Formula E – Monaco ePrix – Race
The Monaco ePrix was back at the FIA Formula E championship after missing the second season. Sebastien Buemi and Lucas Di Grassi finished on the same position as their first season in Formula E on a race that maybe it didn’t have so much action, but it’s making the championship even more interesting.
Sebastien Buemi started on pole position and he had a perfect start with Lucas Di Grassi chasing him really close, but the eDams Renualt driver escaped from the Brazilian driver. Jose Maria Lopez suffered a small crash on the start and broke his rear wing, but we could say that it wasn’t the day for DS Virgin, because also Sam Bird had to stop on boxes because he hit the wall when he was trying to catch Maro Engel.
Monaco was the race for the chasing, and we had Rosenqvist making that with Maro Engel, behind them we had Robin Frijns who was overtaken by Daniel Abt before the hairpin on a really great movement by the german driver. We couldn’t say the same with Nelson Piquet and Jean Eric Vergne. The French driver was chasing the Brazilian and when he arrived to the hairpin, he tried to overtake him, but Piquet closed the door and both drivers crashed, finishing Vergne on the wall and causing the only safety-car that we saw during the ePrix.
After the pitstops, Jerome D’Ambrosio had problems, his car stopped in the middle of the track, but he could start again, reaching the pitlane and stopping it again. Meanwhile, Piquet was defending the pisition with Engel, Rosenqvist and Abt. Again on the pitlane, the DS Virgin drivers stopped their cars on boxes, it was a weekend to forget for the drivers, who were thinking now on the next ePrix in Paris next weekend.
On the final laps Lucas Di Grassi was getting close to Sebastien Buemi, and the Brazilian still had his fanboost ready to attack the eDams driver, but both crossed the finish line on the same positions. We couldn’t say the same with Robin Frijns, who run out of energy on the final lap and had to finish the race out of the points.
Sebastien Buemi won the Monaco ePrix with Lucas Di Grassi and Nick Heidfeld at the podium. The top 10 was completed with Nelson Piquet, Maro Engel, Felix Rosenqvist, Daniel Abt, Esteban Gutiérrez, Antonio Felix da Costa and Nico Prost.
The next round of the championship will be next week at Paris, the city of lights will receive again the Formula E drivers. Who will win the next event? The answer next weekend.