BMW iAndretti Motorsport’s Maximilian Günther avoided a first turn incident to finish third in round number three of the ABB Formula E Race at Home series, run on a virtual Monaco circuit. His finish, which followed wins in the first two races of the eight-race season, kept him in the lead in the points.
Mahindra Racing’s Pascal Werhlein, who motored away from the pack ahead of the turn one incident, led from flag to flag. Mercedes’ Stoffel Vandoorne finished second.
Alexander Sims in the second BMW iAndretti iFE.20 started twentieth, battled with Felipe Massa who drives for Rokit Venturi Racing over the course of the race, and went on to finish twelfth. All 24 of the Formula E regulars participated.
Kevin Siggy in an iFE.20 scored his first win in the Challenge Race series for sim racers that runs along with the Formula E Race at Home series. Like Günther, he leads series points after the Monaco round.
Günther said, “That was a good fightback from sixth place on the grid. I think third place was as good as I could have hoped for, and it earned me some valuable points for the overall standings. Qualifying was not ideal. It was incredibly close and I think I could have taken pole position if I had not made a little mistake on my lap. I made a good start in the race and made up three places on the outside in turn one. On the whole, it was a good day.”
All races air live on Saturday at 10:30 AM ET on FS1.—Brian Morgan
[Photo courtesy BMW Motorsport.]