RACE DI GRASSI FLIES AT TEMPELHOF TO LAND ANOTHER AUDI VICTORY IN BERLIN
This race had Lucas di Grassi launching up the ABB FIA Formula E Championship standings with a win in Berlin.
Title contenders starting to emerge and break away from the chasing pack. Especially as the season approaches its final stages. For Jean-Eric Vergne steals the last podium spot to take the lead of the voestalpine European races.
2019 BMW I BERLIN E-PRIX PRESENTED BY CBMM NIOBIUM (RD 10)
For this race Di Grassi drove to victory from third on the grid, making progress up the order in the early stages. He held on to record his 10th career victory in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
The Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler driver made a clean getaway and stuck behind Stoffel Vandoorne in the opening laps. He then moved up the inside of the Turn 6 hairpin at the end of the long back straight.
He mirrored the same maneuver only a handful of laps later to take the lead from Sebastien Buemi. This race Di Grassi managed his energy and maintained the gap to Buemi. Eventually he crosses the line to pick-up 25 points and an additional point for setting fastest lap.
Buemi bolted out of the blocks from Julius Baer pole position but didn’t have the speed to keep the up with race di Grass behind. Despite snot being able to convert pole into victory, second place marks Buemi’s first podium finish for Nissan e.dams this season.
Reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne continued his recent upturn in form to complete the podium positions. Uniquely, Vergne advanced through the field from eighth. In addition, he pulled off a number of audacious lunges with late-braking into the popular overtaking spot at Turn 6.
The DS TECHEETAH driver remains at the top of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship standings. For he now leads the voestalpine European races with only one event remaining in Bern.
Antonio Felix da Costa, Vandoorne and Daniel Abt exchanged paint and positions on track in a hard-fought race for fourth.
As a result, Da Costa narrowly missing out on another podium place for BMW i Andretti Motorsport.
The British trio of Alexander Sims, Oliver Rowland and Sam Bird came home in seventh, eighth and ninth respectively. That’s ahead of Pascal Wehrlein in the final points-paying position.
Next stop on the calendar sees Formula E return to Switzerland. All for the Julius Baer Swiss E-Prix in Bern. That’s round 11 of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship and the climax of the voestalpine European races on June 22.
Let’s go race Di Grassi. We will see how the next few races will go for Randy. The good news is that he did not get disqualified and that his car was able to finish the race, so in that sense, it was a successful race by any measure. If you are a fan of NASCAR, you may not have realized that the ever-popular “NASCAR” is not the governing body of auto racing in the United States, rather it is the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing which sanctions the sport over the United States. So let’s review who is currently racing in NASCAR and what their race numbers mean.