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Lucas Di Grassi wins ePrix of Berlin in a convincing way, Stoffel Vandoorne ends on a nice fifth place

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Lucas Di Grassi (Audi Sport) has the ePrix of Berlin won. The Brazilian stormed into the early stages of the third place into the lead and was afterwards never more. Stoffel Vandoorne, who as the second should start, fought the entire race in the front and ended up as fifth on the line. Jérôme D ” Ambrosio had a tricky match in the German capital, and was only seventeenth.

It was cloudy in Berlin, but for our compatriots the sun was shining after the qualification. Stoffel Vandoorne (HWA AG) made an impression and reed eventually the second time, leaving him on the front weekend should take a seat. Also for Jérôme D ” Ambrosio (Mahindra Racing), there was cautious optimism: where are qualifications this season, which is often disappointed, he could from a respectable tenth place start. That was even a ninth place because of Alexander Sims (BMW Andretti) after the previous race in Monaco for a gridstraf had suffered.

Vandoorne will start well

At the start could Vandoorne his position, but an attack vehicle on polesitter Sébastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams) was not. Jérôme D ” Ambrosio had problems and dropped back to fifteenth place. All the way in the front could Vandoorne fine aanpikken with Buemi, but as the third started, Lucas Di Grassi (Audi Sport) had a track ready. The Brazilian, former champion in Formula E, devoured first Vandoorne, and a little later was also Buemi doomed.

While Di Grassi is in the front comfortably on the first place snuggled, had Vandoorne both before and behind him, watching. Buemi attacks, but the attacks of the underlying Alex Lynn parry, worked. With Antonio Felix Da Costa went more difficult. The Portuguese went, with the help of the attack mode, both Vandoorne as Buemi over. A few laps later Buemi again along Da Costa go, but Vandoorne could not follow.

Impressive Vergne

A little after halfway considered reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah) his time has come. The Frenchman devoured successively, Gary Paffett, Alex Lynn and Daniel Abt, and then also turned out to Vandoorne a bite-sized chunk for the unleashed Vergne. He tried it later also with Da Costa, but that did not work right away. The race was briefly interrupted when Alex Lynn caused havoc after the last turn: all the riders had to briefly slow down.

After the riders are back in full might, it remained Vergne attacks for the last podiumstek. With six minutes on the clock could the Frenchman and his rival to finally pass. Stoffel Vandoorne and Daniel Abt tried afterwards the same thing, using their fan boost, but they could not inhaalpoging car on Da Costa.

Second victory of the season

The positions did not change more in the slotminuten, although Jean-Eric Vergne still came up very strongly for the second place. All the front had Lucas Di Grassi, however, everything is under control: after the ePrix of Mexico City is his second win of the season. Buemi kept Vergne narrowly for place two, while Antonio Felix Da Costa in fourth was – with Stoffel Vandoorne and Daniel Abbot, who on his heels were.

In the championship, Jean-Eric Vergne still leader. The Frenchman now has 102 points, 6 more than Di Grassi and 16 more than team-mate André Lotterer. Antonio Felix Da Costa and Robin Frijns to follow on, respectively, 20 and 21 points. Jérôme D ” Ambrosio seems to be titeldromen final to store , while Stoffel Vandoorne and his HWA team with this good result trust refuel for the coming season.

The next race on the calendar is in Bern, on 22 June. Afterwards, there are only two races: those are both in New York driven, respectively, on 13 and 14 July.