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Sam Bird completes double at New York ePrix

Sam Bird completes double at New York ePrix

The British Sam Bird, from the DS Virgin Racing team, completed this Sunday the double in the ePrix in New York, the eighth and penultimate round of the Formula E championship for single-seaters powered by electric motors, by also winning the second race.

After winning Saturday’s race, in which he signed his first victory of the season, Sam Bird repeated his victory this Sunday, this time from pole position, with authority and ahead of the two Mahindra team riders, the Swede Felix Rosenqvist and the German Nick Heidfeld.

The Brazilian Lucas di Grassi (ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport) finished in fifth place, leaving New York just 10 points behind the still leader of the competition, the Swiss Sebastien Buemi (Renault e.Dams), who this weekend This week he played the 6 Hours of the Nürburgring, in Germany, of the World Endurance Championship with the Toyota team.

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Frenchman Pierre Gasly, Buemi’s replacement in New York, finished in fourth place despite hitting the wall at the finish line as he fought for third with Heidfeld.

The Formula E World Championship ends on July 29 and 30 with the dispute of the last two races, in Montreal (Canada). EFE

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