Vergne breaks streak and wins in Monaco

Jean-Eric Vergne became the first driver this season to win multiple races after a dominant drive around the streets of Monte Carlo.

The Frenchman led the race from start to finish, but it wasn’t as simple as he was challenged throughout by Oliver Rowland, Felipe Massa and Pascal Wehrlein. Massa scored his first podium in Formula E for home team Venturi, just a second off the winner. Wehrlein, running second early in the race dropped to fourth after the German locked up at Turn 1.

Sebastien Buemi would end up finishing fifth after heading a train for most of the race. Alexander Sims, running sixth then let teammate Antonio Felix da Costa though, a position that would only be relinquished later to Sam Bird, who was flying through the field after starting 14th.

However, the Brit came to a stop on the final lap at La Rasscasse with right rear damage after contact in the Swimming Pool chicane.

Sims and then championship leader Robin Frijns came together in a peculiar accident with just a few minutes left on the clock meaning that Mitch Evans would go on to finish seventh ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne, Andre Lotterer and Alex Lynn, scoring his first points of the year, in tenth.

Lynn had acquired damage earlier on in the race which in turn caused an accident with Maxi Gunther, the latter’s accident causing a Full Course Yellow to be deployed.

After the Full Course Yellow, Lucas Di Grassi was forced to retire after an incident with Sims.

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