Points at the Grand Final: Lotterer battles his way into the top ten
Jani completed the ABB Formula E “Race at Home Challenge” 2020 as the best-placed Porsche driver, in eighth place with 35 points. The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team also secured eighth place in the team standings, with 50 points.
The main race
Neel Jani started the race from seventh place, but the chaotic scenes just after the start pushed him all the way to the back of the field. André Lotterer was able to move up two positions from twelfth on the grid and maintained a good pace as the race progressed. Neel Jani (Porsche 99X Electric, #18) – 23rd place André Lotterer (Porsche 99X Electric, #36) – 10th place
The “Challenge Grid” race
It was the fifth appearance for Joshua Rogers in the field of sim racers and influencers – and the Australian driver once again gave a consistent race performance. The second sim racer for Porsche in the “Challenge Grid”, Marius Golombeck (DE), also put on a strong display in the final race by finishing tenth.
Joshua Rogers (Porsche 99X Electric, #18) – 5th place Marius Golombeck (Porsche 99X Electric, #36) – 10th place
Quotes on the race
Marco Ujhasi (Manager Esports at Porsche Motorsport): “That was a fantastic finale to the ‘Race at Home Challenge’ in Berlin. Congratulations to Stoffel Vandoorne on his victory in the drivers’ championship. Over the last eight weeks we have enjoyed some thrilling sim racing that has allowed us to provide virtual proof of just how fascinating Formula E is, even during the Coronavirus pandemic. It was particularly nice to be able to collect donations for UNICEF as well – a great campaign for a good cause. The season in the virtual motorsport world will continue for us now. I hope that Formula E and the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team will soon be back in competition, thrilling fans on the real racetrack.”
About the “Race at Home Challenge”
Since the end of April, virtual races of the ABB Formula E “Race at Home Challenge” were held 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 saw 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 has supported the child welfare organisation UNICEF, which will be receiving donations raised during the race events.
Jun 08, 2020 at 14:22