Felix Rosenqvist wins first race in Berlin

Felix Rosenqvist won the first Berlin ePrix of the weekend, when he grabbed the win ahead of Lucas di Grassi and teammate Nick Heidfeld.

di Grassi had, despite an ankle injury sustained under a football match, managed to take Pole Position. He led the first part of the race, until the very final lap before the pitstop, where Rosenqvist went past during braking into turn 1.

Jose Maria Lopez finished the race in fourth, after starting second. Lopez had a really bad start, and had to defend a lot towards turn 1.

Berlin ePrix, Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany.
Photo: Sam Bloxham/LAT/Formula E

Championship leader Sebastien Buemi had a really bad Saturday. After only qualifying in 14th, he carved his way through the race, and made some amazing overtakes into the 180 degrees turn 9. He finished the race in 5th on the road, but was later disqualified due to too low tire pressure.

Jean-Eric Vergne was originally finishing fifth, but due to an unsafe release during his pitstop, he got a 5-seconds time penalty, and finished in eighth place.

Berlin ePrix, Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany.
Photo: Sam Bloxham/LAT/Formula E

Mitch Evans got problems with the car early in the race, and instead the Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver switched focus into doing the fastest lap of the race, which he managed to do, and thereby bring a point to himself and to the team.

The next race will be run tomorrow, when all the drivers will be racing again in Berlin.

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