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Poll: Big Troubles in Little China! | Formula E SHANGHAI E-PRIX! (6 member(s) have cast votes)

What are you looking forward the most in Shanghai?

  1. Championship battle getting more heated (2 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. FE cars on the Shanghai circuit! (2 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  3. Sam Bird coming back after injury (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  4. Crazy peleton racing on the wide Shanghai circuit (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Drama (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  6. ERT doing well in their home race (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 thegamer23

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 13:03

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WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, double header! With races starting at 8.00 UK time!
WHERE: Shanghai International Circuit
WHY: Formula E racing on the biggest permanent track yet!?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Big Trouble in Shanghai!

Formula E is coming to town!

Well, not really in town, but rather on the big, wide, fast, Shanghai International Circuit!
 
After making its historic debut in Beijing, China, back in 2014, Formula E left the country after 2019 after the Sanya e-Prix, and never came back.
So far.
 
 This year, 2024, 10 years after Beijing's historic debut, Generation 3 of Formula E is ready to comeback in China and is going to do it on a very different track compared to the Beijing's street circuit.

The Shanghai International Circuit is ready to host an exciting Double Header that could be decisive for the fate of the Season 10 of Formula E. 
No clashes with other series, racing on the morning of Saturday and Sunday, you can't miss this!  :smoking:
 
 
 
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Beijing 2014, where it all started
 
 
 
 
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The Shanghai International circuit is a 5.4 km long big circuit that's been introduced in F1 during the 2004 season.
Designed by Hermann Tilke, the track features long radius corners, like the famous Turn 1, fast sweepers in the middle sector and a monster long straight in the back section. 

But a good thing of this facility is that it features lots of different layouts inside the main one.
In fact, Formula E is using a shortened version of the GP circuit,cutting the total lenght to 3.051 km.

First sector is identical to F1: so we're going to see the Formula E cars launching into the looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong  (ooooooooooong) Turn 1-2 "snail" corner and the next few turns are also the same.
FE cars will than launch into the Sector 2 section, wich is initially the same as F1 as well, with the long, fast sweepers, that could be the fastest corners in FE history. 
 
 
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Track is exactly the same as the main series layout till Turn 9, where FE will launch into a "shortcut" with a fast, bumpy left kink that could be really spectacular in qualifying mode.

Turn 10-11 is an up-hill tight chicane, that's gonna be a perfect spot for Re-Gening a bit before flying again into the main-straight.
 
Not sold yet?
 

Jump on a virtual Formula E car for a lap of the Shanghai-eprix Circuit! 
 
 
 
While you listen to some David Bowie
 
 
 
 
 
WHO'S GONNA STOP CASSIDY?

 
This have been an hectic Season 10 of Formula E so far.

8 different winners in 10 races, fascinating battles on track and a Championship Fight that is set to go FULL DRAMA between at least 6 drivers!
 
 
Nick Cassidy is the natural favourite: the kiwi prodigy has been adapting incredibly well to the factory Jaguar team, and his consistency in results is paying off.
But it's not going to be easy for the Kiwi, as there are 3 pretty close drivers behind him, led by Porsche's Pascal Wherlein, the suprise of the season Ollie Rowland with Nissan and the reigning champ Jake Dennis of Andretti!

Nick Cassidy's experienced team-mate Mitch Evans and JEV of DS Penske are slightly more behind, but we know anything can happen in Formula E and a bad weekend for the champ leader could change everything! 
 
 

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WEEKEND'S TIMETABLE
 
 
 
Friday 24th May
 
10:10 – Free Practice 1 

 

Saturday 25th May

 

01:00 – Free Practice 2
03:20 – Qualifying 
08:00 – Race 1

 

Sunday 26th May

 

01:00 – Free Practice 3
03:20 – Qualifying 
08:00 – Race 2

 
All times UTC+1 
 
 
 
 
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WHERE TO WATCH
 
 
 
Where to watch the Shanghai race in China
 
CCTV5+ will show both races live, with qualifying and races shown on their Digital Platform CCTV Sports/Yangshipin. Guangdong Sports will be showing both live qualifying and race coverage live. Formula E’s digital partnerships continue with HUYA, BiliBili, Sina, Kuaishou and Douyin covering all sessions live. 
 
 
Where to watch across Asia
 
 
Pan Southeast Asia: Fans can watch delayed coverage of both races on SPOTV.
 
India: Live qualifying & race coverage of Saturday’s E-Prix will be on ST5 and ST1 on Sunday, with qualifying and race coverage on SonyLIV.
 
Indonesia: Fans can catch qualifying and both races live on iNews, with dedicated weekend coverage across MNC platforms including SPORTSTARS and MNC Vision +.
 
Pakistan: Fans in Pakistan will be able to catch qualifying and both races live on A Sports. Qualifying and race action will also be live on ARY Digital.
 
Japan: Fans in Japan will be able to catch delayed qualifying and race action on J Sports 1 on Saturday and delayed coverage on J Sports 4 on Sunday, with highlights coverage on BS Fuji.
 
 
How to watch in Australia and New Zealand
 
 Australia: Stan Sports will present live coverage of all sessions of both races on the Stan Sports platform. 9GO will wrap up the weekend with highlights for fans in Australia. 
 
New Zealand: Viewers in New Zealand will be able to catch all the action, live on Sky Sports 5.
 
How to watch and stream Formula E in the UK and Ireland
UK: All race session coverage on Saturday & Sunday will be shown on TNT Sports 3. All sessions will be available digitally via discovery+.
 
 
How to watch TNT Sports
 
TNT Sports is available across all major TV platforms including BT TV, Sky and Virgin Media. Existing BT Sport customers can watch and enjoy TNT Sports without needing to take any further action. discovery+ is the streaming destination for TNT Sports in the UK, presenting many of the world’s most celebrated sports events including the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, exclusive Premier League games, Premiership Rugby, MotoGP, UFC, boxing, and WWE, together with great entertainment.
 
How to watch and stream Formula E in Europe
 
Season 10 will air live across all the major markets in Europe. Find out where to watch where you are.
 
France: Viewers in France will be able to catch Saturday and Sunday’s race action live on La Chaine L’Equipe. Eurosport 1 will be covering both races delayed across the weekend. Eurosport Player will be showing all sessions live and L’Equipe.fr will be running live qualifying & race coverage.
 
Germany: Germany will see live coverage of qualifying and both races on DF1, with both sessions also available on ServusOn and ServusTV Motorsports Magenta.
 
Italy: Mediaset’s Channel 20 will air both Shanghai races live, with all sessions available live on SportMediaset.it. Highlights will be also covered on Italia Uno channel. Eurosport 1 will cover rounds 11 and 12. Highlights will be shown on Eurosport 1.
 
Austria: Fans will be able to tune into race action and qualifying of both races on ServusTV - races and qualifying simulcast on ServusOn.
 
The Netherlands: The Netherlands will be able to see all sessions, live on Ziggo Sport Racing and ZiggoGO. Eurosport 1 will also be providing live race coverage across the weekend on linear and digital channels.
 
 
Rest of Europe:
 
Across the remainder of Europe all sessions will be live across Eurosport’s digital platforms. Eurosport will provide bespoke, live coverage of both races on Eurosport 1. ES Player will also provide a one-stop destination for all Formula E catch-ups. REX (Norway) Kutonen (Finland) and 6’Eren (Denmark) will be providing live FTA race coverage in the Nordics.
 
Where to watch and stream Formula E in the Americas
 
Canada: In Canada, TVA Sports will show delayed race coverage on Saturday and Sunday. Qualifying and races will be shown live on TSN + in French and English, respectively.
 
USA: All race sessions will be shown live on Roku. Highlights will be shown on CBS Sports Network.
 
Mexico: Fans can watch both races action on Fox Sports 3, Claro Sports and Azteca Deportes. 
 
Claro Sports will be providing dedicated coverage of the whole race weekend across Latin America with support from DirecTV in select markets.
 
Where to watch in Africa
 
Fans will be able to catch qualifying on SuperSport Motorsport and the Saturday race live on SuperSport Motorsport across Sub-Saharan Africa. On Sunday qualifying and race will be live on SuperSport Action. With free-to-air race coverage on ETV in South Africa.
 
How to watch and stream in the Middle East and North Africa
 
Fans can tune into the Saturday & Sunday races live on SSC Extra 1. All sessions are simulcast on shahid.net.
 
 
 
 
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Edited by thegamer23, 24 May 2024 - 07:25.


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#2 Ben1445

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 13:16

Title battle heating up is my big interest. Think it’s sharpening down to Cassidy vs Wehrlein in reality.

Interesting thing there is that I think Porsche is probably a stronger car on these permanent courses, but Cassidy in the Jaguar is a master of the peloton format.

Not all that enthused about the circuit itself, but curious to see the West Long variant in action.

#3 thegamer23

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 18:44

Remember this race, 10 years ago?

 


Edited by thegamer23, 23 May 2024 - 18:45.


#4 sportyskells

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 19:37

Hopefully not too many extra laps with other motorsport racing this weekend



#5 Ben1445

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 20:36

I’ve made time for FE and the Indy 500, might spend the rest of my weekend asleep truth be told

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 23:30

Wonder if it means anything for the future? Jake Dennis is back with BMW:

 

Dennis Returns To BMW Factory Roster (dailysportscar.com)



#7 Alex79

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Posted 24 May 2024 - 07:05

good opening post @thegamer23 :)

really fun to see pork chop express there as well, still i like the closing titles of that film better

https://youtu.be/RL1...txMhNanLtczLzKa

Edited by Alex79, 24 May 2024 - 07:09.


#8 thegamer23

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Posted 24 May 2024 - 07:24

good opening post @thegamer23 :)

really fun to see pork chop express there as well, still i like the closing titles of that film better

https://youtu.be/RL1...txMhNanLtczLzKa

 

That's indeed right, such a 80's banger!! 

Added to OP!



#9 Peat

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Posted 24 May 2024 - 09:07

Lol, just happened to tune in as multiple cars just grind to a halt in practice. What's going on?



#10 Ben1445

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Posted 24 May 2024 - 09:08

A mystery

#11 thegamer23

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Posted 24 May 2024 - 09:14

Weird! Never happened before!!

Big trouble in Little China confirmed! 


Edited by thegamer23, 24 May 2024 - 09:32.


#12 MattK9

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Posted 24 May 2024 - 09:30

5 Cars just stopped all at the same time.

Both ERT and both Porsche as well as NdV

 

Coincidence?



#13 RSRally

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Posted 24 May 2024 - 09:34

Seems to be battery related issue following a software update.

Edited by RSRally, 24 May 2024 - 09:34.


#14 RSRally

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Posted 24 May 2024 - 09:37

Can't see this restarting.

#15 Ben1445

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Posted 24 May 2024 - 09:37

Specifically a software update brought by WAE to all cars. Only affected a few of the cars though - perhaps related to what kind of installation laps/test programme they were running. 


Edited by Ben1445, 24 May 2024 - 09:38.


#16 Ben1445

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Posted 24 May 2024 - 09:40

Restart at 17:48 local for 25 minutes 

 

Perhaps they can just revert to Berlin-spec software? 


Edited by Ben1445, 24 May 2024 - 09:45.


#17 MattK9

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Posted 24 May 2024 - 09:55

Specifically a software update brought by WAE to all cars. Only affected a few of the cars though - perhaps related to what kind of installation laps/test programme they were running. 

 

Ticktum seemed to suggest that it affected more cars than just those who stopped.

Was it some sort of time based rollover error in the software??



#18 Ben1445

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Posted 24 May 2024 - 10:06

I mean… who knows

They seem to be running ok now though

#19 thegamer23

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Posted 24 May 2024 - 11:55

They looked good on track in their pushlaps!

The last few corners in particular are eventful, with that up-hill chicane, as the cars jump over the kerbs and get all sideways in the exit.

 

Should be a fun race tomorrow!



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#20 Frood

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Posted 24 May 2024 - 13:01

Remember this race, 10 years ago?

https://www.youtube....h?v=odGD7rMRqJQ


Remember it? I'm still angry about it. Prost's manoeuvre on the last lap is still one of the most boneheaded defensive moves I've ever seen.

#justiceforquicknick

#21 RSRally

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Posted 24 May 2024 - 13:53

I suppose this is the first time this has happened during FEs ten seasons but perhaps it's an argument for running shakedown at full power - not much point in a shakedown that doesn't uncover potential issues.

#22 thegamer23

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Posted 24 May 2024 - 17:18

Tomorrow's timetable

 

Very demanding schedule for FP & quali, i'll see ya guys for the race!  :lol:

 

 

01:00 – Free Practice 2
03:20 – Qualifying 
08:00 – Race 1

 

All times UTC+1 
 
 
 
 
 
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#23 Ben1445

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Posted 24 May 2024 - 17:55

Ooph yeah, I might have managed FP/Qualy in my student days but I think I’ll stick to race as well

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 00:29



#25 thegamer23

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 06:09

Morning!

Less than 1 hour to the first race in Shanghai!!

:up:

QUALI HIGHLIGHTS

https://youtu.be/Som...JZXy11J2i61yXij

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 06:52

Main grandstands looks packed, good to see!

-10 min to Race 1!

#27 thegamer23

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:02

Here we go!

#28 Alex79

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:06

is Da Costa playing Gt7? three in one overtake

#29 Disgrace

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:06

They look so slow...



#30 Alex79

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:08

at least this looks way more fun than in the streets. Touring Car speeds

#31 thegamer23

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:10

Vergne looking good

#32 Ben1445

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:12

Speed should ramp up through the race

#33 sportyskells

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:12

at least it was a clean start (i wonder how many times i be saying that today?)



#34 Alex79

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:12

Frijns' Green Goblin jumping from 9 to 3! hopefully no FCY now after he takes the 2nd attack mode

#35 Ben1445

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:12

Porsche doing the Jaguar strategy?

#36 thegamer23

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:12

Porsche sitting in 1-2

#37 thegamer23

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:15

Cassidy not making lots of progress so far

#38 Alex79

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:18

where the hell did nick come from!?

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:18

De Vries up to p6!!

And he goes P1!

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#40 Alex79

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:23

De Vries back to 6 again, Frijns in 5th

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:23

Btw is Cassidy playing a conservative game or is his car not up to speed

#42 thegamer23

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:24

Cassidy coming with lots of enegergy left

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:25

Just realised how little attention I have been paying after 16 laps, it feels like with the peloton races the first half doesn't matter much 



#44 Alex79

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:30

Frijns and Rowland will not send each other postcards any time soon

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:30

Just realised how little attention I have been paying after 16 laps, it feels like with the peloton races the first half doesn't matter much


A bit like oval racing!

#46 thegamer23

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:31

My money on Evans

#47 thegamer23

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:34

Full push now!

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:34

Just realised how little attention I have been paying after 16 laps, it feels like with the peloton races the first half doesn't matter much 

 

Yeah, I realised during the pre-race season highlights that the season since Bird won in Sao Paulo has been a blur for me. Next year can't come soon enough.



#49 thegamer23

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:37

Dramaaa

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 07:38

Wehrlein cut the course...