E-Prix New York-2, Jaguar victory with Sam Bird |  FormulaPassion.it

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Pole position, victory and first position in the World Championship. A perfect Sunday that of Sam Bird, which in the second New York E-Prix, eleventh round of the championship of Formula E 2021, left only the crumbs to the opponents. A success, the number 11 in his electric career, which puts an end to a crisis of results that had lasted for seven races now.

After a bad Saturday – accident in PL1, accident and 20th place in qualifying, ninth place in the race – today Bird has changed his pace, regaining that cue and speed that had already given him two victories in 2017 on the New York street circuit. . The 34-year-old from London preceded Nick Cassidy and Antonio Felix da Costa at the finish.

With the second place – second podium in the last three races – the Virgin driver equaled his best result in Formula E obtained in Race-2 in Puebla and made up for at least part of the disappointment of Saturday, when after pole and 30 laps in command he had had to settle for the wooden medal.

For the defending home champion DS Techeetah, a convincing third place, gained thanks to an excellent combination of strategy and speed that allowed him to climb from seventh position on the grid (the same that yesterday had earned the last step of the podium to Lucas di Grassi).

Fourth and fifth place for Pascal’s Porsches Wehrlein and André Lotterer, the last two cars to make up the leading group. Sixth Alexander Sims, which preceded Norman Born, Robin Frijns, good at recovering from 21st place on the grid), Alexander Lynn and Maximilian Gunther, winner yesterday.

Failed to complete the Jaguar Mitch party Evans, long second. With a couple of laps to go, the New Zealander suddenly picked up the pace after contact against the barriers, falling outside the scoring area in thirteenth position. A missed opportunity, given that second place would have relaunched him in the league.

The race on the other hand basically ended on the sixth lap Edoardo Mortara. Starting 14th, the Venturi driver looked for a gap that was not there in attacking Jake Dennis, finishing on the wall at the chicane of turns 6-7. A slight contact, which allowed him to restart in 21st position, from which however he was no longer able to recover. Opaque race also for Robin Frijns, who started 21st and passed 17th under the checkered flag.

Thanks to the double zero collected in the two days in the United States, Mortara lost the leadership of the World Championship in favor of Sam Bird, who now leads the championship with 81 points, five more than Frijns and Da Costa.

Vergne retired, who was not even able to start after having to line up in last position due to a technical problem during qualifying. Car stopped on the grid, and the Safety Car immediately on the track. At the restart, problems for René Rast, forced to the pits for an unexpected pit stop after a contact with Buemi, prelude to a Sunday from zero points for the Audi team (Di Grassi 14th due to a 10 ″ penalty for having sent the Swiss driver into a spin in a subsequent tender phase).

E-Prix New York-2 2021: Drivers and Teams standings

Next appointment with the Formula E World Championship, the 24 and 25 July with the double round of London.

E-Prix New York-2 | Order of arrival

Pos.PilotTeamCarTurnsTime / GapGpV
1Sam BIRDJaguarJaguar I-Type 53746: 15.9091: 10,530
2Nick CASSIDYVirginAudi e-tron FE0737+4.1671: 10.539
3AFDA COSTADS TecheetahDS E-TENSE FE2037+4.8401: 10.180
4Pascal WEHRLEINPorschePorsche 99X Electric37+7.1541: 10.982
5André LOTTERERPorschePorsche 99X Electric37+7.7621: 10.835
6Alexander SIMSMahindraMahindra M7Electro37+16.2861: 10.693
7Norman NATOVenturiMercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 0237+24.9831: 10.918
8Robin FRIJNSVirginAudi e-tron FE0737+25.0841: 10.389
9Alexander LYNNMahindraMahindra M7Electro37+25.4051: 11.154
10Maximilian GÜNTHERBmw AndrettiBMW iFE.2137+26.0091: 10.411
11S. SEVEN CÂMARADragonPENSKE EV-537+26.3411: 10.668
12Stoffel VANDOORNEMercedesMercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 0237+30.7811: 11.174
13Mitch EVANSJaguarJaguar I-Type 537+30.9571: 10.050
14Lucas DI GRASSIAudiAudi e-tron FE0737+31.9701: 10.931
15Sébastien BUEMINissan e.damsNissan IM0337+329851: 10.719
16Jake DENNISBmw AndrettiBMW iFE.2137+35.6921: 11.077
17Edoardo MORTARAVenturiMercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 0237+35.9241: 10.485
18Nyck DE VRIESMercedesMercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 0237+36.3391: 10.667
19Oliver ROWLANDNissan e.damsNissan IM0337+51.3841: 11.027
20René RASTAudiAudi e-tron FE0737+59.6941: 10.305
21Tom BLOMQVISTNIONIO 333 00137+1: 05.3271: 11.058
22Joel ERIKSSONDragonPENSKE EV-537+1: 07.7011: 11.590
DelayOliver TURVEYNIONIO 333 001291: 11.201
DelayJean-Éric VERGNEDS TecheetahDS E-TENSE FE20