On the podcast today, Matt and Alex talk about how Formula E will deliver six races in three double-header events in Berlin. Plus, we ask if the punishment was too harsh for Abt; our verdicts on the Formula E documentary 'And We Go Green' and why the 2020/21 calendar will deliver regular action.
In recent weeks we've brought you interviews with drivers, team principals and series chiefs from Formula E. Whist there is no racing at present until the season starts again, there is still plenty to talk about.One of the big talking points recently was Alejandro Agag telling this podcast that city racing could be abandoned for three years. So today Matt Kew is joined by Alex Kalinauckas and Kevin Turner (Chief Editor, Autosport) to discuss what our fantasy Formula E calendar would look like if the series moved to permanent circuits. Brands Hatch vs Valencia? Cadwell Park vs Paul Ricard?How about the idea of event sharing with Formula 1 and MotoGP?We would love to hear from you too. Did we miss any circuits? Tell us your suggestions by emailing email@example.com
Coming up on this edition of the show is an interview with Alejandro Agag, the founder and chairman of Formula E and also the founder and CEO of Extreme E. The all-electric off road racing series is set to kick off in January where it will visit Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Greenland and Brazil. The championship has also announced that each team will run both a male and female driver. This move immediately drew criticism on social media, so we give Alejandro the opportunity to offer his reply to those sceptics. We also chat through why the unease around social gatherings, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, might fundamentally change the setup of race meetings in the future.Follow Matt on Twitter @matt_kew
This week is two for the price of one on a very special episode of Current Affairs. Matt Kew is joined by Jean-Éric Vergne and António Félix da Costa from DS Techeetah. Ahead of JEV's 30th birthday we discuss how both drivers overcame the mental challenges of fighting for a seat in Formula 1, and we ask why their car has been the strongest in race pace this year.