FIA Formula E

Vergne scores second straight Formula E crown!

DS Techeetah/Michelin’s Jean-Eric Vergne emerged from the 2019 New York City E-Prix as the first driver in Formula E history to claim the title twice. The Frenchman successfully defended his 2017/2018 crown after the weekend’s doubleheader meeting in New York City, USA, which produced wins for Sébastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams/Michelin) and Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing/Michelin). DS Techeetah/Michelin is Season 5’s Teams’ champion.

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ABB FIA Formula E - 2019 Julius Baer Swiss E-Prix - Racecard

All you ever wanted to know about the Bern E-Prix.Click on the photo to download the racecard.

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Formula E success for Vergne (DS Techeetah/Michelin) in Bern

Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah/Michelin) followed up victory in qualifying for the Bern E-Prix with a flag-to-flag win that has extended his lead in the Drivers’ standings ahead of the 2018/2019 FIA Formula E Championship’s two-race finale in New York. The Frenchman was followed over the line in Switzerland by Mitch Evans (Panasonic Jaguar Racing), Sébastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams) and André Lotterer (DS Techeetah).

The first Formula E race to be hosted by the Swiss capital featured a fast but narrow 2.75km track which was also hilly, bumpy and technically challenging, prompting comparisons with the famous street circuit in Macao where it is notoriously hard to overtake.

Vergne, Evans and Buemi started from the front of the grid and consequently escaped a big pile-up at the first chicane which chiefly involved Pascal Wehrlein (Mahindra Racing), Max Gunther (Geox Dragon), Jérôme d’Ambrosio (Mahindra Racing) and Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing).

The incident brought out the red flags and the race was eventually restarted behind the Safety Car some 40 minutes later when the original grid order was reformed.

Vergne and Evans entertained spectators with a fierce fight for the lead, while local hero Buemi was never far behind as Sam Bird (Envision Virgin Racing) fought his way up to fourth place, chased by Lotterer.

Despite a short shower in the dying moments, Vergne held firm to claim his third win of the season, 0.160 and 0.720 seconds clear of Evans and Buemi, winner of last weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours.

Lotterer passed Bird on Lap 26 to finish just shy of the podium, with the top four blanketed by a mere 1.106s at the chequered flag.

It was a day to forget for Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler) who qualified 19th on the grid and had to settle for 10th place in the race, a result that has dropped him to third in the championship standings, behind Lotterer.

Formula E’s Season 5 will conclude with a double-bill finale in New York, USA, on July 13-14, with eight drivers mathematically still in contention for the 2018/2019 title!

Bern E-Prix – final positions:

1, Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah), 31 laps

2, Mitch Evans (Panasonic Jaguar Racing), +0.160s

3, Sébastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams), +0.720s

4, André Lotterer (DS Techeetah), +1.106s

5, Sam Bird (Envision Virgin Racing), +2.996s

6, Max Gunther (Geox Dragon), +4.625s

7, Daniel Abt (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler), +6.930s

8, Alex Lynn (Panasonic Jaguar Racing), +9.972s

9, Felipe Massa (Venturi Formula E Team), +12.310s

10, Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler), +13.073s

Etc.

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: Marquez in control at the Sachsenring

Since the start of the 2019 MotoGPTM World Championship, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) has failed to go two consecutive races without winning. This weekend, true to form, the Spaniard bounced back from his Netherlands defeat to score an assertive victory at Germany’s Sachsenring where he was joined on the podium by Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol).

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MotoGP™ - HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland - Racecard

All you need to know about the HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, 9th round of the MotoGP championshipClic on the photo to download the racecard.

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MotoGP™: Viñales and Yamaha hit top form at Assen

The Motul TT Assen –round eight of the 2019 MotoGPTM World Championship – was won by Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Viñales, ahead of Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT). Every one of the six Michelin tyre specifications available for the race was used, with three different specs making it onto the podium to provide a further illustration of the French products’ performance and versatility.

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MotoGP™ - Motul TT Assen - Racecard

All you ever wanted to know about the Motul TT Assen, 8th round of the 2019 MotoGP championship.Click on the photo to donwload the racecard.

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