37 episodes

Get the inside track on all things Formula E with host Andrew van de Burgt and The-Race.com's Formula E journalist Sam Smith. Andrew and Sam regularly get together to discuss all the action on and off-track from each Formula E round, with special guests helping them lift the lid on the series that is bursting with top manufacturers and professional drivers

The Race Formula E Podcast The Race Media Ltd

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    • 4.5 • 20 Ratings

Get the inside track on all things Formula E with host Andrew van de Burgt and The-Race.com's Formula E journalist Sam Smith. Andrew and Sam regularly get together to discuss all the action on and off-track from each Formula E round, with special guests helping them lift the lid on the series that is bursting with top manufacturers and professional drivers

    Unpicking Mercedes' Berlin domination + the 2023 Driver Market assessed

    Unpicking Mercedes' Berlin domination + the 2023 Driver Market assessed

    Who was flying on the ground? And who was left in the Formula E departure lounge at the latest rounds of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E world championship held at the Tempelhof airfield circuit in Berlin last weekend?
    Host Andrew van de Burgt and Formula E writer Sam Smith welcome Envision Racing sim & development driver, and friend of the The Race, Alice Powell, to the podcast to scope out the answers after a frenetic double-header. It was one that saw Mercedes-powered drivers dominate, some title contenders flounder and a few race incidents that left some of our panel confused.
    As well as all the sparky action from Tempelhof, it's been a very busy start to May for news, and the team take a look at a dizzying 2023 driver market, the arrival of McLaren and the inevitable calendar re-shuffles to trigger a return of Sam’s now monthly calendar update!

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    • 48 min
    Monaco E-Prix review - Vandoorne victorious, but there’s beef at Venturi

    Monaco E-Prix review - Vandoorne victorious, but there’s beef at Venturi

    A jam-packed post-Monaco E-Prix podcast dissects an intricately executed win for Stoffel Vandoorne and Mercedes EQ in addition to a host of other fine performances and spectacular incidents in the principality last weekend.
    Former Audi Formula E team principal, Allan McNish joins Andrew van de Burgt and Sam Smith to discuss how Vandoorne beat Mitch Evans' Jaguar and how Pascal Wehrlein was easily the unluckiest man in town.
    Butchery puns abound after Edoardo Mortara’s now infamous description of team-mate Lucas di Grassi’s brawny racing left ROKiT Venturi embarrassed on their home turf. The Italo-Swiss ace didn’t mince his words after receiving a chop from Di Grassi causing his terminal puncture.
    The unveiling of the all-new Gen 3 car is picked over, as is the latest calendar shenanigans – a regular feature of the Formula E podcast.
    Also discussed in detail is Stoffel Vandoorne’s soon to be confirmed move from Mercedes EQ to the new DS Penske alliance in what is sure to be one of the strongest ever partnerships seen in the all-electric world championship.

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    • 52 min
    Rome E-Prix review + Is the Formula E penalty system fair?

    Rome E-Prix review + Is the Formula E penalty system fair?

    An excellent weekend of Formula E action in Rome is picked over by The Race’s Sam Smith and Andrew van de Burgt, who are joined by motorsport industry veteran Jim Wright.
    Wright is currently the commercial director for the Andretti motorsport group and had previously filled similar roles at the Williams F1 team and the Venturi and Mahindra Formula E organisations.
    He's probed on the weekend's action, including his reaction to a pair of wins for Mitch Evans, his thoughts on the new qualifying format, and which drivers he thinks may or may not be attractive in the Gen-3 era of Formula E.
    Also discussed is Sam Bird’s three-place grid drop for Monaco, which expands into a more existential discussion about whether the penalty structure is right in international racing at all. And there's also a deep dive into Oliver Turvey’s remarkable run from 22nd to 7th, plus reaction to Jean-Eric Vergne's extraordinary radio antics in Sunday’s race.

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    • 1 hr
    Oliver Rowland's new life at Mahindra

    Oliver Rowland's new life at Mahindra

    New Mahindra signing Oliver Rowland joins Sam Smith and Andrew van de Burgt for the latest episode of The Race Formula E podcast.
    The 2020 Berlin EPrix winner discusses his move to the British based, Indian owned team and his start to the 2022 season.
    Rowland also assesses prospects for the rest of the campaign, especially the upcoming Rome and Monaco events, both at which he has excelled in previous seasons.
    A recent new father, he also talks about putting something back in to motorsport through his kart racing team and sharing his opinions on how best to ensure how kids can try and forge their way into professional racing against financial odds.
    Additionally, Rowland also talks about his relationship with former teammate Sebastien Buemi and pontificates on whether his beloved Barnsley FC can avoid the drop from the championship this season.

    • 42 min
    Porsche breaks its duck with a 1-2! Mexico City E-Prix review

    Porsche breaks its duck with a 1-2! Mexico City E-Prix review

    Tag Heuer Porsche development driver Simona de Silvestro joins host Andrew van de Burgt and The Race FE expert Sam Smith to celebrate the marque's maiden win in an action-packed race in Mexico.

    • 46 min
    Can Mercedes be stopped? Formula E 2022 season-opener review

    Can Mercedes be stopped? Formula E 2022 season-opener review

    Mercedes dominated the first weekend of the 2022 Formula E season with its own team and customer Venturi. Our special guest Norman Nato has intimate knowledge of that Mercedes from winning in it at Venturi last year and now trying to beat it in his new role at Jaguar. He joins Sam Smith and Matt Beer to analyse all the Diriyah action and latest FE news

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Racestrong ,

An Inside view

As someone who works in Formula E I highly recommend this podcast. As I write this we are in the midst of uncertainty. This podcast will keep us all who live inside and work in the series motivated and eager to get back on track!
Great listen.

monster ceilidh band ,

Audio pretty bad!

Just started listening to the podcast, please sort your acoustics , the room y Echo is awful! (I’ll come back and write a better review when it’s All sorted!)

Average Alex from Leeds ,

Superb

It’s about Formula E. What more do you need?..

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