Frijns takes maiden Formula E win at rain-hit Paris E-Prix

It has formed as much as be an unpredictable 2018/19 season for Method E and the 2019 Paris E-Prix continued the pattern with Robin Frijns changing into the eighth completely different winner of eight races, this season. The Virgin Racing driver survived difficult moist situations – on what marked the sequence’ first moist race – on the streets of Paris to clinch his very first Method E race victory.

The Paris E-Prix served up loads of drama earlier than the race even began – Mahindra Racing’s Pascal Wehrlein earned pole place, whereas his team-mate Jérôme d’Ambrosio certified sixth. Nonetheless, each drivers have been later demoted to the again of the grid because of a tyre-pressure technical infringement, handing pole place to Nissan e.dams driver Oliver Rowland, along with his team-mate Sébastien Buemi proper behind him. The race began behind the security automotive owing to the damp observe situations and issues quickly began unravelling for Nissan as Rowland crashed out of the lead only a few minutes into the race after locking up at Flip 10 and hitting the boundaries. Buemi was promoted to the race lead consequently, however Frijns was proper on his tail. After just a few makes an attempt, Frijns slotted into the lead as Buemi slowed down heading into Flip eight and later headed into the pits with a punctured tyre.

A Full Course Yellow was quickly engaged because the rain began coming down tougher, with Frijns main the pack forward of André Lotterer and Felipe Massa. Racing had simply acquired underway as soon as once more with round 23min to go when Tom Dillmann was compelled to retire after damaging his automotive. It turned obvious that the drivers have been struggling within the worsening situations as Sam Chook went extensive at Flip three and a recovering Rowland took Alex Sims out of the race on the identical spot quickly after. Elsewhere, Felipe Massa spun out of rivalry for a possible podium end and dropped down the grid.

With simply over 10min left on the clock, Edoardo Mortara made contact with Alex Lynn, bringing each their races to an finish. The incident introduced out the Security Automobile and by the point racing resumed, there have been simply 2min left on the clock. By then, d’Ambrosio had made a formidable restoration and was as much as eighth place after beginning all the best way down from 21st place. Nonetheless, simply moments later he hit the boundaries at Flip three and was finally categorized 17th.

Frijns managed to carry off Lotterer to cross the chequered flag and take the race victory, whereas Daniel Abt secured the ultimate podium spot. Abt’s Audi team-mate Lucas di Grassi fought off Maximillian Gunther to take 4th place, with Gunther slotting into fifth place – securing Dragon Racing’s finest end to date this season. Jean-Éric Vergne completed the race in sixth place, adopted by António Félix da Costa, Gary Paffett and Felipe Massa. Wehrlein secured the ultimate factors scoring place for Mahindra, placing in a commendable restoration drive after beginning the race from final place.

The outcomes of the Paris E-Prix have had some main implications on the championship. Heading into the race, d’Ambrosio was main the drivers’ standings, however he’s now dropped right down to fifth place. In the meantime, Frijns’ race victory has propelled him to the highest off the standings with 81 factors, only one level forward of Lotterer.

Race Consequence

POS

DRIVER

TEAM

CAR

LAPS

GAP

1

Robin Frijns

Virgin

Audi

32

47m50.510s

2

André Lotterer

DS Techeetah

DS

32

1.373s

three

Daniel Abt

Audi

Audi

32

three.175s

four

Lucas di Grassi

Audi

Audi

32

three.666s

5

Maximilian Gunther

Dragon

Penske

32

5.456s

6

Jean-Éric Vergne

DS Techeetah

DS

32

6.694s

7

António Félix da Costa

BMW

BMW

32

7.238s

eight

Gary Paffett

HWA

Venturi

32

7.901s

9

Felipe Massa

Venturi

Venturi

32

10.522s

10

Pascal Wehrlein

Mahindra

Mahindra

32

10.998s

11

Sam Chook

Virgin

Audi

32

11.488s

12

Oliver Rowland

e.dams

Nissan

32

19.451s

13

José María López

Dragon

Penske

32

24.zero23s

14

Oliver Turvey

NIO

NIO

32

1m22.226s

15

Sébastien Buemi

e.dams

Nissan

31

1 Lap

16

Mitch Evans

Jaguar

Jaguar

31

1 Lap

17

Jérôme d’Ambrosio

Mahindra

Mahindra

29

Not working

Alex Lynn

Jaguar

Jaguar

23

Retirement

Edoardo Mortara

Venturi

Venturi

23

Retirement

Stoffel Vandoorne

HWA

Venturi

18

Retirement

Alexander Sims

BMW

BMW

18

Retirement

Tom Dillmann

NIO

NIO

17

Retirement

 

 

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