user icon
user icon

Sanya ePrix: Vergne beats Rowland to victory

  • Published on 23 Mar 2019 09:04
  • comments 2
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Jean-Eric Vergne has won the Sanya ePrix, but escaped a penalty for not respecting safety car procedure.

Last time out in Hong Kong, the race was decided post-chequered flag as Edoardo Mortara was declared the winner after Sam Bird was handed a penalty after crossing the line in first place.

However, Vergne was only handed a reprimand and maintains his first victory of the season.

The race in Sanya ended under a full course yellow, as Robert Frijns and Lucas di Grassi came together hard at the end of the race.

Oliver Rowland, who started the ePrix from pole position, crossed the line in second place. The Briton held the lead for the opening half of the race before Vergne made the move.

After streaking up the road, he opted to use attack mode which brought Rowland momentarily back into contention for the lead. However, the Frenchman held on to cross the line in first place. 

Antonio Felix da Costa crossed the line in third place, which now promotes him back up to the top of the championship leaderboard. Former leader Sam Bird lost out, retiring from the race early on.

The second Techeetah of Andre Lotterer was fourth, ahead of Daniel Abt and Sebastian Buemi, who had to fight from the back of the field after crashing out in qualifying. 

The two Mahindra's followed in seventh and eighth, with Jerome d'Ambrosio leading teammate Pascal Wehrlein. Mitch Evans was ninth while Edoardo Mortara rounded out the top ten.

There was a slight delay during the race as a red flag was deployed following a crash for Nelson Piquet. The stoppage was called in order for the car to be cleared from the circuit.

Piquet was one of many retirements from the race, as he joined Alexander Sims, Gary Paffett, Jose Maria Lopez, Stoffel Vandoorne, Sam Bird and Felipe Nasr on the sidelines.  

 

Pos. Driver Team Time
1. Jean-Eric Vergne  Techeetah 38 Laps
2. Oliver Rowland  Nissan e.dams +1.762
3. Antonio Felix da Costa  Andretti Autosport +3.268
4. Andre Lotterer  Techeetah +4.631
5. Daniel Abt  Team Abt +5.972
6. Sébastien Buemi  Nissan e.dams +9.405
7. Jérôme d'Ambrosio  Mahindra Racing +17.340
8. Pascal Wehrlein  Mahindra Racing +18.367
9. Mitch Evans  Jaguar Racing +20.646
10. Edoardo Mortara  Venturi +22.208
11. Felipe Massa  Venturi +27.739
12. Oliver Turvey  NIO Formula E Team +31.453
13. Tom Dillmann  NIO Formula E Team +32.654
Ret. Robin Frijns  Virgin Racing +1 Lap
Ret. Lucas di Grassi  Team Abt +2 Laps
Ret. Nelson Piquet Jr.  Jaguar Racing +15 Laps
Ret. Alexander Sims  Andretti Autosport +16 Laps
Ret. Gary Paffett  HWA AG +23 Laps
Ret. Jose Maria Lopez  Dragon Racing +26 Laps
Ret. Stoffel Vandoorne  HWA AG +35 Laps
Ret. Sam Bird  Virgin Racing +36 Laps
Ret. Felipe Nasr  Dragon Racing +36 Laps
Photos Formula E season 2018/2019

Replies (2)

Login to reply
  • That was an aggressive race! JEV made a couple of solid moves on Rowland to take and keep the lead. Nice to see some wheel to wheel racing in FE. The cars look pretty cool this year too. Remind me of the early batmobile.

    • + 0
    • Mar 24 2019 - 03:19
    • Yes, I enjoyed it too. The variety of winners this year is nice.

      • + 0
      • Mar 24 2019 - 13:11

CA Grand Prix of Canada

Local time 

  • Friday weather-image

    Saturday weather-image

    Sunday weather-image

  • Free practice 1

    17:00 - 18:30

    Free practice 3

    17:00 - 18:00

    Race

    20:10 - 22:10

  • Free practice 2

    21:00 - 22:30

    Qualifying

    20:00 - 21:00

    Fastest lap

     

CA Grand Prix of Canada

Local time 

  • Fridayweather-image

  • Free practice 1

    17:00 - 18:30

    Free practice 2

    21:00 - 22:30

  • Saturdayweather-image

  • Free practice 3

    17:00 - 18:00

    Qualifying

    20:00 - 21:00

  • Sunday weather-image

  • Race

    20:10 - 22:10

    Fastest lap

    20:10 - 22:10

Related news

Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Do you think countries hit by the coronavirus should cancel their 2020 F1 race?

World Championship standings 2019

Show full world champion standings

Driver profile

  • Team -
  • Points -
  • Podiums -
  • Grand Prix -
  • Country Brazil
  • Date of b. Apr 21 1981 (38)
  • Place of b. Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Weight 59 kg
  • Length 1.66 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
13 - Mar 15
Australia
20 - Mar 22
Bahrain
3 - Apr 5
Viet Nam
17 - Apr 19
China
1 - May 3
Netherlands
8 - May 10
Spain
21 - May 24
Monaco
5 - Jun 7
Azerbaijan
12 - Jun 14
Canada
26 - Jun 28
France
3 - Jul 5
Austria
17 - Jul 19
United Kingdom
31 - Aug 2
Hungary
28 - Aug 30
Belgium
4 - Sep 6
Italy
18 - Sep 20
Singapore
25 - Sep 27
Russian
9 - Oct 11
Japan
23 - Oct 25
United States of America
30 - Nov 1
Mexico
13 - Nov 15
Brazil
27 - Nov 29
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
13 - Mar 15
Australia Albert Park
20 - Mar 22
3 - Apr 5
Viet Nam Hanoi Circuit
17 - Apr 19
1 - May 3
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
8 - May 10
21 - May 24
Monaco Monte Carlo
5 - Jun 7
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
12 - Jun 14
26 - Jun 28
France Paul Ricard
3 - Jul 5
Austria Red Bull Ring
17 - Jul 19
United Kingdom Silverstone
31 - Aug 2
Hungary Hungaroring
28 - Aug 30
4 - Sep 6
Italy Monza
18 - Sep 20
25 - Sep 27
Russian Sochi Autodrom
9 - Oct 11
23 - Oct 25
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
30 - Nov 1
13 - Nov 15
Brazil Interlagos
27 - Nov 29
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar