Jean-Eric Vergne extended his lead at the top of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, narrowly edging out Lucas di Grassi in a nail-biting finish on the shores of Uruguay for the CBMM Niobium Punta del Este E-Prix.
In the sixth race of the season in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the MS&AD Andretti Formula E team narrowly missed out on points. António Félix da Costa (POR) finished the Punta del Este E-Prix (URU) in 11th place.
Panasonic Jaguar Racing raced to another fourth place finish in the ABB FIA Formula E Punta del Este E-Prix showing the team’s continuous improvement since entering the electric street racing series.
The Brazilian from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler squad produced an impressive performance around the fastest track of the season. In the morning’s free practice di Grassi was faster than the rest of the field by more the four-tenths of a second at the wheel of his Audi e-tron FE04. The Audi driver also set the fastest lap in the ‘Super Pole’. However, it was not di Grassi who started the race from pole position, but in fact the initially fifth placed Jean-Eric Vergne in the Techeetah.
Lucas di Grassi emerged fastest in the second and final ABB FIA Formula E Championship free practice session before this afternoon’s qualifying session at Punta del Este.
The ABB FIA Formula E Championship continues this Saturday, 17thof March, with the Punta del Este E-Prix (URU). So far this season, MS&AD Andretti Formula E have scored points at every venue visited, and BMW works drivers António Félix da Costa (POR) and Tom Blomqvist (GBR) will look to continue that streak by the Playa Brava Beach.
Following a break last season, Formula E is returning to Uruguay this weekend. The circuit in Punta del Este is set directly along the beach promenade and exudes a special flair. Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler has fond memories of the South American place. On both previous Formula E visits, Lucas di Grassi celebrated a podium finish and his teammate, Daniel Abt, has scored points in Uruguay as well.
Andretti Team Principal Roger Griffiths thinks that significant progress has been made since pre-season testing and that the team has been unlucky to not score a podium yet.
Next seasons ABB Formula E Championship will not feature pit stops but will instead have two different power modes…
Nissan has taken the next steps toward its debut in the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship by revealing its concept livery at the Geneva Motor Show. At last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan – the world’s leading mass-market zero-emission vehicle manufacturer – announced it would debut in Formula E from season five which is … Continue reading → ...