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Jake Boxall-Legge Autosport’s Technical Editor. Having studied Automotive Engineering with Motorsport at the University of Hertfordshire, West Country-born Jake's original ambition was to design racing cars. During a year between studies in which he accidentally rekindled a love of writing, he took up a Master's in Motorsport Engineering at Oxford Brookes. Halfway through his master's year, he was offered a place on the Autosport Academy, conducting occasional freelance duties before becoming the press officer for Formula 2 and GP3 in 2018. Autosport offered him a return to the fold later that year to serve as its Technical Editor. His voice appears on a number of videos and podcasts, and can often be found writing about terrible Formula 1 cars in excruciating detail. In his spare time, Jake enjoys baking and blames his failure to make it past the Great British Bake-Off interviews on his tenuous grasp on choux pastry. His dream is to open a brunch cafe - and his willingness to make outrageous puns in inappropriate situations has earned him the contempt of his colleagues.

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Evans needs Seoul "copy-paste" to snatch Formula E title from Vandoorne

Mitch Evans felt that his Seoul E-Prix win was "all under control", and knows he needs a "copy-paste" result to beat Stoffel Vandoorne to the 2022 Formula E title.

De Vries "would be even smaller" without halo after Seoul E-Prix crash

Nyck de Vries has praised Formula E's halo after submarining under Sebastien Buemi's Nissan in the Seoul E-Prix's opening lap pile-up, suggesting "I would be even smaller" without it.

Nato feels well prepared for Formula E return with Jaguar in Seoul

Jaguar reserve Norman Nato says he feels "ready" to compete in his first Formula E race since last year, as he stands in for the injured Sam Bird in Seoul.

Can anyone beat Stoffel Vandoorne to the Formula E title?

Stoffel Vandoorne is on the brink of the Formula E title with a commanding lead ahead of the Seoul finale, but both rivals and unknowns still stand in his way. Here’s a run through of what Vandoorne must overcome to clinch the championship and how his competition will look to pull off the biggest of shocks.

The circuit that "punishes" newcomers to Japan's racing scene

Although tough and technical Japanese circuits like Suzuka and Fuji are well-known to fans of Formula 1, there's many more venues that challenge the drivers who choose to switch over to Super Formula and SUPER GT. Envision Formula E driver Nick Cassidy has won both titles - and picks the "punishing" Sugo circuit as the one that sticks out.

How Formula E's most underrated driver is taming his Dragon Prime

How Formula E's most underrated driver is taming his Dragon

It might not look like the most glittering of Formula E campaigns, but Dragon Penske’s youngster has caught the eye of those who count despite his future remaining unclear. Regardless of the distortion, Sergio Sette Camara has a clear vision of what he’s focused on and how to get there.

Vandoorne "can't take it easy" in Seoul despite 36-point FE lead

Stoffel Vandoorne can't "turn up and take it easy" at Formula E's Seoul finale, despite his 36-point cushion over second-placed Mitch Evans in the drivers' standings.

How Formula E's title contenders were upstaged in London

The penultimate stop on Formula E's world tour took in London's ExCeL, where the championship contenders were upstaged by two first-time winners in 2022. Andretti’s Jake Dennis kept the home fires burning in the first race as Venturi’s Lucas di Grassi claimed the second, but two consistent finishes mean its advantage Stoffel Vandoorne heading to the Seoul finale.

Bird drove in London Formula E race with broken hand

Sam Bird's participation at the Seoul Formula E finale is subject to an assessment on a broken hand sustained in the London E-Prix.

Jaguar's Evans explains brake issue that hit Formula E title bid

"Strange behaviour" on Mitch Evans' Jaguar Formula E car's brakes preceded his London E-Prix retirement, but he refuses to give up on the title despite a 36-point deficit to Stoffel Vandoorne.

Di Grassi explains London Formula E race-winning tactics

Lucas di Grassi explained his London E-Prix race-winning tactics, in which he beat Jake Dennis in a strategic battle to claim his first Formula E victory of the year.

London E-Prix: Dennis completes qualifying clean sweep

Jake Dennis swept to back-to-back pole positions for Sunday's London E-Prix, beating Lucas di Grassi in a jumbled qualifying session where none of the championship contenders made the duels phase.

London E-Prix: Cassidy nicks top spot ahead of da Costa in FP3

Nick Cassidy headed the third free practice session of the London E-Prix weekend, setting the fastest time recorded so far to beat Antonio Felix da Costa on Sunday morning.

De Vries loses London E-Prix podium for robust defending

Nyck de Vries has been handed a five-second penalty after Formula E's London E-Prix, dropping from third to sixth place after using more than one defensive manoeuvre against Nick Cassidy.

Dennis: Qualifying did "80% of the work" in London Formula E win

London E-Prix winner Jake Dennis says his qualifying lap did "80 percent of the work" in his victory, and felt in control over Stoffel Vandoorne in the closing stages.

Mortara says FE title chance is lost after London no-score

A sullen Edoardo Mortara reckons his Formula E title chances have come undone in the opening London E-Prix, feeling the gap to points leader Stoffel Vandoorne has become too large.

London E-Prix: Dennis wows home Formula E crowd with pole

Jake Dennis took pole position for the London E-Prix, delighting a raucous crowd at his home Formula E round as he beat championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne in the final.

London E-Prix: Dennis holds off Rowland to lead FE practice on home soil

Jake Dennis set the fastest time in Formula E free practice for the opening London E-Prix, his 1m13.661s enough to hold off fellow Brit Oliver Rowland in FP2.

Drivers predict less overtaking with London FE hairpin removal

The new London E-Prix layout, where the double hairpins used last year are replaced with two chicanes, will feature faster races but fewer opportunities to pass, according to the drivers.

Abt to use Mahindra powertrains on Formula E return

The Abt Formula E team will use Mahindra powertrains for its return next season, as the Indian manufacturer becomes a supplier for the first time in the championship.

The ex-F1 racer turned team boss adapting to a FE title fight Prime

The ex-F1 racer turned team boss adapting to a FE title fight

For the second year in a row, the Venturi team is in the thick of the fight for Formula E title glory with Edoardo Mortara. That's despite a change to a more meritocratic qualifying system, which was expected to give the works Mercedes team an edge, and ex-Formula 1 racer Jerome d'Ambrosio being new in the team principal hot seat. As he tells Motorsport.com, it's a challenge he's revelling in

Vandoorne: No room for off-days in Formula E title battle

Formula E championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne says there is no more room for "off-days" as the 2021-22 season approaches its final four races.

Why Sims is quitting Formula E to become the master of his own destiny Prime

Why Sims is quitting Formula E to become the master of his own destiny

Alexander Sims’ call to give up a pukka Formula E spot after four seasons in the series may have surprised some, but after laying out his reasoning and what he hopes comes next, very few onlookers can argue against his plan.

Ticktum: P12 in New York Formula E "the performance of my life"

Dan Ticktum reckons his New York City E-Prix fortunes exceeded his expectations, as the NIO 333 Formula E driver felt he'd produced "the performance of my life" to claim 12th.

How FE's Big Apple crunch led to Cassidy joy and heartache

Nick Cassidy hadn't enjoyed too many joyful moments in the 2021-22 Formula E campaign, but the Envision Virgin driver was the class of the field in New York - even after a sudden downpour had caused him and several others to shunt heavily out of the first race. Red flags saved his bacon on that occasion, but a 30-place penalty that cost him pole for race two due to a new battery opened the door for Antonio Felix da Costa

Sims: New York FE fourth place a "reward" for Mahindra

Alexander Sims says that his New York City E-Prix fourth place "feels like a podium" and is a reward for the Mahindra team, after missing out on a first Formula E rostrum of the year to Mitch Evans.

Cassidy disagrees with New York FE battery change penalty

Nick Cassidy felt that his 30-place New York City E-Prix grid penalty for changing his Formula E spec battery was wrong, denying him a chance to employ his "unbelievable" pace.

Evans: De Vries's New York FE Turn 10 pass a "stupid move"

Mitch Evans labelled Nyck de Vries's late Turn 10 lunge at Formula E's New York City E-Prix, which resulted in contact with him and Alexander Sims, a "stupid move".

Da Costa "loved the struggle" of return to Formula E winning form

Antonio Felix da Costa admitted that he "loves the struggle" of trying to turn his Formula E fortunes around, labelling his New York City E-Prix victory "very physical".

New York E-Prix: Da Costa beats Vandoorne in Brooklyn

DS Techeetah’s Antonio Felix da Costa won the second race of the New York City E-Prix double-header in Brooklyn after a tense duel with Stoffel Vandoorne’s Mercedes.

New York E-Prix: Bird beats Cassidy in final practice

Jaguar's Sam Bird went fastest in Sunday's New York City E-Prix free practice, beating Nick Cassidy by 0.095 seconds as the Kiwi ran with a new Envision Formula E car.

Da Costa "hoped for miracle" after staying out with puncture in NYC race

Antonio Felix da Costa says he soldiered on with a slow puncture in the New York City E-Prix "hoping for a miracle", after contact with Andre Lotterer before rain hit.

Frijns briefly thought New York Formula E win was his

Robin Frijns briefly thought he won the New York City E-Prix after avoiding the Turn 6 crash that claimed teammate Nick Cassidy - but was pleased to see Cassidy awarded victory.

Mortara's Formula E title lead shrinks after New York penalty

Edoardo Mortara has lost his New York City E-Prix fifth place after speeding under full course yellow conditions, cutting his Formula E title lead over Stoffel Vandoorne to five points.

Di Grassi: New York crash "biggest of my Formula E career"

Lucas di Grassi reckons the New York City E-Prix race-ending crash was "the biggest of my Formula E career" and praised the cars' safety equipment for ensuring nobody was hurt.

Jaguar drivers question decision not to restart New York race

Jaguar duo Sam Bird and Mitch Evans questioned Formula E's decision not to restart the red-flagged New York City E-Prix, feeling that conditions would improve enough to resume.

Cassidy: First win "not quite the way we would have liked"

New York City E-Prix winner Nick Cassidy's pace was "strong enough" to keep the lead, before his maiden Formula E victory came after crashing and creating a red flag.

New York E-Prix: Cassidy wins despite crashing out in multi-car wreck

Envision Racing’s Nick Cassidy was declared the winner of a chaotic opening race of the New York City double-header in Brooklyn after most of the leading runners crashed out due to rain – including him.

Sims' FE exit motivated by desire to return to endurance racing

Alexander Sims' decision to quit Formula E at the end of 2021-22 was motivated by a desire to return to endurance racing, where he feels more at home.

New York E-Prix: Cassidy claims first FE pole of the season

Nick Cassidy beat Stoffel Vandoorne to pole by 0.008s for the New York City E-Prix, taking Envision's first Formula E pole of the 2021-22 season.

New York E-Prix: Da Costa leads Formula E practice

Antonio Felix da Costa set the fastest time in practice for the New York City E-Prix, beating Formula E title contender Mitch Evans to top spot with a 1m08.684s.

Andretti considering 2022-23 options to partner Dennis in Formula E

Avalanche Andretti is assessing options to partner Jake Dennis in Formula E next season, although team owner Michael Andretti hopes Oliver Askew can turn around a "frustrating" debut year.

Lotterer hopes to remain involved with Porsche FE despite 2023 LMDh move

Andre Lotterer says he hopes to remain involved in Formula E, following the announcement that he would return to endurance racing with Porsche's LMDh project in 2023.

Bird: Qualifying deficit to Evans behind Formula E "blip"

Sam Bird says a lack of pace in qualifying is behind a difficult year in Formula E, but reckons his 2021-22 season is nothing more than a blip.

Rowland: Marrakesh Formula E fall "pretty depressing"

Oliver Rowland's rapid ascent at the start of the Marrakech E-Prix was part of Mahindra's strategy to push early, but found his drop through the order to 10th "depressing".

Formula E considering new US venue, no concern over Cape Town

A new E-Prix venue in the United States for Formula E's 2022-23 season is under consideration due to development work around the usual Brooklyn Street Circuit site.

Mortara turns up the heat on FE title rivals in Marrakesh scorcher

Formula E’s unplanned return to Marrakesh provided teams with a fresh challenge in old but familiar surroundings, as Edoardo Mortara kept his cool in melting conditions to triumph and retake the championship lead

Vandoorne in "two moods" over Marrakesh FE recovery drive

Stoffel Vandoorne felt that his Mercedes Formula E team did everything right to help him recover from 20th to eighth in the Marrakech E-Prix, but rued his qualifying misfortune.

Evans overcame "hairy" moments to clinch Marrakesh podium

Mitch Evans recalled two "hairy" moments that bookended his Marrakesh Formula E race, having a run-in with Pascal Wehrlein at the start and then his late pass on Jean-Eric Vergne.

Da Costa: DS Techeetah team orders gave Mortara "a breather"

Antonio Felix da Costa says his position swaps with DS Techeetah teammate Jean-Eric Vergne kept handing Marrakesh E-Prix winner Edoardo Mortara "a breather" in Saturday's Formula E race.

Marrakesh E-Prix: Mortara takes championship lead with Morocco win

Edoardo Mortara repelled a late charge from polesitter Antonio Felix da Costa to win the Marrakesh E-Prix and sweep to the top of the Formula E standings.

Marrakesh E-Prix: Da Costa gets first pole of 2022 FE season

Antonio Felix da Costa claimed his first Formula E pole of the season, beating Edoardo Mortara by less than a tenth to claim the spoils in Marrakesh E-Prix qualifying.

Marrakesh E-Prix: Vergne leads DS Techeetah 1-2 in practice

Jean-Eric Vergne led a DS Techeetah 1-2 in practice for the Marrakesh E-Prix, closing out a red flag-interrupted FP2 0.129s ahead of Antonio Felix da Costa.

Da Costa: Formula E title chances 'are done', willing to help Vergne win

DS Techeetah's Antonio Felix da Costa will spend the rest of 2021-22 helping teammate Jean-Eric Vergne secure a third Formula E title, stating that "the championship is done for me".

Gen3 FE car offers "good step up", mixed reviews on "rock" Hankook tyres

The Formula E drivers who have tested their teams' respective Gen3 machinery have remarked upon the different characteristics of the car, as the all-new Hankook tyres have received mixed reviews.

Williams to trial updated F1 aero package at British GP

Williams will have an updated aerodynamics package for its FW44 Formula 1 car for the British Grand Prix, which will be added to Alex Albon's car to assess performance.

Formula E unveils first 2022-23 calendar draft including India, Brazil

Formula E has unveiled a first draft of its 2022-23 calendar featuring new venues in Hyderabad and Sao Paulo - but missing Cape Town with three slots yet to be filled.

Rosenqvist extends McLaren stay; IndyCar or Formula E possible

Felix Rosenqvist has signed a multi-year extension to his McLaren deal, as the team assesses whether to keep the Swede in IndyCar or move him to its Formula E squad.

McLaren seals Formula E powertrain deal with Nissan for Gen3 era

McLaren's incoming Formula E squad has signed a deal with Nissan to use the Japanese manufacturer's powertrains throughout the entirety of the Gen3 rules cycle, starting from the 2022-23 season.

How F1's future fuels can shape the automotive sector Prime

How F1's future fuels can shape the automotive sector

In 2026, Formula 1 plans to make the switch to a fully sustainable fuel, as the greater automotive world considers its own alternative propulsion methods. Biogasoline and e-fuels both have merit as 'drop-in' fuels but, equally, both have their shortcomings...