Antonio Felix da Costa converted an inherited pole position into his first victory of the System E time in the second New York EPrix.
Da Costa secured his 1st gain of the time by holding off Stoffel Vandoorne for the the vast majority of the race, with Mitch Evans overtaking Alexander Sims in the closing laps to get the final podium placement.
Saturday’s race winner Nick Cassidy experienced created it a clean up sweep of pole positions in qualifying earlier in the day, having said that he was dropped to the again of the grid immediately after he was strike with a 30-spot grid penalty for utilizing his fifth battery of the period – 1 additional than the 4 permitted by the polices.
That still left Antonio Felix da Costa on pole with Alexander Sims together with him on the entrance row and Andre Lotterer in 3rd. But when the lights went out, Lotterer jumped the get started and then stopped, ultimately pulling off his grid although he was swamped by the entrance of the area, dropping down to ninth place. Da Costa effortlessly held the direct from Sims in second and the two Mercedes of Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck De Vries guiding.
Despite a lock up into convert one in 1 of the early laps looking at him run extensive, Da Costa continued to guide the preliminary section of the race, with a prepare of vehicles following near powering him. Just beneath 15 minutes into the race, De Vries grew to become the initially of the entrance runners to take his one and only Assault Manner. De Vries held fourth, with Sergio Sette Camara also using Assault Method from sixth.
On the following lap, leaders Da Costa and Sims each activated their Attack Manner, handing the lead to Vandoorne. It only lasted a single lap right before Vandoorne took his Assault Mode, handing the guide back again to Da Costa, before slotting again into 3rd location driving Sims but ahead of staff mate De Vries.
A mistake from De Vries at flip 5 just before the extended back again straight give Mitch Evans a run and the Jaguar driver pulled alongside the Mercedes and passed to the inside of of the still left hander of turn 6 to assert fourth area.
Following the leaders’ Attack Modes experienced expired, Vandoorne began pressuring Sims for 2nd put, passing the Mahindra to move up a position into turn 6. At the rear of, Evans tried to challenge De Vries for fourth alongside the back again straight, but De Vries defended to the inside, causing Evans to bounce around a significant bump on the circuit and almost lose control of his Jaguar. In some way, Evans managed to stay away from the partitions and go on, not losing a posture but dropping off the again of De Vries.
Da Costa continued to direct in advance of Vandoorne with Sims third. De Vries tried using to go Sims for third up the inside of together the back straight, but hit the exact bump he had pushed Evans in excess of beforehand and crossed up his car hoping to avoid the wall, dropping behind Evans to fifth. On the next lap, De Vries was then strike by Sam Bird on the exact straight, dropping to sixth in advance of losing a different position to Robin Frijns.
With much less than 3 minutes of race time remaining, Evans handed Sims to get third spot. In the final moment, Lucas di Grassi and Jean-Eric Vergne appeared to collide at switch 7, leaving Di Grassi’s auto instantly blocking the monitor. Vehicles at the rear of were compelled to prevent quickly just before Di Grassi righted his vehicle and continued, clearing the blockage. Di Grassi, Vergne and Oliver Askew all stopped right after apparently suffering injury in the collision.
As the keep track of was cleared but nonetheless underneath neighborhood yellow flags, Da Costa managed to examine off the final two laps and cross the line to assert his initially victory of the 2022 period. Vandoorne was just beneath a 2nd at the rear of in 2nd place, with Evans taking the last podium location in 3rd.
Sims finished fourth, with Bird proclaiming fifth soon after starting up from 16th on the grid. Frijns completed in sixth ahead of De Vries, with Jake Dennis, Lotterer and Edoardo Mortara completing the top rated 10.
Vandoorne retakes the championship lead with 155 details, in advance of Mortara now 11 factors driving. Evans moves ahead of Vergne to choose third spot in the standings heading to London.
2022 New York EPrix race two outcomes
PositionDriverTeam1Antonio Felix da CostaDS Techeetah2Stoffel VandoorneMercedes3Mitch EvansJaguar4Alexander SimsMahindra5Sam BirdJaguar6Robin FrijnsEnvision7Nyck de VriesMercedes8Jake DennisAndretti9Andre LottererPorsche10Edoardo MortaraVenturi11Pascal WehrleinPorsche12Dan TicktumNio13Sebastien BuemiNissan EDAMS14Oliver RowlandMahindra15Oliver TurveyNio16Nick CassidyEnvision17Max GuntherNissan EDAMS18Sergio Sette CamaraDragon PenskeRetAntonio GiovinazziDragon PenskeRetJean-Eric VergneDS TecheetahRetLucas di GrassiVenturiRetOliver AskewAndretti
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