FIA Formula E

Di Grassi and Renault e.dams secure 2016/2017 Formula E titles

The last meeting of the 2016/2017 Formula E Championship saw Brazil’s Lucas di Grassi (Abt-Schaeffler Audi Sport) and Renault-e.dams/Michelin clinch the Drivers’ and Teams’ titles in Montreal, Canada.

FIA Formula E

New York glory for DS Virgin!

The weekend’s two Formula E races in New York City were won by DS Virgin Racing/Michelin’s Sam Bird, which means the 2016/2017 Drivers’ and Teams’ titles will now go down to the wire at the season’s finale in Montreal, Canada, in two weeks’ time.

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: teams head east to Japan

MotoGPTM kicks off the Pacific-Asian leg of the 2017 world championship this weekend with the Motul Grand Prix of Japan (Round 14), the first of three back-to-back races along with Australia and Malaysia. Provisional leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) stand out as the big favourites for this year’s title. 

FIA WRC

Meeke bounces back in Spain for Citroën/Michelin

Citroën Racing’s Kris Meeke stemmed a recent barren spell with an emphatic victory on the 2017 RallyRACC Catalunya-Rally de España in his Michelin-equipped Citroën C3 WRC. The Ulsterman was followed over the line by M-Sport team-mates Sébastien Ogier and Ott Tanak (Ford Fiesta WRC/Michelin) whose efforts took the British outfit a step closer to its first Manufacturers’ crown since 2007. 

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: Honda’s Aragon one-two

The Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón – Round 14 of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship – was won by Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), ahead of team-mate Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team). 

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: off to Aragon

The Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón, Round 14 of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship, takes teams to Spain this weekend. Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) are provisionally level at the top of the Riders’ standings.  

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