Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team pick up further points in final push to end of season

09.
August 2020
Berlin

In an exciting finish, Nyck de Vries clinched fourth place while Stoffel Vandoorne finished twelfth in Round 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship

  • In qualifying, Nyck managed to progress through to the Super Pole again and was in the Top Five on the grid for the sixth time this season and finished P4
  • Over the 37-lap race, Stoffel fought his way up eight positions from 20th on the grid and crossed the finish line in twelfth place
  • The Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team (99 points) is in fourth position in the team championship after nine of eleven races this season
  • The next E-Prix will take place on Wednesday, 12 August, again at Berlin-Tempelhof, when drivers and teams will race on a new 2.505 km track configuration that will again pose fresh challenges

Driver

FP3

Qualifying

Super Pole

Race

Standings

#17

N. de Vries

P6

1:06.557

30 Laps

P3 (G3: P1)

1:06.575

2 Laps

P5

1:06.597

P4

Grid: P5

FL: 1:08.895

P12

42 Points

#5

S. Vandoorne

P4

1:06.474

28 Laps

P20 (G1: P5)

1:07.064

2 Laps

-

P12

Grid: P20

FL: 1:08.828

P8

57 Points


Ian James (Team Principal):

“Congratulations to António Félix da Costa for winning his first Championship and all the DS Techeetah Team for the Teams’ Championship. They performed outstandingly this year.

For our drivers, today was really intense. Stoffel defended his position well in the first half of the race, allowing him to attack towards the end and to finish P12. From the start, Nyck managed to keep his position in the lead group and did an outstanding job to keep things under control throughout. I am happy that he managed to gain on his starting postion, claiming P4 in the final lap. All in all, the team did a solid job, staying cool and focused throughout.

We now have two days before the final double-header. The new track layout will be interesting to race on and we are aiming to deliver a performance that rounds off our first season in style.”

Nyck de Vries:

“I made a good start and got through the first lap without any problems. All in all, it was a great race, about which, there isn't much I can say. But it was certainly a lot of fun to be in the top group. We controlled the race well, didn't rush things and had everything in hand. Overtaking Oliver Rowland towards the end was real nice. He tried to make my life difficult and we made contact briefly, but I had an energy advantage over him and would have overtaken him one way or another.”

Stoffel Vandoorne:

“Unfortunately, no points for me today. I found it harder to go on a charge in this race but managed to at least gain a few positions – even though it wasn't enough for points in the end. It’s not at all easy to push forwards in a race when you start from so far back. My result in qualifying influenced our entire day. Nevertheless, there are some positive aspects that we can take away from this round, especially with regards to energy management and the overtaking manoeuvres that I executed. It's good that we now have two days off before the last two races when we can bring a positive end to our season, hopefully.”

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