The shock verdict Formula E will hope is wrong

The shock verdict Formula E will hope is wrong

The initial headlines from Formula E pre-season testing hinted at the series' most competitive season yet. But a more detailed look at the times suggests one team has stolen a march on the rest

Normally numbers don't lie, but these must be telling a fib. The gap is big. Shockingly big. Amid talk of the closest Formula E season in the championship's three years of open-powertrain competition, something from pre-season testing suggests not just a gap between one team and the rest, but a chasm.

A three-year rules cycle meant the field was always likely to compress in 2017/18, and certainly the end-of-day timesheets point to a remarkable season in store. Barely a tenth covers multiple drivers, multiple teams. And then you take a look at the long runs...

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