|2020 Berlin eTrophy Race 4|
The Tempelhofring was restored for its fourth eTrophy race.
|Date||9 August 2020|
|Official Name||2020 Berlin Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Series Race 4|
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 2|
|Pole Sitter||Sérgio Jimenez|
|Team||ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil|
|Team||Jaguar China Racing|
|Fastest Lap||1:24.551 on lap 7|
|Simon Evans||Sérgio Jimenez||Cacá Bueno|
|Winner Team||Team Asia New Zealand|
|2020 Berlin eTrophy Race 3||2020 Berlin eTrophy Race 5|
The 2020 Berlin eTrophy Race 4, otherwise known as the 2020 Berlin Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Series Race 4, was the seventh race of the 2019/20 Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Series, staged at the Tempelhofring in Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany, on 9 August 2020. The race would see Simon Evans restart his title bid with victory, defeating title rival and Championship leader Sérgio Jimenez in a late duel.
Qualifying had seen Sérgio Jimenez secure pole position for the fourth time in 2019/20, a late run from the #10 pilot seeing him overhaul Nick Foster's early effort. Foster would hence have to settle to second, Evans would qualify in fifth but start fourth after Alice Powell was given a grid penalty, while Fahad Algosaibi secured his fifth straight Pro-Am pole in sixth overall.
The start of the race would see Jimenez ease away into the lead, with Foster settling into second behind the #10 car, but ahead of Cacá Bueno and Evans in third and fourth. Behind it was a similarly even start for the rest of the field, with Alice Powell remaining behind Algosaibi as the Brit tried to recover from her grid penalty.
Powell would, however, manage to eventually find her way past the lead Pro-Am driver, although not before she had lost touch with the lead group in the early laps. Abbie Eaton then found herself attacking the Pro-Am leader, and duly slotted the #1 Guest car down the inside of the Saudi Arabian racer for sixth on the brakes for turn nine.
With that the race would settle into a steady rhythm, with Jimenez being stalked by Foster, while Evans looked for a way past Bueno. Quick fire moves mid-race would then carry Evans past both Bueno and Foster and into second behind Jimenez, with the Brit duly closing right onto his title rival's tail as the race wore on.
On the penultimate tour Jimenez had to arm Attack Mode for the second time, handing Evans the lead and Bueno second as they started the final tour. Bueno would quickly relent to his teammate, releasing Jimenez to attack Evans, with the #10 Jaguar moving into striking position as they entered the final sector.
Jimenez forced Evans to defend into turn nine, although the Brazilian racer would be unable to take advantage, with Evans forcing him to the outside on the run to the final corner. Evans then ran wide as they both braked late, allowing Jimenez to cut back inside on the curving start/finish straight as they sprinted to the chequered flag.
Ultimately Evans would hold on to secure victory, with Jimenez's AM boost coming to an end just before he drew level with the back of the #99 car, meaning Evans won the race by a tenth of a second. Bueno would complete the podium ahead of Foster, while Powell finished in a lonely fifth ahead of Eaton in the Guest car. In Pro-Am, meanwhile, Algosaibi secured his fifth straight win, aided by that fact that Adalberto Baptista and Paul Spooner collided mid-race.
There were no changes made to the Tempelhofring for the second race around the original anti-clockwise circuit, with the entry list similarly unchanged. There would, however, be a change to the line-up of the grid, after Alice Powell was handed a three place grid penalty for causing a collision in the 2020 Berlin eTrophy Race 3.
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.
The full entry list for the 2020 Berlin eTrophy Race 4 is displayed below:
|2020 Berlin eTrophy Race 4 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 4 are outlined below:
|2020 Berlin eTrophy Race 4 Qualifying Result|
|1st||10||Sérgio Jimenez||Jaguar Brazil||1:25.948||—||1|
|2nd||9||Nick Foster||Jaguar China Racing||1:26.079||+0.131s||2|
|3rd*||7||Alice Powell||Jaguar Team Germany||1:26.117||+0.169s||6*|
|4th||0||Cacá Bueno||Jaguar Brazil||1:26.128||+0.180s||3|
|5th||99||Simon Evans||Team Asia New Zealand||1:26.186||+0.238s||4|
|6th||13||Fahad Algosaibi||Saudi Racing||1:26.677||+0.729s||5|
|7th||1||Abbie Eaton||Jaguar VIP Car||1:26.836||+0.888s||7|
|8th||8||Gregory Segers||Jaguar China Racing||1:26.924||+0.976s||8|
|9th||34||Paul Spooner||Saudi Racing||1:27.234||+1.286s||9|
|10th||18||Adalberto Baptista||Jaguar Brazil||1:27.305||+1.357s||10|
|11th||24||Takuma Aoki||Team Yokohama Challenge||1:27.381||+1.433s||11|
|110% Time: 1:34.542|
- * Powell served a three place grid penalty for causing a collision with Foster in the 2020 Berlin eTrophy Race 3.
The final classification of the 2020 Berlin eTrophy Race 4 is displayed below, with the fastest lap setter indicated in italics, and the pole sitter shown in bold:
|2020 Berlin eTrophy Race 4 Race Result|
|Pos.||No.||Name||Team||Laps||Race Time||Fastest lap||Pts.|
|1st||99||Simon Evans||Team Asia New Zealand||19||27:23.252||1:24.572||20|
|2nd||10||Sérgio Jimenez||Jaguar Brazil||19||+0.139s||1:25.150||16|
|3rd||0||Cacá Bueno||Jaguar Brazil||19||+2.262s||1:24.652||11|
|4th||9||Nick Foster||Jaguar China Racing||19||+4.429s||1:24.585||8|
|5th||7||Alice Powell||Jaguar Team Germany||19||+10.666s||1:24.600||6|
|6th||1||Abbie Eaton||Jaguar VIP Car||19||+15.323s||1:25.164|
|7th||8||Gregory Segers||Jaguar China Racing||19||+21.801s||1:24.551||5|
|8th||24||Takuma Aoki||Team Yokohama Challenge||19||+22.114s||1:25.857||4|
|9th||13||Fahad Algosaibi||Saudi Racing||19||+23.409s||1:25.564||21|
|10th||18||Adalberto Baptista||Jaguar Brazil Racing||19||+45.158s||1:26.865||15|
|11th||34||Paul Spooner||Saudi Racing||19||+45.852s||1:26.809||11|
- Third victory for Simon Evans.
- Third win for Team Asia New Zealand as an entrant.
- Fifth Pro-Am victory for Fahad Algosaibi.
- Twelfth Pro-Am win for Saudi Racing as an entrant.
The fight for the Championship remained in Sérgio Jimenez's control with three races to go, the Brazilian ending the first eTrophy race of the day with 121 points to his credit. That translated into a thirteen point lead over Simon Evans in second, the New Zealander having become the second Pro driver to break the 100 point barrier with his victory. Behind Cacá Bueno had just remained within mathematical contention for the crown, although he would have to win all three races, and see Jimenez and Evans both fail to score in all three.
In Pro-Am Fahad Algosaibi had all but sewn up the Championship, with the Saudi Arabian racer able to claim the title if he scored in any of the three remaining races, given the lack of entries. Indeed, only Adalberto Baptista could deny Algosaibi the crown, but only if he claimed victory in each of the three races, and Algosaibi failed to score. The Brazilian racer was hence realistically looking at a fight for second with Paul Spooner, with those two separated by fifteen points.
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|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|