Formula E: Alex Lynn Wins On Home Soil In London
The Brit picked up his first-ever Formula E victory in London this past weekend, bringing the trophy home to the Mahindra Racing camp.
It was emotional. It was dramatic. It was everything you could ever want out of your first victory in electric racing.
Alex Lynn bested the competition to claim his first Formula E victory in the Heineken London E-Prix Round 13, with Mercedes-EQ’s Nyck de Vries and Mitch Evans (Jaguar Racing) rounding out the podium.
The final 60 seconds of *THAT* race 🤯⚡️@alexlynnracing crossing the line to win at his home race, and pick up his first-ever Formula E victory 👏
— ABB FIA Formula E World Championship (@FIAFormulaE) July 25, 2021
The decisive moment of the race took place on Lap 13. After being released from a spell under the Safety Car, down at the double hairpin, Oliver Rowland (Nissan e.dams) made a move for the lead, lunging into Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes-EQ).
The two would then retire after this scuffle, allowing de Vries to scramble into second place.
Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler), who led most of this race, was penalised for failing to serve a drive-through penalty for a Safety Car procedure infringement.
The Audi Sport driver would cross the line first, but it was the hometown hero Lynn who snatched the top spot with a time of 0:46:29:532, earning him and his team 26 points total.
Here’s how the top 10 went down:
- 1st – Alex Lynn (Mahindra Racing)
- 2nd – Nyck de Vries (Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team)
- 3rd – Mitch Evans (Jaguar Racing)
- 4th – Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing)
- 5th – Pascal Wehrlein (TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team)
- 6th – Maximilian Günther (BMW i Andretti Motorsport)
- 7th – Nick Cassidy (Envision Virgin Racing)
- 8th – Sérgio Sette Câmara (DRAGON/PENSKE AUTOSPORT)
- 9th – Jake Dennis (BMW i Andretti Motorsport)
- 10th – Joel Eriksson (DRAGON/PENSKE AUTOSPORT)
This result puts de Vries atop the Drivers’ World Championship leading into the final race weekend of Season 7 in Berlin.
Team standings currently have Envision Virgin Racing leading the table, followed by Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team in second, and Jaguar Racing in third.
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