ENVISION VIRGIN RACING TO END SEASON ON A HIGH
– Dutchman Robin Frijns secures second win of the season to finish fourth in standings
– Independent team Envision Virgin Racing secure third place in teams’ championship
– Fourth place finish for Briton’s Sam Bird in thrilling NYC season finale
Envision Virgin Racing’s Robin Frijns secured his second Formula E victory during today’s thrilling season finale in New York to help his team secure third place overall in the championship.
Starting on the front-row after a superb qualifying performance, the Dutchman wasted little time to put himself in an overtaking position and was soon up the inside of Alexander Sims into Turn 1 to take the lead. After that he never looked back, putting in a dominant performance to take the checkered flag with a comfortable margin. Meanwhile, his British team-mate Sam Bird produced an equally strong performance to finish just a few places behind in fourth, meaning the duo finished fourth and ninth respectively in the overall drivers’ standings.
Frijns, 27, said: “At times, it has not always been easy this season even though we’ve had a strong car from Audi Sport, so it’s great to finish on a high, and I think the whole team needed that. Everything went smoothly today, and after I got passed Sims, it was a case of managing the energy and the tires to bring the car home safely. For sure, it’s a big relief to get this result as since Paris we’ve had four non-finishes which has been tough. Overall, it’s been a really good first season with Envision Virgin Racing and I’m really pleased to end with a win.”
The result now sees the team’s all-time career wins move to 10. All along with a tally of 25 podiums, from 58 race starts. That’s while in New York. So it won half of all Formula E races held in NYC.
Sam Bird, 32, added: “Today was another good result for me and the team here in New York. I am delighted to say that we finished third in the teams’ championship. Which means it’s is an amazing achievement. That’s considering this was our first season as an independent team. We’ve had very little testing compared to other teams. So to come away with this result is even better and a credit to everybody at Envision Virgin Racing. Thank you to everybody who has supported us this season, especially our fans, and we are looking forward to stronger and better results in season six.”
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