Good pace from Jani in New York – fourth consecutive podium for Rogers
The Grand Final weekend is underway in the ABB Formula E “Race at Home Challenge”. On Saturday, the drivers from the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team were competing on the virtual circuit in New York. Neel Jani finished the seventh race of the season in eleventh place, just missing out on the points.
Sim racer Joshua Rogers (AU) had reason to celebrate after claiming third place in the “Challenge Grid” race to reach the podium for the fourth time. The Grand Final of the “Race at Home Challenge” takes place on Sunday in Berlin (DE).
The main race
Jani is the best-placed Porsche representative in the drivers’ standings in sixth place with 35 points. Jani’s team-mate André Lotterer crossed the line in 18th place in the second Porsche 99X Electric, having lost positions due to an accident. He had reached 12th place in qualifying. In the team standings, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team remains in sixth place with 48 points. Neel Jani (Porsche 99X Electric, #18) – 11th place André Lotterer (Porsche 99X Electric, #36) – 18th place
Quotes on the race
André Lotterer (Porsche 99X Electric, #36): The start went well and I was in a good position but then I was involved in an accident. Suddenly, I was just a passenger. My car was severely damaged and I lost a few positions. The final will take place tomorrow in Berlin. The ‘Race at Home Challenge’ has been pretty cool. I hope I can finish with a good result tomorrow before we get back to the real racing hopefully soon.
About the “Race at Home Challenge”
Since the end of April, virtual races of the ABB Formula E “Race at Home Challenge” were held on a weekly basis every Saturday as a replacement for the standard races in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2019/2020, which have been postponed due to the current crisis. The series sees all drivers in the regular championship do battle for virtual points in racing simulators. With the “Race at Home Challenge”, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is supporting the child welfare organisation UNICEF, which will be receiving donations raised during the race events.
Jun 07, 2020 at 20:23