Mortara survives late charge to win Round 7 at the Berlin E-Prix

    Mortara converted his first ever Formula E pole position into a win at the Berlin E-Prix


    Edoardo Mortara produced a masterful display to seal the Formula E Round 7 win at the 2022 Berlin E-Prix, despite a late charge from Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne

    After bagging his first ever Formula E pole position earlier in the day, Mortara raced off the line and built up a lead before waiting for his rivals to take, and run down their attack modes. 

    That allowed Mortara to take his first attack mode after with 20 minutes to go, he only dropped to second place and then re-took the lead just one lap later. 

    Smart attack mode and fan boost usage from Vergne and Vandoorne saw the pair catch to Mortara, but the Venturi man held both off and raced off into the distance to take the victory in Berlin. 

    “What a day!” Mortara said after the race. “My first pole in Formula E. I was waiting for that for quite some time.

    “We were already very happy but this race was amazing – very stressful, obviously because we had different strategies and I had to defend but in the end everything went alright and I’m mega happy.”

    Pole man Edoardo Mortara (CHE), ROKiT Venturi Racing, with the pole position award

    Vandoorne coming through 

    It was a poor start from Formula E championship leader Vandoorne, who dropped from eighth on the grid to 12th in the opening stages and it looked like he was going to have a tough afternoon.  

    But, by halfway the Belgian had scythed through the field and was up to sixth on Lap 19. 

    Then overtakes on Antonio Felix da Costa, Sims and Andre Lotterer saw the Mercedes EQ man into third, before a battle with Vergne ensued, though some excellent defensive driving from the Frenchman meant third was the best Vandoorne could manage. 

    Edoardo Mortara (CHE), ROKiT Venturi Racing, Silver Arrow 02

    Berlin E-Prix Results – Round 7

    1Edoardo MORTARAVENTURI46:16.17528
    2Jean-Eric VERGNEDS TECHEETAH+ 1.78218
    3Stoffel VANDOORNEMERCEDES-EQ+ 1.98715
    4Andre LOTTERERPORSCHE+ 2.57912
    5Mitch EVANSJAGUAR+ 3.18910
    6Pascal WEHRLEINPORSCHE+ 5.4059
    7Sam BIRDJAGUAR+ 5.6836
    8Antonio Felix DA COSTADS TECHEETAH+ 6.4004
    9Alexander SIMSMAHINDRA+ 6.5692
    10Nyck DE VRIESMERCEDES-EQ+ 6.6021
    11Oliver ROWLANDMAHINDRA+ 8.141
    12Robin FRIJNSENVISION+ 9.879
    14Sebastien BUEMINISSAN E.DAMS+ 15.275
    16Oliver TURVEYNIO+ 22.662
    17Sergio SETTE CAMARADRAGON / PENSKE+ 24.120
    18Maximilian GUNTHERNISSAN E.DAMS+ 28.716
    19Dan TICKTUMNIO+ 30.393
    20Antonio GIOVINAZZIDRAGON / PENSKE+ 52.025


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