While points’ leader Jean-Eric Vergne and DS Techeetah earned zero points in the dramatic first race in sweltering heat on Saturday, Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt crossed the finish line with their two Audi e-tron FE05 cars in the fifth and sixth places respectively. Starting the race from the fourteenth grid spot, di Grassi once again launched a spirited attack. After a strong qualifying performance, Abt battled for victory from the start, but lost several positions in a fierce fight for second place.
“It’s not often that I’m speechless, but I am today,” said team principal Allan McNish. “There was so much going on in this race. We could never be sure if it would turn out well for us or not. While DS Techeetah lost both cars in accidents, our two guys put in strong drives. This means that we’re still in the fight for the title and we’re feeling full of energy for tomorrow’s finale.”