The most important victory for Maximilian Gunther (24) in the Formula E race in New York! His boss leaves the power line at the end of the BMW season, and the Germans still have no cockpit for next year. But with confident performance on the way to the port of Brooklyn with Manhattan’s vision, Gunther set a fat exclamation mark!
Because, above all, he wins the home race of his BMW team, Andrei, which may take over from BMW in 2022. Former Formula 1 and IndyCar star Michael Andrei personally congratulated.
Gunder Sears: “It was good to win in New York – especially after this season we got less points than we wanted. In Formula E, small things often make a difference. But we kept going and focusing on ourselves. The team also knows what we can do. “
The key to winning fourth place on the stage: Gunther uses ruthless exploitation between Nick Cassidy (Virgin / Audi) and dual champion Jean-Eric Vergne (DS-Tachita). With both touches, Oberstorber deliberately slips away from the races towards the goal. “I saw the gap, I thought to myself: this is your chance,” says Gunther, delighted in both senses of the word. Because his overall third Formula E success should also increase interest in his services.
“He needed to know that he had a lot of misfortune after this season,” said Saturn 1-expert Daniel Apt. Pole man Cassidy, on the other hand, returns to fourth. Behind Vergne, Audi driver Lucas de Grossi is on stage. D.S. The Ingolstadt team is in third place behind Texita and Virgin.
After disqualification and time penalty in Puebla, Pascal Verlin’s negative series continues in New York. Force star Mahindra driver slapped Alex Lynn in seventh place behind him, leaving the defective car. “My mistake,” he admits in an interview with Sportbuild. “I really wanted to run the other line of attack mode, which is why I stopped so late.” Swabian self-criticism: “I’m so angry at myself.”
Audi driver Rene Rost shows his fighting prowess again, plowing the field from 22nd to 10th. “He has a very formal approach,” said his Audi team boss Alan McNish, praising the dominating DTM champion for Sport Build. “He rolls up his shirts and hangs himself.” Alone: Rost struggles to qualify, in which the best of the championship has to go down the dirt track of the day. “It’s like a lottery and very frustrating for the driver, even after a race with many previous maneuvers.”
In the championship table, Roast is still in fourth place, eleven points behind Eto’o Mortara (Venturi-Mercedes). Max Gunther is in twelfth place, but only 19 points behind. Even 15th-ranked Pascal Verlin could be the champion behind with 24 points. Reason: Nine different drivers have won ten races. This is a record even in unpredictable Formula E.
The second race in New York will continue on Sunday, live on Saturday 1st from 7pm.