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Mortara clinches victory in Berlin first round

Edoardo Mortara led a lights-to-flag victory in Berlin Tempelhof. This is the Swiss’ second win of the season. 

Mortara comfortably led the first round of the Berlin E-Prix. The Swiss was unchallenged for most of the race, only losing his position when going for his Attack Mode just to gain it back and extend his advantage in the last laps of the race. 

Behind him, the battle was on for the entire duration of the race with several drivers fighting for a spot in the top three. The Techeetahs were the first ones to make a move, as Alexander Sims, who had started in second position, dropped back early into the race. 

The duo of Jean Eric Vergne and Antonio Felix da Costa gained important places but found resistance from Porsche’s Andre Lotterer who positioned himself in second position and would defend his spot throughout the race. 

As the chequered flag was waved, Lotterer had dropped back to P4 and Vergne moved to second position, where he finished the race. 

Mercedes’ Stoffel Vandoorne also joined the intense battle. The Belgian swiftly moved into the third position and engaged in a tight fight with his counterparts, but ultimately finished the race in third place. 

It was a clean race, with no incidents or yellow flags deployed. Only Nick Cassidy and Lucas di Grassi did not finish the race due to retirements. 

The top five was completed by Mitch Evans, who pulled up a strong drive gaining several places throughout the race. Pascal Wehrlein, who was also engaged in the fight at the front, crossed the finish line in sixth place, followed by Sam Bird, da Costa, and Sims. Reigning champion Nyck de Vries completed the top ten. 

 

Andrea Perilli

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