Story highlights Simona di Silvestro is the only female to race a full season in Formula E But she lost her seat at the end of Season Two Ex-Formula 1 driver Susie Wolff is now its first team principal This season Formula E held its highest female participation event at a Saudi Arabia test (CNN)Should the "E" in Formula E also stand for equality? We may be in the 21st century but women are still a minority in motorsport, even in the futuristic world of electric racing. There have been three female racers in Formula E's five-year history -- but only Simona de Silvestro competed against her male rivals for a single full season. Katherine Legge and Michaela Cerruti drove just six races between them in the sport's inaugural campaign. This season, ex-Formula 1 test driver Susie Wolff has become Formula E's first female team boss, taking the helm at Venturi -- and the calm and collected Scot is surprised she's still making headlines as a high-profile female in racing's … [Read more...] about Can Formula E drive forward a female future?
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Story highlights F1 heavyweights Mercedes join Formula E in Season Six Only manufacturer competing in both Formula 1 and Formula E Mercedes ran affiliate team HWA Racelab to get ahead of competition They will "hit the ground running," says Formula E boss (CNN)When a big fish enters a small pond it's bound to make waves. Mercedes -- winners of the last five Formula One driver and team titles -- plan to make more than a splash when they join Formula E in Season Six. Nico Rosberg, who won the F1 title for the German giants in 2016, has already warned CNN: "When Mercedes come, they come to win." With the Silver Arrows targeting Formula E success, should the sport be worried its days of open competition will soon be over? Reasons to be fearful Read More Mercedes have taken a unique approach to their debut season by sending the HWA Racelab team out on track in Season Five as Formula E guinea pigs. It's not the first time that Mercedes and HWA have worked together, as HWA … [Read more...] about Formula E: Mercedes are coming … Should the world’s most unpredictable racing series be worried?
Story highlights Eight different winners from eight races in "fantastic" season Vergne: "No-one will take control of the championship" Defending champion says the title race is "mentally tough" Alejandro Agag: Don't rule out more different winners (CNN)The twists and turns of the Formula E season show no signs of slowing as the championship heads to the majestic streets of Monte Carlo. Monaco is no stranger to motorsport history and the electric racing series has been breaking new ground in Season Five. Amazingly, there have been eight different winners from the first eight races. To put that in context, in the last three seasons there were five different overall winners and in Season One there were six. READ: Driving an electric car from London to Paris Read More "It's fantastic," Formula E chairman and founder Alejandro Agag tells CNN. "It's almost unheard of in motorsport that we have eight races with eight different winners. "If you're in a championship and you're in … [Read more...] about Formula E: Can Monaco magic a ninth different winner in “fantastic” season?
Paris, France (CNN)Under the watchful eye of Mitch Evans, Jaguar's mechanics start to carefully piece together the driver's history-making car. It's 48 hours before the Paris ePrix and the team is still riding high from its first ever Formula E victory two weeks ago Rome. When Evans crossed the line in first place, not only was it Jaguar's first ever win in the all-electric racing series, it was also the first time in 28 years that the British manufacturer had been on the top step of the podium in any form of motorsport. Not since Italian Teo Fabi claimed the World Sportscar Championship in 1991 had Jaguar tasted victory in motor racing. "I've been absolutely buzzing since I crossed the finish line," said Evans, who wasn't even born until three years after that win. "To win our first race has been a really big thing for the team, for Jaguar and for myself as well. Read More "To finally do it after a tough two-and-a-half seasons is an amazing feeling. We're very proud, I hope it's … [Read more...] about Jaguar hopes to capitalize on historic victory with Formula E title
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