Formula E. Lucas di Grassi won the Race 1 in Berlin

Formula E. Lucas di Grassi ha vinto Gara 1 a Berlino
Edoardo Mortara (CHE), Venturi Racing, 2nd position, Lucas Di Grassi (BRA), Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, 1st position, and Mitch Evans (NZL), Jaguar Racing, 3rd position, spray Champagne on the podium

Lucas di Grassi, the Audi’s Brazilian driver, brings home stunning victory during round 14 of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

Formula E. Lucas di Grassi ha vinto Gara 1 a Berlino
Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA), DS Techeetah, DS E-Tense FE21, leads Antonio Felix da Costa (PRT), DS Techeetah, DS E-Tense FE21, Lucas Di Grassi (BRA), Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, Audi e-tron FE07, Edoardo Mortara (CHE), Venturi Racing, Silver Arrow 02, and the rest of the field at the start

He sealed home-win for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in the BMW i Berlin E-Prix presented by CBMM Niobium. The Brazilian driver started third on the grid behind DS Techeetah’s duo Jean-Éric Vergne and António Félix da Costa. The lead trio split by less than a second over the first third of the race. The DS Techeetah drivers then lost out to di Grassi and René Rast, who flew from 12th to second position.

Lucas di Grassi put in a red-hot performance in the searing heat of the German capital to force himself into title contention, with ROKiT Venturi Racing’s Edoardo Mortara finishing second and Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans taking third.

The results sees Jaguar Racing rise to the top of the Teams’ Standings with 171 points, followed by DS Techeetah and Envision Virgin Racing in third.

Mercedes-EQ’s Nyck de Vries failed to finish in Berlin but remains first in Drivers’ Standings ahead of the final round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The Mercedes-EQ driver is followed by Edoardo Mortara, while BMW i Andretti Motorsport’s Jake Dennis sits in third.

The 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship draws to a close with both titles still up for grabs tomorrow, August 15 at 15:33 CET when the inaugural ABB FIA World Champions will be crowned.

Additional points

Fastest Lap Group in Qualifying (1 point): Jean-Éric Vergne 1:06.239s, DS Techeetah

Julius Baer Pole Position (3 points): Jean-Éric Vergne 1:06.227s, DS Techeetah

TAG Heuer Fastest Lap (1 point): René Rast 1:08.908s, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler

Formula E. Lucas di Grassi ha vinto Gara 1 a Berlino
Lucas Di Grassi (BRA), Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, 1st position, elebrates on arrival in Parc Ferme

Lucas di Grassi, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler

To win the race here means a lot to me and Audi, I’m super happy. Everything is fully open going into tomorrow’s race, we’re going to try as hard as possible to win both races and I’m sure if we win tomorrow, we will be there to win the Championship.

Edoardo Mortara, RoKit Venturi Racing

Today was a great result for the team but also for me. It’s put us back in title contention for tomorrow’s race. We have to stay quite grounded and not be too happy because we still have to work a lot for tomorrow and hopefully we can celebrate more then. We have had really good races this year, we found a lot of race pace compared to last year and I’m always confident when we go racing. The problem is that Lucas Di Grassi is always very tough, he’s managing very well and unfortunately, I knew it was going to be difficult in the last laps to overtake. But I tried to put him under pressure and tried to push him to make a mistake which he didn’t, but we’re still very happy with P2 and let’s go on for tomorrow.

Mitch Evans, Jaguar Racing

It was a good race, we had strong pace throughout the whole race. It was just trying to find the right time to do the long attack. I think we timed it well, I just had to use up quite a bit of energy to do some of those overtakes and I think that hurt me a little in the end with Norman Nato fighting behind me. He did a great job, and I just hung on in the end. But it feels good to put ourselves back right in contention with the Championship. I’ll be in Group 1 tomorrow so that’s going to be tricky, but as some of the drivers proved today you can make it into Super Pole. We’re going to have to tune her up and go again tomorrow and hopefully we have some strong pace to finish off the year.

Following the Final Classification Race 1, Drivers Standings and Teams Standings

043_Doc 43 – Final Classification Race

044_Doc 44 – Final Championship Points – TEAMS

045_Doc 45 – Final Championship Points – DRIVERS

Source and Photo: Formula E

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