E-Prix New York-1, Gunther wins |  FormulaPassion.it

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Maximilian Gunther won the first New York E-Prix, tenth round of the World Cup Formula E 2021. The German of the BMW house preceded under the checkered flag Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah) and Lucas di Grassi (Audi).

For Gunther it is the first podium in 2021 and the third electric success, while the The German manufacturer celebrates the second victory of the season under the eyes of Michael Andretti. Starting fourth, Gunther kept his position at the start, and then first of all took care to manage his energy as best as possible, guaranteeing himself a slight advantage over his opponents. An energetic extra which turned out to be fundamental in the finale.

Passed in third position at half an hour with an overtaking against Buemi, the BMW rider continued to sail behind Cassidy and Vergne on the last step of the virtual podium until the 30th lap, when the Frenchman tried to attack the first position of the New Zealander, but finishing long under braking.

A maneuver that penalized both contenders: the Virgin driver saw himself being pushed off the trajectory slipping fourth, while Vergne uncovered the side of the BMW # 28, which took home a double overtaking and took the lead in the race. A few laps and Gunther has stretched with decision, leaving in place Vergne, then second, and Lucas di Grassi, excellent to climb from seventh place to the third step of the podium.

Leading for 30 laps, Nick finally had to settle for the wooden medal Cassidy, who at the end found himself in the uncomfortable position of keeping Robin behind Frijns, in full fight for the World Cup. The Dutchman, who started 11th, was able to climb the group up to 5th place, taking home those ten points necessary to close the gap with Edoardo Mortara, now paired at the top of the standings.

The rider Venturi, forced to start last due to a technical problem in qualifying (he had to face the fastest lap with only 200 kW of power), finished 14th, and now he will also have to watch out for Vergne’s return, third at only seven points. .

Sixth and seventh place for Sebastien’s Nissan Buemi and Oliver Rowland. Eighth André Lotterer on the only Porsche left in the race. On lap 11 Wehrlein had to raise the white flag after bumping into Lynn at the hairpin for a long braking.

On the edge of the points area two riders protagonists of excellent comebacks. Ninth place for Sam Bird, started in twentieth position (Evans retired instead on lap 16). Tenth place for René Rast, which started 23rd.

Out of the positions that count Alex Lynn, slipped from third on the grid to 11th at the finish. The two Mercedes are still dry, with De Vries 13th and Vandoorne retired. A double zero that promotes DS Techeetah to lead the World Team.

E-Prix New York-1 2021 | Order of arrival

Pos.

Pilot

Team

Car

Turns

Time / Gap

GpV

1

M. GÜNTHER

Bmw Andretti

BMW iFE.21

38

46: 24.747

1: 11.425

2

Jean-Éric VERGNE

DS Techeetah

DS E-TENSE FE20

38

+2.072

1: 11.613

3

Lucas OF FATS

Audi

Audi e-tron FE07

38

+2.832

1: 11.670

4

Nick CASSIDY

Virgin

Audi e-tron FE07

38

+4.623

1: 11.834

5

Robin FRIJNS

Virgin

Audi e-tron FE07

38

+5.239

1: 11.900

6

Sébastien BUEMI

Nissan e.dams

Nissan IM03

38

+6.370

1: 11.827

7

Oliver ROWLAND

Nissan e.dams

Nissan IM03

38

+6.581

1: 11.673

8

André LOTTERER

Porsche

Porsche 99X Electric

38

+7.826

1: 11.690

9

Sam BIRD

Jaguar

Jaguar I-Type 5

38

+8,489

1: 11.082

10

Kidney RAST

Audi

Audi e-tron FE07

38

+11.917

1: 11.702

11

Alexander LYNN

Mahindra

Mahindra M7Electro

38

+14.912

1: 11.783

12

AFFROM THE COAST

DS Techeetah

DS E-TENSE FE20

38

+15.289

1: 11.520

13

Nyck DE VRIES

Mercedes

Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02

38

+27.523

1: 11.724

14

Edward MORTARA

Venturi

Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02

38

+27.698

1: 11.502

15

Norman BORN

Venturi

Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02

38

+28.472

1: 10.823

16

Tom BLOMQVIST

NIO

NIO 333 001

38

+28.746

1: 11.930

17

Joel ERIKSSON

Dragon

PENSKE EV-5

38

+41.106

1: 12.318

18

S.SEVEN CÂMARA

Dragon

PENSKE EV-5

38

+49.849

1: 12.007

Delay

Jake DENNIS

Bmw Andretti

BMW iFE.21

30

1: 11.031

Delay

Alexander SIMS

Mahindra

Mahindra M7Electro

29

1: 12.021

Delay

S. VANDOORNE

Mercedes

Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02

27

1: 11.271

Delay

Mitch EVANS

Jaguar

Jaguar I-Type 5

14

1: 11.987

Delay

Oliver TURVEY

NIO

NIO 333 001

11

1: 13.455

Delay

Pascal WEHRLEIN

Porsche

Porsche 99X Electric

10

1: 11.870