Everything seemed to indicate that Nick Cassidy, pole winner, was going to be the one who would take the victory of New York E-Prix. But Maximilian Günther’s strong attack with less than 10 minutes left would change the fate of the race, as the BMW i Andretti Motorsport German was the one who took the first place.
During most of the 45 minutes timed in the circuit located in Brooklyn, Cassidy, Vergne, Günther and Di Grassi respectively, were quite close, with a slight difference between them by a few seconds.
The moment that defined events on the American track arrived: Günther took advantage of a slow curve to snatch the first place from Cassidy, who could not recover and dropped to fourth place, giving Di Grassi, the last place on the podium, who had an excellent race considering he started 6th.
“It wasn’t easy to pass me, but I went for Cassidy. I knew I had more energy than him and I took advantage of it,” said Günther at the end of the weekend’s first race in NY.
So, it seems to be a balanced season, highlighting the fact that none of 24 drivers have been able to repeat a victory over the first 10 X-Prix.
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This is how standings are
Despite not having had a good day (14th), Swiss Edoardo Mortara remains at the top of the standings, followed by Robin Frijns and Jean-Éric Vergne.
René Rast continues on fourth place, while Antonio Félix Da Costa and Mitch Evans complete the next positions.
No major accidents
The 10th race date was atypical from start to finish, since the safety car was not needed at any time, being one of few that did not require the intervention of it.
It was only necessary the yellow flags to moderate a race that left a good impression in the final stage.
Tomorrow, July 11th, the action will return to Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood, for the 11th race of the season.
Written by | Osward Rubio