In part two of his investigation, Harry Slade continues to dissect the intra-team rivalries throughout the grid.

Nissan e.dams

Following Alex Albon’s departure to the Toro Rosso Formula 1 team, Nissan employed rookie Oliver Rowland to partner the series’ most winningest driver Sebastien Buemi; the Swiss driver surprisingly trailing in the standings.

Both drivers have shown the potential of the still immature Nissan package as the Japanese outfit participate in their debut FE season, taking a pole each this season. Buemi’s coming in Santiago while Rowland’s coming in Hong Kong. However, neither driver has been able to convert this one lap pace into a race win. Buemi memorably crashed out of the lead in Santiago,  before a battery miscalculation removed both Nissan’s from contention in Mexico and latterly Rowland was edged out in Sanya.

However, Rowland’s visit to the rostrum remains the only one in the teams’ early history with Buemi managing a best result of fifth in Rome.

Points

Buemi 30-35 Rowland

Wins

Buemi 0-0 Rowland

Poles

Buemi 1-1 Rowland

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Buemi 0-0 Rowland

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Buemi 3-2 Rowland

Jaguar Racing

Following the axing of Nelson Piquet following the Sanya E-Prix, Mitch Evans was paired with Alex Lynn, the former F2 Race-winner for Rome up until the rest of the season. Therefore, the current battle as we head into Paris is heavily murky as Lynn attempts to get up to speed.

From that largely inconclusive Rome race, we can conclude that Evans is shaping up to be a title contender, as he told eRacing Magazine’s Rob Watts prior to the weekend. Evans’ victory is contrasted with Lynn languishing outside the points in twelfth. However, the Brit still acquitted himself well upon his return to the sport. Returning to Evans, the Kiwi has managed to become the only driver to score points in all of the seven races thus far; a lofty achievement in the hyper-unpredictable world of Formula E.

Points

Evans 61-0 Lynn

Wins

Evans 1-0 Lynn

Poles

Evans 0-0 Lynn

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Evans 0-0 Lynn

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Evans 1-0 Lynn

HWA Racelab

HWA, the newest team in the Formula E fraternity also came into the 2018/19 season with a pair of Rookies, albeit highly decorated ones at that with former GP2 Champion Stoffel Vandoorne partnering the reigning DTM Champion Gary Paffett.

The German outfit has struggled thus far this season for race pace with points only coming on two attempts, the highlight being a stunning podium for Stoffel Vandoorne in Rome. The pace was juxtaposed against their qualifying pace, which at times has been superb, with Vandoorne and Paffett both visiting Superpole, the Belgian even securing Pole Position in Hong Kong. Sadly, both HWA’s have only reached the checkered flag on one occasion, with a litany of reliability gremlins and incidents plaguing their season.

Points

Vandoorne 18-4  Paffett

Wins

Vandoorne 0-0 Paffett

Poles

Vandoorne 1-0 Paffett

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Vandoorne 0-0 Paffett

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Vandoorne 0-1 Paffett

NIO

Nio arrived for Formula E’s fifth season with a package that was simply off the pace, making it difficult to read into the performance of the package. However, there has been one ever-present factor; the indomitable Oliver Turvey. Yet to be beaten by his teammate in the race, with a 100% finishing rate. This has only resulted in two points finishes, however, it has firmly put teammate Tom Dillman in the shade; who seemingly can’t match him.

Points

Turvey 6-0 Dillman

Wins

Turvey 0-0 Dillman

Poles

Turvey 0-0 Dillman

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Turvey 0-0 Dillman

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Turvey 6-0 Dillman

Dragon Racing

Dragon has suffered from an uncompetitive package and an ever-changing driver line up, with Jose Maria Lopez being paired with either Maxi Guenther or Felipe Nasr.  Despite also this turbulence, Lopez is off the mark for the Penske affiliated squad, picking up ninth place and two points in Santago. Lopez is part of the small club of drivers not to lose to a teammate when both cars have finished in the race, with Guenther and Nasr’s combined best efforts falling short. Nasr’s highest finish was 19th on his debut in Mexico; his only finish to date. Moreover, Guenther’s best result is twelfth in Marrakesh, following home teammate ‘Pechito’.

Points

Lopez 2-0 Guenther/Nasr

Wins

Lopez 0-0 Guenther/Nasr

Poles

Lopez 0-0 Guenther/Nasr

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Lopez 0-0 Guenther/Nasr

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Lopez 3-0 Guenther/Nasr

Images: Formula E /Michelin