Sam Bird has been the name of the ePrix of New York after achieving victory in the two races disputed in Brooklyn. The pilot DS Virgin won two races very different to exercise a complete domination in the first visit of Formula E to the Big Apple. Beyond the british pilot, Lucas di Grassi also brought large revenues to your visit to New York since his fourth and fifth position have enabled the brazilian driver to be placed ten points of Sébastien Buemi in the fight for the championship title of single-seaters-electric FIA.
The first race of the Formula E in New York was marked by the direct battle between the pilots of DS Virgin and equipment Techeetah. However, Alex Lynn got the pole against all odds in his debut in the competition, after the british pilot was one of the two new faces in this test to replace to José María ‘Pechito’ López. Already in the race, was Sam Bird who took over from his teammate before the various alternatives that were given throughout the test and that left Jean-Eric Vergne and Stéphane Sarrazin on the podium.
Most authoritative was the victory in the second race of the weekend for Sam Bird, despite losing the first position during the first moments of the race. Felix Rosenqvist in the first instance, and Nick Heidfeld were converted on this occasion in the main rivals of the british pilot, leaving the patents, once more Mahindra Racing is one of the teams that comes more in the form of the final straight of the championship. All in all, Sam Bird managed to impose its law in an authoritarian way, and crossed the line more than ten seconds of advantage over the pilots of the indian team.