Formula E seeks its first world champion among 18 contenders

The electric category championship will be defined this weekend with two races at Tempelhof airport in Berlin.

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The great moment of defining the Formula E, the 100% electric car series, is just around the corner with the two races scheduled for this weekend at the Tempelhof Airport. At Berlin. A total of 18 pilots arrive in the German capital with mathematical chances of achieving the title, something that Sam bird, pilot of Jaguar Racing and one of the main aspirants since he is third in the positions, stands out as an unprecedented fact in motor sport.

"It is the moment of truth. What's crazy about this weekend is that I think there are like 16 or 18 drivers with a chance of being world champion at the end of this weekend. I think that has not been seen in motor sport, so in that regard it is important to have a good weekend "said the Briton.

Nyck de Vries“We've been through a lot of different set-up ideas and setups in the simulator. We have come up with a pair that we think might work, which is great. This track is very demanding in terms of energy and surface temperature. So it is very easy to overdrive on this circuit. As a pilot you need to drive with a certain calm, you cannot attack completely ”, commented this Thursday in the preview of the great definition.

Nyck de Vries, pilot of the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team, is the leader of the championship after a very solid weekend in London, but downplays the fact of being first today after so many changes that have been seen throughout the season. “I am really looking forward to this end of the season here in Berlin. I think it's exciting because we are coming to the end of the season and on Sunday afternoon there will be a champion. That thought is exciting in itself. We are in a good position, we are leading which honestly I don't think it means much but it is a good position to be in and I really hope we can maintain that position and win the championship. "declared the Dutchman.

Robin Frijns, pilot of the Envision Virgin Racing and second in the championship six points behind De Vries, he assures that he has not changed his approach to the appointment in Berlin and plans to race as he has done throughout the year: “I find myself in this position to fight for the championship just because I've been doing the same thing all season, so I'm not going to change anything on my part. Neither the preparation nor anything has changed ”.

Of course, the illusion of winning the championship is not only owned by the first in the competition. Lucas di Grassi, who is 14th in the standings 34 points behind De Vries, is ready to go all out and try to achieve a heroic consecration. “We arrived for this championship final with the prospect of winning, always. If we win both races, we will win the championship for sure. That is why this is the main objective "said the Brazilian.

“Winning Saturday and Sunday and if we can't win, then do the best job possible for the championship for us and for Audi as well. We are going to work for that. We have a car that is very fast and we proved that here in Berlin we have the possibility of winning ”, He added.


1 Nyck de vries Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team 95
2 Robin Frijns Envision Virgin Racing 89
3 Sam bird Jaguar Racing 81
4 Jake dennis BMW I Andretti Motorsport 81
5 António Felix Da Costa DS Techeetah 80
6 Alex lynn Mahindra Racing 78
7 Nick cassidy Envision Virgin Racing 76
8 Mitch Evans Jaguar Racing 75
9 Edoardo Mortara Rokit Venturi Racing 74
10 René Rast Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler 72
11 Pascal Wehrlein TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team 71
12 Jean-Éric Vergne DS Techeetah 68
13 Stoffel vandoorne Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team 63
14 Lucas di Grassi Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler 62
15 Maximilian guenther Bmw I Andretti Motorsport 62
16 Oliver Rowland Nissan E. dams 59
17 André Lotterer TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team 45
18 Alexander sims Mahindra Racing 44
19 Nico Mueller Dragon / Penske Autosport 30
20 Sébastien Buemi Nissan E. dams 20
21 Norman Born Rokit Venturi Racing 17
22 Sergio Sette Câmara Dragon / Penske Autosport 16
23 Oliver Turvey Child 333 Faith Team 13
24 Tom blomqvist Child 333 Faith Team 5
25 Joel Eriksson Dragon / Penske Autosport 1

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