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Race highlights - Hong Kong Round 2

Energy saving dominates and two spins dictate the order

Sidepodcast: Race highlights - Hong Kong Round 2

by Christine

The second race of the season was just two laps longer than the first but it made an incredible difference on the type of spectacle witnessed. Rather than all out squabbling for position, it was a lesson in energy management, sensible driving and keeping your head. Some managed this better than others, and a spin on the first lap and on the final lap (by two different drivers) had a huge impact on the results.

Race highlights - Hong Kong Round 1

Red flags, pit lane incidents, drive through penalties and more

Sidepodcast: Race highlights - Hong Kong Round 1

by Christine

If you're looking for fast-paced racing action, Formula E is the place to go. The first round of the season kicked off with a disappointingly long red flag period caused by the FIA's continuing incompetence, but once the action got going, it was non-stop action. The lead changed hands halfway through, and we even saw a penalty for the race leader to add to the will-he-won't-he tension.

A beginners guide to FanBoost

How to give your favourite driver a competitive edge

Sidepodcast: A beginners guide to FanBoost

by Christine

One of the fun and unique things about Formula E is their FanBoost initiative, which encourages fans to use social media and apps to influence racing action. I’ve seen this in action in a couple of races and on replay, and have actually voted already for this weekend’s first round in Hong Kong, but it occurred to me that I wasn't really confident what I was doing.

The power to change your mind

A reversal of thoughts on the future of electric racing

Sidepodcast: The power to change your mind

by Bridget Schuil

I was wrong about electric cars. I was studying ecology at the time, so really should have known better than to slate green tech. I thought jet fuelled cars were going to be the way of the future, not realizing that, if I had paid attention in inorganic chemistry, I would have known that 1) jet fuel is far too volatile for civilian use, and 2) water is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. I also thought that charge networks were a silly idea when most of the world’s power came from fossil fuels.

Formula E's fourth global tour

The 2017/18 calendar in fourteen short, sharp rounds

Sidepodcast: Formula E's fourth global tour

by Christine

The fourth Formula E season is rapidly approaching, with fourteen rounds spanning eleven countries across eight months. Compared to the Formula One calendar, the 2017/18 Formula E season is blissfully short, but it does suffer from an inconsistency that makes it somewhat hard to keep track of. That being the case, I’m putting together this table to help me follow along, and it might be useful for others as well.

Heart of the city

Alex Lynn gives Formula E an introduction on BBC Radio 2

Sidepodcast: Heart of the city

by Christine

This winter, I'm really enthusiastic about getting to know Formula E better and fully engaging with what has been and continues to be an exciting avenue of motorsport. I've previously wanted to get on board but been stopped by time constraints and angst over missing French drivers, but the time has come for me to put all that aside and start paying proper attention.