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Zurich Added To Formula E Race Calendar

Formula E will end an absence of motor racing in Switzerland of more than 60 years after adding a race in Zurich to its 2017/18 calendar. The country banned motorsport after the 1955 Le Mans 24 Hours disaster that killed a number of spectators, but relaxed that law in 2015…

6 days ago by Motorsport.com 1

Formula E Champ Di Grassi Named Roborace CEO

Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi has been named CEO of driverless racing series initiative Roborace. Audi driver Di Grassi, who claimed his first FE title in a tense 2016/17 season finale in July, was a founding partner of FE and joined Roborace race as an advisor last year. The…

2 weeks ago by Motorsport.com 2

Piquet Gets Williams F1 Engineer at Jaguar For Formula E

Nelson Piquet Jr’s engineering set-up at the Jaguar Formula E team will include Williams Formula 1 performance engineer Paul Davison. Jaguar has signed Piquet to partner Mitch Evans for the 2017/18 season and made two significant staffing additions as well. Piquet will be reunited with his GP2 race engineer Davison,…

3 weeks ago by Motorsport.com 2

Nissan Confirms Formula E Entry

Nissan has confirmed it will enter Formula E from 2018/19. The Japanese manufacturer announced on Wednesday at the Tokyo Motor Show that it will enter the electric single-seater series in place of an existing manufacturer. As reported by Motorsport.com earlier this month, this will be at the expense of Renault. Nissan…

3 weeks ago by Motorsport.com 2

Piquet Had “Too Many Doubts” To Stay With NextEV

Nelson Piquet Jr has revealed “too many doubts” over the NextEV/NIO team were the catalyst for his desire to switch to Jaguar in Formula E. The inaugural FE drivers’ champion has joined Jaguar after three seasons with the thrice-rebranded Team China Racing/NextEV/NIO entry. Piquet had a contract to drive for…

1 month ago by Motorsport.com 2