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

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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

Pos.DriverTeamTimePoints
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
13Jake DENNISAVALANCHE ANDRETTI+ 13.314
14Sebastien BUEMINISSAN E.DAMS+ 15.275
15Oliver ASKEWAVALANCHE ANDRETTI+ 22.071
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
21Lucas DI GRASSIVENTURIDNF
22Nick CASSIDYENVISIONDNF

John Smithhttps://total-motorsport.com
Editor at Total-Motorsport.com and all round Motorsport journalist specialising in Formula 1, IndyCar and Formula E.
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