Formula E once again showed a indeterminate side in New York: After a third place finish by Lucas di Grassi and a clever liberation by René Rast on Saturday, both drivers from a Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler organisation did not grasp any points in a second competition on Sunday: Rast finished a competition in 20th place after an unscheduled array stop due to a puncture, while Lucas di Grassi was personal 14th after a time penalty.
It was already violent in subordinate for a second race: It was drizzling over a Brooklyn circuit during a few mins when Lucas di Grassi took to a track. Although a Brazilian set a fastest time in his group, he was incompetent to finish aloft than twelfth on a grid. Rast had to take to a lane in a initial organisation and was so in a many adverse conditions in further to a drizzle, though he still competent in eleventh place on a grid.
The competition itself was over for Rast after only a few minutes: At a commencement of a full-course-yellow period, a aspirant slid into a behind of René Rast’s Audi e-tron FE07 and slashed a left-rear tire. After a unscheduled array stop, a German fought his approach behind to a field, though was no longer means to conflict for points. “I done adult a few positions right after a start and was on my approach to a front, when a puncture and tire change cost me a minute,” pronounced René Rast. “That was impossibly bad fitness today, though it can always occur in Formula E, given that things are so tight.”
Teammate Lucas di Grassi had already fought his approach adult to seventh place when, in a tighten conflict with dual cars for a points position, he subsequently tapped a competitor. The stewards released a 10-second chastisement for that incident, that forsaken di Grassi to 14th place. “My competition was excellent and a points for seventh place would have been profitable in a championship,” says di Grassi. “Rain in qualifying, afterwards a time penalty, that’s only how vicious Formula E can be. The critical thing is: we have a automobile to win races and we will infer that again in London.”
The Envision Virgin Racing patron organisation clinched another prize for a Audi e-tron FE07 on Sunday: Nick Cassidy distinguished second place during a finish, while teammate Robin Frijns also finished in a points with eighth place.
“New York is always good for fantastic Formula E days, though unfortunately not with a quite good finale for us today,” says Team Principal Allan McNish. “Nevertheless, all is still open in a championship and in only dual weeks, we’ll continue with a subsequent dual races in London, where we wish to spin a tables again.” René Rast and Lucas di Grassi are seventh and twelfth in a drivers’ standings, both within distinguished stretch of a leaders. In a teams’ standings, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is in fourth place.
The subsequent dual races will be hold in London on Jul 24 and 25, before a final races in Berlin in a center of August.