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Jean-Éric Vergne wins the Hyderabad E-Prix

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship’s first look in India didn’t disappoint! In Hyderabad, the capital of Télangana, the 100% electrical single-seater class produced an excellent spectacle, with a race stuffed with overtaking and twists and surprises, all in entrance of a crowd of 25,000 folks.

Surprises within the race there might have been, however the first victory of the season for the DS E-TENSE FE23 was much less a shock and extra of a affirmation of potential for DS Efficiency, the racing division of DS Automobiles. This potential, current because the begin of Season 9, was evident from free apply, with Jean-Éric Vergne taking second place in qualifying, simply two hundredths of a second off pole place.

A number of hours later, the one double champion within the electrical self-discipline managed the state of affairs completely throughout an E-Prix that was virtually run flat-out regardless of the acute warmth (37 levels Celsius at the beginning). After taking the lead shortly earlier than the midway stage of the race, the 32-year-old Frenchman used all of his expertise and the effectivity of the DS E-TENSE FE23 to withstand his challengers. “JEV” subsequently took his 11th victory within the championship, with DS Cars celebrating its 16th success in Components E. The victory has additionally launched Vergne into the championship combine too, with the Frenchman third within the provisional drivers’ standings.

Regardless of solely beginning 17th on the grid, Stoffel Vandoorne additionally delivered an excellent efficiency, thus confirming the spectacular tempo of the DS E-TENSE FE23. The Belgian driver reduce by means of the sector to complete sixth on the street after the chequered flag, an unimaginable 12 locations gained. Nonetheless, the reigning Components E world champion was penalised five-seconds for exceeding observe limits, dropping him to eighth place. Nonetheless, Vandoorne was nonetheless in a position to rating factors for the second time this season.

Season 9 of the ABB FIA Components E World Championship will proceed in two weeks’ time at one other brand-new circuit for all opponents in Cape City, South Africa, on Saturday 25 February.

Blagojce Krivevski

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