Episode #425: Throwing It Back To Formula E In Cape Town

A throwback to a month ago as everything great about Formula E and everything messy with it coming together. Welcome back to Motorsport101…

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“Hey Gang – Dre here, editor and all that. Quick note – Yes, this is very late, almost a month or so. That’s on me and I’m really sorry about that. This had some technical issues that took a while to iron out, and on top of that, we got caught up in the start of the F1 season, the surprise of actually getting Ryan Nanni as a guest and Season Previews for all of the big stuff. This won’t happen again, and hey, with Formula E back this weekend in Sao Paolo, maybe this could be considered a cool throwback! Apologies again, and hope you enjoy the show anyway.”

Formula E got down for Round 5 in Cape Town and it produced an all-time classic as Antonio Felix Da Costa and Jean-Eric Vergne, two of the series greats came together in a brilliant back-and-forth fight for the win, including Da Costa pulling off maybe the greatest pass in series history!

Antonio Felix da Costa (TAG Heuer Porsche) wins in Cape Town

….And yet, Formula E found new ways of kicking its audience in the teeth. A huge suspension issue was discovered during the weekend that led to Seat Cupra and Mahindra withdrawing their cars from the weekend. Combine that was Sam Bird’s car unsalvageable from a huge qualifying wreck that could have been avoided with better marshalling and we got a mess of a weekend behind the scenes that led to Formula E’s least populated race – Just 17 cars taking the start.

Dre, Cam and RJ praised Cape Town for all its good – A genuine step forwards for a series that’s starting to outgrow itself in terms of technology and as it is at a crossroads as to what it wants to be, but also ponder if it’ll ever be taken seriously in a complicated hierarchy of Global Motorsport.

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