Mercedes’ Stoffel Vandoorne wins Formulation E world title in Seoul

Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne gained the Formulation E title for the departing Mercedes staff on Sunday as the electrical motor racing championship wrapped up season eight with the one centesimal race of its historical past.

The second of two E-prix in Seoul additionally ended an period for the FIA-sanctioned collection, with season 9 in 2023 introducing a brand new technology of faster, lighter and extra energy-efficient vehicles.

Former McLaren F1 racer Vandoorne began fourth and ended up second in Sunday’s race in and across the South Korean capital’s Olympic stadium to take his first championship 33 factors away from Mitch Evans in a Jaguar.

New Zealander Evans, who had gained from third on Saturday to shut the hole to 21 factors, completed seventh after qualifying solely thirteenth for a race he needed to win whereas hoping Vandoorne completed outdoors the highest seven.

“That is wonderful; what a season it has been. It is simply one of the best feeling ever … what we have achieved is one thing particular,” Vandoorne stated.

“It was actually about consistency on the finish,” added the 30-year-old, who took the title regardless of successful fewer races than Evans and Swiss-Italian Edoardo Mortara, Sunday’s winner for the Venturi staff and third total.

Vandoorne gained solely as soon as in 2022, in Monaco, with Evans and Mortara taking 4 every.

Britain’s Jake Dennis was third on Sunday for Avalanche Andretti after being second on the highway however accumulating a five-second penalty for inflicting a collision that dropped pole-sitter Antonio Felix da Costa to the again of the pack.

Mercedes EQ, who retained their staff title forward of Venturi and DS Techeetah, have offered their outfit to McLaren and depart Formulation E on a excessive after sealing each championships for the second 12 months in a row.

They gained final 12 months’s drivers’ title with Dutch racer Nyck de Vries.

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