Just three races remain in the 2018/19 FIA Formula E Championship, and Audi is perfectly placed for both the driver and team’s championships.
21 June, 2019
Only Bern, Switzerland, this weekend and then two final races in New York next month remain in the 2018/19 FIA Formula E season and both titles are very much up for grabs. On the driver standings, Lucas di Grassi – a former world champion – sits in second position, while Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler – defending teams champion – likewise sits in second position in the standings.
After winning last round in Berlin, di Grassi is just six points behind the leader, title defender Jean-Éric Vergne, and having won in Switzerland last year (in Zurich), he will be looking to not only clinch another Swiss E-Prix, but move into the lead heading into the New York double header.
“Berlin was a very special day for all of us. Now we need to take the momentum of success with us to Bern and up the ante there,” says Lucas di Grassi.
“Switzerland is a good venue for us, because we won there last year. That’s our aim again – and if we shouldn’t achieve it, we want to at least take home as many points as possible.”
This year, the Swiss capital, Bern, will host the E-Prix for the first time, with the 2.75km track set up close to the old town and along the Aare River.
“The track’s characteristics are totally different to any of the others on the calendar. Especially the steep up-downhill sections which will be really good to watch. We’re all looking forward to our next visit to Switzerland – the event last year was one of the season’s highlights, not only thanks to Lucas’ victory,” says Team Principal Allan McNish.
Last year, di Grassi led a team jump into Lake Zurich following his victory, so the team is prepared to potentially end up in the Aare River if all goes to plan.
With 25 points awarded for victory, three for pole position and one point for the fastest race lap driven among the top 10 finishers, there is absolutely nothing in it, and a strong result in Bern will set up another nail-biting finish in the season finale in New York.
The actual race will run at 2am, Sunday June 23 (EST), but options for viewing practice session highlights and race highlights are available at www.fiaformulae.com
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