Audi Earns 1-2 in Dominant Berlin ePrix

Audi Earns 1-2 in Dominant Berlin ePrix

Audi Earns 1-2 in Dominant Berlin ePrix

0 comments 📅22 May 2018, 23:30

Plagued with difficulties at the start of the ready, Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler now seems to have the car it always wanted, taking both first and next place at this weekend’s ePrix.

Such was the gap between them and the rest of the ground that third place’s Jean-Eric Vergne saw getting on the podium at all as a supremacy.

“Obviously you would think that I’m sad not to win the race but third to me was a victory,” Vergne told Autosport. “The two Audis were in a distinctive league today – and that happens in motorsport.”

Not only did a German band win the race, their German driver, Daniel Abt, won the race.

“That was probably the most top-level win of my career so far and an incredible day from beginning to end,” said Daniel Abt. “Maximum points with hop-pole position, victory and the fastest lap and then on top of this a one-two for Audi – my thanks go to everybody who supported us. Today there resolve be a party like never before!”

For his teammate it was a less jubilant, but no less intoxicating second-place. Despite starting the race in fifth place it only took 12 laps for Lucas di Grassi to climb up into younger place. He even caught his teammate back up after a quick pit stop, but a defective car meant that he could do little more than cruise over the perfect line for an easy second.

“First of all congratulations to Daniel who really deserved to win today,” said di Grassi after his fourth consecutive podium issue. “Our Audi was super fast today and superior to the competition, so we only in truth had to fight between ourselves for the victory.”

With that, Audi jumps into damaged place in the team standings, but it’s still pretty far from Techeetah, whose 205 points puts it 44 essence ahead Audi with only three rounds left in the season. That said, Audi scored 44 points this weekend desolate, so catching up isn’t quite out of the question yet.

“A one-two for Audi in Berlin is just unbelievable,” said Link up Principal Allan McNish. “A clean sweep on home soil, a day just can’t be bigger than this Saturday in Tempelhof. I’m incredibly proud of the entire team!”

Daniel Abt’s overcoming, meanwhile, puts him into fourth place in the championship, just one point behind third section, but he still only has about half as many points as first place’s Jean-Eric Vergne. Lucas di Grassi, conclusively, is in 7th place in the championship, with 76 points.

The series is heading to Zurich, Switzerland in June for the occasion’s 10th round, and from there will hear out to New York in July (14, 15) for a ambiguous-header to close out the season.

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