ePrix Jakarta: Evans beats everyone in the final sprint, Giovinazzi retires

Overtaking then control over Vergne

Turn 7 again, this time a decisive assault and no major blame for the race leader, Vergne. It happens 6 minutes from time, Evans closes the chase conducted with the second Attack Mode – used at less than 14 minutes from the end – and takes the lead.

Jaguar’s pace seemed to be good to stretch on Vergne and Mitch Evans did it, opening up to 1 “margin. However, the end was managed due to difficulties on the rear tires. Vergne closed the gap and tried in the last 2 laps and minutes to regain leadership, without success.

“It was a good race, thanks to Mitch and Jaguar who were simply faster. I had to save a lot more energy at one point because the temperatures were very high. We will have to understand why “explains JEV.

Solid third Mortara

The very aggressive and hot asphalt led to a management ePrix. In the end, Edoardo Mortara also joined the Evans-Vergne challenge. “It was a good weekend here in Jakarta, we ran a smart race, we managed to manage the tires and the battery: it wasn’t easy given the temperatures. We were hoping for a maneuver up front, a JEV attack to gain a “free” position but it didn’t happen. We got to 0% under the flag but we had to manage at temperature, because the power decreased “the words of Mortara hot.

The Venturi driver still climbs on the podium after the excellent performances in Berlin and in the Drivers’ World Championship – third – he is in the game with Evans fourth, Vergne second and Vandoorne, always first despite the fifth place he gained in Jakarta.

“We worked a lot on the set-up and systems for these temperatures. We needed a good result, everything was new here and we didn’t know how it would go. We have never come out of the fight for the world championship but we are back with a stronger position now“comments Evans.

Da Costa down from the podium, Vandoorne in the points

Among the “disappointed” of the ePrix is ​​Antonio Felix Da Costa, who does not translate the second position on the grid into a podium result. He finished fourth and forced to control Vandoorne behind him, recovering from seventh position on the grid and author of a good ePrix.

Points also go to Dennis, Di Grassi, Wehrlein – eighth after qualifying from sixth place but falling back to 11th due to a technical infringement on the inverter and the breaking of the seals after Monaco -. Bird closes ninth ahead of Buemi, both taking the position on Lotterer, ninth on the track but penalized by 5 “for an episode of racing with De Vries. A puncture for the Dutchman in the final stages of the race and goodbye to the ambitions of points. race to forget for Antonio Giovinazzistill at zero points, forced to retire due to energy problems at his Dragon Penske.

The order of arrival of the Jakarta ePrix


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