|2019 New York City E-Prix II|
The extended Brooklyn Street Circuit returned in 2019.
|Date||14 July 2019|
|Official Name||2019 Qatar Airways New York City E-Prix|
|Location||Brooklyn Street Circuit, New York City, USA|
|Lap length||2.373 km (1.474 mi)|
|Distance||36 laps / 85.428 km (53.082 mi)|
|Support Race||2019 New York City eTrophy Race 2|
|Pole Sitter||Alexander Sims|
|Team||BMW i Andretti Motorsport|
|Team||Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler|
|Fastest Lap||1:11.305 on lap 23|
|Robin Frijns||Alexander Sims||Sébastien Buemi|
|Winner Team||Envision Virgin Racing|
|2019 New York City E-Prix I||2019 Diriyah E-Prix I|
The 2019 New York City E-Prix II, otherwise known as the 2019 Qatar Airways New York City E-Prix, was the thirteenth and final round of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship, staged at the Brooklyn Street Circuit in New York City, USA, on 14 July 2019. The race would see Jean-Éric Vergne attempt to defend his Championship crown, with three pretenders all with a mathematical chance of usurping the Frenchman's title.
Qualifying for the season finale would see one of the pretenders to the crown eliminated, with Sébastien Buemi failing to grab pole position. He would start the finale in third as Alexander Sims grabbed a maiden pole ahead of Robin Frijns, while Vergne would start down in twelfth behind his major rival Lucas di Grassi. Mitch Evans, the third man still in the fight, would start from eighth.
The start of the race proved fairly tame, with Sims leaping into the lead while Buemi, on the cleaner side of the grid, got the jump on Frijns. The rest of the field made it through unscathed, with di Grassi and Vergne making no progress in a congested opening lap.
Indeed, it was only on the second lap that tensions began to rise, with André Lotterer putting José María López into a spin at turn six, resulting in terminal damage to both cars. López duly stopped on circuit a lap later as Lotterer retired in the pits, resulting in the BMW Qualcomm i8 safety car appearing to group the field back together.
The race resumed with thirty-five minutes to go, with everyone immediately sweeping into the Attack Mode activation zone. Sims, meanwhile, would work hard to keep first Buemi and then Frijns at bay, with the Dutchman ultimately barging his way into the lead with a stunning move into turn one.
Frijns subsequently pulled away at the head of the field, while Sims became something of a traffic jam for Buemi and Sam Bird. They were subsequently caught by the title pretenders Evans, di Grassi and Vergne, as well as Daniel Abt who was doing his best to keep Evans behind him.
Into the closing stages and di Grassi had moved into seventh, barging past Stoffel Vandoorne and Oliver Rowland, before harassing Evans. Vergne, meanwhile, would struggle to overcome Vandoorne, but with Evans and di Grassi not at the head of the field the title was in the Frenchman's grasp.
Ultimately the fate of the title was sealed on the final lap, as Evans suffered a glitch on the final lap, and duly collided with di Grassi, leaving both in the barriers at turn eleven. Vergne swept past both to move into seventh and the Championship crown, while a frustrated di Grassi remained alone with his thoughts in the turn eleven tyre barrier.
Out front, meanwhile, Frijns was left to claim a dominant victory ahead of Sims, while Buemi moved into second in the Championship as a result of the di Grassi/Evans collision. That brought an end to the 2018/19 season, which had seen eight different winners across thirteen races.
- 1 Background
- 2 Practice
- 3 Qualifying
- 4 Race
- 5 Milestones
- 6 Standings
- 7 References
There would be no changes made to the Brooklyn Street Circuit ahead of the second and final race of the weekend, with the Attack Mode activation zone remaining on the exit of turn five. Likewise, there would be no changes to the entry list, with only one pre-race grid penalty to be applied after the chaos of Saturday's race. That therefore meant that all of the attention could be placed on the fight for the Championship, with four drivers in mathematical contention ahead of the finale.
Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
Overnight on Saturday there would be a protest from DS Techeetah about one of the many incidents from the first race of the weekend. Indeed, the French-Chinese squad had decided that Lucas di Grassi had excessively pushed André Lotterer, resulting in the German hitting the back of teammate Jean-Éric Vergne at turn six on the second lap of the race. Ultimately, however, the officials ruled against Techeetah, with di Grassi's team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler showing that the Brazilian himself had been hit from behind during the incident.
Attack Mode Motivation
Elsewhere, there was a late change to the Attack Mode rules ahead of the season finale, with the FIA and Formula E hoping to up the ante at the final race. Indeed, it was agreed that there would be an additional, compulsory, use of the Attack Mode boost in the final race, meaning drivers would spend twelve minutes of the race a 225 kW across three separate activations. This was implemented to not only increase the amount of energy the drivers would use, but also encourage more on-track action.
The favourite heading into the season finale, regardless of how poorly his race had ended on Saturday, was Jean-Éric Vergne, who held a 22 point advantage over second placed Lucas di Grassi. That meant that Frenchman would win the title if he finished sixth or higher, regardless of whether di Grassi won the race or not. Various other permutations would also see Vergne lift the crown, with di Grassi having to either win the race, or claim pole and a second place, just to beat Vergne's pre-race tally of 130 points.
For the other two contenders there would have to be another dramatic swing in both fortune and positions, with both needing Vergne to fail to score, regardless of what they could achieve. The better placed of the duo was Mitch Evans, who arrived at the finale 25 points off the Frenchman, and hence had to win the E-Prix, as well as claim fastest lap just to get ahead. Sébastien Buemi, the fourth and final pretender, would likewise have to win the race, but would also need to secure pole position to overcome his 26 point deficit.
It was a rather more simple complexion in the Teams Championship, with DS Techeetah and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler the only teams in the hunt. Indeed, like their lead driver Vergne, it was DS Techeetah who held the advantage heading into the finale, with a 24 point lead over the German squad before raceday began. That meant that they would take the title if they scored 24 points or more, meaning if either Vergne or André Lotterer won the race, DS Techeetah would be Champions.
In contrast, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler would have to outscore the French-Chinese effort by 25 points just to challenge, with a one-two finish, combined with pole and fastest lap, for the German squad the only result that could guarantee them the crown.
Elsewhere the governor of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta proclaimed that he was in advanced talks with Formula E Holdings over a potential race in Jakarta in 2020. Indeed, Anies Baswedan was attending the season finale in hopes of completing a deal, with the aim of holding Jakarta's first race during the 2019/20 season, potentially in June 2020. It was further rumoured that the Jakarta race could potentially be hosted on the 14 December 2019, the first of two TBAs still on the 2019/20 calendar prior to the end of the 2018/19 campaign.
The full entry list for the 2019 New York City E-Prix II is displayed below:
Qualifying for the second New York City E-Prix would follow the established format, with the field split into four groups based on Championship position. Each group would get six minutes on circuit to allow each driver to set a single full power (250kw) lap, with the fastest six over all proceeding to Super Pole. The drivers in Super Pole would then head out one-by-one to set another flying lap, with the fastest of those starting the race from pole.
Group one featured the four title contenders, with the results of qualifying set to play a huge part in the destination of the crown. Indeed, Sébastien Buemi could only claim the title if he claimed pole, while both himself and Mitch Evans would be eliminated on the spot if Jean-Éric Vergne secured top spot on the grid. Lucas di Grassi, meanwhile, would have a little more leeway, but needed to start ahead of Vergne regardless, while António Félix da Costa, who completed the quintet, was out for personal glory.
In contrast to qualifying for the opening race of the weekend, everyone in the opening group opted to complete a warm-up lap, deciding that track evolution would play a factor in the times. This was almost instantly proved by da Costa, who recorded a 1:10.369, only for his clean lap to be beat by all four title contenders. Indeed, Vergne instantly beat the Portuguese racer's time, in spite of a slide through turn fourteen, only for di Grassi to best his effort a few seconds later.
They would all, however, be blown out of the water by Buemi, who streaked to the top of the timesheets with a 1:10.003. That left him two tenths clear of di Grassi and Vergne, and with Evans slotting in behind the Swiss racer, whose lap featured the fastest first and second sectors, Buemi had the best shot of the quintet of getting into Super Pole.
The second group of the day featured those who had dropped out of the title fight in the first race of the weekend, as well as two former FE race winners. Headlining the group was Vergne's teammate André Lotterer, with himself and di Grassi's teammate Daniel Abt hoping for strong results to aid their teammates in the title fight. They would be joined by the two race winning Envision Virgins of Sam Bird and Robin Frijns, as well as the Mahindra of Jérôme d'Ambrosio.
Unlike group one there would be some split running in the second group, with Bird and Frijns opting to go straight onto their full power laps, while the rest completed a warm-up. Ultimately it was their decision that proved to be the correct one, although it was d'Ambrosio who crossed the line first, with a scruffy lap leaving him in sixth at the end of his run. His time was therefore beaten immediately by both Bird and Frijns, with the Dutchman going fastest overall, while Bird secured second.
Elsewhere Abt played a crucial role in the title battle, sweeping into top spot moments after the two Virgins, recording a 1:09.902. Lotterer, meanwhile, would have a horrible run, ending up a second off the pace after mistakes in both the second and third sectors, leaving him behind d'Ambrosio.
Into the third group of the afternoon and there were several potential Super Pole contenders, with almost half of the season's poles amongst them. The favourite from the group would be Alexander Sims after his strong run in practice, with the Brit joined by three time pole sitting compatriot Oliver Rowland. They would be joined by Stoffel Vandoorne and Pascal Wehrlein, as well as the two Venturis of Felipe Massa and Edoardo Mortara.
Once again there was some split running in group three, with Wehrlein and Mortara gambling on not setting a warm-up lap, while the rest headed out early. That almost proved to be a wise decision, for Rowland almost inadvertently weaved straight into Sims on his warm-up lap, with the BMW-Andretti pilot having to jump on the brakes to avoid the Nissan. Sims subsequently passed his compatriot to gain track position, as Mortara started the flying laps.
Mortara's run did prove to be a strong one, with the Swiss racer grabbing sixth at the end of his run, knocking di Grassi out of Super Pole. Unfortunately for him he was instantly knocked out by a flying Sims, who swept into Super Pole with a stunning 1:09.690 to go fastest overall. Elsewhere, Vandoorne booked a slot in Super Pole with a strong run to second, Rowland just fell shy, falling into seventh just behind teammate Buemi, Wehrlein was off the pace, and Massa ruined his lap by sliding down the escape road at turn six.
The final group of the session featured those at the back of the Championship, although track evolution ensured that they still had hopes of reaching Super Pole. The standout name among them was Mitch Evans after his Saturday performance, although both José María López and Maximilian Günther had reached Super Pole earlier in the season. They would be joined by Gary Paffett in the second HWA run Venturi, as well as the off pace NIOs of Oliver Turvey and Tom Dillmann.
López was the first of the sextet to hit the circuit, leaving the pits very early along with Dillmann and Turvey. His lap proved to be fairly strong, falling just shy of Vergne's effort to leave him twelfth, with Dillmann following him through to claim fifteenth. Turvey went next and duly slotted in ahead of his teammate, before Dillmann made a significant impact in the title hunt.
Indeed, Dillmann would inadvertently block Paffett towards the end of the Brit's run, when the #17 pilot was on course to beat Buemi's time. A loss of three tenths in the final sector ultimately saw Paffett slot into ninth, a result which ensured that Buemi would get to fight for pole and keep his title hopes alive. Elsewhere, Günther had a slow run to eighteenth, while Lynn made multiple mistakes en-route to a 1:12.537, leaving him at the back of the field.
Buemi was the first to run in Super Pole, and duly delivered a clean effort, in-spite of a slide through turn fourteen, to claim a 1:09.729, three tenths faster than he had managed in the group stage. Bird went next but ultimately threw his hopes away at the first corner, braking too deep to leave him wide through turns two and three. He duly slotted into second behind Buemi, before Frijns ultimately ended the Swiss racer's title hopes with a 1:09.712, with a brush against the inside wall at turn fourteen not enough to spoil his run.
Next out was Abt in the factory Audi, although a poor lap overall, including significantly twitches in the final sector, left him down in fourth. Vandoorne followed but a poor run through the second sector left him behind Buemi, before Sims hit the circuit looking for a maiden pole. Ultimately the Brit delivered the best lap of his FE career, dancing his BMW around the Brooklyn Street Circuit to record a 1:09.617 and the three points for pole.
The final qualifying result for the 2019 New York City E-Prix II are outlined below:
|2019 New York City E-Prix II Qualifying Result|
|1st||27||Alexander Sims||BMW i Andretti Motorsport||1:09.617||—||1||G3|
|2nd||4||Robin Frijns||Envision Virgin Racing||1:09.712||+0.095s||2||G2|
|3rd||23||Sébastien Buemi||Nissan e.Dams||1:09.729||+0.112s||3||G1|
|4th||2||Sam Bird||Envision Virgin Racing||1:09.895||+0.278s||4||G2|
|5th||5||Stoffel Vandoorne||HWA Racelab||1:09.994||+0.377s||5||G3|
|6th||66||Daniel Abt||Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler||1:10.096||+0.479s||6||G2|
|1st||27||Alexander Sims||BMW i Andretti Motorsport||1:09.690||—||SP||G3|
|2nd||5||Stoffel Vandoorne||HWA Racelab||1:09.856||+0.166s||SP||G3|
|3rd||66||Daniel Abt||Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler||1:09.902||+0.212s||SP||G2|
|4th||4||Robin Frijns||Envision Virgin Racing||1:09.912||+0.222s||SP||G2|
|5th||2||Sam Bird||Envision Virgin Racing||1:09.925||+0.235s||SP||G2|
|6th||23||Sébastien Buemi||Nissan e.Dams||1:10.003||+0.313s||SP||G1|
|7th||22||Oliver Rowland||Nissan e.Dams||1:10.052||+0.362s||7||G3|
|8th||20||Mitch Evans||Jaguar Racing||1:10.063||+0.373s||8||G1|
|9th||17||Gary Paffett||HWA Racelab||1:10.155||+0.465s||9||G4|
|10th||48||Edoardo Mortara||Venturi Formula E Team||1:10.217||+0.527s||10||G3|
|11th||11||Lucas di Grassi||Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler||1:10.255||+0.565s||11||G1|
|12th||25||Jean-Éric Vergne||DS Techeetah||1:10.278||+0.588s||12||G1|
|13th||7||José María López||GEOX DRAGON||1:10.352||+0.662s||13||G4|
|14th||28||António Félix da Costa||BMW i Andretti Motorsport||1:10.369||+0.679s||14||G1|
|15th||16||Oliver Turvey||NIO Formula E Team||1:10.439||+0.749s||15||G4|
|16th||64||Jérôme d'Ambrosio||Mahindra Racing||1:10.504||+0.814s||16||G2|
|17th*||8||Tom Dillmann||NIO Formula E Team||1:10.573||+0.883s||20||G4|
|18th||94||Pascal Wehrlein||Mahindra Racing||1:10.574||+0.884s||17||G3|
|19th||6||Maximilian Günther||GEOX DRAGON||1:10.653||+0.963s||18||G4|
|20th||36||André Lotterer||DS Techeetah||1:10.699||+1.009s||19||G2|
|21st†||3||Alex Lynn||Jaguar Racing||1:12.537||+2.847s||21||G4|
|110% Time: 1:16.659|
|NC‡||19||Felipe Massa||Venturi Formula E Team||1:19.831||+7.294s||22||G3|
- * Dillmann was handed a three place grid penalty for impeeding Paffett.
- † Lynn received a twenty place grid penalty (converted to a drive-through) for changing a MGU.
- ‡ Massa was allowed to start the race at the stewards' discretion.
The conditions Sunday afternoon proved to be much the same as they had been earlier in the day, with sunshine being briefly interrupted by cloud, and a marginally stronger breeze to unsettle the cars through the first sector. There would, however, be a late change to the rules regarding Attack Mode ahead of the finale, with the drivers getting three uses of the additional boost in the final race, rather than the usual two. Otherwise there would be no changes ahead of the final race, with three drivers still in title contention as Alexander Sims led the field onto the grid.
The start of the E-Prix would be dictated by the track, with those on the clean side of the grid getting better launches that those who started on the dust off the racing line. As such, Sims was able to ease into the lead into the first corner, while Sébastien Buemi catapulted himself ahead of Robin Frijns to secure second. The rest of the field piled in behind them but without making major contact, with the major title pretenders Mitch Evans, Lucas di Grassi and Jean-Éric Vergne holding station in eighth, eleventh and twelfth respectively.
Indeed, it took until the field reached turn six that things kicked off, with André Lotterer sending José María López into a spin, only for the Argentine to smash into the side of the DS Techeetah as he pirouetted. The result was heavy damage to both cars, although as they were behind the title protagonists the collision seemed to have little impact on the title hunt. Indeed, both would keep going with obviously wounded equipment, until López stopped on track on lap three.
With the Argentine's GEOX DRAGON stuck at the entry to turn seven the BMW Qualcomm i8 safety car was called upon to slow the field, allowing López's car to be retrieved. The order had remained fairly static during the opening stages, with Sims still leading from Buemi, while Frijns had thrown everything at the Swiss racer in his hopes of regaining second. They were chased by Sam Bird, Stoffel Vandoorne and Oliver Rowland, who had battled hard during the opening laps, with Evans, di Grassi and Vergne were still in their qualifying positions, while Alex Lynn had caught back up to the back of the field having been forced to serve a drive through penalty for changing a MGU before the race.
The race resumed on lap seven, with Sims sprinting clear of the field as Buemi defended heavily from Frijns on the brakes into turn one. Vandoorne was similarly under pressure from Bird into the first corner, with Rowland watching on, while the rest of the field made it through the first corner post-restart without issue. Unsurprisingly there would be an en-masse sweep to arm Attack Mode on lap seven, with Sims, Vandoorne and everyone between Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi taking the boost to try and push on.
Frijns took Attack Mode on the following lap, while Bird had to defend heavily from Rowland into turn six, having lost momentum to his compatriot while arming his boost. Back with Frijns and an excellent run through turn fourteen, combined with his boost, saw him draw right onto the back of Buemi, before selling the Swiss ace a dummy into the first corner. A dive on the brakes inside the #23 Nissan e.Dams and the #4 Envision Virgin was through into second, with Frijns quickly sprinting away to chase Sims, two seconds up the road.
A few moments later and Bird pulled a dive on Vandoorne to grab fourth at turn ten, leaving him in prime position to harass Buemi as Frijns quickly got onto the back of Sims. Elsewhere, Evans was finding it impossible to pass an ultra-defensive Abt to claim seventh, while di Grassi and Vergne were simply unable to get ahead of Gary Paffett in his HWA Racelab. Vandoorne, meanwhile, would just manage to keep Rowland at bay for fifth, unable to match Bird's pace up ahead, while Pascal Wehrlein was on the move with a dive inside Oliver Turvey at turn ten.
Vandoorne's resistance was not to last, however, with the Belgian duly beginning a slow slide down the field after being awarded his thirteenth FanBoost award of the campaign. He subsequently fell to Rowland and Abt over the following laps, with teammate Paffett also succumbing to di Grassi, Vergne and António Félix da Costa in short order at the same time. Out front, meanwhile, Frijns had drawn onto the back of Sims, and was now plotting his bid for the lead as the race entered into its second half.
Ultimately Frijns would not wait too long to pounce, sending his Virgin sliding inside of Sims' BMW-Andretti into the first corner, despite the Brit's late move to defend. In-spite of Sims' squeeze Frijns managed to grab the lead with his dive on lap seventeen, before dancing clear of the Brit, who was left to defend from Buemi, Bird and Rowland, the latter two squabbling amongst themselves. Elsewhere, Vergne and da Costa were jousting over tenth, although the Frenchman was still in prime position to win the Championship as neither di Grassi nor Evans were winning the race.
With Frijns checking out at the head of the field Sims armed Attack Mode to get away from Buemi, with the Swiss ace once again coming under pressure from Bird once Rowland dropped back. Indeed, Rowland suddenly found himself vulnerable to attack from Abt, with the German knowing that he was fighting for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler's Teams Championship hopes, rather than his own personal glory. Behind, Evans lunged inside of Vandoorne at turn ten on lap 21, before out-powering the Belgian into turn eleven to grab sixth, with di Grassi subsequently sweeping onto the back of the HWA a lap later.
Abt barged past Rowland into the first corner on lap 22, with lost momentum also allowing Evans to get a run into turn six although Rowland successfully defended. Evans duly took sixth from the Brit at the start of lap 23 with a lunge into turn one, while di Grassi used his FanBoost to pull a copy-cat move on Vandoorne a lap later. Vergne, meanwhile, had finally got the upper-hand on da Costa, and was now cruising onto the back of Frijns, knowing that if he kept di Grassi in sight he would be Champion.
Into the closing stages and Sims had dropped back into the sights of Buemi, although the Swiss racer was having to keep an eye on his mirrors as Bird loomed large. Indeed, with a few minutes to go Buemi tried to dive inside Sims into turn six, which the Brit successfully defended, only for Bird to get a run on the Swiss ace out of turn seven. Ultimately, however, Bird opted not to force the issue into the deceptively quick turn nine, allowing Abt and Evans to join their battle pack, while di Grassi made a move on Rowland to claim seventh.
With five minutes to go Evans tried a move on Abt, although the German was still resolutely defending in hopes of gifting di Grassi a move on the New Zealander to boost their Teams Championship hopes. Sims, meanwhile, would once again have to defend heavily from Buemi, this tiime on the brakes into turn six, with Abt likewise dancing on the brakes to keep Evans at bay in the same small queue. Elsewhere, Maximilian Günther lost a lot of time by sliding down the escape road, while Felipe Massa lunged wildly at Wehrlein at turn ten, only for both to run wide as they smacked together.
Onto the 36th and final lap and Evans slowed dramatically at turn ten, with Frijns having crossed the line with a few seconds to spare to extend the race distance by a lap. di Grassi subsequently smacked into the back of the Jaguar at the apex of the hairpin, before Evans fed the Brazilian into the wall on the run to turn eleven, smashing the Brazilian's suspension. The pair subsequently slid into the barriers at turn eleven waving their arms at each other, as Vergne swept past both of his title pretenders to claim seventh, and the Championship, on the final tour.
Out front, meanwhile, an almost forgotten Frijns flashed across the line to claim a dominant victory, three seconds clear of Sims in second. The Brit himself just kept Buemi at bay on the final tour, with the Swiss ace himself just fending off the attentions of Bird on the final tour to grab the final podium spot. Abt was next ahead of Rowland and Vergne, while the late Evans/di Grassi clash saw Vandoorne, da Costa and Paffett to claim the remaining points.
The final classification of the 2019 New York City E-Prix II is displayed below, with the fastest lap setter indicated in italics, and the pole sitter shown in bold.
|2019 New York City E-Prix II Race Result|
|Pos.||No.||Name||Team||Laps||Race Time||Fastest lap||Pts.|
|1st||4||Robin Frijns||Envision Virgin Racing||36||47:22.289||1:11.492||25|
|2nd||27||Alexander Sims||BMW i Andretti Motorsport||36||+3.200s||1:11.572||21|
|3rd||23||Sébastien Buemi||Nissan e.Dams||36||+3.912s||1:11.475||15|
|4th||2||Sam Bird||Envision Virgin Racing||36||+4.270s||1:11.921||12|
|5th||66||Daniel Abt||Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler||36||+4.757s||1:11.305||11|
|6th||22||Oliver Rowland||Nissan e.Dams||36||+8.382s||1:11.990||8|
|7th||25||Jean-Éric Vergne||DS Techeetah||36||+9.446s||1:11.580||6|
|8th||5||Stoffel Vandoorne||HWA Racelab||36||+9.738s||1:12.216||4|
|9th||28||António Félix da Costa||BMW i Andretti Motorsport||36||+11.727s||1:11.956||2|
|10th||17||Gary Paffett||HWA Racelab||36||+12.251s||1:12.086||1|
|11th||64||Jérôme d'Ambrosio||Mahindra Racing||36||+18.944s||1:12.142|
|12th||94||Pascal Wehrlein||Mahindra Racing||36||+27.144s||1:12.303|
|13th||16||Oliver Turvey||NIO Formula E Team||36||+28.045s||1:12.544|
|14th||8||Tom Dillmann||NIO Formula E Team||36||+28.580s||1:12.183|
|15th||19||Felipe Massa||Venturi Formula E Team||36||+28.635s||1:12.050|
|16th*||3||Alex Lynn||Jaguar Racing||36||+41.420s||1:11.645|
|17th†||20||Mitch Evans||Jaguar Racing||36||+1:27.009||1:11.698|
|18th‡||11||Lucas di Grassi||Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler||35||Collision||1:11.499|
|19th||6||Maximilian Günther||GEOX DRAGON||34||+2 Laps||1:12.277|
|Ret||48||Edoardo Mortara||Venturi Formula E Team||17||Retired||1:12.236|
|Ret§||36||André Lotterer||DS Techeetah||3||Damage||1:22.513|
|Ret||7||José María López||GEOX DRAGON||2||Damage||1:15.936|
- Indicates a driver was awarded FanBoost during the race.
- * Lynn received a 22 second time penalty for excessive power use.
- † Evans received a ten second stop go penalty (converted to a 37 second time penalty) as well as a 22 second time penalty for causing a collision and excessive power use.
- ‡ di Grassi was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.
- § Lotterer was handed a drive through penalty, converted to a 22 second time penalty for causing a collision.
- Jean-Éric Vergne declared as the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship Champion.
- Vergne became the first driver to win the Championship for a second time.
- DS Techeetah declared as the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship Teams Champions.
- Sixth New York City E-Prix to be staged.
- 25th race for André Lotterer.
- Maximilian Günther started his tenth E-Prix.
- Thirteenth and final entry for HWA Racelab.
- Maiden pole position for Alexander Sims.
- Second career victory for Robin Frijns.
- Also Frijns' fifth podium finish.
- Tenth win for Virgin Racing as an entrant.
- Audi Sport powered a car to a ninth victory.
- Maiden podium finish for Sims.
- Sébastien Buemi registered his 25th podium visit.
- Daniel Abt recorded his tenth fastest lap.
With that Jean-Éric Vergne was declared as the 2018/19 Champion, rounding out the season with 136 points to his name. Second would go to Sébastien Buemi after his late season rally, ending the campaign seventeen points behind Vergne on 119. Lucas di Grassi, meanwhile, would slip to third on the final day on 108, while Robin Frijns and Mitch Evans rounded out the top five on 106 and 105 respectively.
In the Teams Championship it was DS Techeetah who left the finale as Champions, ending their third FE campaign on 222 points. That left them nineteen clear of second placed Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, while Envision Virgin Racing secured third on the final day with 191. Indeed, the customer Audi squad bested Nissan e.Dams by just a single point to finish on the end-of-season podium, while BMW i Andretti Motorsport completed their maiden campaign together in fifth.
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