Vergne threatens to quit and Andretti-Porsche partnership extended – RacingNews365 FE Review


Jean-Eric Vergne has sensationally threatened to quit the Formula E championship if Peloton-style racing continues into future generations, following the chaotic Berlin e-Prix.

The two-time Formula E champion kept his nose clean in the action-packed opening race at Tempelhof Airport Circuit, where he finished second.

Read more: Vergne threatens to quit Formula E if 'dangerous' racing continues.

Andretti announced a master transmission agreement

The Andretti Formula E team has announced the extension of its partnership with German car giant Porsche.

The deal will see Andretti continue to operate the Porsche 99X electric powertrain, a collaboration that began in season nine.

Read more: Andretti announces master transmission agreement

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Cassidy accepts victory as 'very lucky' after 'crazy' new experience.

Nick Cassidy, after winning the opening race of the Berlin e-Prix doubleheader, admitted he was “very lucky” to take the lead, having been 21st after the opening laps.

The peloton returned with a “crazy” bang on the revised Tempelhof Airport circuit, resulting in racing so intense that it was something Cassidy admitted he had never experienced before.

READ MORE: Cassidy accepts victory 'very lucky' after 'crazy' new experience.

Da Costa is proud to restore Porsche's faith with the Berlin win

Antonio Felix da Costa was proud to regain Porsche's trust by securing the team's home race win, following an impressive performance in the second race of the Berlin E-Prix doubleheader.

Da Costa started the race in tenth place but quickly worked his way to the front, leading large parts of the race. When the Season 6 champion wasn't in the lead, he was conserving his energy to perfection.

Read more: Da Costa proud to restore Porsche's faith in Berlin win

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Formula E has become 'dog eat dog' with Evans offering no warning about 'confidence'.

Mitch Evans has admitted his Formula E rivals have become “very difficult to trust”, as a result of the constant contact that occurs in peloton-like races.

The New Zealander likened the current type of racing to “dog eat dog”, with the second race of the Berlin E-Prix doubleheader being a hectic one.

Read more: Formula E has become 'dog eat dog' as Evans issues no warning about 'confidence'.

Andretti reveals what NATO must do to extend the contract

Andretti team principal Roger Griffiths has confirmed that Norman Nato has been given a “timetable” to turn around his performances if he is to be offered a new contract for Season 11.

Nato joined Andretti from Nissan on a one-year contract ahead of the 10th season to replace André Lotterer, who retired from single-seater racing.

Read more: Andretti reveals what NATO must do to extend the contract



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