There are just 3 rounds to go in this year’s Formula E Season and still everything is to play for. Championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne has a 40 point lead over rival Sam Bird while Techeetah hold a 44 point lead over Audi in the Teams championship. Who will come out on top?
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Can Renault leave on a high?
In their final season as “Renault e.Dams” before Nissan take over the team, it has not been a terrific season for the French squad. The Season 1, 2 and 3 champions have fallen to 6th in the championship – 116 points behind leaders Techeetah. The team have taken at least 1 win in each season but have so far not been able to stand on the top-step of the podium this season despite claiming 3 podium finishes. The very best that Renault can hope for is to 4th in the championship as the top 3 are out of reach.
Can Heidfeld salvage a terrible season
Mahindra’s Nick Heidfeld has endured a terrible season claiming only 22 points. The German driver started off the season well with a 3rd place in the season opener but since suffered 3 races on the trot where he did not finish and therefore picking up only 6 points since. Bad luck, reliability issues and instances of lapse of concentration has left Heidfeld 64 points off team-mate Felix Rosenqvist. Heidfeld will be hoping for a consistent and clean end to the season.
The battle to finish “not last”
Dragon Racing and Andretti Formula E are battling it out in the battle not to finish last in the Teams Championship. Dragon currently hold a 6 point advantage over Andretti in 9th and 10th. Neither of these teams have finished last before in the Championship. 8th placed NIO Formula E Team have a 19 point advantage over Dragon and should finish 8th but if a good result comes around in the next 3 races, they could jump Venturi Formula E Team who are in 7th place only 11 points ahead of NIO.
Season stats so far
- Jean-Eric Vergne, Techeetah, 3 wins
- Felix Rosenqvist, Mahindra Racing, 2 wins
- Sam Bird, DS Virgin Racing, 2 wins
- Daniel Abt, Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler, 2 wins
Most Fastest Laps
- Lucas di Grassi, Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler, 3 Fastest Laps
- Daniel Abt, Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler, 2 Fastest Laps
- Nelson Piquet Jr, Panasonic Jaguar Racing, 1 Fastest Lap
- Sam Bird, DS Virgin Racing, 1 Fastest Lap
- Jose Maria Lopez, Dragon Racing, 1 Fastest Lap
- Jerome d’Ambrosio, Dragon Racing, 1 Fastest Lap