Jean Eric Vergne’s nightmare race takes Formulation E title race to the wire in New York

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JEAN-ERIC VERGNE’S nightmare race places the Formulation E title race all the way down to the wire in New York.

The championship chief suffered a puncture on lap three sending him to the again of the sector earlier than an enormous crash on the ultimate lap.

 This was the view on the final lap after Jean Eric Vergne and Felipe Massa's crash

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This was the view on the ultimate lap after Jean Eric Vergne and Felipe Massa’s crash

Vergne’s early puncture was from his  teammate Andre Lotterer within the midst of a pile up following a crash brought on by Sam Chicken.

The defending champ then pitted and valiantly battled his means from the again of the sector to inside one place away from a factors scoring place.

However a transfer on the ultimate lap led to an enormous crash with Felipe Massa – Vergne went down the within of the previous Ferrari man however Massa left his rival no room, as Jev limped throughout the end line with no factors and a mangled automotive.

Talking solely to SunSport, Vergne stated: “I am feeling fairly disillusioned with the race as we speak, however it’s motorsport you’ve gotten good days and and unhealthy days.

“The incident with Massa, I went down the within like I did for almost all of the drivers I overtook within the race.

“We touched and my automotive was destabilised and I went extensive and he handed me once more after which I used to be subsequent to him within the nook.

“After which he didn’t depart me any room, I used to be breaking however I had the wall and his automotive, so we collided.

“The stewards will resolve what was unsuitable and what was good, however that was the view from my cockpit.”

 Jean-Eric Vergne must pick himself up for the season finale tomorrow

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Jean-Eric Vergne should decide himself up for the season finale tomorrow

Formulation E drivers standings

1) Vergne – 130

2) Di Grassi – 108

3) Evans – 105

4) Buemi – 104

Sebastien Buemi received the primary of two races in New York with fellow title hopefuls Mitch Evans in second and Lucas Di Grassi in fifth holding the title race alive.

The season finale tomorrow sees Di Grassi, Evans and Buemi all in competition to win the title with Vergne main the battle with a 22-point lead.

Massa joined raging Formulation E drivers after resolution following 19 automotive pile up within the Swiss E-Prix

 

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