Santiago E-Prix Tag

By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer After two strong weekends to open Season Four of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, Felix Rosenqvist finally saw a true test of his championship mettle on the streets of Santiago, Chile. He responded admirably. Rosenqvist overcame a subpar qualifying session and drove his way through the field from 14th to salvage a fourth-place result in the Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix, keeping the Swiss shoe within five points of race winner and championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne. “While I was ready for any opportunities that came my way, IRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Jean-Eric Vergne’s strong day ended with a near-perfect drive to the race victory in the Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix. After starting on the pole, Vergne led wire-to-wire and fended off a host of late challenges from Techeetah teammate Andre Lotterer to score his first victory of Season Four in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The result was Vergne’s second-career triumph. Looking for his first points in the all-electric series, Lotterer survived a few close calls with his teammate on failed passing attempts and crossed the start-finish lineRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Jean-Eric Vergne survived a chaotic Super Pole round and soared ahead of Season Two champion Sebastien Buemi to claim the Julius Baer Pole Position in Chile. The Frenchman’s time of 1:19.161 stood as the quickest of the five pole contenders to give Vergne the first starting position for Saturday’s Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix. As it turned out, the battle for the position came down solely to Vergne and Buemi, who claimed the other spot on the front row with a circuit clocked at 1:19.355. The other threeRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Jean-Eric Vergne’s late final run served as the fastest time in an eventful 30-minute Free Practice 2 for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Chile. The Techeetah ace’s fast lap of 1:18.662 came in the waning moments of the final pre-qualifying practice for Saturday’s Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix, as he and several others were attempting a final full-power lap ahead of the morning’s upcoming qualifying session. While Vergne was able to complete his circuit, many of the Frenchman’s fellow competitors were unable to set aRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer A familiar name topped the chaotic opening practice session for the inaugural ABB FIA Formula E Championship race in Santiago, Chile. Sam Bird laid down a lap time of 1:19.439 around the 1.53-mile Parque Forestal Ciudad De Santiago to set the fast time in Free Practice 1 for Saturday’s Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix. The DS Virgin Racing veteran slotted in just ahead of early championship leader and Mahindra Racing ace Felix Rosenqvist (1:19.646). Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne (1:19.701) and Andre Lotterer (1:19.824) ended the session in third andRead More

Posted On January 31, 2018By Aaron BeardenIn Breaking News, Formula E, Headline News

Formula E Weekend Preview: Santiago

By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Ahead of each ABB Formula E Series race weekend, Motorsports Tribune offers an in-depth look at the details and storylines going into the weekend’s event(s).  Race(s): Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix (37 laps, 56.61 miles) Hashtag: #SantiagoEPrix Circuit: Parque Forestal Ciudad De Santiago (Chile) Track Details: Clockwise – 12 turns, 1.53 miles Track Record: N/A (New Location) What Happened Last Year: N/A. Formula E has never traveled to Chile before. Weekend Schedule Saturday, February 3 Free Practice 1: 5:55-6:55 a.m. ET (FOX Sports Go) Free Practice 2: 8:25-9:10 a.m. ET (FOX SportsRead More