Formula E – Montréal ePrix – Race
Only one more round to the end of the Formula E season and the championship battle is closer after the first race at Montréal. Lucas Di Grassi won the first race and he’s now the championship leader ahead of Buemi.
Lucas Di Grassi started on pole and had everything in favor to win the race, with Sebastien Buemi with a grid penalty after crashing his Renault during the free practice. The brazilian driver kept the first position while the championship leader lost a few positions at the start, being 16th and having to make a comeback.
Rosenqvist had a battle with Sarrazin trying to overtake the Techeetah driver, but it was impossible for him, meanwhile Buemi was overtaking part of the grid, reaching the top 10 before the pitstop.
The moment that changed the race came when Heidfeld tried to overtake Duval, crashing into him, causing first a yellow flag because the Dragon driver spun, but after that, Heidfeld crashed into the barriers after breaking the suspension of his Mahindra. That caused a full course yellow and the chaos at boxes, where Daniel Abt was slowing down Buemi, who was angry about that and after exiting the boxes, they touched.
The second part of the race was undergoing without problems with Buemi overtaking drivers and Abt following him, but again the chaos arrived with Lopez. The driver from Argentina spun and crashed into the walls, causing a safety-car.
Once the race was restarted Di Grassi used his fanboost to escape from Vergne, while Rosenqvist hit the wall and broke his suspension, but could finish the race… losing a few positions. Da Costa was hit by Piquet and spun, losing also some positions, and meanwhile, on the final lap, Vergne was chasing Di Grassi for the victory and Buemi was making the same with Sarrazin. No one could overtake the other driver.
Lucas Di Grassi won the first race at Montréal and he’s now the championship leader with just one race ahead. Vergne and Sarrazin finished on podium and the top 10 was completed with Buemi, Abt, Bird, Prost, Evans, Frijns and Rosenqvist.
Tomorrow the championship will end, and everything can happen. Buemi or Di Grassi, only one of them will become champion this season and the Minis will be ready to tell you who will do it.