A perfect Sunday for Jaguar Racing’s Sam Bird. The British driver won the pole and race, with a victory which was more than a foregone conclusion for most of the event, because he always had a gap of more than two seconds over his closest rivals.
Jaguar Racing left with a bittersweet taste. With Bird in the lead and Mitch Evans in second place, everything seemed to indicate that they would score a good number of points. But with 4 minutes to go Evans had a slight impact with a wall, which was enough to damage his car’s left rear suspension, leaving the scoring zone.
Mitch’s situation allowed Nick Cassidy and Antonio Felix Da Costa, who had been chasing him, to take second and third positions, making the final podium.
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Unlike Saturday’s ePrix on July 10 at the same venue, where the safety car did not make any appearance, the 0′ minute of Sunday’s race would see the emergency car. The reason? Jean-Éric Vergne’s vehicle was unable to start.
The good news is he was the last on grid, so there were no accidents.
The reigning champion, António Félix da Costa, had another outstanding performance. The Portuguese was aggressive from start to finish and gradually climbed from 6th place to the bottom of the podium.
Eduardo Mortara arrived as leader on US territory and had a great chance to score points in order to stay close in the standings. But with attack mode activated, it was impossible for him to dominate a curve, falling to 21st place.
Porsche’s good performance
Sanctions prevented Porsche from dominating podiums at the Puebla weekend. But the team arrived with optimism to New York. Their drivers Pascal Wehrlein and André Lotterer took fourth and fifth place, respectively.
ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will return later this month (July 24 and 25) in London, where the 2021 season champion will finally be decided.
Written by | Osward Rubio