French driver became the first driver who won at least two races this season.
Monaco, capital of the pocket-member Monte Carlo yesterday hosted for the ninth race of this year's season of Formula E. the Winner has been taking this in advance is extremely difficult to predict, as is the eight previous trials of this season will bring just as many winners. Monégasque roulette has been this year on the track (on paper) is even more unpredictable than those in the famous casino in the fourth (krk) curves at the track.
Well, slightly more clear picture and predict are already brought qualification. Pole position went into hands of Oliver Rowland, who on the other hand was penalized with the loss of three starting place due to incident he had with Alexander Sims at the least race in Paris. Nevertheless, he started from third position, since similar penalty has been given to Mitch Evans. Jean-Eric Vergne, the second fastest rider in the qualifiers, was thus placed at the front of the row.
Rowland proved himself also during the race, as he quickly went past Pascal Wehrlein, following quickly by Felipe Mass. The above-mentioned quartet then raced their own race as the gap between them grew by every single lap. Between them, gaps remained small and it was all about the next corner and usage of Attack mode.
Regardless of the tactics and the small differences – between the winner and forth place was only a gap of one and a half seconds – but to change at the very top all the way to the end did not occur. In this way, Vergne celebrated his second victory this year, ending the series of races on which another racer found himself at the top of the track. At the same time, Vergne broke two years of winning streak by Sebastien Buemia, who only won fifth place yesterday.
"Having my first podium in Monaco and being a winner, I feel extremely happy and it’s an incredible feeling. The race, I think, was pretty much under control. When I wanted to push I could create a big enough gap and then my engineers were telling me how far back Oliver was and I was lifting depending on how close he was, so I could keep the target and at the end we were very close. It was a question of staying on track and finishing the race and I knew that if I closed the door at the right time he wouldn’t pass me… unless he went over me - so I was feeling pretty confident!" said Vergne after the second victory this year, which also brought him first place in overall ranking.
- Jean-Eric Vergne DS TECHEETAH 46:05.547s (25)
- Oliver Rowland Nissan e.dams +0.201s (21)
- Felipe Massa VENTURI Formula E Team+1.261s (15)
- Pascal Wehrlein MAHINDRA RACING +1.439s (13)
- Sebastien Buemi Nissan e.dams +6.215s (10)
- Mitch Evans Panasonic Jaguar Racing +16.213s (8)
- Andre Lotterer DS TECHEETAH +16.848s (6)
- Alex Lynn Panasonic Jaguar Racing +18.112s (4)
- Stoffel Vandoorne HWA RACELAB +18.551 (2
- Jose Maria Lopez GEOX DRAGON +18.860s (1)
- Jean-Eric Vergne DS TECHEETAH 87
- Andre Lotterer DS TECHEETAH 86
- Robin Frijns Envision Virgin Racing 81
- Antonio Felix da Costa BMW i Andretti Motorsport 70
- Lucas di Grassi Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler 70
- Mitch Evans Panasonic Jaguar Racing 69
- Jerome D’Ambrosio MAHINDRA RACING 65
- Oliver Rowland Nissan e.dams 59
- Daniel Abt Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler 59
- Sam Bird Envision Virgin Racing 54