Formula E: Mortara holds Vergne to win Berlin E-Prix

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ROKiT Venturi Racing’s Edoardo Mortara won Round 7 of the Berlin E-Prix, the first of 2 races in the German capital. The Swiss driver converted his pole position into victory and controlled the entire race from the lead, except when he lost a few places using his 2 attack modes. DSTecheetah driver Jean-Eric Vergne returned home to finish the race in P2, to close his points gap with Vandoorne, who made a miraculous recovery to finish in P3 after dropping to 12th in the opening laps. .

Jean-Eric Vergne gave it his all, but only managed to bring P2 back.

JEV gave his all towards the closing stages of the race to take the lead, and on lap 37 he opted for an ambitious move after a mistake by Mortara, and couldn’t hold it, leaving him under pressure from Vandoorne and André Lotterer’s Porsche. Vergne managed to hold on to second place, despite pressure from Vandoorne, and closed the championship gap by 3 points. The Frenchman has yet to win a race this season despite finishing 2nd in the championship – just 3 points behind Vandoorne – and he says it’s a matter of ‘when, not if’ he wins a race this year.

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Stoffel Vandoorne made a good comeback to finish on the podium.

Vandoorne drove an epic recovery race after dropping to P12 on the opening laps. Following his Monaco E-Prix victory, the Belgian rider gained place after place until he took the lead, but Mortara passed him to take the lead using his attack mode. Shortly after Mortara returned to the lead, Vergne made a move towards Vandoorne to take P2, and he did enough to push him back despite struggling in the closing stages.

The race was spectacular from the start. Early in the race, Antonio Felix da Costa attempted a move on Mahindra Racing’s Alex Sims from P3, but the leading trio came out of Turn 1 as they were. After that, da Costa abandoned the order to finish 8th , as Sims finished behind him in P9. Sims’ teammate Oliver Rowland failed to finish in the points as he was only able to return to P11 after starting the race in P17.

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The Porsche drivers battled with title contender Mitch Evans for the P4, and they finished with Lotterer securing the P4 ahead of Evans and Wehrlein. Evans climbed from 9th place and picked up some decent points to keep his title hopes alive as title rival Robin Frijns could only finish 12th after qualifying in 20th, dropping one spot in the standings. championship. Apart from this change of order, the top 10 of the World Championship remain in the same order, the gap at the top being only 3 points.

Berlin E-Prix 2022 – Round 7 results:


























pos. Driver Team Grid Pos. Time/Interval Points
1 Edouardo Mortara ROKiT Venturi Racing 1P 46:16.175 28
2 Jean-Eric Vergne DS TECHEETAH 4 +1.782 18
3 Stoffel Vandoorne Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team 8 +1.987 15
4 Andre Lotterer The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team 5 +2.579 12
5 Mitch Evans Jaguar TCS Racing 9 +3.189 ten
6 Pascal Wehrlein The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team 6 +5.405 9
7 Sam Bird Jaguar TCS Racing 15 +5.683 6
8 Antonio Felix Da Costa DS TECHEETAH 3 +6.400 4
9 alexander sims Mahindra Race 2 +6.569 2
ten Nyck de Vries Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team 12 +6.602 1
11 Olivier Rowland Mahindra Race 17 +8.141
12 Robin Frijns imagine the race 20 +9.879
13 Jacques Denis Avalanche Andretti Formula E 11 +13.314
14 Sebastien Buemi Nissan e. Dams ten +15.275
15 Olivier Askew Avalanche Andretti Formula E 22 +22.071
16 Olivier Turvey NIO 333 FE Team 14 +22.662
17 Sergio Sette Camara DRAGON / PENSKE TNZT 7 +24.120
18 Maximilian Gunther Nissan e. Dams 16 +28.716
19 Dan Ticktum NIO 333 FE Team 21 +30.393
20 Antonio Giovinazzi DRAGON / PENSKE TNZT 18 +52.025
DNF Lucas Di Grassi ROKiT Venturi Racing 13 DNF
DNF Nick Cassidy imagine the race 19 DNF

ABB FIA Formula E World Championship standings after Round 7














Pos Driver Team Points
1 Stoffel Vandoorne Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team 96
2 Jean-Eric Vergne DS TECHEETAH 93
3 Mitch Evans Jaguar TCS Racing 82
4 Edouardo Mortara ROKiT Venturi Racing 77
5 Robin Frijns imagine the race 71
6 Andre Lotterer The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team 55
7 Pascal Wehrlein The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team 51
8 Nyck de Vries Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team 40
9 Lucas Di Grassi ROKiT Venturi Racing 37
ten Antonio Felix Da Costa DS TECHEETAH 34

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