The 2018/19 season of reaches its halfway mark and the double-header in New York looms larger in the minds of all 11 teams. In part one of his investigation, Harry Slade dissects the intra-team rivalries throughout the grid.

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DS Techeetah

The Anglo-Chinese outfit currently sits top of the pile as we head to Paris for the next instalment of this fascinating season. Drivers Andre Lotterer and Jean-Eric Vergne both firmly in the title picture; with 62 and 54 points respectively.

Lotterer leading his French adversary without taking a win following his Pole and podium in Rome. Vergne meanwhile has taken a win, winning in Sanya. However, the reigning champions season has been hampered with a myriad off low-key results dampening his title challenge. This contrasts the relatively consistent Lotterer, now into his sophomore season in the sport, who has finished in the top six five times in seven races; as opposed to Vergne’s trio of top six results.

Points: Lotterer 62-54 Vergne

Wins: Lotterer 0-1 Vergne

Poles: Lotterer 1-0 Vergne

Fastest Laps: Lotterer 2-2 Vergne

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Lotterer 2-4 Vergne

Virgin Racing

The battle in the Virgin team has been as closely contested as any on the Formula E grid. Both Drivers, Sam Bird, and Robin Frijns have visited the podium on a pair of occasions each. However, last seasons runner-up, Bird the only one to put the Silverstone-based squad on the top; winning in Santiago. While also losing a race after the flag for having caused a collision in Hong Kong with Andre Lotterer. This hasn’t stopped the Dutchman from impressing with Frijns leading his teammate by one point in the standings.

With this knowledge, it may come as a surprise that Bird has led three races compared to none for Frijns. However, it is arguably the Dutchman’s consistency that his moving him into contention; with a quartet of visits to the top five, with Bird only reaching this milestone on two occasions.

Points: Frijns 55-54 Bird

Wins: Frijns 0-1 Bird

Poles: Frijns 0-1 Bird

Fastest Laps: Frijns 0-0 Bird

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Frijns 3-3 Bird

Audi

Audi continued with their long-lasting line up of Daniel Abt and Lucas Di Grassi. This has so far proven to be of much success to the German marquee; with the reigning champions once again in the midst of a constructors championship battle.

As for the individual displays, Di Grassi has had the highlights, with that last gasp win in Mexico as well as a podium in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, Abt has picked up the points with consistency; being ever-present in the points up until the most recent round in Rome. He punctuated his form with a rostrum visit of his own in Santiago, showing it isn’t the Di Grassi show at Audi.

Points: Di Grassi 58-44 Abt

Wins: Di Grassi 1-0 Abt

Poles: Di Grassi 0-0 Abt

Fastest Laps: Di Grassi 1-1 Abt

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Di Grassi 4-3 Abt

Mahindra

The Anglo-Indian team possesses one of the most intriguing dynamics on the Formula E  grid. Championship leader, Jerome d’Ambrosio, finally realising his potential in the all-electric series. Up against the rookie, highly-rated up and comer, Pascal Wehrlein.

Both have shown huge successes throughout the season thus far, with three podiums coming in the opening three rounds for Mahindra. A pair for d’Ambrosio including a win in Marrakesh. In more recent rounds the team has languished towards the tail end of the points with d’Ambrosio on top of his teammate. Therefore, allowing the Belgian to hold a slender championship lead.

Points: d’Ambrosio 65-37 Wehrlein

Wins: d’Ambrosio 1-0 Wehrlein

Poles: d’Ambrosio 0-1 Wehrlein

Fastest Laps: d’Ambrosio 0-1 Wehrlein

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d’Ambrosio 4-1 Wehrlein

BMW i Andretti

The US-German squad rose like a phoenix as Formula E entered its next generation. Pairing rookie Alexander Sims with series veteran Antonio Felix Da Costa as they hunt for their inaugural title in the series.

While this teammate rivalry may be most famous for their infamous crash in Marrakesh, one that cost the team a highly-likely 1-2. A first for the team.  However, while Sims challenged Da Costa on this particular occasion it has been more one-way traffic throughout the season. Da Costa currently residing second in the championship on 64 points compared to his rookie teammate in fifteenth on a relatively measly 18 points.

Da Costa also claimed the teams only win of the season; holding off Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne in the season-opening Riyadh E-Prix. This form has been backed up with a pair of podiums in Mexico and Sanya respectively. Meanwhile, Sims’ highest finish remains fourth in ‘that’ Marrakesh E-Prix. Ultimately, Sims has failed to beat his teammate in a race in which both drivers have finished this season.

Points: Da Costa 64-18 Sims

Wins: Da Costa 1-0 Sims

Poles: Da Costa 1-0 Sims

Fastest Laps|: Da Costa 0-0 Sims

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Da Costa 3-0 Sims

Venturi

The Monegasque team accomplished one of the sports greatest coups in its formative years with the signing of ex-F1 starlet Felipe Massa. The 11-time Grand Prix winner was expected to take the FE world by storm, however, his highly rated teammate, Edoardo Mortara.

The Swiss-Italian driver has claimed the teams only win with an opportunistic drive in Hong Kong. This further solidified Mortara as a title contender following his podium in the chaotic Mexico City E-Prix. Meanwhile, Massa has improved, scoring points three times in the Mexico- Hong Kong-Sanya stretch of the season; even besting his teammate in the latter event.

Points: Mortara 52-15 Massa

Wins: Mortara 1-0 Massa

Poles: Mortara 0-0 Massa

Fastest Laps: Mortara 0-0 Massa

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Mortara 3-2 Massa

Images: Formula E