Jean-Eric Vergne Takes Formula E Crown, DS Techeetah Wins in Teams

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This year’s season of Formula E, the world’s first global racing series for electric cars, came to an end over the weekend in Brooklyn, at the New York Grand Prix.
As the years pass - Formula E is now in its fifth season – the competition becomes more and more intense, and records start being set. That’s partly because the number of established carmakers that enter the series grows by the year.

On Sunday, the New York race ended with team DS Techeetah taking a double win: both the drivers' and teams' titles landed in their lap, overtaking the main rival this year, Audi.

The fresh champion of the Formula E, Jean-Éric Vergne, has won the series before, and with Sunday’s win he entered the history books as the first driver in history to win the competition two times.

“Today has been just incredible. The weekend didn’t start in the way we expected and today wasn’t ideal but none of that matters now because we managed to get both championship titles,” said Vergne in a statement after the race.

“It’s still unreal to have become the first driver to be double world champion and I can only take my amazing team and everyone involved behind the scenes. This is for us!”

The system used in the series awards points after each race to the top 10 finishers: 25 points for 1st place, 18 for the second, 15 for the third, all the way to only 1 point going to the last of the pack.

Aside for the points gained during the race, drivers are also rewarded 3 points for securing a pole position or one point for the driver achieving the fastest lap. These extra points are only awarded if drivers finish the race in the top ten.

The teams’ title is decided by adding the points of the two drivers racing under the same colors.

Formula E will come back by the end of the year for the start of the sixth season. The competition will, as usual, take place on temporary circuits on city streets, with the teams using the same chassis and battery.
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