Formula E: Mercedes and BMW share the victories in Valencia
Spain is already one of the countries that have hosted, at least, one appointment of the Formula E. The Cheste Circuit debuted this weekend in the electric category calendar and, although traditional circuits are not the natural habitat of this championship, Cheste It has fulfilled in its circumstantial debut in the contest in the heat of pandemic, with two unpredictable races. A traditional circuit, much faster than the cities, was expected to be much more demanding for riders. Formula E… and so it has been.
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The two events held on the Valencian track have been exciting, perhaps more than expected and than many drivers would have liked. The first of the two races started in the wet and was marked by track starts, touches and incidents, which eventually forced the new MINI Safety Car to start up to five times. This caused the organization to cut the possibility of battery use of the Formula E (to avoid that he could go to ‘full’ after saving in a safety car situation), and the one who was leader of the race from the start, Antonio Felix da Costa, ended up running out of available energy after trying to escape several times and using excessively.
The same happened to many other pilots, among whom were Alex Lynn, Jakes Dennis or Oliver Turvey, who had to lift their foot to reach the finish line. Dutchman Nyck de Vries took victory at the wheel of his Mercedes, followed by Nico Müller and of Stoffel Vandoorne.
The second race was much calmer and ‘realistic’. The pilots did not risk the same thing happening again as the previous day and neither did the leader from the start, Jake Dennis, he escaped nor was there overconfidence in the rest of the grid. There were also fewer accidents and the safety car didn’t even come out. Dennis, with the BMW, achieved victory without much opposition from his rivals, followed by André Lotterer, who had a great race with Porsche, and Alex Lynn, who completed the podium after a sanction to Norman Nato for precisely expelling the British to gravel on a previous lap.
After the exciting races in Valencia, Nyck de Vries he leads the championship with 57 points, followed by his teammate Vandoorne and Sam Bird, third, at 14 points. The British Jaguar has not added a single point in Cheste. The next round of the Formula E World Championship will be the Monaco ePrix, which will take place on May 8.
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Adrian Mancebo April 26, 2021 – 08: 46h