DS TECHEETAH takes the lead in the constructors classification
In the end it was Maximilian Günther who won. The German took advantage of the gamble made in the closing bars by the French DS Techetaah Jean-Eric Vergne who, in an attempt to overtake Nick Cassidy, who had hitherto been in command, turned the tables, spending the British Virgin in fourth place and unknowingly promoting the BMW driver. Lucas di Grassi took the podium with them at the end of a regular race at the wheel of his Audi.
Fifth at 5 ”239 Robin Frijns on Virgin, then the two Nissan e-Dams of Sébastien Buemi and Oliver Rowland, the Porsche of André Lotterer and the Jaguar of Sam Bird.
René Rast’s Audi is tenth and last in the points, preceding Alex Lynn’s Mahindra. The English, long in battle with the DS Techaatah by Antonio Felix da Costa, coming just behind him and 15 ”289 off the summit, he risked ending up due to a rear-end collision suffered by Pascal Wehrlein and instead, unlike the German Porsche, knocked out due to a broken steering to precede and reach the checkered flag.
Only thirteenth at 27 ”523 for Nyck De Vries’ Mercedes, followed by Edoardo Mortara’s Venturi, forced to start at the back of the group due to a power delivery error made in qualifying, and Norman Nato. The NIO of Tom Blomqvist and the Dragon of Joel Eriksson and Sergio Sette Camara closed, penalized at the start with a drive through.
The retirement of Mitch Evans’ Jaguar, very active in the early stages, but then stopped by a breakdown, should be noted. Also to be forgotten is Oliver Turvey’s Saturday on NIO, first points for using too much energy and then exiting for technical problems.
EPrix New York 1 ranking:
1 Maximilian Gunther Andretti Autosport
2 Jean-Eric Vergne Techeetah +2 ”072
3 Lucas di Grassi Team Abt +2 ”832
4 Nick Cassidy Virgin Racing +4 ”623
5 Robin Frijns Virgin Racing +5 ”239
6 Sébastien Buemi DAMS +6 ”370
7 Oliver Rowland DAMS +6 ”581
8 Andre Lotterer Porsche Team +7 ”826
9 Sam Bird Jaguar Racing +8 ”489
10 René Rast Team Abt +11 ”917
11 Alex Lynn Mahindra Racing +14 ”912
12 Antonio Felix da Costa Techeetah +15 ”289
13 Nyck de Vries Mercedes +27 ”523
14 Edoardo Mortara Venturi +27 ”698
15 Norman Nato Venturi +28 ”472
16 Tom Blomqvist NIO Formula E Team +28 ”746
17 Joel Eriksson Dragon Racing +41 ”106
18 Sergio Sette Camara Dragon Racing +49 ”849