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Poll: Formula E SEASON 10 | Official Thread (30 member(s) have cast votes)

What are you looking forward the most this season?

  1. Fast Charging: how it plays out and how it changes racing (13 votes [43.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 43.33%

  2. De Vries making a comeback (1 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  3. TOKYO! (3 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  4. New/different pecking order compared to last season (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Drama, excitement, controversy. Formula E basically (5 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  6. Porsche taking their long awaited first title (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Dennis for the double (3 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  8. Glory for Cassidy (2 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  9. Mitch Evans finally taking the crown (3 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  10. Some unexpected champion (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 thegamer23

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Posted 11 October 2023 - 08:33

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"It will only last one season!"    They said..
 
"This will be an A1 GP 2.0!"   Some added.
 
 
 
Almost ten years later, and here we are, still talking about this Electric Championship: still getting passionate about its history, its drivers, its dramas.
Formula E is writing its own history in the world of Motorsport: a different kind of path compared to all the other series.
 
Ambitious, bold, sometimes controversial, Formula E have never been shy in terms of throwing crazy variables into the competition, making it as unique as it gets.
From the pioneeristic Gen 1 and its unforgettable races to the full on touring style racing of Gen 2, arriving to the modern Gen 3: Formula E is costantly changing and evolving.
 
 
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This season, we'll go into the double digits
Generations of drivers and race cars have come and passed, and now we're ready to finish off this decade of Electric Racing with a historic season.
A season that will see the introduction of a huge strategic element like the Fast Charging, new drivers and revolutionized lineups, new spectacular locations like Toyko...
 
 
Are you ready?
 
This is the ABB Formula E Championship, this is Season 10.
 
 
 
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JAKE DENNIS LEADS THE NEW ERA OF GEN 3
 
 
Season 9 saw a very good debut for the new generation of Electric Formulas, and, despite the early worries, it was a generally smooth season of racing!
 
Good, closely fought races, with two very different kind of racing scenarios based on the track layout: while on the more technical tracks the racing was more or less traditional, it was in the faster layouts like Portland or Sao Paulo that the racing went bonkers!
A new kind of racing unique to Gen 3 emerged, the so called "Pack racing", similar to what we see in Moto 3: pack of cars, even 4-5 wide going into the braking zones, using all the slipstream possible and avoiding to take the lead.
 
 
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This led to spectacular fights, and also some controversies and crashes: not everyone likes this style of racing, but it undoubtly brings the action!
 
The championship battle was very entertaining and close till the last round: Pascal Wehrlein of Porsche started the season with two victories in a row in Diriyah and a podium finish in Mexico, and looked like the big favourite to take the first Gen 3 title.
 
However, things changed from India onwards: a big set of opponents emerged in the shape of Jake Dennis (andretti), Mitch Evans (Jaguar), Nick Cassidy (Envision) & Jean Eric Vergne (DS).
 
These drivers and teams stepped up the game while Wehrlein started to suffer multiple DNF's and difficult races, often affected by Porsche's struggles in qualifying.
Coming into the last few rounds of the season, only four drivers were still in mathematical contention with Jake Dennis leading Nick Cassidy and Mitch Evans by over 20 points, all of those drivers with multiple wins, while Wehrlein was only theoretically still in the title fight, but nearly 50 points behind.
 
 
 
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The battle of London took place in the ExCel scenery, and it was Jake Dennis of Andretti Porsche who made the most of the season finale: Cassidy tried to fight him in the first race, the two duelled on track before Cassidy took damage while fighting wheel to wheel with teammate Buemi:
It was the end of the Championship Fight for him, and triumph for the englishman Jake Dennis, for the joy of team boss Michael Andretti.
 
 
 
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AND NOW? THE CHALLENGES OF SEASON 10
 
 
What can we expect now, going into Season 10
Well, the baseline of the cars will remain the same as S9, but the teams will now have a full year of experience on the Gen 3 machinery, so they can find new room for improvement and ways to maximize performance.
 
The pecking order of S10 could be different than S9, every season have its story.
 
The big, most important change in the racing format compared to S9 is the official introduction of the Fast Charge Pit Stops.
A game changer for Formula E, a technology that's been in the works for years now and was already set to be introduced last season, but the Series and the Teams agreed to postpone its introduction to the start of S10.
 
But what we'll see with the "Attack Charge" format?
There are still no official answers to that: however the most likely scenario is that we'll see the cars entering pit-lane during the race (there will be a specific window and drivers can't do that during SC or VSC), for a 30 sec pit, where they can recharge the battery till a certain amount to comeback to the track with higher power and speed compared to the competition.
A big strategic element, that could really change the face of the serie!
 

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THE SEASON 10 OFFICIAL LINEUP
 
 
The lineup of Season 10 will see a bunch of interesting new stories, new faces and big returnees.
It was one hell of a silly season!
 
Biggest story of the Silly Season market is for sure Season 7 champion, Nyck De Vries, making a comeback to the serie after his brief F1 stint in Alpha Tauri.
But it won't be a comeback in a top team, on the contrary it will be a return to the serie in the worst team of Season 9, Mahindra Racing
 
A new challenge for the S7 champ, that will have to re-ignite his Formula E career, alongside another new face for Mahindra, swissman Edoardo Mortara.
 
Andretti choses frenchman Norman Nato to replace Andrè Lotterer: Nato will be alongside Jake Dennis, S9 champion, forming a very strong pair for the Michael Andretti's squad.
BIG move from S9 runner-up Nick Cassidy: he'll jump into Jaguar, partnering with Mitch Evans in pheraps FE's strongest lineup.
 
Another big change at Maserati: with Mortara going to Mahindra, the italian squad choses indian Jehan Daruvala to partner with Max Gunther for 2024.
 
 
 
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Another big story involved Sam Bird: english veteran of the series and many times runner up in the championship fights. 
Bird leaves Jaguar after years of commitment to take a seat in McLaren, alongside the confirmed Jake Hughes.
A very strong pair, can Bird challenge for the title with the Papaya colours?
 
Other drivers news, Nissan welcomes back Oliver Rowland after a not very convincing stint at Mahindra, while Formula E legend Lucas Di Grassi returns to his origins by signing with ABT, his first ever FE team.
Can he bring ABT back to the title fight, like in the good old days?
 
How romantic!
 
 
 
Envision-Jaguar: Sébastien Buemi - Robin Frijns
Porsche: Antonio Felix da Costa – Pascal Wehrlein
Jaguar: Mitch Evans – Nick Cassidy
Andretti-Porsche: Jake Dennis – Norman Nato
DS Penske: Stoffel Vandoorne – Jean-Eric Vergne
Maserati: Maximilian Günther – Jehan Daruvala (Rookie)
McLaren-Nissan: Jake Hughes – Sam Bird
Nissan: Sacha Fenestraz – Oliver Rowland
Nio333: Sergio Sette Câmara – Dan Ticktum
Mahindra: Nyck de Vries – Edoardo Mortara
Abt Cupra Mahindra: Nico Müller – Lucas di Grassi
 
 
 
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THE SEASON 10 CALENDAR
 
 
Season 10 calendar will be made official after the World's Motorsport council of October 19th
 
However, the latest draft of the calendar includes 17 races, from January to July.
 
Starting from Mexico City on January 13th, the serie will reach Diriyah for the traditional night double header on January 26 and 27th.
February 10th and 24th are still TBD dates: the latest rumors suggests that one of those two can be a race in India, while Cape Town appears to be unlikely.
 
In March we'll see the second Sao Paulo e-prix on March 16th, before the debut of Formula E in the streets of Tokyo on March 30th, wich will be the very first FE race in Japan!  :love: 
 
 
 
 
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On April there will be the traditional Italian double Header, this season it won't be in Rome but in another location still yet to be decided.
That's before reaching Monaco for the spectacular Montecarlo e-Prix.
In May there will be the two classic races at Berlin's Tempelhof Airport, before another reaching Shanghai for the Chinese e-Prix, brand new venue on a shortened version of the F1 track.
 
 
After the success of last season, Portland will be held on June 26
The grand finale will be once again in London, at the ExCel Center, on July 20th and 21th.
 
 
 
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PRE SEASON TESTING IS AROUND THE CORNER!
 
 
Pre-Season testing is almost here!
Less than two weeks to go for the Season 10 to get go in the Ricardo Tormo circuit of Valencia: three days of testing, from October 23 to 27th, with the last day of testing being open to the Fans!
 
 
Testing is always an exciting time of the season: first chance to see the new cars in action, speculate on the laptimes and how imagine the pecking order will change compared to the previous season.
Also, the Attack Charge format will be tested during the traditional race simulation, so an extra element of interest this year.
 
 
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*this is the DS Penske livery for S10, unveiled earlier this week! Looking glorious!
 
 
 
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#2 RSRally

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Posted 11 October 2023 - 10:03

Season nine was my favourite season of Formula E so far and i think season ten can potentially be even better as the teams get on top of how to operate these Gen3 cars.

Attack Charge will be interesting, i really hope it adds something rather than just making it look like the cars can’t last a whole race without charging. Maybe the racing will be less peloton-y if the teams know they’re gonna get a splash’n’dash later on?

I think i’m even more looking forward to the announcements on what the Gen 3 Evo spec will be for season 11&12. So far Gen3 didn’t really deliver the big step in performance expected but I have faith the evo can cure that before an even bigger jump for Gen4.

#3 thegamer23

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Posted 11 October 2023 - 11:44

Some more news

 

 

 

- Formula E audience is growing in 2023

 

https://e-formula.ne...y-and-usa-56576

 

 

- A Formula E race in Phoenix is getting more & more likely

 

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 11 October 2023 - 11:46.


#4 balmybaldwin

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Posted 11 October 2023 - 12:18

Shame it's only 17 races... not even 17 weekends.

 

I think we should be looking at 2 races per venue and in the region of 15 venues. Seems quite wasteful all that travelling, shipping and setup time for just 1 race



#5 thegamer23

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Posted 12 October 2023 - 08:23

Formula E Hits record fan figures in 2023

https://www.fiaformu...-on-track-highs

 

 

 

First private runs for DS Penske ahead of the Valencia pre-season testing.

 

 

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NIo333 on track too at Mallory Park

 

https://www.youtube....rts/cN0udMDnr4E


Edited by thegamer23, 12 October 2023 - 11:08.


#6 thegamer23

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Posted 12 October 2023 - 15:55

Some more news on Attack Charge "Pit-stops"!

https://www.the-race...w-due-for-2024/

 

Good thing that they're set to be used in one of the races during the Double Headers weekend, adding variety.


Edited by thegamer23, 12 October 2023 - 15:57.


#7 MattK9

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Posted 12 October 2023 - 16:07

Great OP!

 

The biggest change from last year will be the Pit Stops.

 

The Race seem to be reporting that races at double headers will be one race with Attack Mode and no pit stops (like Season 9), and the second race with 1 pit stop with Attack Charge straight after the pit stop.

 

The minimum stop time will be published prior to each race. I hope that the minimum stop time means that the car have to stop for at least 1 lap. Otherwise, a safety car will mean a massive advantage to those that have already stopped that can catch up to those that have not stopped yet.

 

I wonder if they have sorted out the battery problems that plaqued last year?



#8 Disgrace

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Posted 16 October 2023 - 06:05

Rossiter out at Maserati, just a week before testing begins. That seems like a very bad sign, indicative of internal disagreement.



#9 thegamer23

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Posted 16 October 2023 - 06:42

Didn't expect this, although I think Maserati under achieved last season after dominating the Pre Season.

Any idea who's going to be the new team principal?

#10 RSRally

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Posted 16 October 2023 - 07:20

Jaguar livery launch tomorrow.

#11 Disgrace

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Posted 16 October 2023 - 09:06

Didn't expect this, although I think Maserati under achieved last season after dominating the Pre Season.

Any idea who's going to be the new team principal?

 

Wouldn't he have left shortly after the season's conclusion if it was about last year? So this makes me think it's more about the future than the past. Perhaps Daruvala wasn't his choice.



#12 thegamer23

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Posted 16 October 2023 - 09:24

Jaguar livery launch tomorrow.

 

McLaren should also be presented tomorrow at 14.00 PM.

 

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 16 October 2023 - 09:24.


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Posted 17 October 2023 - 08:08

Teams must run rookies too at pre-season test

https://www.the-race...re-season-test/

 

Jaguar I-Type 6 revealed

Basically the same paint scheme as last season with minor tweaks. This is the car that Mitch Evans & Nick Cassidy will drive!

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Jaguar's superteam will test a friendship to its limits

https://www.the-race...p-to-its-limit/


Edited by thegamer23, 17 October 2023 - 09:38.


#14 RSRally

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Posted 17 October 2023 - 08:10

Oh bugger, they kept the wonky livery.

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Posted 17 October 2023 - 12:07

sad that the car isn't green like we know Jaguar.



#16 eab

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Posted 17 October 2023 - 12:49

sad that the car isn't green like we know Jaguar.

Well, they like to keep their clientele happy.



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Posted 17 October 2023 - 13:52

Introducing McLaren!

 

This is the car that Sam Bird & Jake Hughes are going to drive!

The car features a more vibrant orange and black combo compared to last season.

 

 

 

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#18 Muppetmad

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Posted 17 October 2023 - 14:48

I like it. It suits the shape of the car well.



#19 MattK9

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Posted 17 October 2023 - 15:35

Teams must run rookies in the pre-season test next week.

 

That will give the teams a bit of a headache as they would prefer that their full time drivers should get the most runtime possible.

 

I expect that rookies will be used for the shakedown sessions.



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Posted 18 October 2023 - 07:12

Di Grassi visiting ABT's headquarter + seat fitting.

Back home! 

 

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Posted 18 October 2023 - 08:56

Here comes the Nissan!

More red on the front and white upper plate, but generally carrying on last season's design.

Driven by Sacha Fenestraz & Oliver Rowland

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 18 October 2023 - 08:58.


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Posted 18 October 2023 - 12:00

Here comes the Nissan!

More red on the front and white upper plate, but generally carrying on last season's design.

Driven by Sacha Fenestraz & Oliver Rowland

 

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Up close the flowers/blossoms are lovely but they are too small to show at normal camera lengths. I feel it's a big "lost".
 



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Posted 18 October 2023 - 12:31

sad that the car isn't green like we know Jaguar.


maybe to keep a New Zealand link? (all blacks)

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Posted 18 October 2023 - 15:23

And looks like Andretti may go white this season!

Here it is a sneak peek, reveal on Friday at 15.00 BST time.

 

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Will it be a comeback to its original paint scheme of Season 1? 

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#25 RSRally

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Posted 18 October 2023 - 18:38

Looks like Andretti lost the Avalanche sponsorship so less red this season.

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Posted 18 October 2023 - 21:44

Not sure if they lost it or the cheques just no longer match the price to be paid.

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Posted 19 October 2023 - 07:32

New DS Penske looking absolutely stunning on track!

 

- 4 to Valencia Day 1! 

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#28 Ben1445

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Posted 19 October 2023 - 07:40

Not sure if they lost it or the cheques just no longer match the price to be paid.

Also given that Avalanche is a crypto/blockchain business I’m not sure they’re enjoying the sort of hype bubble they had when they started the Andretti sponsorship deal in 2021. They were on an upward swing in share price back then but have since levelled out at about a tenth of that value.

I imagine Andretti are also keen to get their new Andretti Global identity out there on track

Edited by Ben1445, 19 October 2023 - 07:42.


#29 thegamer23

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Posted 19 October 2023 - 15:19

Andretti teases their new FE livery.
https://twitter.com/...004935270539619
 

This livery looks like it's gonna be a tribute to the Andretti Family Heritage, very much looking forward to see it tomorrow.


Edited by thegamer23, 19 October 2023 - 15:40.


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Posted 19 October 2023 - 15:59

Official S10 Calendar published

 

A few surprises: despite the talks, India is still in the calendar and still in Hyderabad!

 

Italian e-Prix: that TBD Venue as Rome won't be hosting a street race in the EUR anymore. Big news!
Last season's huge crash was a wake up call for the serie: the Gen 3 have out-grown the historic city track.
Now they're looking at another race location: Misano and Imola appears to be the main candidates.

 

Shanghai confirmed as a new venue, as the Chinese GP returns to the calendar.
Tokyo confirmed as the huge main addition of this year's championship.

Gone are Jakarta and Cape Town, at least for this season. 
 

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 19 October 2023 - 17:20.


#31 Disgrace

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Posted 19 October 2023 - 17:29

No Cape Town is a big loss.



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Posted 19 October 2023 - 17:47

Cape Town is a real loss indeed, as is Jakarta in the sense that the series seems to have really resonated there.



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Posted 19 October 2023 - 19:50

Boooooo! Cape Town was easily the best track on the calendar.

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Posted 19 October 2023 - 20:19

Will be interesting to see the cars on the Shanghai proper track, and hopefully they'll use a permanent circuit in Italy as well.

 

Weird that MEX and IND are not double-headers, given the crowd turnouts there.

 

Well, really weird that ALL of them aren't double-headers.

 

Hopefully I'll have more chance to watch some of the races this coming season  :well:



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Posted 19 October 2023 - 21:24

Shame about Rome and Jakarta. The reasoning given is understandable, particularly for Rome.

Good news about Shanghai and India though.. hopefully they'll sort that fast chicane/track limits issue this season.

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Posted 20 October 2023 - 08:26

Big news!

 

NIO 333 starts new era as ERT Formula E Team 

 

 

"We are proud to unveil our new identity as the ERT Formula E Team, it is an exciting step in our journey," said Alex Hui, Team Principal for ERT Formula E Team on the new journey ahead.

 

"As the only manufacturer Formula E team that is not currently tied to an OEM, our powertrain and software development has been done independently, putting us in a unique position. 

 

"Utilising what we have learnt on track, we have already identified that we have a lot to offer in terms of improving electric vehicle performance, not just in relation to powertrains but whole vehicle engineering support and solutions, something which is already proving of interest within the automotive and motorsport industries. 

 

"It is a natural progression for us to move forward commercialising this knowledge with the increasing global adoption of EVs, particularly as Formula E provides such a strong platform for OEMs and as such our conversations with partners in this arena are already advanced."

 

 

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Posted 20 October 2023 - 08:27

Electric Racing Technology? Strong contender for the most generic team name in all of motorsport  :lol: 



#38 RSRally

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Posted 20 October 2023 - 08:32

The Race's report on the above:

https://www.the-race...from-formula-e/

Hope the livery isn't too similar to Abt's looking at the colours used in the new team's logo.

Edited by RSRally, 20 October 2023 - 08:34.


#39 HistoryFan

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Posted 20 October 2023 - 09:48

Hmm I think we won't see that team in 2-3 years.



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Posted 20 October 2023 - 14:18

Here comes the Andretti!

Back to the traditional team colours, white, red & blue!

World Championship Jake Dennis & Norman Nato at the wheel! 


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#41 juicy sushi

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Posted 20 October 2023 - 14:43

It really screams “your name here.” The Indycar side are very sharp commercially, so I really have to wonder why this car is so empty.

#42 RSRally

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Posted 20 October 2023 - 14:43

Nice livery, but they're saying this is a special livery for the Valencia test. Maybe the real thing will be this plus some sponsors!

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Posted 20 October 2023 - 14:45

In this article it’s referred to as a test livery for Valencia as the debut for the new ‘Andretti Global’ branding. Notes that it is unclear if will be a final race livery or not.

Also confirms that Jake Dennis will run the No.1 on his car as reigning champion.

https://e-formula.ne...cia-tests-90531

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Posted 20 October 2023 - 16:50

McLaren shakes down in Bicester!

https://twitter.com/...396730009604123

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Interesting article by the Race (Is Formula E losing its Street racing DNA?) 

https://www.the-race...ng-part-of-dna/

 



#45 Ben1445

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Posted 20 October 2023 - 17:50

Is it losing its street racing DNA? If it continues along the current trend then I guess it could be. But DNA by its nature changes with generations in order to maximise survival.

Is that a bad thing?

I’m going to go with no. If you keep the *good* street tracks but start padding out the rest of the calendar with reliable and profitable permanent circuits then I think it’s a net-positive. Encourage public transport and EV/sustainability upgrades at the permanent venues and you can keep a core message of FE.

Ten years ago there was a distinct ‘EVs are good for cities’ narrative which I think is being slowly superceded in said cities by preference for pedestrianisation, cycle networks and public transport, whilst EVs are marketed as being about enough for most day-to-day journeys be that urban or rural.

Plus half the social media comments are about how FE should be racing on ‘proper’ tracks. So I’m not too concerned.

Edited by Ben1445, 20 October 2023 - 18:25.


#46 thegamer23

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Posted 21 October 2023 - 08:09

Introducing the ERTX24, the Season 10 challenger of the former known team NIO!

Sette Camara & Dan Ticktum at the wheel!

 

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#47 Ben1445

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Posted 21 October 2023 - 08:28

Interesting reading in The Race’s article that the official reason for the Italy/Rome location being TBD is concerns about the circuit’s suitability for Gen3. Sam Smith tips a large bucket of doubt on that (though maybe that’s not so surprising from him) but… given the severity of the pile-up accidents we’ve seen around the T5-6 sweeper that really seems more than plausible to me.

I’d honestly be a little uneasy about using that exact track layout again, and if modifications on such short notice are either too difficult or too expensive… why not use one of the many permanent facilities available to keep an Italian round? .

#48 RSRally

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Posted 21 October 2023 - 08:29

That's nice, does a good job of disguising the awakward shape of the car.

LetX appear to be an Indian software/marketing company. I wonder if they're the investors or just a sponsor?

#49 Frood

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Posted 21 October 2023 - 08:50

Electric Racing Technology? Strong contender for the most generic team name in all of motorsport :lol:


Where's Racing Engineering when you need them?!

#50 SenorSjon

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Posted 21 October 2023 - 09:37

Why does FE also have the NFL-break? Start in January, end is in July. And then months of nothing?