Techeetah Takes Historic One-Two In The Santiago ePrix
At the end of the Santiago ePrix drivers Jean-Eric Vergne and André Lotterer crossed the line respectively and secured the first one-two in Formula E history.
The Techeetah drivers already showed a strong performance during qualifying - in which rookie Lotterer drove into the Super Pole shootout on P1. In the Super Pole, Vergne secured pole position while Lotterer started in P4 after a driver error caused him to make contact with the wall. Due to Di Grassi's (Audi Sport Abt Schäffler) grid penalties, he was promoted to P3 - leaving only Buemi (Renault e.Dams) between then drivers.
After the flag dropped the two Techeetah remained in place while Piquet Jr. (Panasonic Jaguar Racing) took 2nd position and Buemi dropped to 4th. This order only changed near the pit-stop when Lotterer overtook Piquet Jr..
During the race, Vergne remained in a comfortable lead. The Techeetah drivers crossed the line with 1.154 second between them, followed by Buemi in third place.
"It just can't get any better ... I wouldn't want to be anywhere else," stated Vergne mere moment after stepping down from the podium.
With this win, Jean-Eric Vergne leads the championship with 71 points, followed by Rosenqvist who has 66 points. Techeetah now leads the team standings with 2 points ahead of Mahindra Racing.
While Lotterer ended his run of bad luck - knock on wood - the current champion Lucas Di Grassi remains the only driver with zero points - as he DNF's with yet another mechanical problem.
The next ePrix is in Mexico City on the 3rd of March 2018. Coverage is available on Eurosport, FoxSport and via YouTube live stream for selected countries.