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The ex-F1 driver finding his fifth new home in a year
From the highs of Le Mans 24 Hours and LMP1 honours in 2017 to a difficult Formula 1 spell the following year, Brendon Hartley's recent career has had highs and lows. He's now at his fifth home in a year and preparing for a Formula E debut
From the moment Porsche announced it would leave the World Endurance Championship's LMP1 class at the end of 2017, things were always going to change for Brendon Hartley. And the twists and turns have been plenty.
Since Le Mans 24 Hours and later WEC LMP1 title honours in 2017, he's taken in a surprise Formula 1 debut with Toro Rosso, and then a full year of grand prix racing with the team before being unceremoniously dumped from the Red Bull programme for a second time at the end of 2018.
In an eventful Formula E season, punctuated by rain and energy-conservation controversy, the 12 teams contesting the championship have endured many challenges in the opening seven races. Here's how they've got on across the first half of the season.
OPINION: It was no surprise to anybody that the laptimes achieved by Formula E cars on the full Monaco circuit were much slower than Formula 1. But perhaps the more relevant comparison was in the racing spectacle, where FE delivered in spades.
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.
FIA president Jean Todt wanted more Formula E coverage in the media, and got his wish when the opening Valencia E-Prix proved farcical. Despite attempts to spin the race as teams failing to get their sums right, Formula E and its governing body cannot escape blame - especially when trying to get teams to commit long-term.
Formula E was under the microscope at Valencia, on its first visit to a permanent circuit. But after a mere nine drivers were left classified following Saturday's Valencia E-Prix, the electric championship once more faced criticism after rising energy deductions and miscalculations produced a farcical affair.
Another Formula E double-header, another double dose of frantic action. While the form guide remains unpredictable following fightback wins for Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne in Rome, the speed and consistency of Mercedes – both on and off the track – could have its rivals worried for what is to follow
Formula E's Gen3 era grid continues to take shape, after Nissan opted to commit to the series for another four years. Nissan's global chief operating officer explains why it has thrown its lot in with FE while other high-profile marques have decided to call it quits.
With the new Formula E season belatedly getting underway in Saudi Arabia, the championship appeared to try to make up for lost time with an overspill of action and controversy on and off the track. While some talking points could have serious repercussions, it was an explosive opener for many reasons.
Japan, Brazil races key targets for Formula E
Hartley concedes two rookies was "high risk" for Porsche