The Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne could not have dreamt of a better scenario. Placed in pole position following a penalty to oliver Rowland (Nissan), best time of the qualifications, the pilot of the stable DS Techeetah has led of end-to-end a race actually quite calm compared to the last races of the championship. During the 45 minutes + a lap around the track, the driver parisien was attached to preserving an advance of one to two seconds on his pursuers.
With the breakup of leaders of the championship, Vergne makes a beautiful operation. Sam Bloxham/Sam Bloxham / LAT Images
After Pascal Wehrlein (Mahindra Racing) who went to the fault in the first minutes of the race, Vergne controlled the attacks of the car Nissan of the british Olivier Rowland. Behind, Felipe Massa (Venturi) showed that he mastered perfectly the pitfalls of the track of monaco. It is in this order that the drivers could get the arrival. The delivery of championship leaders turned to the berezina. Jerome d Ambrosio (Mahindra), Sam Bird (Envision Virgin) and Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin) were relegated out of the points. Victorious in Paris, the Dutch lost any chance to be in contact with Alexander Sims (BMW).
leaders of the championship, Antonio Felix da Costa was the only one to save the furniture, finishing 6th. As for André Lotterer (DS Techeetah), a party before-last, the former winner of the 24 Hours of le Mans finished in 9th place, which allowed him to score 6 points. With the debacle of the leaders of the championship, Vergne makes a beautiful operation. Only driver this season to have won two races, he goes back and from 6th place to 1st place in the provisional classification. He is ahead of a point from his team-mate André Lotterer and six points from Robin Frijns. Antonio da Costa and Lucas di Grassi (Audi) that has been eliminated in Monaco after contact with Sims are ex-aecquo with 70 points. Sixth tip Mitch Evans (Jaguar). In the constructors ‘ championship, DS Techeetah flies away with 36 points ahead of Envision Virgin (135 points). Third, Audi has 129 points. The next event is scheduled for 25 may next year to Berlin, on the site of the airport Templhof.
Only driver this season to have won two races, Vergne thus rises from 6th place to 1st place in the provisional classification. Alastair Staley/LAT
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