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Bird: Difficult to discount anybody from Mexico City FE opener

Jaguar's Sam Bird reckons nobody can be discounted from the season-opening Mexico City E-Prix, as Formula E's Gen3 era kicks off and teams continue to understand their new cars.

'Deserving' De Vries has character to succeed in F1 says McLaren FE boss

Nyck de Vries has the character to "stand him in good stead" for his move from Formula E to Formula 1 for 2023, says McLaren FE boss Ian James.

Abt team "not sleeping a lot" to prepare for Formula E return

Abt team boss Thomas Biermaier says his squad's staff has not been sleeping much on its return to Formula E, following its late return to the championship.

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'.

Autosport 2022 Top 50: #41 Antonio Felix da Costa

1st in World Endurance Championship (LMP2); 8th in Formula E

Autosport 2022 Top 50: #30 Sebastien Buemi

1st in World Endurance Championship; 1st in Le Mans 24 Hours; 15th in Formula E

Fenestraz "starting from blank paper" with move to Formula E

Nissan Formula E driver Sacha Fenestraz reckons he is "starting from a blank paper" to prepare for the Mexico season opener as he makes the transition from Super Formula.

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10 things we learned from Valencia Formula E testing

The prologue to the 2022/2023 Formula E season has concluded as the series gets set for the new Gen3 era. After almost four days of testing in Valencia this week, Autosport takes a look at the 10 major talking points that will dominate the build-up to the new campaign getting underway in January.

Guenther ends Valencia Formula E test with fastest time

Maximilian Guenther 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.

Hughes "always believed" in ability to reach Formula E after long junior career

With his persistence in the junior categories having paid off in the form of a McLaren seat, Jake Hughes says he always believed that his ability would carry him into a Formula E drive

Guenther: Valencia FE test headline pace "doesn't hurt" but not important

Maximilian Guenther says his chart-topping pace in Valencia Formula E testing shows Maserati MSG's running is "going well", but says that it does not really matter for its 2022-23 preparations.

Nato strikes to lead 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 Nissan team-mate Sacha Fenestraz produced a red flag.

Rowland optimistic after battling illness in "extremely difficult" Formula E off-season

Mahindra's Oliver Rowland feels that the team is in a good place despite "extremely difficult" private tests, revealing that he spent time on the sidelines with COVID in the off-season.

Porsche: Formula E must learn from "too short, too tight" Gen3 development schedule

Porsche Formula E boss Florian Modlinger says that the championship must learn from a "tough" schedule to prepare the Gen3 cars on time, owing to delays in common parts deliveries.

Mortara: "Not fair" to compare old and new FE cars yet

Maserati MSG driver Edoardo Mortara says it would be "not fair" to compare the new Gen3 Formula E car and the previous model, despite a smaller than expected pace difference.

Guenther holds onto Formula E test lead after day two in Valencia

For the second Formula E Valencia test day in a row, Maximilian Guenther ended the day with the fastest time as McLaren’s Jake Hughes ‘won’ the race simulation session.

Why is CUPRA coming to Formula E and what's its goal?

CUPRA Racing will make its first appearance in Formula E in the new 2022-23 season and will do so hand in hand with ABT. Why is it entering the category and what is the goal?

The "tricks" Formula E teams must understand with Hankook's new tyres

Formula E’s teams have spent the winter trying to understand the all-new Gen3 machinery – but a switch to Hankook tyres has made the transition even more difficult.

Maserati MSG’s Guenther heads opening day of Formula E Valencia testing

Maximilian Guenther kicked off Formula E’s pre-season test at Valencia in swaggering form, the Maserati MSG signing heading both morning and afternoon sessions in Gen3’s first official running.

Beckmann joins Porsche Formula E team as test and reserve driver

David Beckmann has joined Porsche's Formula E Team as its test and reserve driver.

Turvey takes reserve, sporting advisor role at DS Penske FE squad

Oliver Turvey will remain in the Formula E paddock next season to join DS Penske as its official reserve driver, dovetailing that with a role as sporting advisor.

Less "hip and shoulder" in Formula E Gen3 wheel-to-wheel racing - Barclay

Jaguar Formula E principal James Barclay expects drivers will have to change their approach to close-quarters racing with the Gen3 car, and anticipates less "hip and shoulder" contact.

NIO 333 "signs are positive" as team unveils striking Formula E livery

NIO 333's Russell O'Hagan reckons "the signs are positive" at the team ahead of Valencia testing, as it looks to move away from the back of the Formula E grid.

CUPRA teams up with ABT to compete in Formula E from 2023

CUPRA has teamed up with ABT to compete in Formula E from 2023, marking the German manufacturer's return to the all-electric championship.

Andretti's Lotterer expects "completely different" Formula E Gen3 races

Avalanche Andretti's Andre Lotterer anticipates a very different approach to Formula E races amid the Gen3 era, particularly with the changes to attack mode for the 2022-23 season.

Formula E completes 2022-23 calendar with Portland race

The 2022-23 Formula E calendar has been completed with the addition of a round in Portland, Oregon to ensure the United States remains on next season's schedule.

Vergne: DS Penske Formula E link-up and direction "continuity of ambition to win"

Jean-Eric Vergne says the DS Penske "marriage" has started well following their tie-up for Formula E's Gen3 era, and the path for progression has been "clear" for the two entities.

Maserati MSG unveils livery for its debut Formula E campaign

The Maserati MSG squad has unveiled the livery of its Tipo Folgore car it will race for the first time in Formula E next season.

Middle East nations capable of hosting more Formula E races, says Saudi chief

Middle Eastern nations have the capacity to host more Formula E races in addition to the Diriyah E-Prix, according to the Saudi Arabian race's promoter Carlo Boutagy.

Vandoorne hopes DS title-winning know-how can create "stronger combination" in FE

Formula E champion Stoffel Vandoorne hopes to combine his title-winning knowledge with that of the DS engineers into a "stronger combination" to kick off the Gen3 era in good form.

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 Autosport the pitfalls along the way

Nissan tweaks Formula E team name, launches cherry blossom livery

Nissan has dropped the e.dams name from its Formula E entry after its purchase of the team earlier this year and has unveiled a new cherry-blossom livery for 2022-23.

Evans confident Jaguar can make "strong" start to Formula E Gen3 era

Last season's Formula E runner-up Mitch Evans is confident Jaguar will be "strong" from the start of the Gen3 era, and was left satisfied by the manufacturer's testing programme.

McLaren signs Hughes to complete 2022-23 Formula E grid

Jake Hughes will partner Rene Rast at the McLaren Formula E team in 2022-23, completing the field as the last driver to be confirmed for the upcoming season.

Formula E confident Gen3 battery issues 'solved' after redesign

The battery issues that have interrupted private testing sessions with Formula E's Gen3 car have been "solved", according to CEO Jamie Reigle, and required a packaging change to fix.

Formula E unveils plans for 'Attack Charge' pitstops, Fanboost dropped

Fast-charging pitstops are set to play a role in future Formula E races, with potential to introduce them partway through the coming season, as Fanboost has been officially dropped.

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.

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.

Da Costa: "Easy" to settle in at Porsche as Gen3 car unveiled

Antonio Felix da Costa says Porsche has "made it very easy" to settle in, as the German marque unveiled its 2022-23 Formula E car in a premiere event on Monday night.

Mahindra hires ex-FIA man Bertrand as new Formula E team boss

Ex-FIA man Frederic Bertrand has joined Mahindra's Formula E team as its new CEO following the departure of Dilbagh Gill earlier this year.

Mortara and Guenther form Maserati's Formula E line-up for 2022-23

Edoardo Mortara will remain with the rebranded Maserati MSG team in Formula E's 2022-23 season, to be partnered by ex-Nissan racer Maximilian Guenther at the squad.

Have your say on the best of 2022: Autosport Awards nominees revealed

Voting for the 2022 Autosport Awards is open, giving you the chance to have your say on the best motorsport performers of the season.

Wehrlein: Porsche "left a lot of points on the table" after first Formula E win

Porsche "left a lot of points on the table" during the 2021-22 Formula E season following its breakthrough win in Mexico, according to driver Pascal Wehrlein.

Autosport Podcast: Vandoorne's move to DS Penske in Formula E explained

Stoffel Vandoorne will move to the Dragon Penske - now DS Penske - squad as the Formula E drivers' champion, joining a team with two points to its name in 2021-22.

Cape Town added to Formula E 2022-23 calendar, Seoul called off

Cape Town has been included on the 2022-23 Formula E calendar following approval from the FIA World Motor Sport Council, as Seoul drops off due to Olympic Park renovation works.

Mahindra and Abt operating as a four-car Formula E team, says Biermaier

Abt chief Thomas Biermaier feels his squad and Mahindra are operating as a four-car team as they gear up to compete in Formula E’s Gen3 era together in 2023.

How Formula E brought racing back to London after 40 years

The return of motor racing to London looked like a fanciful dream before the arrival of Formula E. Yet it did come back with the FIA’s electric-vehicle single-seater series, though the tale of racing’s re-establishment in the UK capital with a firm FE fixture on the international calendar at ExCeL in Docklands is a long and winding one

The questions answered and raised by Formula E's DS Penske tie-up

The newly-signed DS Penske partnership has sparked the Formula E off-season into action along with the signings of Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne. The ingredients at the new-look squad set up an intriguing recipe for success, but leaves Techeetah going hungry

Formula E: Qualifying format, Jakarta, and title battle behind viewing figure increase

Formula E has cited qualifying format changes, new venues, and the four-way title battle behind its 20-percent cumulative audience growth from last season's broadcasting figures.

Vandoorne and Vergne join new DS Penske tie up for Formula E Gen3

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

Ticktum to remain with NIO Formula E team for 2022-23, Turvey out

Dan Ticktum will remain at the NIO 333 team for a second season in Formula E, completing the Chinese team's line-up for the 2022-23 season.

Rossiter hangs up helmet to become Maserati Formula E team principal

James Rossiter has joined the Maserati MSG Formula E squad as its new team principal, calling time on his racing career to succeed Jerome D'Ambrosio at the helm.

Why Envision can wake a dormant Formula E giant

Sebastien Buemi ends an eight-season association with e.dams in Formula E next season to partner up with Envision Racing. The 2015-16 champion hasn't had an easy run in recent years, but his new surroundings could well be what he needs to convert his burning ambition for more title success

Buemi leaves Nissan for Envision in Formula E for 2022-23

Sebastien Buemi has signed a deal to join the Envision Formula E team for 2022-23, formalising his departure from the Nissan e.dams squad after eight years there.

Tokyo signs agreement to host 2024 Formula E race

Formula E looks set to achieve its long-held ambition of holding a race in Japan after reaching a preliminary deal for an E-Prix to be hosted in Tokyo in 2024.