Bird completes New York clean sweep

Sam Bird completed a clean sweep at Formula E’s New York ePrix after sealing a second win of the weekend.

The DS Virgin Racing driver comfortably beat the Mahindras duo of Nick Heidfeld and Felix Rosenqvist to claim the second race in Brooklyn after triumphing in Saturday’s opening contest.

Bird lost the lead to Rosenqvist on the first corner, but stayed on his tail and regained the advantage on lap 10. From there, the British driver never looked back as he claimed the win by more than 11 seconds to move into fourth in the drivers’ championship.

Pierre Gasly attempted to pip Heidfeld and Rosenqvist to a place on the podium, but a late surge wasn’t sufficient and contact with the pair as they went over the line saw him hit the wall on the exit.

Audi’s Lucas di Grassi was again unable to secure a podium finish, but a fifth placed finish sees him narrow the gap with championship leader Sebastien Buemi to 10 points, heading into the final two races of the campaign in Montreal.

Nicolas Prost was sixth, while Tom Dillman claimed a laudable seventh place finish for Venturi.

Final placings from New York Race Two:

  1. Sam Bird  Virgin Racing    
  2. Felix Rosenqvist Mahindra Racing Gap 11.381
  3. Nick Heidfeld Mahindra Racing 12.319
  4. Pierre Gasly DAMS 12.355
  5. Lucas di Grassi Team Abt 23.451
  6. Nicolas Prost DAMS 30.470
  7. Tom Dillmann Venturi 41.862
  8. Jean-Eric Vergne Techeetah 52.292
  9. Robin Frijns Andretti Autosport 1.00.475
  10. Jérôme d'Ambrosio Dragon Racing 1.12.659
  11. Adam Carroll Jaguar Racing 1.41.134
  12. Stéphane Sarrazin Techeetah 1 lap
  13. Loic Duval Dragon Racing 1 lap
  14. Oliver Turvey NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team 1 lap
  15. Antonio Felix da Costa Andretti Autosport 1 lap
  16. Nelson Piquet Jr. NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team 3 laps
  17. Maro Engel Venturi 27 laps
  18. Alex Lynn Virgin Racing 30 laps
  19. Daniel Abt Team Abt 31 laps
  20. Mitch Evans Jaguar Racing 44 laps

 

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