Formula E: Berlin ePrix Double Header Recap
This past weekend the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship headed to the Berlin for a double header race weekend. The races were organized as two separate rounds as the seasons first double header that marked the midway point for the season. Three different manufacturers sat on the podium after the Round 8 race.
Nick Cassidy Wins
Nick Cassidy pulled off a stunning win in Berlin after making a mistake on Saturday that cost a chance at the win. In a post race interview Cassidy stated, “I knew that I would be in the fight for the win, I’ve been in the fight for the last five races. We had a great opportunity in the first race as well, but I made a mistake, and today we really made it count. The team have given me an opportunity to win pretty much every weekend and as a driver that’s a dream.”
Vandoorne Early Success did not Translate to the Race
As reigning champion of Formula E Stoffel Vandoorne has seen better days in his career. After running fastest in FP1 in Berlin, Vandoorne had a disappointing DNF in the Round 7 race. He finished P8 in the Round 8 race. Vandoorne currently sits 11th in the championship standings. His championship grasps have seemingly waned. He may has fallen too far behind to make a run for the title. However, this is Formula E and we have 8 more races where anything can happen. After Berlin, Cassidy has climbed to within 4 points of the championship leader Pascal Wherlein. Next up is Monaco and you can find more information about the circuit at Formula E Monaco.
You can view the full race results for Round 7 and 8 here along with the championship points standings.