De Vries bags Berlin win as Mercedes scores dominant 1-2-3-4 - The Race
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De Vries bags Berlin win as Mercedes scores dominant 1-2-3-4

May 15 2022
By Josh Suttill

Defending Formula E champion Nyck de Vries led a Mercedes-powered 1-2-3-4 finish in the second and final race of the Berlin double-header weekend.

Edoardo Mortara had dominated the event in the customer Venturi, taking pole on both days and winning Saturday’s opener.

But de Vries dived his way from third to first at Turn 1 on the opening lap as poleman Mortara was concentrating on fending off Robin Frijns’ advances from the outside line.

De Vries held this lead until he took his sole eight-minute attack mode and dropped to third but was soon back into first place.

Mortara leaving his attack mode until several minutes later didn’t yield the victory challenge he’d have hoped for, and he had no answer for de Vries’ pace when he returned to a normal power level.

De Vries’ fourth Formula E victory marks his first since he triumphed in the Diriyah season-opener and it moves him from eighth to sixth place in the drivers’ championship.

Mortara’s runner-up finish allows him to jump into second place in the points table, and his team-mate Lucas di Grassi almost made it a double Venturi podium but lost out to championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne with just under three minutes of the race remaining.

Vandoorne’s third place is his fifth podium in eight races this season and he walks away from Berlin with a 12-point championship lead over Mortara.

Mahindra’s Oliver Rowland was on course to secure fifth place before he lost out to Antonio Felix da Costa and Frijns in quick succession in the closing laps.

Frijns, who lost time to a missed attack mode earlier in the race, overtook da Costa on the final lap to secure fifth place but not without bumping into the rear of da Costa’s DS Techeetah.

Da Costa just about held it together to take sixth place ahead of Rowland and Porsche’s Andre Lotterer.

Da Costa’s team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne, who came into the race second in the points, was ninth at the flag ahead of Jaguar’s Mitch Evans, who took the final point in 10th place.

Race Results

Pos Name Team Car Laps Laps Led Total Time Fastest Lap Pitstops Pts
1 Nyck de Vries Mercedes-Benz EQ Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02 40 0 46m12.268s 1m08.633s 0 25
2 Edoardo Mortara ROKiT Venturi Racing Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02 40 0 +2.454s 1m08.165s 0 22
3 Stoffel Vandoorne Mercedes-Benz EQ Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02 40 0 +6.936s 1m08.493s 0 15
4 Lucas Di Grassi ROKiT Venturi Racing Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02 40 0 +8.165s 1m08.371s 0 12
5 Robin Frijns Envision Racing Audi e-tron FE07 40 0 +13.829s 1m08.375s 0 10
6 António Félix da Costa DS Techeetah DS E-Tense FE21 40 0 +14.387s 1m08.368s 0 8
7 Oliver Rowland Mahindra Racing Mahindra M8Electro 40 0 +15.518s 1m08.256s 0 6
8 André Lotterer TAG Heuer Porsche Porsche 99X Electric 40 0 +15.845s 1m08.646s 0 4
9 Jean-Eric Vergne DS Techeetah DS E-Tense FE21 40 0 +18.831s 1m08.602s 0 2
10 Mitch Evans Jaguar TCS Racing Jaguar I-Type 5 40 0 +21.722s 1m08.703s 0 1
11 Sam Bird Jaguar TCS Racing Jaguar I-Type 5 40 0 +22.875s 1m08.44s 0 0
12 Pascal Wehrlein TAG Heuer Porsche Porsche 99X Electric 40 0 +25.412s 1m08.995s 0 0
13 Jake Dennis Avalanche Andretti BMW i FE.21 40 0 +27.012s 1m08.335s 0 0
14 Sébastien Buemi Nissan e.Dams Nissan IM03 40 0 +29.559s 1m08.865s 0 0
15 Oliver Askew Avalanche Andretti BMW i FE.21 40 0 +33.359s 1m08.726s 0 0
16 Maximilian Günther Nissan e.Dams Nissan IM03 40 0 +35.775s 1m09.221s 0 0
17 Oliver Turvey NIO 333 Racing NIO 333 001 40 0 +40.044s 1m09.021s 0 0
18 Alexander Sims Mahindra Racing Mahindra M8Electro 40 0 +41.542s 1m09.002s 0 0
19 Sérgio Sette Câmara Dragon / Penske Autosport Penske EV-5 40 0 +41.86s 1m08.347s 0 0
20 Daniel Ticktum NIO 333 Racing NIO 333 001 40 0 +51.648s 1m08.627s 0 0
21 Nick Cassidy Envision Racing Audi e-tron FE07 40 0 +55.192s 1m07.849s 0 0
22 Antonio Giovinazzi Dragon / Penske Autosport Penske EV-5 40 0 +1m01.933s 1m08.204s 0 0

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