Formula E: Mercedes ahead of title defense in Seoul

This World Championship finale is electrifying motorsport! With the 15th and 16th races of the season, Formula E will celebrate the premiere of the Seoul E-Prix next weekend. At the same time, the 100th race of the first all-electric racing series is taking place in the South Korean capital. And: Mercedes says goodbye to Formula E after three seasons as a works team and has a good chance of successfully defending both the drivers’ and the teams’ titles.
With two races to go, Stoffel Vandoorne has a 36-point lead over Mitch Evans (Jaguar) in the drivers’ standings. Edoardo Mortara (Venturi) and Jean-Éric Vergne (DS TECHEETAH) still have mathematical chances of winning the title.

His consistency speaks for Vandoorne. He has already scored 13 times this season, breaking Daniel Abt’s previous record. In one win, the Belgian was on the podium a total of seven times, putting himself in an ideal position to succeed his team-mate Nyck de Vries. But Vandoorne remains cautious: “It looks like we’re going to have a difficult weekend in Seoul. On the one hand probably because of the weather, but on the other hand also because it is a new track for all of us. That’s why there are so many unpredictable things beforehand.”

In the team classification, too, Mercedes has the best chance of winning the title.

In the team classification, Mercedes has a 36-point lead over engine customer Venturi.

Porsche ends a season with ups and downs at the Seoul E-Prix. The highlight was the double victory for Pascal Wehrlein and André Lotterer at the Mexico City E-Prix. However, the duo was not fast enough in all races. So at the end it’s not about titles, but about finishing the last season of the Gen2 era with good results.

“A new route always offers the opportunity to do something better than others,” says Wehrlein. “I’m looking forward to Seoul, the city, the country and getting to know a new track again.”

Maximilian Günther ends his first season with Nissan e.dams in South Korea. Many disappointments were followed by a strong weekend in London. He is looking forward to Seoul: “The venue with the Olympic Stadium and the Olympic Village is fantastic and the track offers many challenges. The flow is good, there are narrow and technical areas, but also long straights with very good overtaking opportunities.”

Seoul Olympic Park provides the perfect setting for the 100th electric formula race. The 2.6 kilometer route leads partly through the Jamsil Olympic Stadium from 1988. High humidity and the extremely heavy rain of the past few days could pose major challenges for drivers, teams and vehicles.

The races from Seoul live on TV on ProSieben

The Formula E finale is served for breakfast in Germany: ProSieben is showing the races on Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14, at 8:30 a.m. due to the time difference.

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