Motorsport.com's Prime content
Topic

Motorsport.com's Prime content

Why Rast is almost a risk-free bet for Audi
Prime
Formula E Opinion

Why Rast is almost a risk-free bet for Audi

By:

In replacing the ousted Daniel Abt with two-time DTM champion Rene Rast, Audi has found the strongest possible candidate - regardless of the loyalty it traditionally affords drivers within its fold

Since the Volkswagen Group was embroiled in the emissions scandal, it has been on a purge of its fossil fuel-burning motorsport programmes. World Endurance, Rally, Rallycross, Touring Car Cup, IMSA GTLM and DTM attacks have been - or will soon be - mothballed as it powers to clean up a reputation that was dragged through a mire worth £25 billion in fines.

Not unrelated, the automotive titan has embarked on an electric motorsport assault. Both Audi and Porsche compete in Formula E, the VW ID.R set records up the Pikes Peak hillclimb and around the Nurburgring Nordschleife, and sub brand Cupra will enter Pure eTCR. These new outlets have afforded chances for Andre Lotterer, Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Mattias Ekstrom most notably to be rehomed within the various brands.

shares
comments
How Puebla gave Formula E's new points leader breathing space Prime

How Puebla gave Formula E's new points leader breathing space

With the usual Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez venue unavailable to Formula E, it visited the little Puebla circuit to keep its foot in the door in Mexico. A near-winner two years ago, Pascal Wehrlein looked in swaggering form throughout the weekend - but a breathless final encounter helped put Edoardo Mortara in the driving seat.

Formula E
Jun 21, 2021
The half-term report cards of each Formula E team in 2020-21 Prime

The half-term report cards of each Formula E team in 2020-21

In an eventful Formula E season, punctuated by rain and energy-conservation controversy, the 12 teams contesting the championship have endured many challenges in the opening seven races. Here's how they've got on across the first half of the season.

Formula E
May 26, 2021
How Formula E stood up to F1 comparisons in Monaco Prime

How Formula E stood up to F1 comparisons in Monaco

OPINION: It was no surprise to anybody that the laptimes achieved by Formula E cars on the full Monaco circuit were much slower than Formula 1. But perhaps the more relevant comparison was in the racing spectacle, where FE delivered in spades.

Formula E
May 12, 2021
How Monaco dealt Formula E a winning hand to cure its hangover Prime

How Monaco dealt Formula E a winning hand to cure its hangover

Formula E faced much criticism in the wake of its maligned Valencia event. In need of a turnaround, the series' first use of Monaco's iconic Formula 1 layout provided it with the injection of thrills required to clear the fog that had enveloped the paddock.

Formula E
May 11, 2021
Why Formula E's Valencia fiasco undermines engineering talent Prime

Why Formula E's Valencia fiasco undermines engineering talent

FIA president Jean Todt wanted more Formula E coverage in the media, and got his wish when the opening Valencia E-Prix proved farcical. Despite attempts to spin the race as teams failing to get their sums right, Formula E and its governing body cannot escape blame - especially when trying to get teams to commit long-term.

Formula E
Apr 27, 2021
How Valencia E-Prix farce gave Formula E an image problem Prime

How Valencia E-Prix farce gave Formula E an image problem

Formula E was under the microscope at Valencia, on its first visit to a permanent circuit. But after a mere nine drivers were left classified following Saturday's Valencia E-Prix, the electric championship once more faced criticism after rising energy deductions and miscalculations produced a farcical affair.

Formula E
Apr 25, 2021
How Vergne and Vandoorne found redemption in Rome Prime

How Vergne and Vandoorne found redemption in Rome

Another Formula E double-header, another double dose of frantic action. While the form guide remains unpredictable following fightback wins for Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne in Rome, the speed and consistency of Mercedes – both on and off the track – could have its rivals worried for what is to follow

Formula E
Apr 12, 2021
What Nissan's commitment to Gen3 reveals about Formula E's future Prime

What Nissan's commitment to Gen3 reveals about Formula E's future

Formula E's Gen3 era grid continues to take shape, after Nissan opted to commit to the series for another four years. Nissan's global chief operating officer explains why it has thrown its lot in with FE while other high-profile marques have decided to call it quits.

Formula E
Mar 24, 2021
Audi names Rast as Abt's Formula E replacement

Previous article

Audi names Rast as Abt's Formula E replacement

Next article

FE’s 2020-21 World Championship calendar has no 2020 dates

FE’s 2020-21 World Championship calendar has no 2020 dates
Load comments