Maximilian Guenther flies to maiden Formula E win in Santiago thriller
Maximilian Guenther flew to a maiden Formula E victory at the Santiago E-Prix, clearing Antonio Felix da Costa with a final lap lunge.
In qualifying, it was Jaguar Racing's Mitch Evans who secured pole position while Guenther took second, marginally behind the Kiwi at the close of Super Pole.
At the race start, Evans maintained the lead while Guenther briefly fell down to third, jumped by Mahindra Racing's Pascal Wehrlein.
2020欧洲杯体育投注软件Closing in, Guenther cleared Wehrlein with 23-minutes of racing remaining before passing race leader Evans, inheriting first place while DS Techeetah team-mates Jean-Eric Vergne and Antonio Felix da Costa closed in on the scrap at the front.
2020欧洲杯体育投注软件On a late charge, da Costa fought forward to the lead, overtaking Guenther with two-minutes + 1 lap of racing remaining in Turn 10.
Matched on energy, Guenther remained in touch with the Portuguese racer when entering the final lap of the race, closing in and overtaking into the blind Turn 9, defending from there on to take his maiden victory and a second for BMW in Season 6.
While da Costa took second, Evans held third with Wehrlein taking fourth. Mercedes EQ's Nyck de Vries completed the top five.
Stoffel Vandoorne followed his team-mate across the line in sixth while Lucas di Grassi took seventh.
James Calado ensured a double points finish for Jaguar by taking eighth while immediate penalties after the chequered flag promoted Felipe Massa to ninth and Sam Bird into the top 10.
Santiago - Race Result
|1||Maximilian Guenther||BMW i Andretti Motorsport|
|2||Antonio Felix da Costa||DS Techeetah||2.067|
|3||Mitch Evans||Panasonic Jaguar Racing||5.119|
|4||Pascal Wehrlein||Mahindra Racing||7.050|
|5||Nyck de Vries||Mercedes-Benz EQ||9.883|
|6||Stoffel Vandoorne||Mercedes-Benz EQ||11.237|
|7||Lucas di Grassi||Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler||14.437|
|8||James Calado||Panasonic Jaguar Racing||18.255|
|9||Felipe Massa||Venturi Racing||20.430|
|10||Sam Bird||Envision Virgin Racing||21.780|
|11||Nico Muller||GEOX Dragon||23.786|
|12||Oliver Turvey||NIO 333||27.778|
|13||Sebastien Buemi||Nissan e.dams||43.257|
|14||Daniel Abt||Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler||47.198|
|15||Robin Frijns||Envision Virgin Racing||1 Lap|
|16||Ma Qing Hua||NIO 333||1 Lap|
|17||Oliver Rowland||Nissan e.dams||4 Laps|
|18||Jerome d'Ambrosio||Mahindra Racing||DNF|
|19||Brendon Hartley||GEOX Dragon||DNF|
|20||Jean-Eric Vergne||DS Techeetah||DNF|
|21||Edoardo Mortara||Venturi Racing||DNF|
|22||Andre Lotterer||Tag-Heuer Porsche||DNF|
|23||Alexander Sims||BMW i Andretti Motorsport||DNF|
|24||Neel Jani||Tag-Heuer Porsche||DNF|