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Formula E Men Fined $6,000 for Wearing Wrong Underwear 

Most jobs don’t designate the kind of underwear people have to wear, and those who work from home technically don’t have to wear any. (That’s probably true in offices, too, actually. Who’s going to know?) But two Formula E drivers are $6,000 poorer for wearing the wrong underwear to work over the weekend.Read more… Continue […]

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Former F1 Test Driver Susie Wolff Becomes Formula E Team Boss

Former Formula One test driver Susie Wolff is now in charge of her own race team in one of the world’s major all-electric racing series, Formula E, and plenty of other women are taking charge in their own respective disciplines. Here are some of the great things women in motorsports are up to lately. Read […]

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Formula E Will Be The First Series To Race On The Streets Of Switzerland Since 1954

After the 1955 Le Mans disaster, Switzerland banned motorsports entirely. Any sport that could kill 83 spectators and injure 180 more was deemed reckless and irresponsible, and the Swiss government refused to have that kind of catastrophe take place on their own soil. But now, after over six decades, Formula E is…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Formula E Is Going To Saudi Arabia Which Is Both An Incredibly Bold Move And An Incredibly Bad Idea

As Formula E coalesced from vague rumors, carbon fiber mock-ups and promising press releases into an actual, real life racing series, it looked like the series of the future. Not only were they turning electric cars into something exciting, but they were paying attention to social cues, too. There were two women…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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New York’s Governor Will Drive A Formula E Car To The Auto Show (Probably Because The Subway Doesn’t Work)

In a beautiful example of purely nepotistic synergies, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will drive the Formula E race car of Nelson Piquet Jr. up the West Side Highway in New York City in honor of the New York Auto Show this week. Guess the subway’s gotten that shitty, huh, Cuomo? Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Stop Letting Carmen Jorda Speak For All Women 

When a person like former Lotus Formula One development driver Carmen Jorda talks about how women are less capable as racing drivers than men—and she does, a lot—there’s an urge to treat it as an offhand comment with no merit. That’s particularly true when the person has a history of not helping the people they’re…Read […]

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Formula E Gets Grid Girls Spectacularly Wrong

Formula E: Home of the suspiciously slow electric race cars, and, apparently, suspiciously high levels of hypocrisy. After welcoming Formula One “to the 21st century” for removing grid girls, something Formula E claimed to have already done, the series’ CEO basically just said, “Nah, just kidding, we’re keeping them.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Formula E’s New Race Car Actually Looks Pretty Awesome—And It Has A Halo

The all-electric Formula E bills itself as the future of motorsports. Yet despite the current lack of huge-name talent, noise and drama we expect from most forms of racing, automakers like Jaguar, Nissan, Audi and Porsche are all-in. Starting later this year, meet the car they’ll all race with.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Orlando Bloom Can’t Handle The Power Of A Formula E Car

At the recent Marrakesh round of the Formula E championship, actor Orlando Bloom was given the opportunity to drive one of the series’ electric open-wheel cars around the course solo. Bloom celebrated his 41st birthday by suiting up and strapping in. Unfortunately for him, it ended in rather humiliating fashion. In…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Nissan Claims Its Failure In Le Mans Will Help In Formula E

Nissan thinks it can use its recent experience building a Le Mans prototype in its Formula E electric racing program. That’s interesting, because the experience was centered around the GT-R LM Nismo, a radical front-wheel-drive prototype that never raced with a functional hybrid system. You know, the electrical part. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Montreal Cancels ‘Financial Fiasco’ Formula E Race After Costing The City Millions

Montreal announced today that it will cancel its Formula E race weekend after last year’s race weekend cost taxpayers millions of dollars and left the organizers in debt, the CBC reports. Montreal mayor Valérie Plante claims that taxpayers would have to pay up to $35 million CAD ($27 million U.S.) to host the second…Read more… […]

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