Felix Rosenqvist has won the first race of Formula E’s Berlin double-header, landing Mahindra Racing’s first victory in the process.
“To be honest, these guys made such a fantastic car for this weekend that I don’t even feel exhausted,” said Felix Rosenqvist, who had started from the second row of the grid in P3. He moved up into second spot in short order and then overtook di Grassi on lap 22, just before the car swaps. A slick stop kept the red and white car in front of the ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport of di Grassi heading into the second stint.
“It all felt under control,” Rosenqvist continued. I was able to enjoy the whole race.”
“It was a good day with a pole position and a second place,” said Lucas di Grassi, who started from pole and finished behind Rosenqvist. “With this battery we had a lot of temperature problems – I had enough energy but not enough temperature. It is the way that it is. The battery is a standard product. We’re gona improve the car, make sure the car is better tomorrow so that we can fight for the win.”
Mahindra Racing’s other driver Nick Heidfeld also finished on the podium to add to the team’s celebrations.
Still, not too much champagne will be quaffed tonight as everyone is back on track tomorrow at 8am for the second day of the double-header.