Redemption for Mortara in Hong Kong

Venturi’s Edoardo Mortara has been declared the winner of the Hong Kong E-Prix, after Sam Bird was handed a five-second penalty for the incident with Andre Lotterer with two laps to go. 

Mortara, who looked set to win the e-Prix in his second race last season got his redemption after the stewards penalised Bird.

The Brit was penalised after he ran into the back Andre Lotterer causing his right-rear tyre to puncture, which dropped the German from 1st to 14th.

However, Mortara drove a great race to finish in second, as he was able to hold his position while cars behind him were on Attack Mode while he was running in third.

Third place became second following the Bird/Lotterer incident and with Bird’s post-race penalty, the Swiss- Italian racer secured his and Venturi’s first win in Formula E.

.Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s Lucas di Grassi is promoted to second, while Robin Frijns ensured that Envision Virgin Racing still took home some silverware with third place.

Daniel Abt moves up to fourth ahead of Felipe Massa, bringing Venturi one of its best races yet with both drivers in the top five.

Despite the penalty, Bird maintains his new status as championship leader, albeit with a gap of three points to Jerome d’Ambrosio instead of 18. Mortara moves up to third in the standings, four points behind Bird.

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