How Monaco dealt Formula E a winning hand to cure its hangover
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How Monaco dealt Formula E a winning hand to cure its hangover

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Formula E faced much criticism in the wake of its maligned Valencia event. In need of a turnaround, the series' first use of Monaco's iconic Formula 1 layout provided it with the injection of thrills required to clear the fog that had enveloped the paddock.

It’s felt as though Formula E has been nursing a hangover during the first half of this season. The improvised six races in Berlin last August to conclude the interrupted 2019-20 campaign acted like a nine-day bender and since then the series has come across a touch bleary-eyed.

Three double-header events, split by barely enough time to abide by the UK government’s requirement to self-isolate for 10 days upon returning to the country, has left little room for respite to shift the heavy heads in 2021. The paddock swapped its pre-pandemic optimism for an altogether flatter mood with questions asked over what return manufacturers are getting for their millions, even withstanding the body blow COVID has dealt.

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