Round 12, Saturday:
Despite a difficult run of races ahead of the London E-Prix, the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team were not disheartened and once again came back to track fighting in the hope of turning things around. Nyck de Vries was assigned Group 1 for qualifying, where conditions were tricky, and he lined-up on the starting grid in ninth position. He displayed very strong pace throughout the 33-lap race and fought hard to finish in second place, securing his fourth podium in ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
Stoffel Vandoorne began Saturday with issues aquaplaning on a slippery track and started the race from fourteenth position. He worked hard to battle and overtake in the race, eventually finishing in seventh position and gaining some valuable points for the Team.
Round 13, Sunday:
Sunday got off to an excellent start for the Team. Nyck set the fastest time in the first qualifying group and lined-up in fourth on the grid after the Super Pole session. Stoffel also started Sunday in a much better position, setting the fastest time in Group 2 of qualifying and then claiming his fourth Formula E pole position by setting the fastest time in the Super Pole session.
Stoffel began leading the action-packed race in London’s docklands, but got hit by Oliver Rowland’s car mid-way through the race, sending him back down the pack to finish in fifteenth. Nyck battled fiercely throughout Round 13 and took the opportunity to climb up into second place where he finished on the podium for the second time of the weekend.
Season 7 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship continues in under three weeks’ time on the 14th and 15th August.
Speaking after the double-header in London, Team Principal Ian James commented: “What’s most important is that we keep realising the pace that we’ve shown this weekend. It’s been a fantastic team effort.” The Team now sit in second place in the Team Standings, with just 7 points separating them from the top spot, and Nyck is 6 points in the lead of the Driver Standings. Bring on the season finale and the Berlin E-Prix!
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