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31st March 2015, 19:01 at 7:01 pm #29563530th March 2015, 14:43 at 2:43 pm #295584
@andae23 They had less than half the number of spectators as in Australia as well. But Bahrain will be worse!30th March 2015, 9:50 at 9:50 am #29557328th March 2015, 16:24 at 4:24 pm #295425
The FIA has given Montagny a two-year ban and disqualified him from the results of the Malaysian round of the Formula E championship.
FIA Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee
Mr Franck Montagny – Decision notified on 24.03.2015 Mr Franck Montagny (FRA), who participated in the Putrajaya (Malaysia) event of the FIA Formula E Championship and who was selected for a doping control on 22 November 2014, tested positive for Benzoylecgonine (a metabolite of Cocaine registered under point S.6a of the 2014 WADA Prohibited List).
Mr Franck Montagny was provisionally suspended as from 23 December 2014.
The FIA Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee (ADC) held a hearing on this case in Paris on 19 February 2015.
Decision of the ADC
The ADC has concluded that an Anti-Doping Rule Violation according to Article 2.1 of the 2014 FIA Anti-Doping Regulations – “Presence of Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in a driver’s Sample” – has been established.
As a consequence, the ADC has decided to impose the following sanctions on Mr Franck Montagny:
1. A disqualification of all competitive results obtained by Mr Franck Montagny between 22 November 2014 and 23 December 2014, as well as the result obtained by Mr Franck Montagny in the Putrajaya event of the FIA Formula E Championship, with all of the resulting consequences including forfeiture of any trophies, points and prizes;
2. A sanction of ineligibility for a period of 2 (two) years, starting on 23 December 2014 (beginning of his Provisional Suspension) and expiring on 23 December 2016.
Mr Franck Montagny has 21 days in which to appeal this decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.28th March 2015, 12:45 at 12:45 pm #29537025th March 2015, 19:17 at 7:17 pm #295091
Given the unfolding row between Red Bull and Renault, Friday’s press conference could be a very interesting one indeed. What would you ask this line-up?
Fernando Alonso (McLaren)
Daniil Kyvat (Red Bull)
Felipe Nasr (Sauber)
Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
Carlos Sainz Jnr (Toro Rosso)
Cyril Abiteboul (Renault)
Matthew Carter (Lotus)
Robert Fernley (Force India)
Paul Hembery (Pirelli)
Christian Horner (Red Bull)
Franz Tost (Toro Rosso)19th March 2015, 10:47 at 10:47 am #29479817th March 2015, 23:16 at 11:16 pm #29476017th March 2015, 22:15 at 10:15 pm #294758
I’m no aerodynamics expert but it looks very much to me like they’re cramming wings onto every available surface to crank up downforce as much as they can regardless of how much more drag it creates. I mean, just look at the front wing on that Andretti car!
I’m very interested to see if this is just what they’re doing at this stage in testing, whether the cars are going to race like this, or whether we’ll see them paring back the number of elements they use at some tracks.17th March 2015, 20:41 at 8:41 pm #294753
I do wonder if the car might be a bit of a Le Mans special, i.e. one that suits the particular high-speed nature of La Sarthe but not so much the other circuits on the WEC calendar. But even so you’d think they’d try to run at Spa if they could as a next best thing to being at Le Mans.17th March 2015, 11:40 at 11:40 am #29472017th March 2015, 10:16 at 10:16 am #294710
Rosberg’s running with it:
i spoke to Toto and Paddy about an invitation for Sebastian and they are easy with it.
— Nico Rosberg (@nico_rosberg) March 17, 2015
Dear Seb, this is the official invitation to join our debrief Friday 16.00 at Sepang. See you there, don't forget your notebook! :)
— Nico Rosberg (@nico_rosberg) March 17, 201517th March 2015, 0:06 at 12:06 am #294665
A few more pictures. Like Hinchcliffe’s new livery a lot:
Juan Pablo Montoya, Penske
Sebastien Bourdais, KV
Stefano Coletti, KV
James Jakes, Schmidt Peterson
James Hinchcliffe, Schmidt Peterson
Helio Castroneves, Penske
Gabby Chaves, Bryan Herta
Francesco Dracone, Dale Coyne
Carlos Huertas, Dale Coyne
Luca Filippi, Ed Carpenter
Stefano Coletti, KV
Will Power, Penske17th March 2015, 0:03 at 12:03 am #294664
Looks like they’re also testing something akin to the ‘Info Wing’ Force India tried in Abu Dhabi last year, on Coletti’s car:16th March 2015, 18:38 at 6:38 pm #294594
Hoping we see plenty of this during the season – different drivers within teams using different elements of the aero kits:
— Marshall Pruett (@marshallpruett) March 16, 2015