Wehrlein wins his first Formula E race

Wehrlein wins
Photo credit: formulae twitter

Pascal Wehrlein wins Round 3 of Formula E. His team mate, Lotterer joins him at the podium places making it a Porsche 1-2. On the third place is the DS Techeetah of Jean-Éric Vergne. 

Mortara had a better start than Wehrlein but the latter held his position. Though after around seven minutes, Mortara took the lead. Wehrlein retook the lead at around thirteen minutes remaining and went on to convert his pole position into his first Formula E win.

The early part of the race also saw Alexander Sims bringing out a yellow flag as his Mahindra suffered a mechanical problem and stopped in the stadium section. Another retirement came in the last part of the race with Antonio Gionivazzi. 

Around 31 mins remaining, Lotterer lost his third position to both the DS Techeetah drivers at Turn 9. As Vergne opened the door for his teammate while he made the move ahead. Within a minute, Vergne also overtook Wehrlein who was driving in second. 

Fifteen minutes into the session and Da Costa suffered bodywork damage as his car touched the rear of Wehrlein’s Porsche. 

The Mercedes-EQ team carried their old pace into the race well. Something was just not well with the team this weekend. They shuffled a lot during the whole race, finally settling at P6 and P12 for de Vries and Vandoorne respectively. 

Their customer team, RoKit Venturi Racing was making good points in the form of Edoardo Mortara maintaining the lead, only to be taken away with thirteen minutes remaining. His team mate, Lucas di Grassi finished at eighth whereas the championship leader passed the chequered flag with a P5. 

Avalanche Andretti also failed to show any progress and were neither able to score any points. Jake Dennis, who got a podium finish in Diriyah, was just outside the points at P11. His team mate however, was farther away at P17. 

Another team that was not upto the mark was Jaguar TCS Racing. Their drivers – Sam Bird and Mitch Evans – finished at P15 and P19 respectively. 

Frijns missed out on a potential podium after driving his Envision car up the pack for a good amount of time. He later on finished at P7 and his teammate, Nick Cassidy at P13. Sealing the top ten were the Nissan of Beumi (P9) and Günther (P10). 

Edoardo Mortara still leads the championship. Now, Formula E will head to Rome for its Round 4 that will take place on April 9.

Buy New & Used Team Jerseys, Sports Apparel, Footwear, & Hats at SidelineSwap.com

Follow us on Twitter!

Check out our Shop!

Leave a Reply

Recent Posts

The ending of the Round of 32 matchup between Fairleigh Dickinson and […]
Jalen Hurts contract extension: what's the hold up
The Philadelphia Eagles’ moves in free agency have been the forefront of […]
It’s the midway point of the XFL season, and only the DC […]
It looked like Brad Keselowski was going to record his first win […]
Minnesota Twins

Subscribe to our Newsletter!

%d bloggers like this: