This weekend sees Formula E return to action for the penultimate event of its seventh season. Like the last couple of events, the London ePrix is also set to be a double header.
Britain’s Sam Bird leads the drivers’ championship after scoring points in both New York ePrix races, including a victory in the second. It means the Jaguar Racing driver has a five point advantage over Antonio Felix da Costa and Robin Frijns, who are tied for second in the championship.Embed from Getty Images
Previous championship leader Edoardo Mortara has slipped down to fourth in the standings after failing to score any points in New York. The Swiss driver is four points adrift of da Costa and Frijns entering this weekend.
The other race winner in New York was Max Gunther who is tied for twelfth in the championship with three other drivers. Those three drivers being Lucas di Grassi, Stoffel Vandoorne and Jake Dennis.
The quartet are five points behind Nyck de Vries and Oliver Rowland who are tied for tenth, themselves only one point behind Mitch Evans and Pascal Wehrlein who are tied for eighth in the standings.
In the teams’ championship Virgin Racing enters the London double header at the top of the standings, two points ahead of DS Techeetah. This after Virgin Racing got both cars in the points in the two races at New York while DS Techeetah claimed two podiums across the two races last time out. Three points behind DS Techeetah are Jaguar Racing who are third in the standings.
Previous championship leaders Mercedes enter this weekend fifth after failing to score any points across the two races in New York. The German team are two points behind fourth placed Audi and are 28 adrift of Jaguar. Five points behind Mercedes in sixth in the championship are BMW i Andretti.