Jake Boxall-Legge

Jake Boxall-Legge

London, UK

Jake Boxall-Legge Autosport’s Technical Editor. 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.

Latest articles by Jake Boxall-Legge


MotoGP postpones Finnish GP return until 2023

MotoGP's Finnish Grand Prix will be cancelled for the 2022 season, with the current geopolitical situation between Russia and Ukraine forcing its postponement to 2023.

What's next for the Green Red Bull controversy?

From the 'pink Mercedes' to the 'Green Red Bull', the Silverstone-based team has received suspicious glares from up and down the Formula 1 paddock over its car design exploits. But after being cleared by the FIA over its Spanish Grand Prix updates amid a backdrop of cries of foul play, what's next in this saga?

Formula E in talks over open batteries, custom bodywork for 'Gen4'

Formula E CEO Jamie Reigle says the championship has discussed opening up battery technology, all-wheel drive systems and custom bodywork in its Monaco talks over the "Gen4" rules cycle.

Why de Vries' FP1 outing could add a new path to his current crossroads Prime

Why de Vries' FP1 outing could add a new path to his current crossroads

A Formula 2 and Formula E champion, Nyck de Vries is currently considering where his future in motorsport lies. Continuing in WEC and Formula E is possible and he's also courted glances Stateside after impressing in an IndyCar test. But ahead of his Formula 1 FP1 debut with Williams, he could have another option if he impresses...

De Vries expects to be "thrown in the deep" in F1 practice debut

Nyck de Vries expects to be "thrown in the deep" in his upcoming Formula 1 FP1 debut at the Spanish Grand Prix, driving Alex Albon's Williams in the session.

How Mortara ended a long drought to revive Formula E title challenge

Venturi racer Edoardo Mortara had to wait 54 races before his first Formula E pole position. But two in as many races in Berlin last weekend helped him to secure a victory and a second place that have thrust the Swiss right back into the title battle as Mercedes power proved the thing to have in Germany

Rowland: Mahindra making a difference with Formula E updates

Oliver Rowland credited Mahindra's improved Berlin E-Prix performance to changes on the team's Formula E car "making a difference", but blamed "inexperience" with them for his late slip to seventh.

De Vries "surprised" by first corner Berlin E-Prix move on Mortara

Berlin E-Prix winner Nyck de Vries says his pass over Edoardo Mortara into Turn 1 came as a "surprise", but ensured he could "be in command" of the Formula E race.

Da Costa: FE set "bad precedent" with no Frijns Berlin penalty

Antonio Felix da Costa says the Formula E stewards have "opened a bad precedent" following his Berlin E-Prix contact with Robin Frijns, and expected a penalty to have been awarded.

Berlin E-Prix: De Vries denies Mortara back-to-back wins

Nyck de Vries masterminded a controlling victory in the second Berlin E-Prix on the reversed Tempelhof layout, passing polesitter Edoardo Mortara at the start as Mercedes ran riot at its home Formula E round.

How Formula E helped change motorsport

The all-electric Formula E single-seater series has been a remarkable pioneer since it began in 2014. Its sustainability message has extended across the motorsport industry, leading several series to follow suit in electrifying, while also breaking out beyond the racing world into the vehicles we'll be able to buy for the road...

Berlin E-Prix: Mortara beats Frijns for second straight FE pole

Edoardo Mortara bagged his second Formula E pole in a row, scything his way past Robin Frijns in the second Berlin E-Prix qualifying final by almost half a second.

Berlin E-Prix: Di Grassi leads Venturi 1-2 in Sunday FE practice

Lucas di Grassi set the fastest time in practice for Berlin's second E-Prix, beating race one winner and Venturi Formula E teammate Edoardo Mortara on the reversed layout by 0.153s.

Mortara: Road to Berlin E-Prix win was "long and stressful"

Berlin E-Prix winner Edoardo Mortara says he and his Venturi Formula E team overcame "a long and stressful" race, making the most of good pace to execute its strategy "perfectly".

Vergne calls for changes to Formula E's identical duels time rule

Jean-Eric Vergne rued his elimination from the Berlin E-Prix duels after setting an identical laptime to semi-final opponent Alexander Sims, wanting a "fair" rules change if it happens again.

Berlin E-Prix: Mortara holds off late Vergne charge to win

Edoardo Mortara converted his maiden Formula E pole position into a well-controlled victory at the Berlin E-Prix, seeing off a late threat from Jean-Eric Vergne to win by 1.7s.

McLaren entry a "huge rebound" for Formula E - Agag

McLaren's entry into Formula E is a "huge rebound" for the championship after losing a number of manufacturer teams last season, according to chairman and founder Alejandro Agag.

Berlin E-Prix: Mortara beats Sims to claim first Formula E pole

Edoardo Mortara clinched his first Formula E pole position for the Berlin E-Prix, the Venturi driver beating an impressive Alexander Sims by just over a tenth of a second.

Berlin E-Prix: Lotterer beats Mortara to top practice times

Andre Lotterer logged the fastest time in Berlin E-Prix free practice, posting a late 1m05.967s lap to lead the Formula E morning timesheets ahead of qualifying.

McLaren to join Formula E in 2022-23 with purchase of Mercedes team

McLaren will join Formula E for the 2022-23 season, taking over the Mercedes team following the German manufacturer's departure from the championship at the end of the season.

De Vries: IndyCar is an “option” but focus on Europe for now

Nyck De Vries says he enjoyed testing an IndyCar for Meyer Shank Racing-Honda, but is maintaining his European ambitions.

Andretti signs Porsche Formula E powertrain deal for 2022-23

Avalanche Andretti has signed a “long-term” powertrain deal with Porsche, which will take effect from the start of Formula E’s incoming Gen3 regulations next season.

Reversed layout races "should be done more" in racing - Ticktum

NIO 333 driver Dan Ticktum reckons more championships should experiment with reversed circuit races, ahead of the Berlin E-Prix's overnight direction change for its Formula E double header.

How Formula E's path to Gen3 and beyond reflects its ambition

The next incarnation of Formula E car that will be racing early next year moves the game on considerably. The Gen3 car is smaller, lighter, faster, more powerful and more sustainable than the current machines and underlines how the championship's machinery has evolved in line with the series' growth in prominence.

Marrakech added to 2021-22 FE calendar as Vancouver replacement

Marrakech will host the 10th round of this year's Formula E championship on 2 July as a replacement for the previously postponed Vancouver E-Prix.

How Jake Dennis’ struggles turned him into a Formula E frontrunner Prime

How Jake Dennis’ struggles turned him into a Formula E frontrunner

Having emerged as one of Formula E’s strongest drivers in his one-and-a-half seasons in the championship, Jake Dennis cemented his place in the series with a breakout maiden season. But it's not always been smooth sailing for the Briton

Abt team to make Formula E return next season

The Abt Sportsline team will make its Formula E return for the 2022-23 season, reuniting with the championship for the start of the Gen3 era.

Mortara: Di Grassi "pride" led to Monaco FE retirement after contact

Edoardo Mortara says Lucas di Grassi had too much "pride" to accept his Venturi teammate's Monaco E-Prix pass on him, leaving Mortara with a puncture after the two made contact.

Sao Paulo signs agreement to host Brazilian Formula E race

The City of Sao Paulo has signed an agreement with Formula E to host the championship's first race in Brazil, which could be as early as next year.

How Vandoorne recaptured Mercedes' winning feeling in Monaco

The Mercedes Formula 1 team is struggling, but its Formula E arm is in fine form at the moment and once again leads the drivers' standings courtesy of Stoffel Vandoorne. Here's how the Belgian took a well-judged Monaco victory to emerge at the head of the brewing four-way championship tussle

Evans was 'shocked' by Monaco Formula E energy overconsumption Monaco ePrix
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Evans was 'shocked' by Monaco Formula E energy overconsumption

Monaco E-Prix runner-up Mitch Evans was surprised to find out that he was down on energy after feeling he was underconsuming in the opening part of the Formula E race.

Rome crash forced Cassidy to be "a bit smart" in Monaco FE charge

Nick Cassidy says his crash with Sam Bird in the Rome E-Prix after carving through the field meant he was more circumspect in his battles through the field in Monaco.

"Long game" critical in Vandoorne's Monaco Formula E victory

Monaco E-Prix winner Stoffel Vandoorne played the "long game" to exert control over the second half of the race, which lifted him into the lead of the Formula E standings.

Lotterer rues "bitter" Monaco Formula E race after Rowland crash

Andre Lotterer rued a "bitter" Monaco E-Prix for the Porsche Formula E team, where he retired after a crash with Oliver Rowland and teammate Pascal Wehrlein lost power in the lead.

Monaco E-Prix: Vandoorne wins to take Formula E points lead Monaco ePrix
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Monaco E-Prix: Vandoorne wins to take Formula E points lead

Stoffel Vandoorne collected a measured victory at the Monaco E-Prix, overtaking polesitter Mitch Evans at mid-distance to eventually deny the Jaguar driver a third successive Formula E win.

Monaco E-Prix: Evans charges to pole over Wehrlein

Jaguar's Mitch Evans set a stunning lap to secure pole position for the Monaco E-Prix, beating Pascal Wehrlein in the final Formula E duel by a quarter of a second.

Da Costa cannot "lean" on last year's Monaco result for 2022 win

Antonio Felix da Costa says his DS Techeetah team cannot "lean" on last year's Monaco Formula E victory as he bids for a second successive win in Monte-Carlo.

Monaco E-Prix: Da Costa fastest overall in Formula E practice

Antonio Felix da Costa set the quickest time across both Monaco E-Prix practice sessions, posting a 1m30.435s in FP2 as Nyck de Vries headed FP1.

Giovinazzi hopes Monaco F1 knowledge will yield "better" FE weekend

Antonio Giovinazzi says his knowledge of the Monaco circuit from his Formula 1 career should help him to have a "better" weekend amid his struggles to adapt to Formula E.

Rowland hopes braking "rethink" will improve Mahindra Formula E form

Oliver Rowland says his Mahindra team has done a lot of "rethinking" to overcome its current qualifying weakness, with some brake changes installed for this weekend's Monaco E-Prix.

De Vries explains new challenge of Gen3 Formula E car

Nyck de Vries reckons the Gen3 Formula E car will offer more of a challenge for the teams and drivers to work with, owing to the difference in technology.

TVR evaluating future Formula E entry following new sponsorship deal

British sportscar brand TVR is evaluating a potential Formula E entry, following its announcement of a collaboration with the championship at the Monaco and London E-Prix.

Will lighter, greener, faster Gen3 deliver on Formula E's many promises?

With a fighter-jet inspired design, revamped technical specifications and a new tyre supplier, Formula E's Gen3 car is set to shake up the series. But can it deliver on all of the promises that Formula E has set out to ensure that manufacturers consider the outlay on going racing in an all-electric arena worthwhile?

Formula E unveils 'fighter jet inspired' Gen3 car

Formula E has unveiled its new Gen3 car, set to debut for the 2022-23 season, at Monaco’s Yacht Club ahead of this year’s E-Prix in the principality.

Vancouver Formula E round cancelled, postponed to 2023

Vancouver's Formula E race has been called off for this season, with its promoters stating that the Canadian race will be postponed to 2023.

Sims "a little bit lost" with Mahindra Formula E car

Alexander Sims says that he currently feels "a little bit lost" with his Mahindra Formula E car, having left last weekend's Rome E-Prix still without a point on the board.

NIO 333's double Formula E points finish "a small victory" - Turvey

Oliver Turvey reckoned that NIO 333 could take the second Rome E-Prix race "as a small victory" as the Chinese squad clinched its first Formula E points of the year.

Why Nissan's e.dams buyout signifies its Formula E victory intent Prime

Why Nissan's e.dams buyout signifies its Formula E victory intent

The e.dams Formula E squad is one of the most storied in the championship's short history as its original benchmark, but its successes in the Gen2 era have been fleeting by comparison. Nissan's decision to take full control ahead of Gen3 marks a statement of intent that it intends to get back to winning ways

Nissan purchases e.dams for full control over Formula E team

Nissan has purchased the e.dams operational arm of its Formula E team, taking full control over the outfit following the Japanese manufacturer’s commitment to the Gen3 rules cycle.

How Evans came, saw and conquered Formula E in Rome

Mitch Evans and Jaguar dominated the Rome E-Prix weekend, winning both races to bring alive a season in which he'd scored just one point from the previous three weekends. Supreme overtaking and strategy proved key in bringing the Kiwi back into title contention on a weekend that he was, his rivals conceded, “in a different league”

Vergne aggrieved at "confusing" Rome E-Prix strategy "mess"

Two-time Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne was left "confused" by the strategic calls from his DS Techeetah team in the second Rome E-Prix, labelling his road to second a "mess".

Dennis frustrated by lack of Rome E-Prix pace, di Grassi "divebomb"

Andretti's Jake Dennis was frustrated by a lack of pace in Formula E's second Rome E-Prix, calling Lucas di Grassi's penalty for contact "bizarre" compared to his on Saturday.

Evans "owes" second Rome E-Prix win to Jaguar FE teammate Bird

Double Rome E-Prix winner Mitch Evans paid tribute to Jaguar Formula E teammate Sam Bird for helping him find a gap to snatch a last-ditch attack mode before time elapsed.

Rome E-Prix: Evans makes it two wins in a row for Jaguar

Mitch Evans sensationally captured a Rome E-Prix double, making a risky attack mode strategy work and beating Jean-Eric Vergne to clinch a second successive Formula E victory.

Rome E-Prix: Vergne dispatches Dennis for race 2 pole

Jean-Eric Vergne claimed his first pole position of the 2021-22 Formula E season, beating Jake Dennis in the second Rome E-Prix qualifying finale.

Rome E-Prix: Vergne edges Mortara in final practice

Jean-Eric Vergne headed Sunday Formula E practice ahead of the second Rome E-Prix race, beating championship leader Edoardo Mortara to top spot by a quarter of a second.

Frijns enjoyed "fair, hard battles" for Rome E-Prix second place

Robin Frijns relished the "fair, hard battles" against Stoffel Vandoorne and Jean-Eric Vergne in the Rome E-Prix, explaining that clearing attack mode early helped achieve his Formula E podium visit.

De Vries: Missing race pace resulted in "downward cycle" in Rome E-Prix

Nyck de Vries rued a lack of race pace in his Mercedes Formula E car, falling into a "downward cycle" before his Rome E-Prix ended after contact with Pascal Wehrlein.

Rome E-Prix winner Evans' slower penultimate lap "to eliminate risk"

Mitch Evans explained his decision to slow down on the penultimate lap of the Rome E-Prix, opting to "eliminate risk" to cement his first Formula E victory of the year.

Rome E-Prix: Evans ignites Formula E title bid with storming drive to victory

Mitch Evans secured a scintillating Rome E-Prix victory from ninth on the grid to kick off his Formula E title aspirations after a tough start to the 2021-22 season.