Mortara claims sensational Diriyah E-Prix win

    Pole sitter Nyck De Vries had a disastrous Race 2 at the 2022 Diriyah E-Prix


    A brilliant performance from Edoardo Mortara saw the Venturi driver seal victory in the second Formula E race of the Diriyah E-Prix, as he beat out Envision’s Robin Frijns and Venturi teammate Lucas di Grassi

    Mercedes EQ car of Nyck de Vries, who had started on pole, led the initial stage of the E-Prix, and after the first round of attack modes, the race looked to have settled into a nice rhythm. 

    With Di Grassi behind the Mercedes car going into his second attack mode, he made a move on De Vries on Lap 16, making contact with the Dutchman, with Venturi teammate Mortara also making it past. 

    Then one lap later Mortara leapfrogged Di Grassi to take the race lead, who was then passed by Frijns in the final stages which prevented a Venturi 1-2, with the race finishing under the safety car after a crash from Alexander Sims.

    Edoardo Mortara (CHE), ROKiT Venturi Racing, Silver Arrow 02 , 1st position, Robin Frijns (NLD), Envision Racing, Audi e-tron FE07 , 2nd position, Lucas Di Grassi (BRA), ROKiT Venturi Racing, Silver Arrow 02 , 3rd position, Podium

    Lotterer recovers, De Vries disaster

    After a disastrous race on Friday which saw him fall down the order finishing 13th after starting fourth, Porsche’s Andre Lotterer made amends in Race 2 as he took fourth spot after some excellent battles with Jake Dennis and Jean-Eric Vergne

    Stoffel Vandoorne recovered from a 12th place start to bring his Mercedes home in seventh. His teammate De Vries fell down the order after he was passed but he Venturi pair, coming into contact with Vergne in the process, and eventually bringing his car home in 10th. 

    Nyck de Vries (NLD), Mercedes Benz EQ, EQ Silver Arrow 02 leads start

    Diriyah E-Prix Results – Round 2

    1Edoardo MORTARAVENTURI47:02.13125
    2Robin FRIJNSENVISION+0.45118
    3Lucas DI GRASSIVENTURI+0.91215
    4Andre LOTTERERPORSCHE+1.12512
    6Jean-Eric VERGNEDS TECHEETAH+3.1668
    7Stoffel VANDOORNEMERCEDES-EQ+3.5687
    8Oliver ROWLANDMAHINDRA+4.2354
    9Pascal WEHRLEINPORSCHE+4.9622
    10Nyck DE VRIESMERCEDES-EQ+5.2944
    12Antonio Felix DA COSTADS TECHEETAH+8.693
    13Sebastien BUEMINISSAN E.DAMS+9.015
    14Maximilian GUENTHERNISSAN E.DAMS+9.464
    15Sam BIRDJAGUAR+11.690
    16Nick CASSIDYENVISION+13.973
    18Oliver TURVEYNIO+15.005
    19Dan TICKTUMNIO+16.744
    20Antonio GIOVINAZZIDRAGON / PENSKE+17.681
    21Mitch EVANSJAGUAR+29.872


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