|2020 Berlin eTrophy Race 3|
The Tempelhofring was reversed for the second of seven eTrophy races in 2020.
|Date||8 August 2020|
|Official Name||2020 Berlin Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Series Race 3|
Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany
|Lap length||2.355 km (1.476 mi)|
|Distance||19 laps / 44.745 km (27.803 mi)|
|Supporting||2020 BMW i Berlin E-Prix II Race 1|
|Pole Sitter||Sérgio Jimenez|
|Team||ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil|
|Team||Jaguar China Racing|
|Fastest Lap||1:24.771 on lap 14|
|Sérgio Jimenez||Cacá Bueno||Simon Evans|
|Winner Team||ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil|
|2020 Berlin eTrophy Race 2||2020 Berlin eTrophy Race 4|
The 2020 Berlin eTrophy Race 3, formally known as the 2020 Berlin Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Series Race 3, was the sixth race of the 2019/20 Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Series, staged at the Tempelhofring in Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany, on 8 August 2020. The race, which was the first of three staged on the standard Tempelhofring layout, would see Sérgio Jimenez sweep to his fourth win of the campaign.
Qualifying would see Sérgio Jimenez secure pole position after a session long fight with Simon Evans, denying his main title rival the bonus point by 0.039s. Behind would be all the other Pro class entries down to eighth, which was instead occupied by Pro-Am pole sitter Fahad Algosaibi, while Abbie Eaton secured ninth in the Guest car.
It was a clean start throughout the field when the race began, with Jimenez easing off the line to claim the lead, while Evans was on the wrong side to realistically challenge. Instead, Evans would lose second to a fast starting Nick Foster through the sweeping first corner, as behind Algosaibi got ahead of Takuma Aoki.
Foster would go on the offensive throughout the opening tour, with the Australian racer harassing Jimenez for the lead. Foster subsequently sent the #9 car lunging down the inside of Jimenez for the lead at the end of the opening tour, before drawing past the #10 car on the exit to take control of the race.
With that Foster was away to try and build a lead, although Jimenez would remain glued to his tail as the top five ran nose-to-tail. As a result the fight became a tactical one with the use of Attack Mode, with Evans the first to try and use the boost, but somehow managed to miss the activation zone.
A few laps later and Foster made the same mistake trying to arm the boost, costing him the lead as Jimenez led Cacá Bueno past the #9 car as Foster drove off line to try and activate AM. Foster instantly tried to make amends by attacking Bueno into turn seven, but was repulsed, before clumsily hitting the left-rear as they turned into turn six on the following tour.
That move allowed Evans to move back ahead of Foster, while Jimenez was able to build a lead big enough for him to arm AM for the second time without losing the lead. Foster, meanwhile, would get into a fight with Alice Powell for fourth in the closing stages, which would end with the British racer getting turned into the barriers exiting turn nine after the two made contact.
With that the race was run, with Jimenez managing his lead well to secure a dominant fourth victory of the campaign, with teammate Bueno in second. Evans was next up ahead of Segers, Algosaibi took the Pro-Am honours in sixth, while Eaton secured eighth in the Guest car.
Two days after the previous race the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy field would find themselves preparing for the first of three races around the Tempelhofring, which had now been restored to its usual anti-clockwise format. That would be the only major change ahead of the second set of races in Berlin, with Abbie Eaton taking over the #1 Guest car from Oliver Webb as the only driver change.
Victory for Sérgio Jimenez saw the Brazilian racer's lead in the Championship grow to seven points with half the season completed, Simon Evans having just kept pace with his second place in Berlin. Behind, Cacá Bueno had overhauled Alice Powell to secure third, moving two ahead of the British racer, while Powell herself was sixteen ahead of Nick Foster in fifth.
In the Pro-Am field a third straight victory for Fahad Algosaibi had left the Saudi Arabian racer in command of the title hunt, 35 points clear of his closest challenger. That challenger was the absent Yaqi Zhang, who was the only other winner in Pro-Am in 2019/20, who was still a point ahead of Adalberto Baptista in third, the next highest placed active driver. Chao Sun was next up in fourth, while Paul Spooner rounded out the top five, level with the Chinese racer.
The full entry list for the 2020 Berlin eTrophy Race 3 is displayed below:
|2020 Berlin eTrophy Race 3 Entry List|
|0||Cacá Bueno||ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil||Jaguar||I-Pace eTrophy||PRO|
|1||Abbie Eaton||Jaguar VIP Car||Jaguar||I-Pace eTrophy||Guest|
|7||Alice Powell||Jaguar Team Germany||Jaguar||I-Pace eTrophy||PRO|
|8||Gregory Segers||Team China Racing||Jaguar||I-Pace eTrophy||PRO|
|9||Nick Foster||Team China Racing||Jaguar||I-Pace eTrophy||PRO|
|10||Sérgio Jimenez||ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil||Jaguar||I-Pace eTrophy||PRO|
|13||Fahad Algosaibi||Saudi Racing||Jaguar||I-Pace eTrophy||PRO/AM|
|18||Adalberto Baptista||ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil||Jaguar||I-Pace eTrophy||PRO/AM|
|24||Takuma Aoki||Team Yokohama Challenge||Jaguar||I-Pace eTrophy||PRO|
|34||Paul Spooner||Saudi Racing||Jaguar||I-Pace eTrophy||PRO/AM|
|99||Simon Evans||Team Asia New Zealand||Jaguar||I-Pace eTrophy||PRO|
The final qualifying result for the 2020 Berlin eTrophy Race 3 are outlined below:
|2020 Berlin eTrophy Race 3 Qualifying Result|
|1st||10||Sérgio Jimenez||Jaguar Brazil||1:25.959||—||1|
|2nd||99||Simon Evans||Team Asia New Zealand||1:25.998||+0.039s||2|
|3rd||9||Nick Foster||Jaguar China Racing||1:26.150||+0.191s||3|
|4th||7||Alice Powell||Jaguar Team Germany||1:26.296||+0.337s||4|
|5th||0||Cacá Bueno||Jaguar Brazil||1:26.336||+0.377s||5|
|6th||8||Gregory Segers||Jaguar China Racing||1:26.505||+0.546s||6|
|7th||24||Takuma Aoki||Team Yokohama Challenge||1:26.881||+0.922s||7|
|8th||13||Fahad Algosaibi||Saudi Racing||1:26.932||+0.973s||8|
|9th||1||Abbie Eaton||Jaguar VIP Car||1:26.990||+1.031s||9|
|10th||18||Adalberto Baptista||Jaguar Brazil Racing||1:27.202||+1.243s||10|
|11th||34||Paul Spooner||Saudi Racing||1:27.940||+1.981s||11|
|110% Time: 1:34.554|
The final classification of the 2020 Berlin eTrophy Race 3 is displayed below, with the fastest lap setter indicated in italics, and the pole sitter shown in bold.
|2020 Berlin eTrophy Race 3 Race Result|
|Pos.||No.||Name||Team||Laps||Race Time||Fastest lap||Pts.|
|1st||10||Sérgio Jimenez||Jaguar Brazil||19||27:27.334||1:25.416||21|
|2nd||0||Cacá Bueno||Jaguar Brazil||19||+2.164s||1:24.976||15|
|3rd||99||Simon Evans||Team Asia New Zealand||19||+3.931s||1:25.523||11|
|4th||8||Gregory Segers||Jaguar China Racing||19||+17.855s||1:25.239||8|
|5th*||7||Alice Powell||Jaguar Team Germany||19||+17.882s||1:25.068||6|
|6th||13||Fahad Algosaibi||Saudi Racing||19||+20.366s||1:25.319||21|
|7th||24||Takuma Aoki||Team Yokohama Challenge||19||+20.605s||1:25.648||5|
|8th||1||Abbie Eaton||Jaguar VIP Car||19||+22.217s||1:25.416|
|9th||34||Paul Spooner||Saudi Racing||19||+36.167s||1:25.471||15|
|10th||18||Adalberto Baptista||Jaguar Brazil||19||+36.779s||1:25.656||11|
|11th†||9||Nick Foster||Jaguar China Racing||18||Collision||1:24.771||4|
- * Powell was to serve a three place grid penalty for causing a collision with Foster.
- † Foster was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.
- Seventh and final victory for Sérgio Jimenez
- Eleventh victory for Jaguar Brazil as an entrant.
- Fourth Pro-Am victory for Fahad Algosaibi.
- Eleventh Pro-Am win for Saudi Racing as an entrant.
Sérgio Jimenez would extend his Pro Championship lead to seventeen points after the sixth race of the season, with the Brazilian racer having become the first driver to break through the 100 point barrier. Simon Evans was still in contention in second, while Cacá Bueno was still within mathematical reach in third on 56 points. Alice Powell was next up ahead of Nick Foster, while Takuma Aoki had remained ahead of Gregory Segers, who had overhauled Mário Haberfeld.
In Pro-Am Fahad Algosaibi was in complete control of the Championship hunt, the Saudi Arabian racer 46 points clear as he fell just two points shy of the 100 point mark after six races. Adalberto Baptista, meanwhile, had climbed to second, and would need at least two wins without Algosaibi scoring, to get on terms with Algosaibi out front. Behind, Yaqi Zhang was still in third despite not racing in Berlin, although Paul Spooner had closed to within a point of the Chinese racer.
Videos and Images:
- Chris Soulsby, 'Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY to support Formula E’s Berlin finale', motorsportweek.com, (Motorsport Media Services Ltd., 17/06/2020), https://www.motorsportweek.com/2020/06/17/jaguar-i-pace-etrophy-to-support-formula-es-berlin-finale/, (Accessed 07/08/2020)
- 'BRAZILIAN 1-2 IN BAKING HOT BERLIN', media.jaguarracing.com, (Jaguar Land Rover, 08/08/2020), https://media.jaguarracing.com/news/2020/08/brazilian-1-2-baking-hot-berlin, (Accessed 17/05/2020)
- Cite error: Invalid
<ref>tag; no text was provided for refs named
- Cite error: Invalid
<ref>tag; no text was provided for refs named
- 'Round 6 - Berlin II ePrix Jaguar I-Pace eTROPHY Series Results Booklet', results.fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 06/08/2020), https://fe-results.s3.amazonaws.com/05_2019-20/08_R08%20Berlin/Jaguar%20I-Pace%20eTROPHY%20Series/Booklet/Jaguar%20I-Pace%20eTROPHY%20Series_Round06_BOOKLET.pdf#pdfjs.action=download, (Accessed 17/05/2021)
- '2019-2020 Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Series Rounds #6-7-8: Berlin ePrix/DEU - 8-9 August 2020 Decision No.1', results.fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 08/08/2020), https://results.fiaformulae.com/en/noticeboard, (Accessed 17/05/2020)
|2019/20 Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy|
|Jaguar China Racing • Jaguar Team Germany • Saudi Racing • Team Asia New Zealand • Team Yokohama Challenge • ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil|
|Manufacturers and Tyres|
|Jaguar • Michelin|
|0 Mário Haberfeld/Cacá Bueno • 7 Alice Powell • 8 Gregory Segers • 9 Manuel Cabrera/Nick Foster • 10 Sérgio Jimenez • 24 Takuma Aoki • 99 Simon Evans|
|8 Chao Sun/David Cheng • 9 Yaqi Zhang • 13 Fahad Algosaibi • 18 Adalberto Baptista • 34 Mashhur Bal Hejaila/Paul Spooner|
|Reema Juffali • Mario Domínguez • Oliver Webb • Abbie Eaton • Sven Förster • Jessica Hawkins • Vincent Radermecker|
|Diriyah 1 • Diriyah 2 • Mexico City • Berlin 1 • Berlin 2 • Berlin 3 • Berlin 4 • Berlin 5 • Berlin 6 • Berlin 7|
|2018/19 • 2019/20 Formula E Championship|