Vergne again Formula E champ Robin Frijns rounded out the season in style with victory in New York for Envision Virgin Racing, as Jean-Eric Vergne pulled his way up into the points to clinch the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Vergne drove a clean and clever race, staying out of trouble and advancing up the order to seventh place and securing a second successive title. The DS TECHEETAH driver did enough to defend his crown and become the first back-to-back champion in Formula E history.
Buemi wins in New York but disaster strikes Vergne
Formula E Nissan e.dams' Sebastien Buemi won a chaotic ABB FIA Formula E race in New York, while Jean-Eric Vergne had his standings lead cut after he was involved in multiple crashes. Nissan e.dams driver and Poleman Sebastien Buemi pulled away, taking an early lead while the rest of the pack made its way around the 1.4 mile Brooklyn street circuit.
Formula E Jean-Eric Vergne scooped another victory in a frantic battle on the streets of Bern. Evans challenged for the lead but settled for second and home race hero Buemi made the podium in third. In the final seconds, heavy rain led to slippery conditions as Vergne desperately tried to retain his lead and get across the line despite Evans continuing to attack. Drifting through the corners, the top four went nose to tail across the finish line with Vergne first, Evans second and Buemi leading Lotterer in third and fourth.
Win for Audi Lucas di Grassi took victory in his Audi team in the Berlin E-Prix for his second ABB FIA Formula E win of 2018/19. Former champ Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler), eager to climb up from his third place start, passed HWA Racelab's Stoffel Vandoorne on Turn 6, five minutes into the race. Just minutes later, the Brazilian challenged Buemi for the top spot, passing once again on Turn 6 and he led all the way from there.
4-way battle for lead Starting from Pole, DS Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne pulled away with Mahindra's Pascal Wehrlein close behind in second and Nissan e.dams Oliver Rowland. Despite clinching Pole in the Super Pole shoot out, the British driver was put back after a three place grid penalty was carried over from the Paris race.
by Stephen Cox Al Unser, Sr. used a hotel lobby display car to win at Indianapolis in 1987. 46-year-old Juan Fangio broke and re-broke the Nurburgring lap record three times during his miracle Formula One victory in 1957. Every motorsport enthusiast can recite a list of the great driving performances in auto racing history. But many of the sport's truly amazing drives will never be known, not because the feats were less dramatic but because they occurred at amateur events with anonymous drivers. Like this one.
Frijns is Formula E's eighth different winner in eight races
Typical Formula E crap-shoot In Paris Dutch driver Robin Frijns, driving for Envision, won a wet and crash-strewn Paris E-Prix on Saturday to become the all-electric Formula E series’ eighth different winner in eight races this season and seize the overall lead. He was joined on the podium by Germans Andre Lotterer, for DS Techeetah, and Daniel Abt for Audi. Brazilian Lucas di Grassi was fourth for Audi.
Wehrlein disqualified, Rowland takes pole in Paris
Nissan locks out front-row Mahindra Racing's Pascal Wehrlein has lost his ABB FIA Formula E pole position for the Paris E-Prix after the ex-Formula 1 driver and team-mate Jerome D'Ambrosio were disqualified. The two Mahindra cars were the only machines not to be cleared from parc ferme, with an FIA document later stating that the disqualification is due to "non-respect of the minimum tire pressure" rule. Nissan e.dams now locks out the front row of the grid for Saturday's race, with Oliver Rowland starting on pole ahead of Sebastien Buemi.
Evans gets maiden Jaguar win in Rome E-Prix thriller
Holds off Andre Lotterer Panasonic Jaguar Racing's Mitch Evans claimed an emotional first victory in Rome with DS Techeetah's Andre Lotterer in second and HWA Racelab's Stoffel Vandoorne bringing home both his and the team's first podium finish in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
Vergne victorious in Sanya showdown, avoids penalty
Formula E in China After three 'pointless' races, DS Techeetah driver and reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne clinched his first win of the season on the streets of Sanya. The Frenchman was followed by Nissan e.dams' rookie Oliver Rowland and BMW i Andretti Motorsport's Antonio Felix da Costa in third, who climbs to the top of the championship standings.
Mercedes-Benz gives first insight into Formula E project
Can they dominate like in F1? The 89th International Motor Show in Geneva has another star turn in the shape of the Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01. The 'teaser' version of the first all-electric racing car to be entered by the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team has made its world debut. The EQ Silver Arrow 01 will be on public display between 7 and 17 March 2019 at the trade show. The car has been given a special 'teaser livery' which gives an idea of the team's Formula E campaign to come. The definitive design will be presented at a later stage ahead of the season opener.
Formula E in photo finish Despite only leading the final few metros of the Mexico City E-Prix, Lucas di Grassi got his first win of the season for Audi out of pure luck. He drove past an out of power Pascal Wehrlein with meters to spare to snatch victory away. Having saved power in third place for the majority of the race, in a true rope-a-dope strategy, di Grassi was able to pass Oliver Rowland with five minutes to spare before launching an attack on pole-sitter Wehrlein in the final few laps.
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