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Daily Archives: October 6th, 2017

– Audi impresses in Formula E test at Valencia
– Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler with most laps of all teams
– Positive test assessment by Audi drivers Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi

The new Audi e-tron FE04 has left a strong impression at the official pre-season testing of the Formula E electric racing series at Valencia (Spain). Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler from Monday to Thursday completed the largest number of test kilometers of all ten teams. The lap times of the first all-electric Audi race car were promising as well. Read More »

– Lynn Preparations on track for Hong Kong season opener
– DS Virgin Racing showed strong form across all three days of official pre-season Formula E testing at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo Circuit, with preparations on track for the season opener in Hong Kong.

Driver pairing Sam Bird and Alex Lynn – the series’ first ever all-British line-up – racked up a sizeable tally of 440 laps around the 1.9-mile (3.09km) modified National Circuit in the team’s season four DSV-03 challenger (see technical specification below). Read More »

Marcin Budkowski will oversee all chassis development and production activities.

Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director Renault Sport Racing:
“There have been a lot of positive changes these last few months at Renault Sport Racing with an accelerated expansion at Enstone, the restructuring of our engine philosophy at Viry with the supply of two top customer teams for 2018, our involvement in Formula E and other motor racing categories and the arrival of new partners. All of this is happening in a context where the seasons are longer and more intense. It was clear that the Renault Sport Racing management structure needed reinforcing. Marcin’s mission will be to continue the strengthening of Enstone to enable Renault to join the top Formula 1 teams by 2020, through relying on the proven personnel of the likes of Bob Bell, Nick Chester and Rob White. Marcin’s arrival is excellent news and further proof of our determination to achieve our goals.”

Suzuka is one of the most iconic and unique circuits in Formula 1, and we love racing there. Japan is the final race of the East Asian triple-header before the last stretch.

On a brief reflection of Malaysia, it is safe to say we leave there feeling disappointed. It was a very tough weekend and we couldn’t quite make the car work as we have in previous races. Read More »

Race Retro, the international historic motor sport show, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Formula 1’s ground-effects era in the Motor Sport Hall of Fame Live at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, from February 23-25 2018.

Although the use of aerodynamic influence can be traced back more than a century in motor racing – Gustave Eiffel of Parisian tower fame had a wind tunnel that Peugeot used to help shape its Grand Prix cars in the 1910s – it was Colin Chapman of Team Lotus who first capitalised fully on the notion of the racing car as an inverted wing, pressed to the track by the air that passed over its bodywork’s contours. Read More »