Sam Bird clinches victory in New York

Sam Bird has cliched his third win in New York after a dominant lights to flag victory, which puts the Brit at the top of the championship. 

Jaguar looked set to claim a one-two finish as Mitch Evans was following his teammate until he oversteered into the wall on the exit of Turn 3. The Kiwi damaged his left rear suspension, which saw him fall down the order to seventh.

However, on the line Evans came to a halt and crawled along the line and finished in 13th. Nick Cassidy inherited second place from Evans. Cassidy had to see off a fight from reigning champion Antonio Felix Da Costa to ensure that he crossed the line in second.

Da Costa came home in third for Ds Techeetah after starting seventh. The Portuguese driver also took an extra point for claiming the fastest lap in the top ten.

Pascal Wehrlein came home in fourth for Porsche. The German finished ahead of his teammate Andre Lotterer who crossed the line in fifth.

Alexander Sims was sixth for Mahindra with Norman Nato in seventh for Venturi. Robin Frijns came through the field from 21st to score four points for finishing in eighth. The Dutchmen is now five points behind Bird in the championship.

Alex Lynn finished in ninth for Mahindra and Maximillian Gunther took the final point for BMW after starting 23rd.

It was another race where Mercedes failed to score a point. Stoffel Vandoorne could only come home in 12th and Nyck De Vries fought his way up 18th.

Lucas Di Grassi received a ten second time penalty for colliding into Sébastien Buemi at Turn 6.

Double Formula E champion was unable to race in New York after his car failed to get off the grid when the lights went out. The Frenchmen tried to get the car restarted, but was unable to do so. His retirement brought out the safety car.

 

 

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