The Formula E race in Paris was victorious for Jean-Eric Vergne, who left current champion Lucas di Grassi on second second. Both were followed by DS Virgin Racing Sam Bird on the third place.

The race could even bring a double triumph for the Techeetah team if Andre Loterrer would not suddenly lose his speed shortly before the finishing line and was first owertaken by di Grassi and then Bird. Bird even crashed into him and then managed to limp to the third place without the front right wheel.

Vergne already started the race with a pole position, but Lotterer and Bird soon managed to erase his advantage. Shortly after the start, there was also a major collision involving Nico Prost, Tom Blomqvist and Mitch Evans. Later, Bird was more successful in conserving battery power than Vergne, but did not manage to get past him, so they finished the first part of the race with Vergne in the lead.

Vergne retained the lead also after the break, but di Grassi managed to take advantage of the energy advantage. He came close to Lotterer and Bird and joined the game for places in the front. He most of the time battled with Lotterer and would probably to the end of the race, but Lotterer ran out of electricity too quickly and finally slipped to sixth place, as Maro Engel and Sebastien Buemi overtook him just before the finish line.

April 28, 2018 Driving photo: FIA Formula E

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