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Flag of Saudi Arabia.png 2019 Diriyah eTrophy Race 2
Ad Diriyah Layout 2019 eTrophy.png
The Diriyah circuit in 2019.
Race Information
Date 23 November 2019
Official Name 2019 Diriyah eTrophy Race 2
Location Flag of Riyadh.png Ad Diriyah Street Circuit, Diriyah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Lap length 2.495 km (1.550 mi)
Distance 17 laps / 42.415 km (26.355 mi)
Supporting Flag of Saudi Arabia.png 2019 SAUDIA Diriyah E-Prix II
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter Flag of Brazil.png Sérgio Jimenez
Team Flag of Brazil.png ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil
Time 1:30.891
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Brazil.png Sérgio Jimenez
Team Flag of Brazil.png ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil
Fastest Lap 1:30.564 on lap 10
eTrophy Result
First Second Third
Flag of Brazil.png Sérgio Jimenez Flag of New Zealand.png Simon Evans Flag of the United Kingdom.png Alice Powell
Winner Team Flag of Brazil.png ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil
Time 37:59.216
eTrophy Guide
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Flag of Saudi Arabia.png 2019 Diriyah eTrophy Race 1 Flag of Mexico.png 2020 Mexico City eTrophy Race

The 2019 Diriyah eTrophy Race was the second round of the 2019/20 Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Series, staged at the Ad Diriyah Street Circuit in Diriyah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 23 November 2019.[1] The race would see Sérgio Jimenez secure his first victory of his title defence, as a red flag disrupted the race.[2]

Qualifying for the second race at the Diriyah circuit would see Jimenez secure pole position, beating Race 1 winner Simon Evans by almost half a second.[3] Behind them would be Alice Powell in the #7 car ahead of Yaqi Zhang, the first of the Pro-Am drivers, while Abbie Eaton was the better of the two Guest entries in sixth.[3]

The start of the race would see Jimenez ease into the lead, with Evans securing second unable to challenge the defending Champion into the chicane.[2] Behind, an excellent start from Zhang saw the #9 China Racing entry jump ahead of Powell in the #7 Team Germany car, while Fahad Algosaibi got into a fight with Mário Haberfeld.[2]

Before the end of the opening tour Powell would manage to force her way back ahead of Zhang, literally barging her way past the #9 car.[2] She, however, would find herself quickly falling away from the lead duo, with Jimenez and Evans exchanging fastest laps as they established a five second lead in the early stages.[2]

The intervention of Attack Mode would jumble the order in the midfield during the middle phase of the race, although Algosaibi and Haberfeld remained glued together.[2] On lap seven Haberfeld tried to make a move on the Saudi Arabian racer on the run to turn one, although his attempt to cut back inside the #13 car ended with Algosaibi slamming the outside wall.[2]

That incident brought out a red flag with Algosaibi's car left disabled in the barriers on the exit of turn one, with ten minutes spent waiting for the barriers to be restored.[2] After a Safety Car the race resumed, with Jimenez again easing away with Evans on his tail, while Powell tried to keep with them in third.[2]

That, ultimately, proved to be the story of the rest of the race, with Evans hounding Jimenez to the chequered flag, although the Brazilian racer remained resolute and duly secured victory with fastest lap.[2] Powell was five seconds back in third ahead of Eaton, who lunged past Zhang late on, although the Chinese racer would still finish the race as the lead Pro-Am driver in sixth overall behind Haberfeld.[2]

Background

There were no changes made to either the entry list of the Ad Diriyah Street Circuit for the second Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy race of the weekend, with rain set to remain at bay throughout the day.[1]

Opening Movements

Victory ensured that Simon Evans ended the opening day of the season with the lead in the Pro field, the New Zealander having opened his account with a maximum score with pole and victory. Sérgio Jimenez was hence six points behind after the first day, while Alice Powell and Mário Haberfeld were also on the board.

It was a similar story in the Pro-Am field too, with Yaqi Zhang have secured a maximum score to open the season, leaving him six clear of second placed Fahad Algosaibi. Furthermore, the two other entrants in the Pro-Am field, Chao Sun and Mashhur Bal Hejaila had also claimed points on the opening day.

Entry List

The full entry list for the 2019 Diriyah eTrophy Race 2 is displayed below:

2019 Diriyah eTrophy Race 2 Entry List
No. Name Entrant Constructor Car Class
0 Flag of Brazil.png Mário Haberfeld Flag of Brazil.png ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy PRO
1 Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Reema Juffali Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jaguar VIP Car Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Guest
2 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Abbie Eaton Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jaguar VIP Car Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Guest
7 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Alice Powell Flag of Germany.png Jaguar Team Germany Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy PRO
8 Flag of China.png Chao Sun Flag of China.png Team China Racing Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy PRO/AM
9 Flag of China.png Yaqi Zhang Flag of China.png Team China Racing Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy PRO/AM
10 Flag of Brazil.png Sérgio Jimenez Flag of Brazil.png ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy PRO
13 Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Fahad Algosaibi Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Saudi Racing Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy PRO/AM
34 Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Mashhur Bal Hejaila Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Saudi Racing Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy PRO/AM
99 Flag of New Zealand.png Simon Evans Flag of New Zealand.png Team Asia New Zealand Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy PRO
Source:[4]

Practice

Practice Report

Practice Results

Qualifying

Qualifying Report

Post Qualifying

The final qualifying result for the 2019 Diriyah eTrophy Race 2 are outlined below:

2019 Diriyah eTrophy Race 2 Qualifying Result
Pos. No. Name Team Time Gap Grid
1st 10 Flag of Brazil.png Sérgio Jimenez Flag of Brazil.png Jaguar Brazil 1:30.891 1
2nd 99 Flag of New Zealand.png Simon Evans Flag of New Zealand.png Team Asia New Zealand 1:31.374 +0.483s 2
3rd 7 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Alice Powell Flag of Germany.png Jaguar Team Germany 1:31.456 +0.565s 3
4th 9 Flag of China.png Yaqi Zhang Flag of China.png Jaguar China Racing 1:31.873 +0.982s 4
5th 0 Flag of Brazil.png Mário Haberfeld Flag of Brazil.png Jaguar Brazil 1:31.923 +1.032s 5
6th 2 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Abbie Eaton Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jaguar VIP Car 1:31.936 +1.045s 6
7th 13 Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Fahad Algosaibi Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Saudi Racing 1:32.326 +1.435s 7
8th 8 Flag of China.png Chao Sun Flag of China.png Jaguar China Racing 1:32.506 +1.615s 8
9th 1 Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Reema Juffali Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jaguar VIP Car 1:34.171 +3.280s 9
10th 34 Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Mashhur Bal Hejaila Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Saudi Racing 1:34.671 +3.780s 10
110% Time: 1:39.980[4]
Source:[4]

Race

Report

Result

The final classification of the 2019 Diriyah eTrophy Race 2 is displayed below, with the fastest lap setter indicated in italics, and the pole sitter shown in bold:

2019 Diriyah eTrophy Race 2 Race Result
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1st 10 Flag of Brazil.png Sérgio Jimenez Flag of Brazil.png Jaguar Brazil 17 37:59.216 1:30.564 21
2nd 99 Flag of New Zealand.png Simon Evans Flag of New Zealand.png Team Asia New Zealand 17 +0.830s 1:30.623 15
3rd 7 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Alice Powell Flag of Germany.png Jaguar Team Germany 17 +6.272s 1:30.718 11
4th 2 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Abbie Eaton Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jaguar VIP Car 17 +9.312s 1:30.581
5th 9 Flag of China.png Yaqi Zhang Flag of China.png Jaguar China Racing 17 +13.191s 1:30.974 21
6th 8 Flag of China.png Chao Sun Flag of China.png Jaguar China Racing 17 +20.020s 1:32.692 15
7th 0 Flag of Brazil.png Mário Haberfeld Flag of Brazil.png Jaguar Brazil 17 +34.924s 1:30.795 8
8th 34 Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Mashhur Bal Hejaila Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Saudi Racing 17 +1:03.389 1:32.464 11
Ret 1 Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Reema Juffali Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jaguar VIP Car 15 Damage 1:33.337
Ret 13 Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Fahad Algosaibi Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Saudi Racing 6 Collision 1:32.474
Source:[4]

Milestones

  • Fourth win for Sérgio Jimenez.
  • Seventh victory for Jaguar Brazil as an entrant.
  • Fifth and final Pro-Am victory for Yaqi Zhang.
  • Fifth and final Pro-Am victory for Jaguar China Racing as an entrant.

Standings

In the Pro Drivers' Championship it was Sérgio Jimenez who would end the opening weekend of the Championship with the lead, the Brazilian racer ahead of Simon Evans by virtue of having set fastest lap in the second Diriyah Race. Indeed, Jimenez and Evans had ended the second day of the season level on 36 points after a win, pole position, and second place apiece, leaving them both fourteen clear of Alice Powell in third.

In the Pro-Am field there was little surprise that Yaqi Zhang headed the table, two wins from pole position having left the Chinese racer with commanding 42 point tally. That translated into a sixteen point lead over teammate Chao Sun, while third placed Mashhur Bal Hejaila trailed Zhang by 23 points.

 
2019/20 Pro Drivers' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Brazil.png Sérgio Jimenez 36 ▲1
2nd Flag of New Zealand.png Simon Evans 36 ▼1
3rd Flag of the United Kingdom.png Alice Powell 22 ◄0
4th Flag of Brazil.png Mário Haberfeld 16 ◄0
2019/20 Pro-Am Drivers' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of China.png Yaqi Zhang 42 ◄0
2nd Flag of China.png Chao Sun 26 ▲1
3rd Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Mashhur Bal Hejaila 19 ▲1
4th Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Fahad Algosaibi 15 ▼2

References

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 'JAGUAR I-PACE ETROPHY SEASON TWO CALENDAR REVEALED INCLUDING LONDON FINALE AND "ATTACK MODE"', media.jaguarracing.com, (Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC, 10/09/2019), https://media.jaguarracing.com/news/2019/09/jaguar-i-pace-etrophy-season-two-calendar-revealed-including-london-finale-and-attack, (Accessed 13/09/2019)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 'SÉRGIO JIMENEZ WINS ROUND TWO AND SECURES FASTEST LAP IN DIRIYAH', media.jaguarracing.com, (Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC, 23/11/2019), https://media.jaguarracing.com/news/2019/09/jaguar-i-pace-etrophy-season-two-calendar-revealed-including-london-finale-and-attack, (Accessed 15/05/2021)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named QR
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Results
2019/20 Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy
Entrants
Jaguar China Racing • Jaguar Team Germany • Saudi Racing • Team Asia New Zealand • Team Yokohama Challenge • ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil
Manufacturers and Tyres
JaguarMichelin
Cars
Jaguar I-Pace
Pro Drivers
0 Mário Haberfeld/Cacá Bueno7 Alice Powell8 Gregory Segers9 Manuel Cabrera/Nick Foster10 Sérgio Jimenez24 Takuma Aoki99 Simon Evans
Pro-Am Drivers
8 Chao Sun/David Cheng9 Yaqi Zhang13 Fahad Algosaibi18 Adalberto Baptista34 Mashhur Bal Hejaila/Paul Spooner
Guest Drivers
Reema JuffaliMario DomínguezOliver WebbAbbie EatonSven FörsterJessica Hawkins • Vincent Radermecker
Races
Diriyah 1Diriyah 2Mexico CityBerlin 1Berlin 2Berlin 3Berlin 4Berlin 5Berlin 6Berlin 7
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