Doublet of Sam Bird in the ePrix of New York


Two of two. Sam Bird has achieved the double in the ePrix of New York after winning in an authoritarian way the second sleeve. The pilot DS Virgin, who started from the pole, has only had to deal with Felix Rosenqvist during the first third of the race, but then managed to overtake the rider of Mahindra to escape on the road to victory. The second podium of the Formula E in Brooklyn has had as protagonist the indian team, the entire time that Nick Heidfeld was second and Felix Rosenqvist third. Pierre Gasly is the fourth, by subtracting points to a Lucas di Grassi that extended back to the fifth spot.

The output of the second lap of the ePrix of New York calcaba of the first race, DS Virgin, in this case the hand of the poleman Sam Bird, was the first square, that passed into the hands of Felix Rosenqvist. From behind, the touches between the different pilots in the fork were a constant. Despite this, Nick Heidfeld ahead of Gasly. Worse were the things Daniel Abt, after being out of the race. His teammate Lucas di Grassi did not avoid these touches, but I got to save this circumstance and it sat in ninth place after being overtaken by Dillmann.

With damage in the rear of his car, Jean-Eric Vergne was the next driver to have to go through pit, although the frenchman could return to the race, yes, as a last classified. Nick Heidfeld was going to occupy the third step of the podium, a position which he celebrated with the fastest lap. All in all, Maro Engel became the best partner of the top four since their slow pace prevented progress to the rest of the pilots. All in all, this ‘cap’ does not took a long time to get rid and Oliver Turvey, Tom Dillmann and Lucas Di Grassi earned a position extra. The accident of Mitch Evans was a period of ‘Full Course Yellow’.


In the resalida, Felix Rosenqvist managed to retain his lead. However, it was not able to do it just a turn after, and Sam Bird recovered to the first position. In the chasing group, Lucas di Grassi was taken up with the sixth position after beating Dillmann. Shortly after, the brazilian repeated the maneuver to assault the fifth position that he cherished Turvey and have a clear track to go by the four pilots head. In spite of staying trapped in a plastic bag in his front wing, Di Grassi was running away from the group in which Prost, Dilmann, Turvey, and Sarrazin started the hostilities.

The period of ‘Full Course Yellow’ caused by the mechanical problems of Alex Lynn hurled the step-by-pit-the leaders to change your car. All of the pilots opted for the same strategy, thus limiting the changes of positions, but also the errors in the pitlane. In the end, Stéphane Sarrazin and Jean-Eric Vergne were the only pilots who went missing, every time the green flag he was surprised still in the pitlane. For his part, Lucas di Grassi was overtaken by Robin Frijns, although that wasn’t a problem since the pilot Andretti delayed its passage through the pitlane.

Nico Prost became the best ally of the absent Sebastien Buemi after hunting down Lucas di Grassi. The French ended not to attack the brazilian driver, although his presence was more than enough to cut the pace of Lucas Di Grassi. In this aspect, the advancement of Loïc Duval António Félix Da Costa and the battle for the last positions, with the right points, gave color to a race with two groups is very marked. However, Sam Bird got a good enough pace to to avoid the attacks of Rosenqvist and Heidfeld, partner of Mahindra Racing.


so Much so that Nick Heidfeld and Felix Rosenqvist exchanged positions to see if the German could cut distance to Bird, although the maneuver was not too successful. In fact, all the action lived in the back with the touch of Stéphane Sarrazin with Loïc Duval, while head turns trascurrían without incident. In fact, Sam Bird crossed the finish line unchallenged to get his second victory in New York, by signing up as an almost perfect weekend. Nick Heidfeld and Felix Rosenqvist completed the podium, making clear that Mahindra is one of the teams more in shape.

Pierre Gasly crossed the finish line in fourth position, then hit the barriers in a move a both incomprehensible. All in all, the pretender managed to subtract some points to be a Lucas di Grassi that he could not move from the fifth position and came to Canada still behind Sébastien Buemi. Sixth for his part was Nico Prost, while the area of points completed by on this occasion, Tom Dillmann, with the single Venturi, Jean-Eric Vergne with the Renault team Techeetah, Robin Frijns with the Andretti and Jerome D’ambrosio with the Penske Faraday’s Future.

Classification ePrix New York Formula AND 2016-17 (II)

Pos. Pilot Car Time
1 Sam Bird DS Virgin DS Virgin DSV-02 49 turns
2nd Nick Heidfeld Mahindra Racing Mahindra M3Electro +11.381
3rd Felix Rosenqvist Mahindra Racing Mahindra M3Electro +12.319
4th Pierre Gasly Renault Z. E 16 Renault Z. E 16 +12.355
5th Lucas di Grassi ABT Schaeffler Audi ABT Schaeffler FE02 +23.451
6th Nico Prost Renault Z. E 16 Renault Z. E 16 +30.470
7th Tom Dillmann Venturi Formula E Venturi VM200-FAITH-02 +41.862
8th Jean-Eric Vergne Techeetah Renault Z. E 16 +52.292
9th Robin Frijns Andretti BMW Andretti ATEC-02 +1:00.475
10th Jerome D’ambrosio Faraday Future Penske 701-EV +1:12.659