DS Penske’s Jean Erix Vergne scored the team’s third podium finish of the season, with the Frenchman coming home in third place in race 2 of the Berlin ePrix weekend.
At the iconic Tempelhof Airport track in Berlin, Germany, Vergne started race two from fourth place and came home on the podium in third place, which followed on from Saturday’s run from 10th on the grid to finish the race in seventh place and speaking following Sunday’s action Vergne commented saying:
‘Overall, it’s been a good weekend. We’ve had a very good day today. A very good qualifying, good race, and good execution. The car I had was great and we managed the best results that we could. I’m very happy with this result and this podium But I’m going to keep pushing hard because we need more wins. Overall, it’s been a good weekend and I’m happy. Let’s keep pushing’.
Defending Formula E champion Stoffel Vandoorne started Sunday’s race from ninth place and came home in eighth place and speaking following the race, the Belgian driver commented saying:
‘Another difficult race. First of all, a wet qualifying which was not easy with the tyres and what to do. Qualified P9 which was not ideal, but still a reasonable position to go racing. The race was dry so I kind of knew that it was going to be a chaotic one again and similar to yesterday where no one wanted to lead. It turned out that way, however I think the car felt a little bit less competitive than yesterday. I struggled a little bit more to be efficient and to get an energy advantage. I kind of knew it wasn’t my race, let’s say, so I’m just tried to stay out of trouble. P8 in the end’.
DS Penske Team Principal Jay Penske commented saying:
‘Resilience. I think that’s the word for our weekend in Berlin. We had a very good qualifying on Saturday and then a tough race. But the team put all that behind them, refocused and pushed on to an equally good Sunday qualifying where again we put both cars inside the top 10. The drivers ran very smart races and the strategy calls were spot on. JEV fought in the top-5 all race long and finishing a very respectable third. A lot of good points this weekend and the team leaves 3rd in the drivers championship and 4th in the team championship. I’m very proud of the effort and looking forward to Monaco with the aim of getting both our drivers on the podium.’
The team looks forward to returning to Monaco for Round 9 on Saturday 6 May, 2023, for the crown jewel in the calendar and to continue the push into the second half of the season.