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Jaguar expresses GEN4 commitment in Formula E

Jaguar expresses GEN4 commitment in Formula E

JAGUAR TCS Racing has confirmed a long-term commitment to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship by signing to participate in the GEN4 era, set to commence in 2026 and running through seasons 13-16. Jaguar is one of Formula E’s most successful teams, boasting many race wins including with its current drivers in the 2023/24 season, New Zealanders Mitch Evans and Nick Cassidy. Cassidy is currently the leader of the 2023/24 drivers standings in the FE championship series. Jaguar TCS Team principal James Barclay (left), Nick Cassidy, race winner Mitch Evans (centre), and DS Penske's Stoffel Vandoorne (right) at the…
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Software Scare & Shanghai Showdown: China’s FE Return Heats Up

Software Scare & Shanghai Showdown: China’s FE Return Heats Up

FORMULA E greets its fans with the Chinese greeting “Ni hao” ahead of its eleventh and twelfth rounds in the world championship series.  The People’s Republic of China returned as hosts to the Formula E (FE) calendar, but this time in a different city from its first stint (a Beijing street circuit), in Shanghai. Nicolas Prost (e.dams-Renault) leading the way in the first Formula E street race in Beijing, China, 2014. Picture: Formula E. The Chinese double-header is the home race for the ERT team, which is one of the few original FE teams to have joined from the start…
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Jaguar’s Mitch Evans wins an intense Monaco E-Prix battle  

Jaguar’s Mitch Evans wins an intense Monaco E-Prix battle  

MITCH Evans fulfilled his racing dream as he crossed the finish line to take his (and Jaguar’s) first win at the Monaco E-Prix after only making the podium in four previous races.  The eighth round of the Formula E championship in the Principality featured a number of plot twists and damaged front wings collected by the track circuit barriers. "FINALLY!! Amazing work by everyone. Honestly, I have been waiting so long for this, way before Formula E. Great teamwork with Nick,” Evans said on a team radio post-race. Evans came from third to take his first chequered flag in the streets of…
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McLaren’s Sam Bird ruled out of E-prix, replaced by Barnard

McLaren’s Sam Bird ruled out of E-prix, replaced by Barnard

NEOM McLaren driver Sam Bird has been ruled out of the Monaco E-Prix this weekend, hampering his challenge for the Formula E (FE) championship.  The British driver crashed into the wall at turn two (known as the Saint-Devote corner) during the first free practice session ahead of the main race.  https://twitter.com/wearetherace/status/1784116761710731703 Bird crashed into the run-off zone at the end of the start-finish straight a few minutes before the end of the session, smashing his front right wheel into the track barrier. According to his team, Bird sustained a hand injury and will be replaced by their reserve driver, fellow…
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Zambia Football President Kamanga arrested for laundering

Zambia Football President Kamanga arrested for laundering

THE President of the Zambian Football Association (FAZ), Andrew Kamanga, has been arrested and charged with offences related to money laundering.  The country’s Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) announced the joint arrest and charging of FAZ President Andrew Kamanga and his deputy Reuben Kamanga and two other individuals for money laundering offences. In violation of Zambia's Penal Code, the DEC has charged the arrested individuals with conspiring to defraud, collecting money via false pretence, and acquiring financial advantage through false pretence. Kamanga is accused of using the money to fund trips for associates linked to him to the 2023 Africa Cup…
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Maserati launches electric drop-top GT 

Maserati launches electric drop-top GT 

In 2023, Italian supercar manufacturer Maserati made a triumphant return to single-seater racing by partnering with MSG Racing in the Formula E (FE) championship. This marked not only a bid to reclaim its motorsport legacy but also a significant step in its venture into the realm of retail electric vehicles (EVs)." Maserati introduced us to its GranTurismo Folgore, its first electric vehicle. With a powerful three-motor electric drivetrain, it packs 818 horsepower and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.7 seconds. Its travel range goes up to 450 kilometres.  Now they have launched another model, the GranCabrio Folgore,…
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Formula E double-header arrives at Misano Circuit. 

Formula E double-header arrives at Misano Circuit. 

Formula E is set for a double dose of action in Italy this weekend. The series is set to take place at the Misano Circuit, in Rimini, for an exhilarating double-header racing weekend. Get ready for back-to-back races as the championship stages its sixth and seventh rounds following a competitive Tokyo Eprix. While Formula E has held races in Italy since its inception, this marks the series' inaugural visit to the Misano circuit, which is a stone's throw from Imola's iconic track used in Formula One (Emilia Romagna Grand Prix).  Past Formula E races in Italy were held at the Circuito Cittadino…
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Fluence Africa Festival empowers micro creators 

Fluence Africa Festival empowers micro creators 

ACCORDING TO IT Web, the creator economy is set to top R 689 million by 2027. The social media landscape is witnessing a meteoric rise in the influencer marketing industry.  This shift in consumer behaviour has opened a golden door for brands. Forecasts predict continued explosive growth in influencer marketing, with businesses projected to allocate a significant portion of their marketing budgets to partner with these social media stars.  Fueled by the ever-growing user base on platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok, influencers are no longer just personalities, and brands have responded to the growth with projections of marketing budgets…
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Thandiswa Mazwai’s makes Tiny Desk concert dream debut

Thandiswa Mazwai’s makes Tiny Desk concert dream debut

South African music fans rejoiced when legendary Thandiswa Mazwai, a powerhouse vocalist and champion of kwaito music, graced the stage (well, desk) for NPR's beloved Tiny Desk Concert series.  Premiering on YouTube on April 1, 2024, Mazwai's Tiny Desk set signifies a pivotal moment, not only for the singer but also for the global music community eagerly acquainting themselves with her sounds and performance style in this intimate setting. Mazwai follows a growing list of African artists from across the continent being honoured and platformed on the American YouTube channel. These names include the late Oliver Mtukudzi, Benin’s Angelique Kidjo,…
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Nissan commits to Formula E GEN4

Nissan commits to Formula E GEN4

NISSAN has announced its commitment to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship until at least 2030, reinforcing its Ambition 2030 electrification plans. From Season 13 (2026/27) to Season 16 (2029/30), FE's GEN4 technology will be the most advanced yet, cementing the series' status as the world's most innovative laboratory for electric mobility solutions. Nissan Formula E Team managing director and team principal Tommaso Volpe signed the official registration document for car manufacturers in the FIA Formula E World Championship for Seasons 13 (2026/27) to 16 (2029/30). He was present with FIA Senior Circuit Sport Director Marek Nawarecki and FE…
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