Stoffel Vandoorne wins in Monaco and takes the lead in the Formula E world championship after the Porsche drama

Stoffel Vandoorne is the new leader of the Formula E world championship. The Belgian driver won a tough race in Monaco, in which many drivers had alternatives but finally the Mercedes driver took the cat to the water with a great final stint after the last safety car. Vandoorne is the leader, but only just.

Pascal Wehrlein was very much on track victory for Porsche, but the mechanics of his electric single-seater let him down when he was already leading the race. To make matters worse, his teammate, André Lotterer, also suffered an accident a few laps later that completely changed the course of the race.

Wehrlein had the race won until his Porsche stalled at Loews

Evans Monaco Formula E 2022

Wehrlein was not only leading and was being the driver with the best pace, but could still use a period of extra power to solidify his advantage. However, the Porsche was left lying in the middle of Monaco, opening the fan so that many pilots believed they had the right to oppose this victory.

And it is that in addition to abandoning, the Porsche remained stopped at the exit of the tunnel, which caused a yellow flag situation throughout the circuit that betrayed more than anyone to Jean-Eric Vergne. The Frenchman from DS had just activated his period of extra powerand had to consume it without being able to attack under a yellow flag.

Wehrlein Monaco Formula E 2022

It seemed that the race was very defined for Vandoorne, who in addition to being the leader could still activate his extra power, but when he did Lotterer had his accident in Santa Devota, after a touch with Oliver Rowland. Safety car and Vandoorne, like Vergne before, wasting the extra power.

The race seemed to be left for Mitch Evans’ Jaguar, which also had to activate its extra power. However, when he did, following the safety car restart, he lost a key position to Robin Frinjs. He was able to overtake him and Vergne, but it was too late to reach Vandoorne.

Vergne Monaco Formula E 2022

Thus, this victory Vandoorne leaves him as the leader of the Formula E world championship with a six-point advantage over Vergne, while Frinjs and Evans are tied for third, just nine behind Vandoorne. And there are still ten races to go. The world promises to be tight between Mercedes, DS, Jaguar and Audi.

Behind, fifth position of √Āntonio F√©lix da Costa, just ahead of Lucas di Grassi. Nyck de Vries, the reigning champion, is not having his best season and has only finished tenth, while AAntonio Giovinazzi, a newcomer from Formula 1 that generated a lot of expectation, is still in the last positions.

Formula E E-Prix Monaco 2022 career results

Position Pilot Team Post-Departure Weather Difference
1 #5StoffelVANDOORNE MERCEDES-EQ FORMULA E TEAM 4 1:33.169 51:12.473
2 # 9MitchEVANS JAGUAR TCS RACING 1 1:32.941 1,285
3 #25Jean-EricVERGNE DS TECHEETAH 3 1:33.195 3,293
4 #4RobinFRENCH ENVISION RACING 7 1:32.707FL 3,467
5 #13Antonio FélixDA COSTA DS TECHEETAH 10 1:32.977 3,952
6 # 11LucasDI FATTI ROKIT VENTURI RACING 5 1:33.353 8,133
7 #37NickCASSIDY ENVISION RACING 18 1:33.717 15,273
8 #23SebastienBUEMI NISSAN E.DAMS 22 1:33.374 17,773
9 #27JakeDENNIS AVALANCHE ANDRETTI FORMULA E 15 1:33.391 17,82
10 #17NyckTHE FREEZE MERCEDES-EQ FORMULA E TEAM 8 1:33.662 18,283
11 #29AlexanderSIMS MAHINDRA RACING 17 1:33.124 19,35
12 #33DanTICKTUM NIO 333 FE TEAM 14 1:33.217 19,756
13 #7SérgioSETTE CHAMBER DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT 20 1:33.353 22,894
14 #99AntonioGIOVINAZZI DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT 19 1:33.787 22,987
15 #3OliverTURVEY NIO 333 FE TEAM 21 1:33.654 23,198
16 #28OliverASKEW AVALANCHE ANDRETTI FORMULA E 12 1:33.615 23,432
17 #22MaximilianG√úNTHER NISSAN E.DAMS 11 1:34.070 39,668
NC # 48EdoardoMORTARA ROKIT VENTURI RACING 16 1:32.811 -DNF
NC #30OliverROWLAND MAHINDRA RACING 9 1:35.417 -DNF
NC #36AndréLOTTERER TAG HEUER PORSCHE FORMULA E TEAM 6 1:34.743 -DNF
NC #94PascalWEHRLEIN TAG HEUER PORSCHE FORMULA E TEAM 2 1:35.154 -DNF
NC #10SamBIRD JAGUAR TCS RACING 13 1:36.201 -DNF

General classification Formula E

  1. Stoffel VANDOORNE (Mercedes-BEL), 81 puntos
  2. Jean-√Čric VERGNE (DS-FRA), 75 points
  3. Mitch EVANS (Jaguar-AUS), 72 points
  4. Robin FRINJS (Audi-HOL), 72 points
  5. Edoardo MORTARA (Venturi-SUI), 49 puntos

Source: Motorpasión by www.motorpasion.com.

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