Abt wins home race in Berlin

Daniel Abt cruises to victory in Berlin and claims his second Formula E victory. Lucas Di Grassi came home in second to make it an Audi one-two in Germany. 

Abt found a rhythm around the Templehof circuit and simply drove away from the competition, despite losing three seconds in the pit-stop window and seeing Di Grassi in his rearview mirrors as he exited the pitlane.

However, Abt was able to pull a five-second cushion to Di Grassi and call off any team orders that Audi may have deployed to stop the two drivers from fighting.

Abt also claimed the grand slam by securing pole position, taking the win and the fastest lap and takes 28 points away from Berlin.

Jean-Eric Vergne came home in third place and extended his championship lead to 40 points and could win the championship in Zurich if the Frenchman wins the race and Sam Bird is unable to finish in the top five; Vergne will be champion.

Sebastien Buemi was in a hard-fought battle with Vergne throughout the race but came out on the losing side despite passing him on track and in the pitlane.

Oliver Turvey came home in fifth place after running in third for the majority of the race. The Brit was finally pegged back when Buemi forced him wide at Turn 10 allowing both Buemi and Vergne through.

Mitch Evans came home in sixth for Jaguar with Sam Bird finishing a lonely race in seventh place. Maro Engel finished the race in eighth place.

Andre Lotterer was able to finish the race in ninth place despite having a ten-second time penalty. The German saved his energy in the first stint and then blasted his way through the field to finish in ninth.

Nick Heidfeld rounded out the top ten after a good drive to move from 14th to secure the final point.

Mahindra Racing will be wondering where their pace has gone after a strong season, but both Rosenqvist and Heidfeld have struggled in the last two races.

Nelson Piquet Jr was also another driver who saved up energy and was forcing his way through the field until he came up against Jose Maria Lopez. The two went side by side into Turn 1 and ran deep into turn one destroying both of their chances of a points finish.

 

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