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Jake Boxall-Legge

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Having studied Automotive Engineering with Motorsport at the University of Hertfordshire, West Country-born Jake's original ambition was to design racing cars. During a year between studies in which he accidentally rekindled a love of writing, he took up a Master's in Motorsport Engineering at Oxford Brookes. Halfway through his master's year, he was offered a place on the Autosport Academy, conducting occasional freelance duties before becoming the press officer for Formula 2 and GP3 in 2018. Autosport offered him a return to the fold later that year to serve as its Technical Editor. His voice appears on a number of videos and podcasts, and can often be found writing about terrible Formula 1 cars in excruciating detail. In his spare time, Jake enjoys baking and blames his failure to make it past the Great British Bake-Off interviews on his tenuous grasp on choux pastry. His dream is to open a brunch cafe - and his willingness to make outrageous puns in inappropriate situations has earned him the contempt of his colleagues.

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Bird's Diriyah FE podium a "reward" for Jaguar team's hard work

Sam Bird says that his return to the podium at the Diriyah E-Prix was an "amazing reward" for Jaguar's work after the Mexico Formula E opener.

Vergne: New Formula E tyres "like concrete", renews calls for slicks

Jean-Eric Vergne has renewed calls for Formula E to switch to slicks, having been unimpressed by the lack of grip in Hankook's "concrete" new tyres in the Mexico City E-Prix.

The crucial tech changes F1 teams must adapt to in 2023 Prime

The crucial tech changes F1 teams must adapt to in 2023

Changes to the regulations for season two of Formula 1's ground-effects era aim to smooth out last year’s troubles and shut down loopholes. But what areas have been targeted, and what impact will this have?

Kelvin van der Linde to replace injured Frijns for Diriyah E-Prix

Kelvin van der Linde will cover for Robin Frijns at Abt for the Formula E round at Diriyah, as the Dutchman suffered fractures to his wrist and hand in Mexico.

The first impressions of Formula E's brave new era

OPINION: Formula E kicked off its Gen3 era at Mexico City with keen anticipation - and anxiety - surrounding its new, more powerful cars. Here's how the new machinery got on in its first race, and what could be open to improvement later down the line

Bird rues disastrous Mexico FE weekend after driveshaft issue DNF

An "impossible" car in qualifying and a suspected driveshaft issue capped off a miserable Mexico City E-Prix for Sam Bird, who branded the Formula E season opener as "proper s***".

Dennis "surprised himself" with crushing Mexico City FE victory

Jake Dennis "surprised himself" with his dominant Mexico City E-Prix victory, feeling that his win in the Formula E season opener was unexpected after being disappointed by Valencia's pre-season test.

Mexico City E-Prix: Dennis wins first Gen3 FE race for Andretti

Jake Dennis won the Mexico City E-Prix in a safety car-packed opening round of the 2022-23 FIA Formula E World Championship at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on Saturday.

Brown: Andretti-Cadillac F1 bid a "compelling proposition"

McLaren CEO Zak Brown says Andretti's link-up with GM for its Formula 1 entry application has made the team a "compelling proposition", despite lukewarm reception from those in the championship.

Mexico City E-Prix: Wehrlein heads FP2 after Dennis lap deleted

Pascal Wehrlein headed the second Mexico City E-Prix free practice session by 0.004s over two-time Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne, after Jake Dennis had his headliner deleted for track limits.

Cassidy "most underprepared on grid" for Mexico Formula E opener

Nick Cassidy feels he is the least prepared driver on the grid for the Mexico City Formula E season opener, having struggled to get mileage in Valencia's pre-season test.

Vergne: "Half-truth" Valencia testing still showed DS Penske can contend

Valencia's testing showed that DS Penske can fight at the front in Formula E despite the four-day pre-season test only offering "half the truth", reckons series double champion Jean-Eric Vergne.

Frijns expecting Abt to struggle in Mexico FE opener

Robin Frijns expects his returning Abt team not to be competitive in Formula E's Mexico City opener, citing software issues and "lacking time" behind his concerns.

Nato: "Not the end of the world" if Nissan off the pace in Mexico

Norman Nato says it is "not the end of the world" if Nissan cannot win the 2022-23 Formula E Mexico opener, as he feels there is still room for improvement.

Rast impressed by "high professional level" of McLaren FE squad

New McLaren recruit Rene Rast was impressed by the "high professional level" at the Formula E team, and says he understands its previous success as a Mercedes works squad.

Sette Camara: Drivers will need to "respect" limits of Gen3 Formula E car

NIO 333's Sergio Sette Camara says drivers will have to "respect" limitations of the new Gen3 Formula E car, and that it will not respond well to being 'overdriven'.

Gunther ends Valencia Formula E test with fastest time

Maximilian Gunther completed the Formula E Valencia test week with the fastest time, beating laps from Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne to top the final session.

Nato leads extra Thursday Valencia Formula E test session

Norman Nato ended Thursday's extra Valencia Formula E test session with the fastest time, defending from a series of late assaults after teammate Sacha Fenestraz produced a red flag.

How Jaguar got its teeth into Formula E's Gen3 development race Prime

How Jaguar got its teeth into Formula E's Gen3 development race

With Mercedes gone and DS moving teams, Jaguar has a big opportunity at the start of Formula E's Gen3 era. The technical challenges in understanding the new car have been vast, with senior figures James Barclay and Phil Charles outlining to Motorsport.com the pitfalls along the way

Novalak switches to Trident for second full F2 season

Clement Novalak has signed with Trident for his second full season in Formula 2, departing teams' title champion MP Motorsport ahead of 2023.

De Vries' F1 move gives Formula E drivers "more credibility" - Dennis

Nyck de Vries' move into Formula 1 and his super-sub outing at this year's Italian Grand Prix gives the field of Formula E drivers "more credibility", says Jake Dennis.

Correa makes F2 return in Abu Dhabi with Van Amersfoort

Juan Manuel Correa will make his long-awaited Formula 2 comeback in the 2022 finale at Abu Dhabi, replacing David Beckmann at Van Amersfoort Racing.

Di Grassi: No "conflict of interest" in Bertrand Mahindra FE move

Lucas di Grassi says Mahindra's signing of Frederic Bertrand as its CEO from the FIA is "not something unusual" and believes he will succeed in leading the Formula E team.

Hamilton: Red Bull "too fast" for Mercedes to beat in F1 Mexican GP

Lewis Hamilton conceded that Red Bull was "too fast" for Mercedes to beat in Formula 1's Mexican Grand Prix, after its hopes of a strategic victory failed to pay off.

“Difficult to drive” Ferrari losing F1 performance in Mexico altitude – Sainz

The nature of the Mexico City Grand Prix's circuit and altitude has made Ferrari's Formula 1 car very “difficult to drive”, according to Carlos Sainz.

Vandoorne joins Vergne at DS Penske for Formula E Gen3

DS has formally tied up with the Dragon Penske Formula E team for 2022-23 and beyond, forming DS Penske as Jean-Eric Vergne and reigning champion Stoffel Vandoorne join the team.

NIO 333 has aim of becoming top-three Formula E team by 2025-26

NIO 333 has set its aims on becoming a top-three Formula E team by the 2025-26 season, and is "quietly confident" of its Gen3 package for the upcoming season.

Albon prepared for Singapore F1 return after missing Monza

Alex Albon says he is prepared to return to his Williams Formula 1 seat at the Singapore Grand Prix, after missing the Monza race with appendicitis.

The trait Vandoorne rediscovered to claim Formula E's era-ending title Prime

The trait Vandoorne rediscovered to claim Formula E's era-ending title

After Nyck de Vries was crowned Formula E champion in 2021, his Mercedes teammate Stoffel Vandoorne stepped forward this season as the Gen2 era and his team bowed out. As he did on the way to the GP2 crown in 2015, the Belgian achieved a peerless level of consistency and was only outside the points once, with his sole win in Monaco sufficient to head off a chasing pack headed by Mitch Evans

Venturi boss d'Ambrosio leaves rebranded Maserati Formula E team

Ex-Formula 1 driver Jerome d'Ambrosio will leave his role as team principal at the Maserati Formula E team, as it transitions from Venturi for next season.

Sette Camara moves to NIO 333 for 2022-23 Formula E season

Sergio Sette Camara will move to the NIO 333 squad for the 2022-23 Formula E season, departing the Dragon Penske squad after two-and-a-half years at the team.

De Vries reprimanded for "erratic driving" incident at Italian GP

Nyck de Vries has escaped with a reprimand after being summoned to the stewards after his first Formula 1 race at the Italian Grand Prix, for "erratic driving".

Horner: "More than enough time" to restart F1 Italian GP

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner reckoned there was enough time to get Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix restarted again, after it ended under the safety car.

Mahindra FE boss Gill to depart team ahead of 2022-23 season

Mahindra Formula E principal and CEO Dilbagh Gill will leave the team he has headed up since the championship's very first race in 2014.

De Vries to take Vettel's seat for Italian GP FP1 session

Nyck de Vries will take over Sebastian Vettel's Aston Martin Formula 1 seat for the opening free practice session of the Italian Grand Prix weekend at Monza.

Moment of "confusion" behind Hamilton-Russell Dutch GP F1 near-miss

George Russell has explained his near-miss with Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Lewis Hamilton while mounting his overtake in the Dutch Grand Prix, as the two had a moment of "confusion".

Dennis signs multi-year extension with Andretti Formula E squad

Jake Dennis has officially extended his deal with Andretti in Formula E on a multi-year basis, remaining with the team for 2022-23 and beyond.

Rast joins McLaren for 2022-2023 Formula E season

Rene Rast will return to Formula E with McLaren in the 2022-23 season, joining the British team for its first season in the championship.

Fenestraz 'studied more than school' for late Seoul FE call-up

Sacha Fenestraz says his 6:30am Seoul Formula E finale call-up to replace the injured Antonio Giovinazzi at Dragon meant he 'studied more than school' to get up to speed.

Porsche signs Da Costa to replace Lotterer at Formula E squad

Antonio Felix da Costa will replace Andre Lotterer at Porsche's Formula E team for next season.

Seoul E-Prix: Da Costa takes last FE pole of 2022, Vandoorne P4

Antonio Felix da Costa took pole for the Seoul Formula E finale, beating Edoardo Mortara by 0.264s as points leader Stoffel Vandoorne qualified fourth.

Di Grassi's 1000th Formula E point an "emotional" landmark

Lucas di Grassi says the difficulty of passing on a drying Seoul E-Prix circuit encouraged him to "settle" for third, and labelled reaching his 1000th Formula E point "emotional".

Seoul E-Prix: Rowland cruises past di Grassi for pole in wet qualifying

Oliver Rowland beat future Mahindra Formula E teammate Lucas di Grassi to pole in a wet Seoul E-Prix qualifying by 0.623s, claiming his fifth pole in the series.

"Technical" Seoul Formula E circuit has "nice complexity"

The Formula E drivers have shared their initial views of the Seoul E-Prix circuit, noting the track around the Sports Complex has a "nice complexity" and "real Formula E character".

Di Grassi joins Mahindra for 2022-23 Formula E season

Lucas di Grassi will join Mahindra for the 2022-23 Formula E season, replacing the departing Alexander Sims as Oliver Rowland's teammate at the Indian squad.

Bird out for Seoul Formula E finale, Nato to cover at Jaguar

Jaguar reserve Norman Nato will deputise for Sam Bird at the Seoul Formula E double-header, as the Briton is unable to complete in the season finale with a broken hand.

Cassidy furious with "Mr Desperados" Gunther's race-ending London FE move

Envision's Nick Cassidy was furious with Nissan's Maximilian Gunther, whom he accused of hitting him "seven times" at the start of Sunday's London E-Prix - resulting in the Kiwi's eventual retirement.