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By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor Jean-Eric Vergne’s impressive Season Four run continued with another strong drive in Berlin. The Frenchman bounced back from a mid-race drop and overtook Sebastien Buemi and Oliver Turvey over the course of the final run to secure a third-place result in Saturday’s BMW i Berlin E-Prix. The result was the Techeetah shoe’s fifth podium in nine Season Four starts, and marked his 11th-consecutive top five finish in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. “It has been an amazing day and a fantastic weekend,” VergneRead More

Posted On April 28, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula E

Perfect Home E-Prix for Jean-Eric Verge

By FIA The third E-Prix in Paris saw home-hero Jean-Eric Vergne put in a near-perfect performance to score pole position and victory in the eighth round of the 2017/18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The winextends his lead in the standings once more to 31 points, while his closest contender – DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird – crossed the line third following a dramatic final lap around the Circuit des Invalides. In front of a huge partisan Parisian crowd, Vergne took pole position ahead of Bird by nearly three tenthsRead More
By FIA Jean-Eric Vergne scored an impressive lights-to-flag victory today, 17 March, in the Punta del Este E-Prix – round six of the 2017/18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The TECHEETAH driver had to work hard for his second win of the season, as he was chased right from the start by reigning champion Lucas di Grassi in his Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler machine. Earlier in the day, fans were treated to a flat-out qualifying session, although as the intensity rose in Superpole, a number of drivers exceeded track limitsRead 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