Last weekend, Formula E made another guest appearance in Berlin. While Venturi driver Edoardo Mortara won Saturday's race, Mercedes driver Nyck de Vries was victorious on Sunday. Formula E will also be racing in Berlin in the next two years.
ROKit Venturi Racing's Edoardo Mortara started Saturday's seventh race of the season from pole position. The Venturi driver had a comfortable race, as the competitors behind him had to fight many positional battles and thus frequently blocked each other. It was only on the 37th lap that Mortara went a little on the defensive and tempted DS Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne into a manoeuvre, whereupon Vergne fell behind Mortara by 1.5 seconds. The DS driver was unable to make up this time. In the end, Edoardo Mortara thus took victory in the first race in Berlin. Jean-Eric Vergne finished behind him, with third place going to Mercedes driver Stoffel Vandoorne.
On Sunday, however, another driver was to take the win: Nyk de Vries (Mercedes-EQ) took an early lead and then drove a commanding race. Overall, the eighth round of the season also went without incident, with De Vries eventually taking victory in the second Berlin race. Venturi driver Edoardo Mortara secured second place on Sunday, with Stoffel Vandoorne of Mercedes-EQ again claiming third.
After eight races in the current Formula E season, Mercedes driver Stoffel Vandoorne is now leading the overall standings with 111 points. Edoardo Mortara is currently in second place in the drivers' standings with 99 points, while Jean-Eric Vergne is in third place.
Formula E has already been a guest in Berlin since the first season in 2014/15. With the exception of the race in the second season, all races took place at the former Berlin-Tempelhof Airport. Thanks to a contract extension, Formula E races will also be held in Berlin in the next two years. The area on Tempelhofer Feld offers plenty of space and the best conditions for a large audience, which once again found its way to the race track this May weekend. So the success story in the capital city continues.
In addition, McLaren Racing has now announced its entry into Formula E: for the coming season, McLaren will take over the Mercedes team, which had already decided to withdraw from the series almost a year ago.