The Official TSR Formula E 2017/2018 Thread

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Ever wondered what this new fangled Formula E malarkey is, well here is the TSR's thread about it (remember folks, this is a thread for everyone to talk about Formula E, possibly other motorsport and under no circumstances should there be any discrimination against others (unless your trash talking teams / drivers then by all means go for it...but keep it PG-12).

So Formula E has been around since 2013 and is essentially a winter series that takes place when most other series are on their winter holidays.
All cars have been using the same chassis (Spark Racing Technologies - Dallara SRT_01E) and components since season 1, however since season 2 (2015/2016), all car manufacturers can use their own electric motors and gearboxes (drivetrains).

In season 4, the cars produce 200kW (~266.7BHP) in qualifying and are limited to 180kW (240BHP) in races. Unlike most series however, FE uses something called "Fan Boost", where fans vote on twitter & facebook (if people still use it) to give 3 drivers extra energy to use during the second part of the races (more on that in a bit).

With Formula E, there is a very unusual thing which happens and that is car swapping. As the SRT_01E is unable to maintain a full charge for a race distance, drivers are allowed to change to a second car to use after the 1st one runs out of energy. It is in the second car which drivers can use the Fan Boost but said fan boost also drains energy, so drivers have to be careful when to use it.

Season 5 (2018/2019) there is a massive change coming however with the SRT_05E and drivers can run the whole race on a single charge. This car is radically different and resembles a batmobile. Said new car will be able to produce 250KW (~330BHP) in qualifying and 220KW (~293BHP) in races.



In terms of Teams, most of the teams are affiliated with mainstream automotive manufacturers or are electric car startup firms, with new manufacturers (Porsche, Mercedes, BMW to a lesser degree) in the next 2 years.

So, yh people, feel free to discuss about FE
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Drivers and Teams

Renault e.Dams (1 Motor, 1 Gear)*
8. Nico Prost
9 Sebastian Buemi
Audi (1 Motor, 1 Gear)
1 Lucas DI Grassi (RC)
66 Daniel Abt

DS (Citroen) Vrgin Racing (1 Motor, 3 Gears)
2 Sam Bird
36 Alex Lynn (R)

Mahindra Racing (1 motor, 1 gear)
19 Felix Rosenqvist
23 Nick Heidfeld

Jaguar (1 Motor, 2 Gears)
3 Nelson Piquet Jr.
20 Mitch Evans

Techeetah (Same as Renault)
18 Andre Lotterer (R)
25 Jean Eric Verne

Venturi (1 Motor, 3 Gears)**
4 Eduardo Mortara (R)
5 Maro Engel

Nio (2 Motors, 1 Gear)
16 Oliver Turvey
68 Luca Filippi (R)Dragon Racing (Faraday Future)
6 Neel Jani (R)*** / Jose Maria Lopez
7 Jerome d'AmbrosioAndretti Racing ****
27 Kamui Kobayashi (R)*** / Tom Blomqvist (R)
28 Antonio Felix da Costa

Key: RC - reigning champion; R - Rookie;
* - Renault will be taken over by Nissan for Season 5 (2018/2019);
**- Mercedes will take over Venturi's FE team in Season 6 (2019/2020);
***- Neel Jani and Kamui Kobayashi only raced the 1t race, after which they left due to various reasons (Kobayashi to satisfy Andretti's Sponsors; Jani to focus on WEC);
****- Andretti will become the official BMW work's team in Season 5
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Official Formula E Calendar


1)Hong Kong ePrix Race 1 - 2nd December 2017- won by Sam Bird
2) Hong Kong ePrix Race 2 - 3rd December 2017 - won by Felix Rosenqvist
3) Marrakesh ePrix Morroco* - 13 January 2018 - won by Felix Rosenqvist
4)Santiago ePrix Chile - 3 February 2018- won by JEV
5) Mexico City ePrix**- 3 March 2018- won by Daniel Abt
6) Punta del Este ePrix Uruguay- 17 March 2018 - won by JEV
7) Rome ePrix Italy - 14 April 2018
8Paris ePrix France - 28 April 2018
9) Berlin ePrix, Tempelhof Airport Street Circuit, Germany 19 May 2018***
10Zürich ePrix, Switzerland - 10 June 2018****
11New York City ePrix Race 1, USA- 14 July 2018
12New York City ePrix Race 2, USA- 15 July 2018

Key: * Semi-street, semi-permanent race track used in Touring Car Racing
**- Uses a shortened version of the Formula 1 Mexican GP Circuit
***- the circuit was originally an 'iconic' pre-war airport which was used as such till 2008
****- this is the first non-hillclimb motorsport event held in Switzerland after all motorsport was banned following the 1955 Le Mans tragedy.
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Driver's Championship
1 Jean-Eric Vergne (JEV) 102 points
2 Felix Rosenqvist 79 Points
3 Sam Bird 76 Points
4 Sebastien Buemi 52 points
5 Nelson Piquet Jr. 45 points
6 Mitch Evans 41 points
7 Daniel Abt 37 points
8 Oliver Turvey 32 points
9 Eduardo Mortara 28 points
10 Lucas di Grassi 21 points
11 Nick Heidfeld 21 points
12 Andre Lotterer 18 points
13 Alex Lynn 17 points
14 Antonio Felix da Costa 16 points
15 Jose Maria Lopez 13 points
16 Maro Engel 7 points
17 Nico Prost 7 points
18 Jerome d'Ambrosio 6 points
19 Tom Blomqvist 4 points
20 Luca Filippi 1 Point
21 Kamui Kobayashi 0 Points
22 Neel Jani 0 Points
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Teams Championship
1 Techeetah Renault 127 points
2 Mahindra Racing 100 points
3 DS (Citroen) Virgin 93 points
4 Jaguar 86 points
5 Renault e.Dams 59 points
6 Audi 58 points
7 Venturi 35 points
8 Nio 33 points
9 Andretti Racing 20 points
10 Dragon Racing (Farraday Future) 19 points
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Di grassi has been horrifically unlucky this season. Can’t say I like Buemi, especially after his meltdown in Montreal last season. I’m cheering for JEV this season.
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Di grassi has been horrifically unlucky this season. Can’t say I like Buemi, especially after his meltdown in Montreal last season. I’m cheering for JEV this season.
Feel bad for Lucas as well (been an audi fan since the original R8 raced the Bentley Speed 8s at Le Mans). Not a fan of daniel abt tbh and tis obvious why he is racing as di Grassi's teammate instead of a better driver (like Robin Frijns).

I want to see rosenqvist win the title as am a fan of mahindra but tis likely JEV will win (preferred him to ricciardo in f1 but we know how their careers have panned out).

Buemi I can say im really a fan of his but I enjoyed his self-entitled meltdown last year (added some colour to an otherwise bland driver)
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Fun race. Man, Lopez deserved much more. Prost is actually useless.
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Spoiler:
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VERGNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Didn't get to see it yesterday or today (work) but heard jev is the new champ
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Watch this space for a season review!
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