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

Buenos Aires ePrix: Buemi’s hat-trick

Saturday’s Buenos Aires ePrix saw Sébastien Buemi (Renault e.dams) follow up his recent successes in Hong Kong and Marrakech with his third win on the trot, ahead of Jean-Eric Vergne (Techeetah) and Lucas di Grassi (Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport).

FIA Formula E Championship action resumed this weekend with a visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina, which hosted the all-electric series for the third time.

With the track temperature standing at 35°C, pole-winner di Grassi got away to a strong start before being overhauled first by Jean-Eric Vergne on Lap 3, then by Sébastien Buemi moments later.

The reigning champion gradually extended his lead up to the mid-race car swaps, before stabilising the gap to take the chequered flag in first place and extend his lead in the provisional 2016/2017 Drivers’ standings.

Vergne secured his best result of the season by claiming second spot, ahead of di Grassi. The Brazilian fought back during the second half of the race after relinquishing his podium footing during the car changes. He found a way back past Nicolas Prost (Renault e.dams) on Lap 24.

Nelson Piquet Jr (NextEV NIO) rounded out the top five, chased by Loïc Duval (Faraday Future Dragon Racing) who started from 14th on the grid. The day’s fastest race lap (1m9.467s) was the work of Felix Rosenqvist (Mahindra Racing) in the closing stages, while Sam Bird (DS Virgin Racing) crashed into a wall.

The Michelin Pilot Sport EV2 provided further evidence of its potential and durability around what stands out as one of the fastest circuits of the campaign (average speed: 120.3kph). Both the pole-winning lap and fastest race lap were faster compared with 2016.

Next round: Mexico City (Mexico), April 1.

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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