2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Discussion

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With pre-season testing finished in Valencia, its high time we discussed all that the worlds first single-seater electric Championship will have to offer.
Some questions to generate discussion:

  • Who will win the Drivers and Constructers championship?
  • Who will be dark horses?
  • Who won silly season? Who lost?
  • Who is the most underrated driver on the grid?
  • What about the rookie field? How will Daruvala fare?
  • Nyck de Vries. Thats the point
  • Which team has the best and worst livery?
  • What race are you looking forward too most?
  • Are you going to any races?
  • Is ERT just trying to become NEXTEV?

DRIVER LINEUPS
Nissan - Oliver Rowland/Sacha Fenestraz
NEOM McLaren - Sam Bird/Jake Hughes (Taylor Barnard replaced Bird in R9-11)
ERT - Sergio Sette Camara/Dan Ticktum
Envision - Sebastien Buemi/Robin Frijns (Joel Eriksson and Paul Aron drove in R10-11)
ABT Cupra - Lucas di Grassi/Nico Mueller (Kelvin van der Linde replaced Mueller in R10-11)
Mahindra - Edoardo Mortara/Nyck de Vries (Jordan King replaced de Vries in R10-11)
Maserati MSG - Jehan Daruvala/Maximilian Guenther
Avalanche Andretti - Jake Dennis/Norman Nato
Jaguar TCS - Mitch Evans/Nick Cassidy
Tag Heuer Porsche - Antonio Felix da Costa/Pascal Wehrlein
DS Penske - Stoffel Vandoorne/Jean-Eric Vergne

Calendar
R1 - Mexico City - 13 Jan 2024 - Won by Pascal Wehrlein
R2 - Diriyah - 26 Jan 2024 - Won by Jake Dennis
R3 - Diriyah - 27 Jan 2024 - Won by Nick Cassidy
R4 - Hyderabad - 10 Feb 2024
R5 - São Paulo - 16 Mar 2024 - Won by Sam Bird
R6 - Tokyo - 30 Mar 2024 - Won by Maximilian Guenther
R7 - Misano - 13 Apr 2024 - Won by Antonio Felix da Costa Oliver Rowland
R8 - Misano - 14 Apr 2024 - Won by Pascal Wehrlein
R9 - Monaco - 27 Apr 2024 - Won by Mitch Evans
R10 - Berlin - 11 May 2024 - Won by Nick Cassidy
R11 - Berlin - 12 May 2024 - Won by Antonio Felix da Costa
R12 - Shanghai - 25 May 2024
R13 - Shanghai - 26 May 2024
R14 - Portland - 29 Jun 2024
R15 - Portland - 30 Jun 2024
R16 - London - 20 Jul 2024
R17 - London - 21 Jul 2024
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TNT Sport have taken over coverage rights from Channel 4 in the UK, bringing to an end 9 years of free-to-view racing. Tom Brooks, of GTWS fame, will become full-time lead commentator, after calling races in Rome and London last year. Joining him on the TNT team will be fan favourites such as Nicki Shields, Radzi Chinyanganya and Dario Franchitti, former drivers such as Karun Chandhok and Andre Lotterer and David Coulthard cause why not?

(and Jermaine Jenas, who nobody likes)
 
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TNT Sport have taken over coverage rights from Channel 4 in the UK, bringing to an end 9 years of free-to-view racing. Tom Brooks, of GTWS fame, will become full-time lead commentator, after calling races in Rome and London last year. Joining him on the TNT team will be fan favourites such as Nicki Shields, Radzi Chinyanganya and Dario Franchitti, former drivers such as Karun Chandhok and Andre Lotterer and David Coulthard cause why not?

(and Jermaine Jenas, who nobody likes)

Awful decision to go PPV. And why they’ve chosen Jermaine Jenas I don’t know.
 
Its sad how Formula E has fallen off the last couple of years, as I type this their biggest race of the year is just finishing at Monaco and nobody seems to be watching or care. In the UK at least moving coverage to pay TV has nuked the audience and whilst I can't begrudge them firing Jack Nicholls (I'm not sure what the allegations were exactly but they must have been serious to fire the main man) losing Dario was a big blow too, what used to be a really fun commentary box now sounds more like a local radio station.

Fingers crossed the Gen3 Evo improves the racing for next year, if the cars really are less draggy it should get away from the pack racing we've seen so far and back closer to the good stuff we saw in Gen2.
 
Its sad how Formula E has fallen off the last couple of years, as I type this their biggest race of the year is just finishing at Monaco and nobody seems to be watching or care. In the UK at least moving coverage to pay TV has nuked the audience and whilst I can't begrudge them firing Jack Nicholls (I'm not sure what the allegations were exactly but they must have been serious to fire the main man) losing Dario was a big blow too, what used to be a really fun commentary box now sounds more like a local radio station.

Fingers crossed the Gen3 Evo improves the racing for next year, if the cars really are less draggy it should get away from the pack racing we've seen so far and back closer to the good stuff we saw in Gen2.
Yeah mate it’s a shame. Also coming from the UK the move to TNT Sport has been a huge blow, but FE CEO Jeff Dodds said in a recent episode of The Race Formula E Podcast that he is in negotiations with TNT to find ways to make some races free to air. As somebody who had it previously, I had no problems with it but for people in a cost of living crisis that can’t afford to shell £30 a month it’s a real pain. It does feel FE has lost the thing that made it so appealing in the first place.
 
Yeah mate it’s a shame. Also coming from the UK the move to TNT Sport has been a huge blow, but FE CEO Jeff Dodds said in a recent episode of The Race Formula E Podcast that he is in negotiations with TNT to find ways to make some races free to air. As somebody who had it previously, I had no problems with it but for people in a cost of living crisis that can’t afford to shell £30 a month it’s a real pain. It does feel FE has lost the thing that made it so appealing in the first place.
That would be nice, I bet the viewing numbers on TNT are horrific given they were already so low on Channel 4 they didn't put most of the races on actual TV.
 
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