Just Electric
Side shot of Christophe Ferrier in his Andros car on a snow covered track

Ferrier wins in Andorra, Panis ends 2023 top of the standings

Christophe Ferrier wins the second day of action at Andorra as Yann Ehrlacher closes the gap to Aurelien Panis in the title fight. 

Ferrier was fastest in the first qualifying session, which was again considerably quicker than Q2. His 2m15.018s lap was more than two seconds quicker than the time set by Jerome Grosset-Janin to top Q2. 

Ferrier opted not to go out in the Super Pole, but his Q1 performance meant nobody was able to snatch pole position away. 

Three drivers came close. Ferrier ended qualifying with 45 points earned in Q2. Fourth in the Super Pole for Grosset-Janin put him also on 45 points. Yann Ehrlacher and Theophile Nael went first and second quickest in Super Pole, also putting them both on 45 points.  

Their earlier performances in qualifying meant Ehrlacher would start third, ahead of Nael but behind Grosset-Janin. 

Benoit Treluyer would start the Super Final from fifth ahead of Aurelien Panis, who had a difficult qualifying but scrapped through to the Super Pole with a fourth place in Q1. 

Ferrier dominated proceedings in the Super Final, immediately pulling away from Grosset-Janin. He would be untouchable throughout the race and finished almost five seconds clear of Grosset-Janin, who was a further 2.5s clear of Ehrlacher. 

Behind, Treluyer and Nael were engaged in a close battle for fourth. Treluyer managed to find a way through, but not without contact that damaged his front bodywork. Treluyer soon put the car in a snow wall, bringing an early end to his race. 

Panis passed Nael late on and was catching Ehrlacher, but finished a distant fourth. 

There was a similar story in the Final, where Jean-Baptiste Dubourg dominated proceedings after a good start, only for the action to continue behind him. This time it was Dorian Boccolacci who ran into trouble. Boccolacci had been running second, just ahead of Sylvian Pussier. A wide moment for Pussier dropped him behind Julien Febreau, but there was no time for Boccolacci to relax. Boccolacci ran wide and into the snow wall two laps before the chequered flag. 

Febreau came through to finish second ahead of Pussier and Nathaneal Berthon. 

Panis remains at the top of the championship standings, 13 points ahead of Ehrlacher.

Image courtesy of Bruno Bade 

Bethonie Waring

Privacy Policy

Click here to read our Privacy Policy.

%d bloggers like this: