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Felipe Massa Drives Gen2 Formula E Car In Saudi Arabia

Designed to be used for the next three seasons, the car will make its competitive debut in the 2018/19 season of the series. 

With almost double the energy storage capacity and double the range of the current car, the Gen2 will enable the teams and drivers to complete a full race at higher speeds, without making a mid-race car swap. 

With all that, the Gen2 car is clear proof of the advancements in battery and electric motor technology achieved in the space of only four years, which will eventually make its way into everyday electric road cars.

Formula E returns with teams using the all-new Gen2 car in December, with the sport making its Middle East debut in Saudi Arabia.

To follow the latest news and information, visit – www.FIAFormulaE.com

Shows:

Saudi Arabia Sizzle Reel with Felipe Massa

Photos of new Gen2 Team Livery

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Daniel Abt Wins The Mexico City E-Prix

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – Daniel Abt became the first ever German winner of a Formula E race, as he took the chequered flag following a dramatic fifth E-Prix of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Mexico City.

Abt’s victory provides redemption for the second E-Prix of the season in Hong Kong, when the Audi driver thought he had secured his first ever race win on his 25th birthday, only to be later disqualified due to a technical breach on his car.

But things went to plan for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler this time around, as Abt won ahead of NIO driver Oliver Turvey and Renault’s Sebastian Buemi. The result gave Briton Turvey his first ever podium finish in Formula E and a third-consecutive top-three finish for Swiss driver Buemi.

The race also saw struggling champion Lucas di Grassi gain his first point of the Formula E season, having delivered a stunning drive to finish ninth, having started the race at the very back of the grid.

In one of just two traditional track races on the Formula E calendar, the 20 drivers raced 47 laps of an adapted 2.093-kilometre circuit at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez and contented with altitude of over 2,200 metres above sea level.

With all proceeds from the race being donated to post-earthquake reconstruction efforts in Mexico City, and all teams sporting the hashtag #FuerzaMexico on their cars’ livery, there was a special atmosphere in the packed grandstands.

Both Rosenqvist and Turvey got off to excellent starts from the front row, while third-placed Antonio Felix da Costa quickly fell back to seventh place as both Nelson Piquet JR and Championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne took advantage.

Leading the race by over two seconds, the race looked to be a procession for Rosenqvist, until his car came to a sudden halt after 15 laps, as the entire grid overtook him. He was forced to stop again three laps later and lost ground in the championship race with a 19th place finish.

Abt began in fifth and quietly worked his way up the field until a mistake from Buemi allowed the young German to slip into second place and he quickly closed the gap between him and race-leader Turvey.

And at the pit stop Turvey was held up by Nico Prost which allowed Abt to come out in front and take the lead which the 25-year-old never relented.

Buemi used his FANBOOST to overtake Vergne on lap 28 to move back into third place and soon was closing down Turvey. The Swiss racer tried an audacious overtake on the penultimate lap but locked up, as did Turvey in a slightly panicked response, but that was the final test as the Englishman held on to second place.

Despite finishing off the podium, it was a good day for Vergne, who continues to lead the Drivers’ Championship, as both second placed Rosenqvist and third placed Sam Bird failed to score points. Sebastian Buemi also moves closer to contention, lying in fourth place and just nine points behind DS Virgin Racing’s Bird.

The race also ended on an unlucky run of results for di Grassi, as he raced brilliantly to move from 20th to ninth and also drove the fastest lap to gain an extra point and keep slim hopes of retaining his title alive.

But the day belonged to Abt, who’s victory has throwing the title race wide open ahead of the Punta del Este E-Prix in two weeks’ time.

To follow the latest news and information, visit – www.FIAFormulaE.com

Shows: Photo Images

Other: None

Mar, 03, 2018

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FIA Formula E Championship ePrix Round 7 Takes Place In Monaco

After six thrilling races, producing six different winners, the seventh round of the FIA Formula E Championship – the world’s first fully-electric racing series – took place in Monaco, using a modified configuration of the iconic street circuit.
MONACO-FIA FORMULA E EPRIX HIGHLIGHTS #RRVNR
Edit Number: 6192 / Revision 2| 09/05/15 20:40:33
Source News Feed: Video News Release
Source Format: HD
Audio: NATURAL WITH ENGLISH SPEECH / PART MUTE
Locations: MONTE CARLO, MONACO
Source: AURORA MEDIA ON BEHALF OF FORMULA E
Revision: 2

Story: After six thrilling races, producing six different winners, the seventh round of the FIA Formula E Championship – the world’s first fully-electric racing series – takes place on Saturday, May 9 2015, in Monaco, using a modified configuration of the iconic street circuit. The one-day race event sees 10 teams and 20 drivers racing head-to-head in fully-electric single-seaters designed to appeal to a new generation of Motorsport fans, whilst promoting sustainability.
Following the race, a highlights round-up VNR will be available to download. This will contain a variety of post-race driver interviews and reactions, as well as scenic shots and all the atmosphere from the Monaco ePrix. Also included will be drivers Nick Heidfeld, Stephane Sarrazin, Jean-Eric Vergne and Jerome D’Ambrosio visiting some of Monaco’s sustainable attractions; the Solar Impulse tower and the Musée Océanographique.
The piece will be rounded-off with coverage from the exclusive pre-race Gala Dinner event held at the glamorous Casino de Monte Carlo with guests including HSH Prince Albert II, FIA President Jean Todt and singer Natalie Imbruglia.

Shows: MONTE CARLO, MONACO (MAY 9, 2015) (PART MUTE) (AURORA MEDIA ON BEHALF OF FORMULA E – ACCESS ALL)

1. MONACO GVS

2. TRACK GVS

3. HEIDFELD, VERGNE AND ZARRAZIN – ZERO FUEL AIRPLANE

4. VERGNE, D’AMBROSIO VISIT MONACO AQUARIUM

5. GALA DINNER GVS

6. JEAN TODT INTERVIEW

7. BUEMI INTERVIEW

8. DI GRASSI INTERVIEW

9. PIQUET JR INTERVIEW

May, 09, 2015

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Nelson Piquet Jr. Wins 6th Round Formula E Race In Long Beach

After five thrilling races, producing five different winners, the sixth round of the FIA Formula E Championship took place on Saturday, April 4 2015, in Long Beach, USA.
MOTOR RACING-USA/FORMULA-E #RRVNR
Edit Number: 7046 / Revision 1| 05/04/15 06:55:39
Source News Feed: Video News Release
Audio: NATURAL WITH ENGLISH SPEECH
Locations: LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, USA
Source: AURORA MEDIA ON BEHALF OF FORMULA E
Revision: 1
Story: After five thrilling races, producing five different winners, the sixth round of the FIA Formula E Championship – the world’s first fully-electric racing series – took place on Saturday, April 4 2015, in Long Beach, USA, using a modified configuration of the iconic street circuit in South California. The one-day race event saw 10 teams and 20 drivers racing head-to-head in fully-electric single-seaters designed to appeal to a new generation of motorsport fans, whilst promoting sustainability.Following the race, a highlights round-up VNR is available to download. This contains a variety of post-race driver interviews and reactions, the Friday shakedown, as well as scenic shots and all the atmosphere from the Long Beach ePrix. Also included is a round-up of the pre-event electric karting event involving Formula E drivers, members of the media and Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag.The piece is rounded-off with coverage from the championship’s FE School Series – a support race involving local students driving mini-electric cars – and the exclusive post-race party held on Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood.

Shows: LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, USA (APRIL 4, 2015) (AURORA MEDIA ON BEHALF OF FORMULA E – ACCESS ALL)

00.00.00 – 00.05.18 – Helicopter shot 100.05.18 – 00.17.11 – Helicopter shot 200.17.11 – 00.28.16 – Helicopter shot 300.28.16 – 00.36.00 – Pan down to track

00.36.00 – 00.45.12 – FanBoost banner on track

00.45.12 – 00.52.10 – Long Beach Formula E banner on track

00.52.10 – 00.57.13 – Shot of Queen Mary ship

00.57.13 – 01.03.01 – Flags and flowers

01.03.01 – 01.27.24 – California flag

01.27.24 – 01.11.13 – Focus pull of Go Kart helmets

01.11.13 – 01.21.10 – Go Kart instructor giving pointers to drivers

01.21.10 – 01.28.03 – Bruno Senna having a laugh

01.28.03 – 01.31.03 – Baby watching with mother

01.31.03 – 01.37.06 – EJ giving it large

01.37.06 – 01.46.19 – Jerome D’Ambrosio Go Kart interview

01.46.19 – 01.55.00 – Scott Speed loving tyres

01.55.00 – 02.42.11 – Go Kart racing shots

02.42.11 – 02.45.24 – Alejandro Agag cheering on

02.45.24 – 02.52.05 – Go Kart podium

02.52.05 – 02.59.18 – Panning shot of all the drivers

02.59.18 – 03.06.14 – Grid girls walking past

03.06.14 – 03.11.14 – Fans waving at camera

03.11.14 – 03.18.00 – Fans walking in eVillage

03.18.00 – 03.23.20 – Drivers in autograph session

03.23.20 – 03.57.15 – Oriol Servia press conference soundbite

03.57.15 – 04.30.22 – Michael Andretti press conference soundbite

04.30.22 – 04.54.10 – Dario Franchitti soundbites

04.54.10 – 05.57.02 – Shakedown shots

05.57.02 – 06.25.08 – FE School Series race shots

06.25.08 – 06.31.04 – FE School Series podium

06.31.04 – 07.59.03 – Nelson Piquet Jr soundbite

Apr, 05, 2015

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FIA Formula E Round 5 In Miami Takes Place On A Temporary Circuit Along Biscayne Bay

After four thrilling races, producing four different winners, the fifth round of the FIA Formula E Championship – the world’s first fully-electric racing series – took place in Miami, USA on a temporary circuit along the picturesque Biscayne Bay.
USA-MIAMI/FORMULA E #RRVNR
Edit Number: 7105 / Revision 2| 15/03/15 04:16:16
Source News Feed: Video News Release
Source Format: HD
Audio: NATURAL WITH ENGLISH SPEECH
Locations: MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES
Source: AURORA MEDIA ON BEHALF OF FORMULA E
Revision: 2
Story: After four thrilling races, producing four different winners, the fifth round of the FIA Formula E Championship – the world’s first fully-electric racing series – takes place on Saturday, March 14 2015, in Miami, USA on a temporary circuit along the picturesque Biscayne Bay. The one-day race event sees 10 teams and 20 drivers racing head-to-head in fully-electric single-seaters designed to appeal to a new generation of motorsport fans, whilst promoting sustainability.
Notes For Editors: Following the race, this highlights round-up VNR is available to download. It contain a selection of post-race driver interviews including new US driver Scott Speed racing for home team Andretti. Also included is Formula E drivers Jaime Alguersuari, Jerome d’Ambrosio, Antonio Felix da Costa and Scott Speed taking in the sights of Miami by boat, as well as undertaking paddle-boarding. Further highlights include the Formula E drivers at the Miami Heat NBA match, the official post-race party, CEO Alejandro Agag driving the Formula E race car for the first time and all the atmosphere from the Miami ePrix. The piece is be rounded off with coverage from the exclusive pre-race charity Gala Dinner at the city’s Perez Art Museum.Shows: MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (RECENT) (AURORA MEDIA ON BEHALF OF FORMULA E – ACCESS ALL)
Part 1
00.00.00 – 00.18.10 – Nico Prost post-race INV00.18.10 – 00.37.06 – Scott Speed post-race INV00.37.06 – 01.01.22 – Daniel Abt post-race INV01.01.22 – 01.09.11 – Miami heli shot 1

01.09.11 – 01.18.11 – Miami heli shot 2

01.18.11 – 01.27.03 – Miami beach pan

01.27.03 – 01.32.11 – Pan down on Ocean drive.

01.32.11 – 01.36.22 – Shot of red car with people walking.

01.36.22 – 01.43.10 – Tracking shot of sponsors on track.

01.43.10 – 01.47.04 – Shot of buildings from track.

01.47.04 – 01.52.11 – Shot of Biscayne Blvd. sign.

01.52.11 – 01.55.00 – Shot of American flag.

01.55.00 – 02.01.05 – Agag getting equipment ready.

02.01.05 – 02.05.16 – Agag putting on helmet.

02.05.16 – 02.13.08 – Agag getting in FE car.

02.13.08 – 02.18.20 – Agag starting car.

02.18.20 – 02.24.12 – Onboard of Agag driving FE car.

02.24.12 – 02.28.13 – Onboard facing Agag driving FE car.

02.28.13 – 02.46.06 – Agag INV.

02.46.06 – 02.49.21 – CU of FE logo on car.

02.49.21 – 02.53.10 – CU of FanBoost logo.

02.53.10 – 03.04.08 – Presser – Agag soundbite 1

03.04.08 – 03.24.10 – Presser – Agag soundbite 2

03.24.10 – 04.02.03 – Presser- Michael Andretti soundbite

04.02.03 – 04.22.12 – Presser – Richard Branson soundbite

Part 2
00.00.00 – 00.08.16 – CU of cheque signed Agag.

00.08.16 – 00.16.05 – Agag & Mayor Regalado holding cheque, handshake.

00.16.05 – 00.26.02 – Agag & Mayor Regalado signing docs & handshake.

00.26.02 – 00.58.07 – Agag INV.

00.58.07 – 01.12.14 – Mayor Regalado INV 1

01.12.14 – 01.30.08 – Mayor Regalodo INV 2

01.30.08 – 01.35.14 – Shot of paddle boards and Scott Speed.

01.35.14 – 01.45.02 – Drivers being taught how to paddle by coach.

01.45.02 – 01.54.14 – CU of Alguersuari and D’Ambrosio.

01.54.14 – 00.02.00 – CU of Scott Speed.

00.02.00 – 02.08.00 – Alguersuari taking off on paddle board.

02.08.00 – 02.30.01 – Drivers racing to the finish.

02.30.01 – 02.43.22 – Scott Speed winner INV.

02.43.22 – 02.52.20 – Scott Speed and Antonio Felix Da Costa high five.

02.52.20 – 03.05.15 – D’Ambrosio INV.

03.05.15 – 03.11.19 – Scott Speed and EJ banter.

03.11.19 – 03.26.22 – Scott Speed GoPro on paddle board.

03.26.22 – 03.30.04 – Wide shot of the American Airlines Arena.

03.30.04 – 03.36.17 – Slow mo of Chandhok, Alguersuari, Bird and Abt.

03.36.17 – 03.39.24 – Slider shot of Chandhok with FE car.

03.39.24 – 03.43.21 – CU of FE car “Full Electric”.

03.43.21 – 03.48.17 – Slider of FE car with AA Arena in background.

03.48.17 – 03.52.07 – FE drivers lined up on basketball court.

03.52.07 – 03.56.15 – Heidfeld spinning ball on fingertips.

03.56.15 – 03.59.16 – FE drivers posing for the cameras.

03.59.16 – 04.03.01 – Photographers taking shots.

04.06.09 – 04.09.22 – Pull focus of Miami skyscrapers at night time.

04.09.22 – 04.14.09 – Pull focus of Fe car at Gala dinner outdoors.

04.14.09 – 04.18.02 – Wide of Agag, mayor Regalado &friends with FE car.

04.18.02 – 04.21.04 – CU of above shot.

04.21.04 – 04.27.11 – Pan of Gala dinner indoors.

04.27.11 – 04.30.04 – Agag with friends at table.

04.30.04 – 05.16.01 – Mayor Regalodo INV.

Mar, 15, 2015

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FIA Formula E Championship Unveils Circuit Layout For Berlin ePrix On May 23 2015

Organisers of the new all-electric FIA Formula E Championship unveil the circuit layout for the Berlin ePrix on May 23 2015, sponsored by leading logistics company DHL.
GERMANY-FORMULA E BERLIN CIRCUIT REVEAL #RRVNR
Edit Number: 2274 / Revision 1| 24/02/15 21:05:07
Source News Feed: Video News Release
Source Format: HD
Audio: NATURAL WITH ENGLISH SPEECH
Locations: BERLIN, GERMANY
Source: AURORA MEDIA ON BEHALF OF FORMULA E
Revision: 1

Story: CIRCUIT UNVEILED FOR FORMULA E DHL BERLIN EPRIX

– DHL becomes title sponsor for race at Tempelhof Airport on May 23 2015

– Tickets now on sale priced from just 10 euros

BERLIN, GERMANY (February 24 2015) – Organisers of the new all-electric FIA Formula E Championship have today unveiled the circuit layout for the Berlin ePrix on May 23 2015, sponsored by leading logistics company DHL.

The 17 turn, 2.47km circuit will be built within the ‘Apron’ section of the Tempelhof Airport, located in the city-centre. Designed by Rodrigo Nunes, it is the setting for the eighth race in the inaugural Formula E season.

The announcement was made during a press conference held at the former airport and attended by Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag, CEO of DHL Express Europe John Pearson, Berlin Senator Cornelia Yzer, members of the press, together with the championship’s two German drivers; Daniel Abt (Audi Sport Abt Team) and Nick Heidfeld (Venturi Team). During the event, guests could also view the Formula E race car, as well as enjoy a lap of the circuit in a fully-electric BMW i3 and a hybrid BMW i8 by Daniel and Nick.

Today also saw tickets for the DHL Berlin ePrix go on sale with general admission (standing) priced from just 10 euros if purchased before April 30, rising to 19 euros thereafter, with children aged six and under going free (if accompanied by a paying adult). As well as a full day’s racing, all tickets will give fans access to Formula E’s eVillage – or fan zone – featuring a variety of off track entertainment including eBike stunt displays, interactive stalls and a driver autograph session. For full details and pricing options visit www.fiaformulae.com/en/tickets.aspx.

Alejandro Agag said: “We are delighted to be in Berlin today and to be unveiling the Formula E circuit. Berlin is one of the leading cities in Europe for innovation and sustainable mobility, whilst Germany is renowned for its motorsport passion and hence why we selected it as a host city for Formula E. We’re now very much looking forward to putting on a great show for the fans, one they can be proud of and where they’ll be able to support home-grown talent Nick Heidfeld and Daniel Abt, along with German team Audi Sport Abt.”

John Pearson, CEO DHL Express Europe, part of DHL who are also a founding and official logistics partner to Formula E, said: “The Berlin ePrix is the ideal event to showcase why DHL and Formula E are the perfect fit. As a pioneer of delivery with carbon-free electric vehicles in the German market, we are extremely excited to be welcoming another pioneer – this time with an even faster brand of electric car – to Berlin. We are also looking forward to identifying an ‘e-novator’ of the future at the race, as the jury of our Formula E inspired Blue Sky Transport Design Award will select a winning electric vehicle design in Berlin in May.”

Speaking about the circuit layout, Nick Heidfeld, said: “It’s going to be very special racing in front of my home crowd and I’m really looking forward to it. It will be the first time for me racing on somewhere like this so should have its own special atmosphere. It looks like it’s going to be a very twisty and challenging circuit with 17 turns in under 2.5km and I think the fans are going to have great visibility wherever they are. When I spoke to some friends recently they were all interested in coming to Berlin and I hope there will be a lot of other fans who will come and join us for the race.”
The race will be organised by German event company Gil Und Weingärtner who will also call upon the expertise of Hans Jörg Fischer – one of the main track consultants behind Russia’s new Moscow Raceway.

All Formula E races are broadcast live on Sky Deutschland. For more information on Formula E visit www.fiaformulae.com or to visit the new dedicated DHL Berlin ePrix website go to www.fiaformulae.com/berlin.

ENDS

Notes to editors:
For further media information, including high-res images, visit www.fiaformulae.com/media
or contact:
FIA Formula E Communications Department media@fiaformulae.com

Follow Formula E:

Website: www.fiaformulae.com

Twitter: twitter.com/FIAformulaE (@FIAformulaE) #DrivetheFuture

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About FIA Formula E Championship:
Formula E is a new FIA championship and the world’s first fully-electric racing series. It represents a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a framework for research and development around the electric vehicle, accelerating general interest in these cars and promoting sustainability. The first race took place in Beijing in September 2014, the first of 11 taking place in major cities around the world including London, Miami, Buenos Aires and Moscow. For the inaugural season, 10 teams, each with two drivers, will go head-to-head creating a unique and exciting racing series designed to appeal to a new generation of motorsport fans.

About DHL:
DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and ‘The Logistics company for the world’. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education. DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 55 billion euros in 2012.

About FIA & Michelin – Today’s partners for tomorrow’s mobility:
As well as being the official Formula E tyre supplier, Michelin is an official partner, at the international level, of the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign. This programme is designed to support the Decade of Action for Road Safety initiated by the UN, the aim of which is to save five million lives over the next 10 years. This programme is set up to educate and advocate for safer roads, vehicles and behaviours around the globe.

Shows: BERLIN, GERMANY (FEBRUARY 24, 2015) (AURORA MEDIA ON BEHALF OF FORMULA E)

00.05 -00.19 TEMPELHOF AIRPORT GVs

00.19 – 00.45 FORMULA E CAR PHOTO OP

00.45 – 01.25 ALEJANDRO AGAG PRESS CONFERENCE

01.26 – 02.08 DHL REP PRESS CONFERENCE

02.08 – 02.13 – TRACK MAP

02.13 – DANIEL ABT INV

02.52 – NICK HEIDFELD INV

03.28 – ON TRACK ACTION

Feb, 24, 2015

 

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