Jean Eric Vergne managed to become Formula E’s first double champion, after avoiding all the chaos in front of him to take a 7th place.
Vergne was the clear favourite for the title, heading into the weekend. His life got easier this afternoon when Buemi failed to take pole position, which eliminated the Swiss from the title battle. Buemi was the only driver who seemed to have the pace to do the double in New York. He could only managed 3rd finishing 17 points behind Vergne in the standings, after taking his first win this season yesterday.
Lucas Di Grassi and Mitch Evans were the only 2 drivers who could mathematically take the title off Vergne. However, on the final lap, they took each other out. As a result, Di Grassi finished the season 3rd with 108 points with Evans dropping to 5th in the standings with 105 points. All this meant Vergne could just cruise to the finish to take the Season 5 crown.
Despite all of the championship chaos, Robin Frijns managed to take his 2nd victory of the season. The Dutchman managed to pass BMW’s Alexander Sims, with a dummy. Frijns managed to control the rest of the race to take his first points since his last win in Paris.
Sims managed to take his first Formula E podium, after a lot of bad luck including crashing into his teammate in Marrakesh, while they were running 1-2. The Brit will want to use this podium as momentum heading into the new season.
Elsewhere, Teecheetah managed to take the constructors title managing to fend off Audi, despite Andre Lotterer having to retire on the opening lap.
Article by Ollie Cassidy