Round 10, Saturday:
It was a disappointing Round 10 for the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team as they made their debut on the streets of New York City. Nyck de Vries was assigned Group 1 in qualifying, and suffered the result of the fresh surface, starting the race from P18 on the grid. Nyck’s race got off to a bad start, with an early collision from behind damaging his car and compromising his balance. He was, however, able to make up five positions throughout the 38 laps and finished in P13.
Stoffel Vandoorne began in Group 2 for qualifying, but a brush with the wall in the final sector meant he started the race from P21 on the grid. Despite making up multiple positions, Stoffel was forced to retire from the race due to a puncture, sealing the Team’s fate of no points and pushing them down to fourth in the Team Standings.
Round 11, Sunday:
After a problematic qualifying session on Sunday, Stoffel began Round 11 from P20 on the grid. He fought hard to regain eight places throughout the race and finished in 12th, just shy of the points. His teammate, Nyck began the race at the back of the grid in P22, demonstrating his electric racing prowess on track and moving up to finish Round 11 in P18.
Ultimately, this once again left the Team with no further points to take home and pushed them down to fifth place in the Team Championship. It did, however, fill the Team with a renewed sense of determination and fighting spirit ahead of the London E-Prix.
Season 7 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship continues in less than two weeks’ time on the 24th and 25th July.
Speaking after the double-header in New York City, Team Principal Ian James said: “We only have four races left. Four chances at two locations that are close to our hearts: London and Berlin. And I’m confident we will make them count – the championship is still very much open.”
Onwards and upwards to London and Berlin!
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