BMW i Andretti Motorsport wins NYC Formulation E Race
Maximilian Günther claimed his first win of the season in race ten of this yr’s ABB FIA Formulation E World Championship in New York Metropolis. Ranging from fourth place on the grid, he managed his vitality extraordinarily nicely and was then in a position to climb from third place into the lead within the closing laps.
This was the third win of Günther’s Formulation E profession and his first podium this season. Following Jake Dennis’ (GBR) triumph at Valencia (ESP), this was win quantity two of Season 7 for BMW i Andretti Motorsport. Dennis additionally had a robust race on his debut in New York, however sadly dropped nicely down the sphere after struggling a puncture, earlier than finally retiring.
Within the Driver’s Championship, Günther has climbed from 18th to 12th place, courtesy of the 25 factors for the win. With 53 factors, he now trails Dennis in eleventh place by only one level. BMW i Andretti Motorsport is now sixth within the Group standings with 107 factors.
Dennis began the race from 15th place and battled his means into the factors with some spectacular racing. Sadly, he suffered a puncture and needed to come into the pits. That originally dropped him nicely again by way of the sphere, earlier than he finally needed to retire utterly.
The eleventh race of the season takes place on Sunday on the identical venue.
Maximilian Günther (#28 BMW iFE.21, beginning place: 4th place, race consequence: 1st place, factors: 53, driver standings: 12th place):
“Profitable right here in New York on the crew’s residence race may be very particular, nevertheless it’s additionally a particular victory due to the season we had to this point. Many occasions issues didn’t go our means and we couldn’t rating as many factors as we needed to, however we all the time stored going and centered on ourselves. We all know what we’re able to.
Right this moment we did an excellent job managing the race. I had probably the most vitality of all frontrunners left ultimately. That is a bonus, however overtaking nonetheless may be very troublesome right here. Jean-Éric made the transfer into the hairpin, each race leaders ran huge and for me that was the proper alternative to overhaul each. After that I used to be in a snug scenario with the quantity of vitality I had left.”