In a feature-length Formula E season review episode of The Race Formula E Podcast, Sam Smith and Andrew van de Burgt are joined by double DTM champion and now Mercedes EQ team manager Gary Paffett.
The victorious season for Mercedes and Stoffel Vandoorne gets the deep-dive treatment, as does the manufacturer’s legacy in Formula E after leaving the all-electric series on a high.
The trio choose their top performing drivers of the season and mull over some excellent individual performances from Mitch Evans, Jake Dennis, Edoardo Mortara and Pascal Wehrlein.
At the other end of the scale, fans of Porsche and Antonio Giovinazzi should be advised of some stark appraisals after scrappy 2022 campaigns.
All this and extra amusement via Smith’s Seoul taxi debacle, van de Burgt’s gripe over the difficulty in finding Formula E races to watch on TV in the first place, and some smugness over pre-season predictions add to the 2022 valedictory feel.
As well as the old, the new striking Formula E car design is also discussed after a crucial recent test at Varano in Italy in addition to the latest driver market moves as Gen2 morphs into Gen3.