Third place was taken by championship leader DS's driver Jean-Eric Vergne, who is now even firmer in the overall standing.
Tempelhof airport may be out or order for a while now, but that does not mean, it is also forgotten. Apart from being an important monument former landing strips were also the setting for the ninth round of season four of Formula-E. And what a race it was for German team of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, whose drivers Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi scored an impressive double win.
It was already at the start of the race, when it became clear that Abt is above the competition, although it initially looked there might be a battle between him and Julius Baer. He then kept the lead over the entire race, letting the competition a bit closer only after a troublesome pit-stop car change, which took him some three seconds more than his team mate di Grassi. After the pit-stop the difference between them was only one second but then grew to a good 6,76 seconds until the end of the race.
"It's super special. I keep saying I have these weeks where I just feel like good stuff is going to happen and I had this feeling here in my home round. There is so much positive energy from everyone around, from the fans to the staff. I felt confident today all of a sudden, in qualifying there was not much more in it and was spot on and from then on, I knew we could win it. To get a one-two with Lucas was so special for Audi, for everyone and the team," said Abt after the race.
Third place at the end of the race was taken by Championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne, how fought hard to score the lowest step on the podium. After fighting with Jerome D'Ambrosio from the very start, he battled with Sebastian Buemi until the very end. He thus managed to enlarge the gap to Sam Bird in overall standing. Difference between the two is now 40 points, with Vergne having 162 points. With a full 29 points (25 for the win, 3 for the fastest lap in qualifying session and 1 for Visa fastest lap), Abt also gained in overall scoring and is now with 85 points on fourth place, one point behind Felix Rosenqvist and three points above Sebastien Buemi.