious!

Two drivers in Hospital after the first event, and three big rolls!

 

Extreme E is no joke! 

 

 

Podium for this first race of the season.

 Team RXR 

    Team Acciona Sainz
        Team X44

 

 

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Posted 20 February 2022 - 21:07

Great racing.... big improvement with Q2 in that format, although it made the semis look a bit odd having only 3 cars. Great stuff from the Mclaren duo, shame about the crash.  Looks like rxr really bogged down on something and slowed massively in the middle of that cloud of sand, not much more than bad luck RxR lucky not to get more serious damage.

 

On a big plus point I don't think we saw any of those suspension failures that plagued the cars last year :up:



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Posted 21 February 2022 - 10:43

I am burned out by too much Saudi desert shenanigans so I just watched the highlights. Looked cool. Wanted Sanz and Sainz to win but eh, happy for Mikaela AK specifically and my main dude/dudette at X44 are still raking up those qualy points so all good.

Will definitely join the fun next round at Sardinia in May.

And Cheers for the great coverage here G23 and y'all!



#38 Alan Lewis

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Posted 07 July 2022 - 23:00


First blood to Ganassi in this week's Sardinian double-header...

https://www.autospor...nalty/10334417/

The TV guides were saying this would be on ITV this afternoon but an email from my mother suggests it wasn't due to ongoing fascination with the UK's car crash of a government - I don't know; I was at work and then meeting some ex-BA colleagues in the pub...

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Posted 07 July 2022 - 23:16

The highlights are quite an adventure: https://youtu.be/uB0nOGZcgKY

I think a 30-second penalty was quite fair.

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#40 Muppetmad

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Posted 09 July 2022 - 06:21

I'd entirely missed that the race was on. A big shunt for Sainz, and I'm glad he's okay; Kristofferson was far too aggressive there.

 

Will catch the action tomorrow. Having a double header in Sardinia was a mistake: the action was pretty mediocre there last year, and it's not looking any better this year.



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Posted 09 July 2022 - 10:21

The highlights are quite an adventure: https://youtu.be/uB0nOGZcgKY
I think a 30-second penalty was quite fair.

Should have been benched! Who in their right minds decided that there were two allowable circuits?

#42 Muppetmad

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Posted 10 July 2022 - 11:08

We're live for the main broadcast. I'm frustrated about how this year has played out: I was hoping the series would really build on the momentum it was building last year, but it feels like things have gone quiet, even though the actual racing product is better than ever. Put simply, we need more events: they are too infrequent at the moment, which makes it easy to miss.

 

Edit: Wow, Kristofferson really isn't remorseful at all about that crash.


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#43 Alan Lewis

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Posted 10 July 2022 - 11:38

...Put simply, we need more events: they are too infrequent at the moment, which makes it easy to miss...


Whilst I understand the sentiment, there is surely a limit on the number of events imposed by the environmental ethos of the series? We could maybe have one or two - literally one or two - more than now, but above that is too many.

Twenty Grands Prix and thirty-odd NASCAR races is also too many but those series haven't adopted the same environmental responsibilities...yet.

#44 Muppetmad

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Posted 10 July 2022 - 11:50

You make a very fair point. I do wonder if they could squeeze in a few more events by, for example, pairing the Sardinia event with another Mediterranean event. There are some big geographical gaps between the events this year.



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Posted 10 July 2022 - 11:53

I wonder what kind of viewership this sport has.



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Posted 24 September 2022 - 22:32

Copper xPrix from Antofagasta, Chile this weekend. Qualifying 1...

https://youtu.be/Y11F12U6lOs

...and 2...

https://youtu.be/TCC68RiGNWI

There's also a track guide and shakedown show if you Google "Extreme E Antofagasta".

For UK viewers, ITV1 is showing tomorrow's action at 23:20 BST.

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#47 Muppetmad

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Posted 28 September 2022 - 10:32

Caught up yesterday. Great racing overall, and a fun event. I was happy to see Loeb and Gutierrez take a win after a fair bit of bad luck in prior events.

 

The non-existent promotion for this series is a huge problem though. The product is great, but that won't matter if nobody is watching. The fact only a few of us on this forum are commenting on these events is pretty damning, especially given the eminent interest in electric vehicle racing seen in the Formula E threads.



#48 chdphd

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Posted 28 September 2022 - 17:52

I hadn't watched one of these for a while, so I watched that recent one. I enjoy the concept, but having races where nobody knows who the winner is due to so many penalties being applied isn't great.



#49 Alan Lewis

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Posted 26 November 2022 - 23:53


Championship finale at Punta del Este this weekend. Qualifying rerun from today...

https://www.extreme-e.com/en/relive

UK coverage looks to be just Eurosport; the usual Freeview options of BBC iPlayer or ITV seem to have been tsunamied by the World Cup.

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Posted 27 November 2022 - 09:10

Ahh...Punta del este...some great memories there from Formula E... 

 

Fun qualification heats yesterday, with some touches & crashes too.

Al-attyah is driving quite on the limit lately, he took out Kristofferson yesterday.

 

 

 

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 27 November 2022 - 09:44.