Jake Dennis is a prophet at home. The BMW driver triumphed with authority in the first of two London FIA Formula E rounds. The British driver thus won his second race in the full electric open-wheel series in his first year in the category.
Dennis mocked Alex Lynn, the poleman, after a block while attempting the undercut. At that point Dennis had the opportunity to take the attack mode and take the race home with perfect energy management at his disposal.
Alex Lynn, on the other hand, after the blocking ruined a tire and was unable even to defend the second position from the great comeback set up by Nyck De Vries.
The Mercedes driver managed to save the weekend of the House represented by the three-pointed star. De Vries, who arrived behind Lynn, mocked his rival by passing him inside Curva 10 after having been the author of a good comeback.
Lynn managed to save the lowest step of the podium, forcing Sébastien Buemi to the “wooden medal”, or fourth place. The Swiss of the Nissan e.dams team preceded the first Porsche, that of Andre Lotterer, across the finish line.
For a driver who was a positive protagonist, another was the author of the worst weekend of his season. We are talking about Sam Bird. The World Cup leader was forced to retire.
Bird was forced to pit at the end of the first lap after being stuck between turns 4 and 5. His Jaguar showed a break in the left front suspension, which the team was unable to repair.
Although he was forced to retire, Bird is still the leader of the Drivers’ Championship, but behind him, thanks to the victory obtained today, there is the BMW rookie Andretti, Jake Dennis. Robin Frijns, on the other hand, lost the second position in the World Championship after the anonymous 15th place obtained in this afternoon’s race.