Formula E will begin the second half of its season with two races in Mexico this weekend (June 19/20). For Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, the appearance in Puebla will be a home round: Just under an hour’s drive away is the Audi Group’s youngest plant with its 5,000 employees, who are enthusiastic about Formula E.

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Four new races set to join Formula E calendar in 2021-22

Formula E is expected to reveal four new races for its 2021-22 calendar alongside the return of three cities that were dropped this year owing to the pandemic.

The series will conclude its current season with maiden double-headers near the Mexican city of Puebla and the ExCeL Centre in London, in addition to Berlin and New York events.

But Autosport understands that four cities are in line to make their debut for the final campaign of the Gen2 car, with the provisional calendar set to be announced in June. Read more

Formula E Canada return for 2022 moves a step closer

Vancouver City Council has voted in favour of partnering the Canadian promoter of Formula E to host a race in July 2022 to “support recovery of the gutted tourism sector”. Read more

Formula E, Monaco E-Prix 2019

Sainte Dévote, Mirabeau, La Rascasse – Monaco electrifies fans and drivers alike. The street circuit in the Principality is the declared favorite of Lucas di Grassi and René Rast from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team. Next Saturday (May 8), for the first time in its history, Formula E will be taking place on the famous longer version of the circuit, passing all of the iconic landmarks of the Mediterranean metropolis.

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Formula E, Valencia E-Prix 2021

An advertising banner cost René Rast from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team the chance of a podium result in the sixth round of the Formula E World Championship at Valencia (Spain).

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Formula E, test Valencia 2020

Formula E has already held races in 17 different countries and a new one will be added this weekend: Spain. On the circuit in Valencia, Lucas di Grassi and René Rast, together with the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team, will be fighting for the first podium finish of the still young world championship season on Saturday and Sunday.

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A disappointing end to the Formula E race weekend in Rome for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler: on Sunday, both Lucas di Grassi and René Rast did not finish the race following accidents. Despite starting from pole position, customer team Envision Virgin Racing also remained without any points in the second race. Read more

FIA asks FE teams to review braking systems following Mortara shunt

Venturi Racing driver Mortara was taken for precautionary checks after a brake-by-wire (BBW) system fault caused him to crash heavily following a practice start in Saudi Arabia.

As a result, both Mercedes and the cars of customer team Venturi Racing were not allowed to compete in qualifying but were later cleared to start the Sunday night race.

Ahead of the Rome E-Prix double-header, the FIA has asked all teams to check the failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) of their braking system.

Manufacturers must submit a list that considers all scenarios relating to an issue in order to homologate their car. Read more

Reigle: Formula E unlikely to fill Audi vacancy for 2021-22 season

Formula E boss Jamie Reigle reckons the championship is unlikely to fill Audi’s vacancy in time for the 2021-22 season but reckons the notion of fewer teams “has some advantages”. Read more

Eibach: A true champion: René Rast new brand ambassador for Eibach

Rene Rast is leaving the door open for a return to the DTM in 2022 due to Audi’s impending exit from Formula E at the end of the current campaign.

Three-time DTM champion Rast was signed by Audi for the 2020/21 FE season alongside Lucas di Grassi, having impressed the marque as a replacement for the ousted Daniel Abt in Berlin last year.

He entered Formula E with a view to forge a long-term career in the all-electric series, even giving up on a fifth season in the DTM due to clashes between the two championships.

But days after pre-season testing at Valencia in December, Audi announced that it would quit Formula E after the final round of the season, leaving an uncertain future for the German driver. Read more