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The characteristics that define driving in New York City are many of the same qualities that come to the fore in auto racing. The traffic in the metropolis is tight, is heard, and is perfectly and precisely in your face. And it was in the Big Apple that Formula E contested a double header that saw the series’ electric machines compete back-to-back on the streets of Brooklyn.

Rounds 10 and 11 of the Formula E season took place on Saturday and Sunday, with the two days continuing the trend of a very competitive season. In the first race of the weekend, Maximilian Guenther took advantage of Jean-Eric Vergne’s overzealousness with five minutes remaining, as the German rider passed Vergne and the race’s dominant rider Nick Cassidy after Vergne has passed his braking zone. in the route pin.

Guenther managed to pull through, securing his first victory of the season and defending the home soil of his American racing team in BMW i Andretti Motorsport. Vergne and Lucas di Grassi complete the podium.

Saturday’s race was tough for Englishman Sam Bird as his team had to rebuild their car after a crash in Round 10. the race for the rebounding victory.

However, Bird’s victory was tempered somewhat by a missed opportunity to finish 1-2 for Jaguar Racing. Racing for second place late in the race, Jaguar’s Mitch Evans sustained damage to his left rear suspension as he attempted to hold Cassidy and Antonio Felix Da Costa back, leaving him 13th at the finish as his teammate drove towards victory. Cassidy and Da Costa ended up joining Bird on the podium.

Bird’s victory put him at the top of the drivers’ standings with four races to go, and just in time for his comeback. The next Formula E race will be another double header in the Bird-native London E-Prix on July 24-25.


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