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Germany 2017 Berlin ePrix II
Berlin Layout 2017
The revised Tempelhof Airport ePrix circuit.
Race Information
Date 11th June 2017
Official Name 2017 FIA Formula E BMW i Berlin ePrix
Location Flag of Berlin Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany
Lap length 2.277km (1.415mi)
Distance 46 laps / 104.742km (65.084mi)
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter Flag of Sweden Felix Rosenqvist
Team Flag of India Mahindra Racing
Time 1:08.208
Fastest Lap
Driver Germany Maro Engel
Fastest Lap 1:09.509 on lap 14
ePrix Result
First Second Third
Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Flag of Sweden Felix Rosenqvist Brazil Lucas di Grassi
Winner Team France Renault e.Dams
Time 0:56:02.155
ePrix Guide
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Berlin I New York I

The 2017 Berlin ePrix II, otherwise known as the 2017 FIA Formula E BMW i Berlin ePrix, is set to be the eighth round of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship, held on the 11th June 2017 at Tempelhof Airport.[1] The race, which was added to the calendar after the cancellation of the Brussels ePrix, would be the fourth ePrix to be staged in Berlin and the second to be held in the German capital that weekend.[2]

Having taken his maiden victory the day before, Felix Rosenqvist was the man to sweep to pole position for the second race of the weekend, despite going half a second slower than he had in FP2.[3] Sébastien Buemi would line-up alongside him, with the correct tyre pressures this time, while title pretender Lucas di Grassi slipped from pole on Saturday to seventh on the grid on Sunday.[3]

It was grid order as the field shot away from the start line, with Rosenqvist sweeping into the first corner unchallenged by Buemi.[4] Behind Buemi there was a concertina effect as the field plunged into the tightening turn one, with some minor contact in the mid-pack as they all squeezed to use the same piece of apron.[4]

A scruffy opening lap saw Maro Engel pick up terminal damage on his first car, while several runners at the back of the field picked up minor front wing damage.[4] Fortunately the drivers would calm down on the second tour, allowing Nick Heidfeld to begin his climb from the back of the grid having suffered an electrical issue in qualifying.[4] The German's rise through the order saw him ultimately breech the top ten just before the stops, having methodically picked off his rivals one-by-one.[4]

Elsewhere, Oliver Turvey proved to be a moving chicane in the top ten, being quickly dispatched by di Grassi, Daniel Abt and Nicolas Prost.[4] The two DS Virgins of José María López and Sam Bird, meanwhile, were getting increasingly aggressive in their fight for third and so there was little surprise when the two almost came together on the eve of the pitstops.[4] Lopez ran his teammate wide through turn one, leaving Bird to scramble across the dust and debris on the outside of the corner, meaning Vergne, di Grassi and Abt slithered past.[4]

Unfortunately for Lopez the move did little to help his campaign, for he was picked off by the same trio just before the field swept into the pits for the car change.[4] That was bad news for race leader Rosenqvist, who almost lost his lead when Mahindra released his car from the garage, straight into the path of teammate Heidfeld.[4] Only quick thinking from Heidfeld prevented contact, although the team were instantly placed under investigation for an unsafe release.[4]

After the stops it was Jean-Éric Vergne who took the spotlight, as the Frenchman fought off the two ABT Schaefflers and the Virgins for the rest of the race, ultimately slipping behind di Grassi, Abt and Lopez.[4] Rosenqvist, meanwhile, was slapped with a ten second penalty for his unsafe release, a decision which handed victory to Buemi.[4] The Swiss racer duly inherited the victory at the chequered flag, while Rosenqvist just maintained an eleven second advantage over di Grassi to finish second.[4]

BackgroundEdit

The second Berlin ePrix of the 2016/17 season was proposed after issues arouse around the Brussels ePrix, which was originally scheduled to take place in late June.[2] Rather than drop a round, however, Formula E Holdings and the FIA decided to add a second race in the German capital, held on the same weekend.[2] This meant that there would be minimum disruption for teams, as cars and equipment no longer needed to be transported 500 miles, and ensured that a twelve race calendar survived.[2]

Despite missing out to maiden winner Felix Rosenqvist in the race, Lucas di Grassi did manage to make a dent in Sébastien Buemi's Championship lead. The Swiss racer's advantage was still over twenty points, although the Swiss racer would need a perfect result in the second ePrix of the weekend to guarantee he would still lead after the visit to New York. Behind di Grassi there was a tight three way scrap for third in the standings, with Nicolas Prost, race winner Rosenqvist, and Nick Heidfeld covered by six points.

Renault e.Dams continued to lead the Teams' Championship after the first of the Berlin ePrix in 2016/17, with only minor damage made to their advantage. ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport had reduced the gap to the French squad to 66 points, but with Mahindra Racing claiming a double podium finish, it seemed as if they would be looking over the shoulders in a fight for second. DS Virgin Racing held station in fourth ahead of NextEV NIO, while Venturi moved ahead of Dragon Racing at the foot of the table.

FanBoost for the second Berlin ePrix of the weekend opened immediately after the conclusion of the first race, and would remain so until the opening laps of the race.[5]

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 2017 Berlin ePrix II is displayed below:

2017 Berlin ePrix II Entry List
No. Name Entrant Constructor Car
2 Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird Flag of the United Kingdom DS Virgin Racing DS Virgin DSV-02
3 Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr. People's Republic of China NextEV NIO NEXTEV TCR FormulaE 002
4 France Tom Dillmann Monaco Venturi Formula E Team Venturi VM200-FE-02
5 Germany Maro Engel Monaco Venturi Formula E Team Venturi VM200-FE-02
6 France Loïc Duval Flag of the United States Faraday Future Dragon Racing Penske 701-EV
7 Flag of Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio Flag of the United States Faraday Future Dragon Racing Penske 701-EV
8 France Nicolas Prost France Renault e.Dams Renault Z.E. 16
9 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi France Renault e.Dams Renault Z.E. 16
11 Brazil Lucas di Grassi Germany ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler FE02
19 Flag of Sweden Felix Rosenqvist Flag of India Mahindra Racing Mahindra M3 Electro
20 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans Flag of the United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Jaguar I-Type 1
23 Germany Nick Heidfeld Flag of India Mahindra Racing Mahindra M3 Electro
25 France Jean-Eric Vergne People's Republic of China Techeetah Renault Z.E. 16
27 Dutch Flag Robin Frijns Flag of the United States MS Amlin Andretti Andretti ATEC-02
28 Portugal António Félix da Costa Flag of the United States MS Amlin Andretti Andretti ATEC-02
33 France Stéphane Sarrazin People's Republic of China Techeetah Renault Z.E. 16
37 Argentina José María López Flag of the United Kingdom DS Virgin Racing DS Virgin DSV-02
47 Flag of the United Kingdom Adam Carroll Flag of the United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Jaguar I-Type 1
66 Germany Daniel Abt Germany ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler FE02
88 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Turvey People's Republic of China NextEV NIO NEXTEV TCR FormulaE 002
Source:[6]

PracticeEdit

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

QualifyingEdit

Group 1Edit

Group 2Edit

Group 3Edit

Group 4Edit

Super PoleEdit

Post QualifyingEdit

The final qualifying result for the 2017 Berlin ePrix II are outlined below:

2017 Berlin ePrix II Qualifying Result
Pos. No. Name Team Time Gap Grid
1st 19 Flag of Sweden Felix Rosenqvist Mahindra Racing 1:08.208 1
2nd 9 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Renault e.Dams 1:08.306 +0.098s 2
3rd 37 Argentina José María López DS Virgin Racing 1:08.454 +0.246s 3
4th 2 Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird DS Virgin Racing 1:08.688 +0.480s 4
5th 25 France Jean-Eric Vergne Techeetah 1:09.103 +0.895s 5
Super Pole
1st 2 Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird DS Virgin Racing 1:07.805 SP
2nd 37 Argentina José María López DS Virgin Racing 1:07.854 +0.049s SP
3rd 25 France Jean-Eric Vergne Techeetah 1:07.993 +0.188s SP
4th 9 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Renault e.Dams 1:08.022 +0.217s SP
5th 19 Flag of Sweden Felix Rosenqvist Mahindra Racing 1:08.035 +0.230s SP
6th 88 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Turvey NextEV NIO 1:08.142 +0.337s 6
7th 11 Brazil Lucas di Grassi ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport 1:08.223 +0.418s 7
8th 66 Germany Daniel Abt ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport 1:08.348 +0.543s 8
9th 20 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans Jaguar Racing 1:08.356 +0.551s 9
10th 8 France Nicolas Prost Renault e.Dams 1:08.465 +0.660s 10
11th 6 France Loïc Duval Dragon Racing 1:08.483 +0.678s 11
12th 7 Flag of Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio Dragon Racing 1:08.552 +0.747s 12
13th 5 Germany Maro Engel Venturi 1:08.582 +0.777s 13
14th 27 Dutch Flag Robin Frijns Andretti 1:08.583 +0.778s 14
15th 4 France Tom Dillmann Venturi 1:08.738 +0.933s 15
16th 33 France Stéphane Sarrazin Techeetah 1:08.822 +1.017s 16
17th 28 Portugal António Félix da Costa Andretti 1:09.085 +1.280s 17
18th 3 Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr. NextEV NIO 1:09.149 +1.344s 18
19th 47 Flag of the United Kingdom Adam Carroll Jaguar Racing 1:09.543 +1.738s 19
20th 23 Germany Nick Heidfeld Mahindra Racing 1:11.267 +3.462s 20
Source:[6]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultEdit

The final classification of the 2017 Berlin ePrix II is displayed below, with the fastest lap setter indicated in italics, and the pole sitter shown in bold.

2017 Berlin ePrix II Race Result
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1st 9 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi FanBoosticon Renault e.Dams 46 0:56:02.155 1:11.294 25
2nd* 19 Flag of Sweden Felix Rosenqvist Mahindra Racing 46 +7.195s 1:11.328 21
3rd 11 Brazil Lucas di Grassi FanBoosticon ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport 46 +10.862s 1:11.507 15
4th 66 Germany Daniel Abt FanBoosticon ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport 46 +13.631s 1:11.701 12
5th 37 Argentina José María López DS Virgin Racing 46 +20.324s 1:11.840 10
6th 25 France Jean-Eric Vergne Techeetah 46 +20.751s 1:11.804 8
7th 2 Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird DS Virgin Racing 46 +21.959s 1:11.850 6
8th 8 France Nicolas Prost Renault e.Dams 46 +22.155s 1:11.593 4
9th 88 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Turvey NextEV NIO 46 +34.949s 1:12.062 2
10th 23 Germany Nick Heidfeld Mahindra Racing 46 +35.814s 1:11.378 1
11th 28 Portugal António Félix da Costa Andretti 46 +44.057s 1:11.785
12th 3 Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr. NextEV NIO 46 +44.439s 1:11.921
13th 7 Flag of Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio Dragon Racing 46 +47.336s 1:11.906
14th 33 France Stéphane Sarrazin Techeetah 46 +51.653s 1:11.690
15th 4 France Tom Dillmann Venturi 46 +56.977s 1:11.592
16th 47 Flag of the United Kingdom Adam Carroll Jaguar Racing 46 +1:05.426 1:11.881
17th 20 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans Jaguar Racing 46 +1:07.018 1:11.815
18th 27 Dutch Flag Robin Frijns Andretti 46 +1:12.083 1:12.182
Ret 6 France Loïc Duval Dragon Racing 33 Retired 1:09.690
Ret 5 Germany Maro Engel Venturi 14 Damage 1:09.509 1
Source:[6]
  • FanBoosticon Indicates that a driver was awarded FanBoost during the ePrix.
  • * Rosenqvist was awarded a ten second penalty after the race for an unsafe release after his pitstop.

MilestonesEdit

  • Fourth Berlin ePrix.
    • Third time that Tempelhof Airport has hosted an ePrix.
  • Second pole position for Felix Rosenqvist.
  • Twelfth victory for Sébastien Buemi.
    • It was the Swiss racer's sixth of the season, meaning he had won half of the season's rounds.
  • Renault e.Dams triumphed for the fifteenth time.
  • Maro Engel claimed set fastest lap for the first time.

StandingsEdit

Inheriting victory meant Sébastien Buemi managed to extend his lead in the Championship to 32 points, leaving him vulnerable to Lucas di Grassi should the Brazilian have a strong weekend in New York, the double header that Buemi would miss. The Brazilian could establish an eighteen point advantage if he claimed victory in both races on the streets of Brooklyn, meaning the Championship fight would go to the final round. Elsewhere, Felix Rosenqvist moved into the top three after claiming second place, and was still mathematically in the title fight, Nicolas Prost dropped to third, while Nick Heidfeld completed the top five.

ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport had only managed to take two points out of Teams' Championship leaders Renault e.Dams, meaning the French squad still had a healthy 58 point advantage. Mahindra Racing were instead threatening the German squad for second, the gap coming down to 22 points after the Berlin double header, with the Indian backed squad over 50 points clear of fourth placed DS Virgin Racing. Techeetah sat in fifth ahead of compatriots NextEV NIO, while Venturi pulled up to a season high eighth place with another point.

 
2016/17 Drivers' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 157 ◄0
2nd Brazil Lucas di Grassi 125 ◄0
3rd Flag of Sweden Felix Rosenqvist 86 ▲1
4th France Nicolas Prost 72 ▼1
5th Germany Nick Heidfeld 63 ◄0
6th France Jean-Eric Vergne 52 ◄0
7th Argentina José María López 50 ▲1
8th Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird 47 ▼1
9th Germany Daniel Abt 46 ◄0
10th Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr. 33 ◄0
11th Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Turvey 18 ▲2
12th Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans 16 ▼1
13th Dutch Flag Robin Frijns 16 ▼1
14th Germany Maro Engel 15 ◄0
15th Portugal António Félix da Costa 10 ◄0
16th Flag of Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio 10 ◄0
17th France Loïc Duval 9 ◄0
18th Flag of Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 5 ◄0
19th Flag of the United Kingdom Adam Carroll 4 ◄0
20th France Tom Dillmann 4 ◄0
21st France Stéphane Sarrazin 2 ◄0
2016/17 Teams' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st France Renault e.Dams 229 ◄0
2nd Germany ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport 171 ◄0
3rd Flag of India Mahindra Racing 149 ◄0
4th Flag of the United Kingdom DS Virgin Racing 97 ◄0
5th People's Republic of China Techeetah 57 ◄0
6th People's Republic of China NextEV NIO 51 ◄0
7th Flag of the United States Andretti Formula E Team 26 ◄0
8th Monaco Venturi Formula E Team 21 ▲1
9th Flag of the United Kingdom Jaguar Racing 20 ▼1
10th Flag of the United States Dragon Racing 19 ◄0

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Videos and Images:

References:
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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 'All-new track as Berlin double header replaces Brussels ePrix', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 10/03/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/march/all-new-track-as-berlin-double-header-replaces-brussels-eprix/, (Accessed 10/03/2017)
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