Swiss Edo Mortara has won the first race in the Berlin ePrix on the Mercedes-EQ controls of the Venturi Racing team. The Geneva driver was forced to deal with very difficult fellow passengers with limited space to facilitate a ‘attack situation’, but eventually defeated Jean-Eric Vergne. For its part, Stoffel Vandoorne has finished third after starting in eighth place and put together a very good restoration. ‘Top 5’ by André Lotterer and Mitch Evans after starting from ninth place.
Edo Mortara reiterated his position of holding on to first place in front of Alexander Sims who is more concerned with stopping António Félix Da Costa. And he succeeded, but André Lotterer took advantage of the situation to get two places and drop to third place, in front of two DS Techeetah drivers. Da Costa regained third place and everything during the first round. For a driving error, Jean-Eric Vergne also gave fifth place to Pascal Wehrlein, adding insults to the DS Techeetah team.
The situation in the António Félix Da Costa team’s box differed when he passed Alexander Sims very easily., thus aligning itself with leader Edo Mortara. That’s how it started to offend DS Techeetah, since in the blink of an eye Jean-Eric Vergne climbed to fourth place after defeating Pascal Wehrlein and Alexander Sims in a row. As soon as it launched this attack, positions in the leading group were strengthened waiting to enable a ‘attack situation’. And the first to do so was Pascal Wehrlein.
And the space to pass through the enabling area without losing space, Pascal Wehrlein forced Alexander Sims to respond in the next round, which allowed him to get the position. Wehrlein still had time to overtake Jean-Eric Vergne and António Félix Da Costa for second place, which also prompted two DS Techeetah drivers to activate the attack for the first time. The excess cycle was the oppositethough without the unexpected shock from DS Techeetah. Meanwhile, leader Edo Mortara was still leading without using an ‘offensive mode’..
In doing so, Edo Mortara temporarily lost André Lotterer’s leadership. It did not take long for the Swiss rider to regain his lead, with Alex Sims receiving third place from António Félix Da Costa. With the subsequent introduction of the ‘offensive mode’ there was a new exchange of positions that left Jean-Eric Vergne, with that nuance. Stoffel Vandoorne slipped to the ‘top 5’ after defeating António Félix Da Costa.taking another step in his silent return.
In fact, Stoffel Vandoorne took the opportunity of doubt among DS Techeetah drivers to climb to third place. Shortly afterwards, the Mercedes driver used FanBoost to get oxygen and get a few meters more profitable than its rivals. It also deserved to win second place, as André Lotterer set up an ‘attacking mode’ for the second time. Turns later, the two locations were relocatedVandoorne went through the area to facilitate a ‘attack situation’ for the second time. Edo Mortara was somewhat exposed.
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There is no room for cunning Edo Mortara used ‘attacking mode’ for the second time, which saw him drop to third place. before the inspiration of André Lotterer and Stoffel Vandoorne. The latter was doing his best to overtake Lotterer as soon as the Porsche driver ran out of extra power. With everything, the Vandoorne leader could not contain Edo Mortara’s impetus and Venturi managed to regain the lead with seven minutes left. With the help of FanBoost, Vergne grabs second place from Vandoorne.
Jean-Eric Vergne still had the strength to try to defeat Edo Mortara, but he went on for a long time and the Swiss retaliated, leaving the Frenchman in a compromise position with Stoffel Vandoorne. No more time Edo Mortara won in front of Jean-Eric Vergne himself and Stoffel Vandoorne. André Lotterer was forced to settle for fourth place ahead of Mitch Evans, Pascal Wehrlein and Sam Bird. In a terrifying work that ends, António Félix Da Costa fell to eighth placejust in front of Alexander Sims and Nyck de Vries.
Formula E Berlin ePrix I 2021-22 Race
Photo: FIA System E / DS Techeetah