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Formula E New York: Electrifying four-way battle in the Big Apple

Formula E is making its fifth appearance in New York this weekend, holding two races in Brooklyn against the impressive backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. The 2.320-kilometre circuit with 14 corners has remained unchanged compared to previous years.

After his third win of the season last in Marrakech, Edoardo Mortara (Venturi) arrives as the overall leader, followed by Jean-Éric Vergne (DS Techeetah), Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes) and Mitch Evans (Jaguar). Curious: In the team classification, the order of the racing teams is the same.

Porsche ranks fifth behind the quartet in the team classification. Drivers André Lotterer and Pascal Wehrlein were left empty-handed in Marrakech and fell back to positions ninth and tenth in the drivers’ standings. In the pre-season, the team put in a strong showing at its debut in New York City, finishing fourth and fifth in Sunday’s race.

André Lotterer recently went away empty-handed in Marrakech.


“I love New York,” says Lotterer. “Many of my colleagues also think it’s great to race in Brooklyn with a view of Manhattan. It is definitely a highlight for Porsche to present itself against this backdrop on the important American market and to promote electromobility. The Brooklyn Street Circuit is a good Formula E track. A tight street circuit with some challenging corners. It will be exciting to see how we can cope in the expected heat.”
Maximilian Günther, who won the Saturday race of the New York City E-Prix in Season 7, is making his debut for Nissan e.dams on the circuit around the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. Günther: “New York is a very special place and the races are among my favorites of the Formula E season. I have very fond memories of the event – my win last year was a fantastic moment in my career. The track is very technical and offers some very good overtaking opportunities. I’m really looking forward to driving on this classic Formula E circuit again.”

ProSieben shows the New York doubleheader live on Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 p.m. Presenter Andrea Kaiser and influencer and racing driver Felix von der Laden are right on the route. In the studio: moderator Matthias Killing, commentator Eddie Mielke and expert Daniel Abt.

WM status: driver

1. Edoardo Mortara: 139 points
2. Jean Eric Vergne: 128
3. Stoffel Vandoorne: 125
4. Mitch Evans: 124
5.Robin Frijns: 81

World Cup Status: Teams

1. Rokit Venturi: 205 points
2. DS Techeetah: 203
3.Mercedes: 198
4. Jaguars: 155
5. Porsche: 116

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