Third victory of the season for Mitch Evans: the Jaguar Racing driver won the inaugural ePrix in Jakarta, valid as the ninth round of the 2022 World Cup. Evans, who started third, managed to perfectly manage the race strategy and got rid of the his direct rival today thanks to a nice overtaking made in Curva 7, thus relaunching his hopes for the world title.
A boost of confidence. Evans makes a leap forward in the standings and is now fourth, but only 12 points behind the leader of the standings. After the race, the Jaguar New Zealander said: “I would say it was tough! I’m happy with how it turned out. We had a complicated last race at this track it was similar, but with a climate on another level. We worked a lot on the set-up and fine-tuning of the systems: the team gave me what I needed. The one with JEV was a close battle, I thought I would detach a bit after passing it, but my tires have lost performance. We needed a good result today, I’m very happy with how it went. “
Mortara on the podium. After Evans overtaking Vergne, energy management became a critical point for the leading duo, who tackled the final laps at a really slow pace. This allowed Edoardo Mortara to join the group after passing Da Costa and put pressure on the leading duo. Not surprisingly, all three crossed the finish line in just one second. Mortara underlined: “We crossed the finish line with practically no energy and what’s more it was hard to manage the temperatures. Maybe I had something more than JEV and Evans, but I could not overcome them”. Mortara stressed: “We passed on the finish line practically without energy and moreover it was difficult to manage the temperatures. Maybe I had something more than JEV and Evans, but I could not overcome them “. Only fourth is Antonio Felìx Da Costa who managed to get behind the leader of the championship, Stoffel Vandoorne.
Good the first. Over 60,000 people attended the Jakarta ePrix and the Ancol Festival which saw as guests of honor the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo and the governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan. Before the race, Formula E honored with a minute’s silence the memory of José Abed, honorary vice president of the FIA and president of the Mexican International Motor Sports Organization, who passed away last Thursday at the age of 82.
The rankings. Vandoorne remains leader of the standings with 121 points. Jean-Eric Vergne shortens the gap and is now second by just 5 points. With today’s podium, Edoardo Mortara is confirmed among the protagonists of this championship and chases Vergne two points and seven from the leader. Mercedes-EQ remains in the lead in the Constructors’ Championship with 186 points, 16 more on the DS Techeetah and 17 on the Venturi Racing.
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