As it happened…
With the environment bouncing in the ExCeL and the 5 purple lights out, Dennis was immediately pressured into countering Vandoorne’s advancements off the line – the Brit keeping on into Change 1.
As the pack filtered by that limited Convert 1 and 2 issues concertinaed with both of those Jaguars coming together and Sam Hen (Jaguar TCS Racing) had his vehicle half turned close to amd terminally ruined. Mortara was caught up in all that, as well, with his full front wing ending up underneath and separated from his motor vehicle. A pit cease was expected and that intended the Swiss would very likely non-score. That could properly mark the finish of his title tilt.
On Lap 3, it was as you had been in the leading 8 but a lap later, Sergio Sette Camara (DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT) seized the initiative and looked on the tempo up front as he sliced by de Vries for 3rd and provisional silverware. Some shift, and the Brazilian experienced eyes on the lead pair with almost nothing to lose.
That identical lap, Vergne clipped his teammate da Costa into the complex, leaving both outside the points as Buemi built it by. Dennis headed Vandoorne, Sette Camara, de Vries, Askew, Guenther, Cassidy, Lotterer, Frijns and the Nissan e.dams of Buemi.
Two Attack MODES with a 6 minute, 13% electric power strengthen was the order of the day, with Frijns the to start with to jump by way of the loop in a web ninth. That set off a flurry of activations with numerous subsequent Frijns on Lap 7. The direct trio waited for one one more to blink, nevertheless.
Sure plenty of, all three jumped via the activation zone a lap later, with Sette Camara slipping powering de Vries – who was the fastest on observe at the time. The major 4 began to split absent as a result of that initially spherical of activations, with Askew 1.5 seconds back with the relaxation of the top 10 nose to tail.