Sam Bird took his eleventh ABB FIA Formula E World Championship victory in the ABB New York City E-Prix Round 11.
Sam Bird becoming the first driver in Formula E history to win three races at the same track and the points won puts Bird top of the ABB FIA Formula E World Drivers’ Championship on 81 points, with Envision Virgin Racing’s Nick Cassidy finishing second to complete good weekend for the Kiwi.
Jaguar denied a one-two finish with Mitch Evans, who began the race in P2, struggling in the final laps to finish 13th
DS Techeetah’s Antonio Felix da Costa climbs from seventh on the grid to finish third and secure vital points, as well as the TAG Heuer Fastest Lap, heading into the final four races of the season.
Envision Virgin Racing now lead the ABB FIA Formula E World Teams’ Championship heading into their home race in London next time out.
Da Costa’s DS teammate Jean-Eric Vergne forced an early safety car after the Frenchman failed to even emerge from the starting blocks – the double-champion unable to build on his podium finish yesterday.
TAG Heuer Porsche pair Pascal Wehrlein and Andre Lotterer claim fourth and fifth place, while ROKiT Venturi Racing’s Edoardo Mortara remains firmly in the title hunt despite a poor weekend.
Saturday’s race winner Maximilian Guenther (BMW i Andretti Motorsport) began the race at the back of the grid but made headway to finish 10th
Racing action returns on July 24 & 25 for the London E-Prix for Rounds 12 & 13 of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
Sam Bird (GBR) – Jaguar Racing
You’re never giving up, always pushing with the team, always believing in yourself, believing in the equipment underneath here, and just executing the plan. And we did that. Just absolutely perfect today. So proud of everybody.
Nick Cassidy (NZL), Envision Virgin Racing
The team has been working incredibly hard all year, in the factory and at the track. The hours they put in are second to none. In this championship, it’s just really tough and I’ve had the luxury of being in group 3, group 4. Under no illusions, I’m just happy how things are coming together and the work we are doing there.
Antonio Felix Da Costa (POR) – DS Techeetah
I’m really happy that we put in the hours of work last night before going home. The guys, all the engineers and mechanics made sure we were a little bit better today. You know, we qualified 7th, the car was amazing and we were able to come through the field. I felt like I was really strong but as soon as I got super close to the car in front, I struggled a little bit with energy.
Below you can read and/or download the Final Classification, the Driver Standigns and the Team Standings
Source: Formula E