Second race, second podium

Stoffel was in Group 1 for qualifying when track conditions were not yet at their best. He qualified twelfth on the grid but soon found himself back in the Top Ten after the first lap of the race. However, before the first of two safety car periods, Stoffel had already moved up into fourth place which is where he finished. Following a penalty for BMW driver Max Günther, Stoffel moved up into third place after the race, securing his second podium. Stoffel’s team-mate Nyck de Vries also lined up in Group 1 but started the race from 23rd place on the grid following a mistake on his qualifying lap. Fighting hard, the Formula E rookie gained 17 positions over the 30 laps to cross the finish line on P6. After the race ended, he was handed a drive-through penalty which was converted into a 24-second time penalty. As a result, Nyck subsequently dropped out of the points. And so, quite unexpectedly, Mercedes leads the team standings with a total of 38 points heading home after its debut weekend in Diriyah. After two rounds out of 14 to be contested this season, Stoffel (30 points) is second in the driver’s standings while Nyck (8 points) is in ninth place. As was the case for Race 1, both of the team’s drivers led the fan boost voting for the second race (VAN: 23.22% / DEV: 12.61%). The Top Five from fan voting gain an extra power boost in the second stint of the race.