2021 ABB Formula E New York ePrix Preview

This weekend sees Formula E head to New York for the latest event, and double header, of its seventh season.

Venturi Racing’s Edoardo Mortara will enter the weekend as the leader of the drivers’ championship after a third and race victory in the double header in Puebla, Mexico. It means Mortara has a 10 point advantage over second place in the championship.

The Swiss driver was one of those who was able to benefit from Pascal Wehrlein’s disqualification in the first race. The Porsche driver had initially crossed the line as the winner in race one and also ended up losing a third place finish in the second race.

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Due to this Wehrlein will begin the latest double header twelfth in the championship, 24 points behind Mortara. The German has Sam Bird one point ahead of him in the championship in eleventh and is nine points clear of Lucas di Grassi who is thirteenth.

di Grassi was the main beneficiary of Wehrlein’s disqualification in the first race as the Audi driver secured the race victory because of it. The Brazilian was unable to build upon the result in race two as he was classified down in eighteenth. He has a two point advantage over Nick Cassidy who is fourteenth, the New Zealander securing his first podium in Formula E in the second Puebla race.

Back at the top of the championship, second in the standings is Robin Frijns, the Dutchman failed to score any points during the Puebla double header. He has a two point advantage over Antonio Felix da Costa, Rene Rast and Mitch Evans who are all tied for third in the championship. The trio have a one point advantage over sixth placed Nyck de Vries.

Formula E in Berlin 2019: Leader Lucas di Grassi Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler” by Marco Verch Professional Photographer is licensed under CC BY 2.0

In the teams’ championship Mercedes has a three point advantage at the top of the standings over DS Techeetah. The former of the two have only managed to score points in three of the last seven races that have been contested. This is in comparison to DS Techeetah who have managed to get at least one car in the points across the same period.

Despite being only three points behind Mercedes, DS Techeetah also only have a one point gap over third placed Jaguar Racing. A further 10 points behind Jaguar are Audi and Virgin who are tied for fourth. The two have a 16 point advantage over sixth placed Venturi Racing.

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