eSports: Vandorn Becomes Race at Home ChampionJune 9, 2020
Mercedes racer Stoffel Vandorn finished second in the final of the virtual series Race at Home, which allowed him to become a champion – perhaps this will be some compensation for the fact that in real Formula E his affairs are not so brilliant.
And the victory on the Berlin highway, virtual, of course, went to Oliver Rowland, and the points scored today were enough to get ahead of Pascal Wehrlein in the individual standings. But today, the German rider Mahindra was not lucky, in the bustle of the first round his car got hit, it turned around, and he was in the tail of the peloton.
Pascal tried to recoup, and it seemed that he was succeeding, but the car was too badly damaged, it lacked speed, so Verlain could only get to the top ten and earn only a couple of points. But then, after the finish, they deprived him of this, too, since he was fined for the incident on the first lap.
“I am very glad that I won this championship, although the day was not easy,” said Stoffel Vandorn after the race. “The start was chaotic, but I caught up with Pascal, drove along the outer trajectory, and then in the 2nd turn someone crashed into me from behind, and as a result of this incident, Pascal’s car turned around.”
It is curious that the victory went to Rowland, a Nissan racer who also won the first race on a virtual track laid on the territory of the old Templehof airport in Berlin in May. By the way, today he got the pole.
Max Gunther, a BMW racer, climbed up to the third podium, finished fourth with Edouardo Mortara (Venturi), and closed the top five with Sebastien Buemi, Rowland’s team mate for Nissan.
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