Wehrlein’s second win of the season as compensation / Formula E

Wehrlein’s second win of the season as compensation / Formula E

The removal of Antonio Felix da Costa was difficult for Porsche to digest. Pascal Wehrlein provided relief in Misano’s second run.

The Portuguese’s epic victory on the track lasted just five hours on Saturday before the withdrawal was announced in the evening due to an accelerator pedal spring that had been used for a long time but was never renewed. Porsche has until Wednesday evening to file an appeal and is currently considering it for legal aid. To make matters worse, Costa was also unlucky on Sunday.

It was the exact opposite for Pascal Wehrlein, who was the first driver to get his second win of the season (after the first goal in Mexico) after contact with the enemy on Saturday and a pit stop on Sunday. However, it was only after Nissan driver Oliver Rowland, who was declared the winner on Saturday instead of da Costa, spun without power on the final lap. “Today was better than yesterday,” Wehrlein admitted, “but it wasn’t easy most of the time. In the last lap I didn’t know whether to defend the lead or go back. Then the news came that Oliver might have problems, but I couldn’t judge. I tried to manage the energy and tires accordingly. In Formula E you see again and again: From zero to hero goes fast! The world champion Jake Dennis also emphasized the fact that Porsche had the speed to win in both races. “It was an amazing race for both,” said Porsche project manager Florian Modlinger.

Nico Müller, who was once again on top form, lost his dream of an impressive podium in the last few meters when he was overtaken by Nick Cassidy’s Jaguar and crossed the finish line in fourth place, five hundredths back. However: Abt-Cupra goes from strength to strength and reaches the semi-finals thanks to Thun. His fourth place is Kemptner’s best result in their second year back in FE.

With Max Günther, the most consistent driver this year once again managed to enter the top ten: the German-Austrian drove his Maserati in the home race of the Stellantis brand and ahead of CEO Carlos Tavares in third place on Saturday and ninth only. sunday The 26-year-old will now arrive in Monaco in less than two weeks as the fifth seed at the World Cup.