FIA Formula E

Paris ePrix: Buemi triumphs in French capital

Sébastien Buemi (Renault e.dams) followed up his victory in Monaco last week with another at Saturday’s Paris ePrix, ahead of Lopez and Heidfeld. A mistake by rival Lucas di Grassi (Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport) helped him to comfort his cushion at the top of the provisional Drivers’ standings.

FIA Formula E

Monaco ePrix: Buemi beats di Grassi in the Principality

Pole-winner Sébastien Buemi (Renault e.dams) led from lights-out to the flag in Monaco to claim his fourth ePrix win of the 2016/2017 season. Lucas di Grassi (Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport) and Nick Heidfeld (Mahindra Racing) were second and third.

FIA Formula E

Berlin ePrix: Rosenqvist on form in Berlin

Sweden’s Felix Rosenqvist (Mahindra Racing) left Berlin with the weekend’s highest points haul thanks to his victory in Saturday’s race. Sunday’s victor was the championship’s provisional leader Sébastien Buemi (Renault e.dams).

The weekend’s 2016/2017 FIA Formula E Championship gathering at Berlin’s former Tempelhof Airport featured two races which both ran in splendid summery weather.

Saturday’s contest was won by Felix Rosenqvist who earned Mahindra Racing’s maiden success in the all-electric series after passing pole-winner di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler) on Lap 21. He was chased over the line by the Brazilian and team-mate Nick Heidfeld who made it two Mahindra cars in the top three!

After a poor qualifying performance, Buemi started from 14th on the grid but succeeded in crossing the line in fifth place before learning of his disqualification for under-pressure Michelin Pilot Sport EV2 tyres (minimum authorised by the regulations: 1.6 bar).

Rosenqvist nearly took his score to two victories in Sunday’s competition but, after dominating qualifying and the race itself, the 2015 European F3 champ took a 10-second penalty for a hazardous pit-lane exit when he came close to colliding with Heidfeld’s identical car.

That handed top spot to Buemi who was joined on the podium by the Swede and di Grassi who secured the silver medal ahead of team-mate Daniel Abt. DS Virgin Racing’s pair tangled early on but José Maria Lopez recovered to steal fifth from Jean-Eric Vergne (TECHEETAH) five laps from home.

Mitch Evans (Panasonic Jaguar Racing) and Maro Engel (Venturi Formula E Team) posted the weekend’s two fastest race laps.

Next round: New York ePrix (USA), July 15-16 (two race).

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: Dovizioso makes it two on the trot in Catalonia

After taking the top prize at Mugello, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) was first over the line again at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya Monster to claim Round 7 of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship. Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were second and third. 

FIA WRC

Maiden WRC glory for Ott Tanak!

After collecting the first world class top-three finish of his career in Sardinia, in 2012, Estonia’s Ott Tanak celebrated his first world championship victory on the same event today. The Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin driver was joined on the Italian podium by Jari-Matti Latvala (Toyota) and Thierry Neuville (Hyundai).

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: Barcelona, a highlight of the season!

After last weekend’s trip to Mugello, Italy, the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship moves on to Barcelona, Spain, for the year’s seventh round: the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya. 

FIA WEC

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota/Michelin dominates Test Day

The top three places at Sunday’s official pre-Le Mans Test Day were monopolised by Michelin-equipped Toyota TS050 Hybrid/Michelin prototypes. Japan’s Kamui Kobayashi (N°7 Toyota) bettered the 2016 pole-winning time, while Michelin runners also dominated the LM GTE Pro class with Corvette and Porsche.

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