Lucas di Grassi flew around Tempelhof Airport to secure a second successive win on home soil for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in Berlin. Di Grassi drove to victory from third on the grid, making progress up the order in the early stages and holding on to record his 10th career victory in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
The Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler driver made a clean getaway and stuck behind Stoffel Vandoorne in the opening laps, before making his move up the inside of the Turn 6 hairpin at the end of the long back straight. He mirrored the same manoeuvre only a handful of laps later to take the lead from Sebastien Buemi. Di Grassi managed his energy and maintained the gap to Buemi – eventually crossing the line to pick-up 25 points and an additional point for setting fastest lap.
Buemi bolted out of the blocks from Julius Baer pole position but didn’t have the speed to keep di Grassi behind. Despite still not being able to convert pole into victory, second place marks Buemi’s first podium finish for Nissan e.dams this season.
Reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne continued his recent upturn in form to complete the podium positions. Vergne advanced through the field from eighth, pulling off a number of audacious lunges with late-braking into the popular overtaking spot at Turn 6. The DS TECHEETAH driver remains at the top of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship standings and now leads the voestalpine European races with only one event remaining in Bern.
Antonio Felix da Costa, Vandoorne and Daniel Abt exchanged paint and positions on track in a hard-fought race for fourth – with Da Costa narrowly missing out on another podium place for BMW i Andretti Motorsport.
The British trio of Alexander Sims, Oliver Rowland and Sam Bird came home in seventh, eighth and ninth respectively ahead of Pascal Wehrlein in the final points-paying position.
Next stop on the calendar sees Formula E return to Switzerland for the Julius Baer Swiss E-Prix in Bern – round 11 of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship and the climax of the voestalpine European races on June 22.
1 Lucas di Grassi Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler
2 Sebastien Buemi Nissan e.dams
3 Jean-Eric Vergne DS TECHEETAH
4 Antonio Felix da Costa BMW i Andretti Motorsport
5 Stoffel Vandoorne HWA RACELAB
6 Daniel Abt Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler
7 Alexander Sims BMW i Andretti Motorsport
8 Oliver Rowland Nissan e.dams
9 Sam Bird Envision Virgin Racing
10 Pascal Wehrlein MAHINDRA RACING
11 Edoardo Mortara VENTURI Formula E Team
12 Mitch Evans Panasonic Jaguar Racing
13 Robin Frijns Envision Virgin Racing
14 Maximilian Gunther GEOX DRAGON
15 Felipe Massa VENTURI Formula E Team
16 Gary Paffett HWA RACELAB
17 Jerome D’Ambrosio MAHINDRA RACING
18 Oliver Turvey NIO Formula E Team
19 Tom Dillmann NIO Formula E Team
20 Jose Maria Lopez GEOX DRAGON