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Flag of Germany 2019 Berlin eTrophy Race
Berlin Layout 2019 eTrophy
The Berlin E-Prix circuit for the eTrophy.
Race Information
Date 25 May 2019
Official Name 2019 Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Berlin Race
Location Flag of Berlin Tempelhofring, Berlin, Germany
Lap length 2.375 km (1.476 mi)
Distance 18 laps / 42.750 km (26.564 mi)
Supporting Flag of Germany 2019 BMW i Berlin E-Prix
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter Flag of Brazil Cacá Bueno
Team Flag of Brazil Jaguar Brazil Racing
Time 1:26.672
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Brazil Sérgio Jimenez
Team Flag of Brazil Jaguar Brazil Racing
Fastest Lap 1:26.889 on lap 6
eTrophy Result
First Second Third
Flag of Brazil Cacá Bueno Flag of Brazil Sérgio Jimenez Flag of New Zealand Simon Evans
Winner Team Flag of Brazil 26:48.456
Time Jaguar Brazil Racing
eTrophy Guide
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The 2019 Berlin eTrophy Race, otherwise known as the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Berlin Race, was the eighth round of the 2018/19 Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy, staged at the Tempelhofring in Berlin, Germany, on 25 May 2019.[1] The race was held in support of the 2019 Berlin E-Prix, and part of the wider Greentech Festival established by ex-Formula One Champion Nico Rosberg.[2]

Qualifying would see Cacá Bueno sweep to pole position, beating teammate Sérgio Jimenez in a straight fight for top spot.[3] Best of the rest proved to be Simon Evans ahead of Championship leader Bryan Sellers, while Yaqi Zhang secure pole in Pro-Am.[3]

The start of the race proved rather tame, with Bueno able to beat Jimenez in a sprint to the first corner to claim the lead.[4] The rest of the field thundered in behind them without issue, although there was a lot of rubbing in the middle of the pack.[4]

Ultimately the clean start the race was not to last, for Katherine Legge would find herself sandwiched between two Pro-Am cars going through turn nine.[4] Inevitably the trio came together, resulting in Bandar Alesayi smacking into the wall after Legge got out of shape.[4]

The race would soon calm down after that, with Bueno and Jimenez just keeping Evans at bay at the head of the field.[4] Elsewhere, Sellers was squabbling with series debutante Adam Carroll, while Célia Martin led the chase in Pro-Am.[4]

That was, until the Frenchwoman was mugged by Yaqi Zhang with five minutes to go, causing her to lose a lot of momentum heading into the first corner.[4] Ziyi Z Zhang was hence able to harass her through the first corner, only for Martin to retaliate and re-claim second.[4] Ahmed Bin Khanen then tried to pass the unsighted Zhang, who subsequently tipped the Saudi Arabian racer into a spin.[4]

With that the race was run, with Bueno cruising home a second clear of teammate Jimenez to claim victory.[4] Evans claimed third ahead of Sellers and Carroll, while Legge managed to catch back up to the PRO field to secure sixth.[4]

The Pro-Am class would be won by Yaqi Zhang ahead of Martin, while Bin Khanen recovered to third after his spin.[4] Ziyi Zhang, for his part, ended up a lap down at the back of the Pro-Am field, having picked up a significant amount of damage during his late-race incidents.[4]

Background

The inaugural 2018/19 Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy series headed to Berlin, Germany, for its final European race of the season, arriving in support of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship as usual.[1] Indeed, the eTrophy field would use the same Tempelhofring circuit as FE had used since 2017, the only difference being the lack of the Attack Mode activation point for the eTrophy.[1] The guest driver for the eTrophy race was announced as German journalist Jens Dralle, who had previous experience in racing via appearances in the VLN Series.[5]

Elsewhere, TWR Techeetah were forced to make a change, after Stefan Rzadzinski's contract came to a premature end.[6] The Chinese squad were hence left to find a driver for the Berlin race, and ultimately settled on ex-Jaguar Racing Formula E driver Adam Carroll, who had not driven the I-Pace eTrophy car before the weekend.[6] Indeed, TWR Techeetah would keep Rzadzinski on site to help get Carroll up to speed during the race weekend, with the Canadian thought to be negotiating a deal to drive for them at the season finale in New York City.[6]

A Monte Marvel

The gap atop the PRO Championship had come down to just a single point with three races to go in Monaco, with Bryan Sellers just hanging on at the head of the field. Indeed, the American's tally of 93 points was enough to keep Sérgio Jimenez at bay ahead of the trip to Berlin, with clear air between themselves and third placed Simon Evans. The New Zealander had ended the Monte Carlo weekend some seventeen points off the lead, with Cacá Bueno having closed up behind him in fourth.

Bandar Alesayi had once again managed to extend his lead in the PRO-Am Championship, leaving Monte Carlo with a healthy 36 point advantage. His closest challenger was Monaco race winner Yaqi Zhang, with the Saudi Arabian racer mathematically able to take the title in Berlin, if he could out-score Zhang by six points. Elsewhere, Ahmed Bin Khanen had slipped to third, 48 off the lead, while Ziyi Z Zhang had moved into the top five.

Entry List

The full entry list for the 2019 Berlin eTrophy Race is displayed below:

2019 Berlin eTrophy Race Entry List
No. Name Entrant Constructor Car
0 Flag of Brazil Cacá Bueno Flag of Brazil Jaguar Brazil Racing Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy
1 Flag of Germany Jens Dralle Flag of the United Kingdom Jaguar VIP Car Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy
3 Flag of the United Kingdom Katherine Legge Flag of the United States Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy
6 Flag of the United States Bryan Sellers Flag of the United States Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy
7 Flag of France Célia Martin Flag of Germany Viessman Jaguar Team Germany Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy
9 Flag of China Yaqi Zhang Flag of China Team China Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy
10 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Jimenez Flag of Brazil Jaguar Brazil Racing Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy
12 Flag of Saudi Arabia Bandar Alesayi Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Racing Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy
15 Flag of China Ziyi Z Zhang Flag of China Team China Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy
24 Flag of Saudi Arabia Ahmed Bin Khanen Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Racing Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy
77 Flag of the United Kingdom Adam Carroll Flag of China TWR Techeetah Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy
99 Flag of New Zealand Simon Evans Flag of New Zealand Team Asia New Zealand Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy
Source:[7]

Practice

FP1

FP2

Qualifying

Qualifying Report

Post Qualifying

The final qualifying result for the 2019 Berlin eTrophy Race are outlined below:

2019 Berlin eTrophy Race Qualifying Result
Pos. No. Name Team Time Gap Grid
1st 0 Flag of Brazil Cacá Bueno Flag of Brazil Jaguar Brazil Racing 1:26.672 1
2nd 10 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Jimenez Flag of Brazil Jaguar Brazil Racing 1:26.838 +0.166s 2
3rd 99 Flag of New Zealand Simon Evans Flag of New Zealand Team Asia New Zealand 1:27.008 +0.336s 3
4th 6 Flag of the United States Bryan Sellers Flag of the United States Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 1:27.140 +0.468s 4
5th 77 Flag of the United Kingdom Adam Carroll Flag of China TWR Techeetah 1:27.288 +0.616s 5
6th 12 Flag of Saudi Arabia Bandar Alesayi Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Racing 1:27.413 +0.741s 6
7th 7 Flag of France Célia Martin Flag of Germany Viessmann Jaguar Team Germany 1:27.454 +0.782s 7
8th 3 Flag of the United Kingdom Katherine Legge Flag of the United States Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 1:27.524 +0.852s 8
9th 15 Flag of China Ziyi Z Zhang Flag of China Jaguar China Racing 1:27.732 +1.060s 9
10th 24 Flag of Saudi Arabia Ahmed Bin Khanen Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Racing 1:27.746 +1.074s 10
11th 1 Flag of Germany Jens Dralle Flag of the United Kingdom Jaguar VIP Car 1:29.419 +2.747s 11
110% Time: 1:35.339[7]
EXC* 9 Flag of China Yaqi Zhang Flag of China Jaguar China Racing 1:27.888 +1.216s 12
Source:[7]
  • * Zhang was excluded from the results of qualifying after his car failed post-qualifying scrutineering.

Race

Report

Result

The final classification of the 2019 Berlin eTrophy Race is displayed below, with the fastest lap setter indicated in italics, and the pole sitter shown in bold.

2019 Berlin eTrophy Race Race Result
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1st 0 Flag of Brazil Cacá Bueno Flag of Brazil Jaguar Brazil Racing 18 26:48.405 1:27.027 21
2nd 10 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Jimenez Flag of Brazil Jaguar Brazil Racing 18 +0.498s 1:26.889 15
3rd 99 Flag of New Zealand Simon Evans Flag of New Zealand Team Asia New Zealand 18 +1.098s 1:27.005 11
4th 6 Flag of the United States Bryan Sellers Flag of the United States Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 18 +3.024s 1:27.054 8
5th 77 Flag of the United Kingdom Adam Carroll Flag of China TWR Techeetah 18 +5.026s 1:27.038 6
6th* 3 Flag of the United Kingdom Katherine Legge Flag of the United States Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 18 +5.604s 1:27.351 5
7th 9 Flag of China Yaqi Zhang Flag of China Jaguar China Racing 18 +24.186s 1:27.737 20
8th 7 Flag of France Célia Martin Flag of Germany Viessmann Jaguar Team Germany 18 +28.831s 1:27.888 15
9th 24 Flag of Saudi Arabia Ahmed Bin Khanen Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Racing 18 +43.779s 1:27.722 11
10th 1 Flag of Germany Jens Dralle Flag of the United Kingdom Jaguar VIP Car 18 +45.666s 1:28.557
11th 15 Flag of China Ziyi Z Zhang Flag of China Jaguar China Racing 17 +1 Lap 1:27.910 8
Ret 12 Flag of Saudi Arabia Bandar Alesayi Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Racing 0 Collision 1
Source:[7]

Milestones

Standings

There had been some changes in the PRO Championship with two races to go, with Sérgio Jimenez moving to the top of the pack ahead. Bryan Sellers was now in second, six off the new leader, while Cacá Bueno had dragged himself back into title contention after his third win of the season, sixteen off the lead. Simon Evans was also an outside shot for the title in fourth, with Katherine Legge was too far back to challenge in fifth.

Bandar Alesayi retained the lead in the PRO-Am Championship despite retiring in Berlin, maintaining his seventeen point lead. That meat that the Saudi Arabian racer could claim the title in the first race in New York City, assuming he could out-score Yaqi Zhang by four points. Indeed, with two races to go Zhang was realistically the only driver who could beat Alesayi, with Ahmed Bin Khanen 38 points behind with just 42 left to fight for.

 
2018/19 PRO Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Brazil Sérgio Jimenez 107 ▲1
2nd Flag of the United States Bryan Sellers 101 ▼1
3rd Flag of Brazil Cacá Bueno 91 ▲1
4th Flag of New Zealand Simon Evans 87 ▼1
5th Flag of the United Kingdom Katherine Legge 67 ◄0
6th Flag of Canada Stefan Rzadzinski 43 ◄0
7th Flag of the United Kingdom Adam Carroll 6 ◄0
2018/19 PRO/AM Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Saudi Arabia Bandar Alesayi 123 ◄0
2nd Flag of China Yaqi Zhang 106 ◄0
3rd Flag of Saudi Arabia Ahmed Bin Khanen 85 ◄0
4th Flag of France Célia Martin 69 ◄0
5th Flag of China Ziyi Z Zhang 22 ◄0
6th Flag of China Tao Wang 11 ◄0
7th Flag of China Qi Lin 11 ◄0

Only point scoring drivers are shown.

References

Videos and Images:

References:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Alex Kalinauckas, 'Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy Formula E support 2018/19 calendar revealed', autosport.com, (Motorsport Network, 12/09/2018), https://www.autosport.com/fe/news/138649/jaguar-reveals-which-fe-races-etrophy-will-support, (Accessed 11/12/2018)
  2. Luke Smith, 'Nico Rosberg launches new tech festival ahead of Berlin Formula E race', crash.net, (Crash Media Group, 05/02/2019), https://www.crash.net/fe/news/912552/1/rosberg-launches-new-tech-festival-ahead-berlin-fe-race, (Accessed 13/05/2019)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jake Kilshaw, 'Bueno Scores Fourth I-PACE eTROPHY Pole of Season', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 24/05/2019), https://e-racing365.com/i-pace-etrophy/bueno-scores-fourth-i-pace-etrophy-pole-of-season/, (Accessed 06/06/2019)
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 Tom Cairns, 'BUENO WINS IN BERLIN AS JIMENEZ TAKES OVER JAGUAR I-PACE ETROPHY CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD', thecheckeredflag.co.uk, (The Checkered Flag, 28/05/2019), https://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2019/05/bueno-wins-in-berlin-as-jimenez-takes-over-championship-lead/, (Accessed 06/06/2019)
  5. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named JDraA
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Sam Smith, 'Carroll to Replace Rzadzinski at TWR Techeetah in Berlin', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 23/05/2019), https://e-racing365.com/i-pace-etrophy/carroll-replaces-rzadzinski-at-twr-techeetah-for-berlin/, (Accessed 06/06/2019)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 'Round 7 - Berlin ePrix: Results Booklet', fiaformulae.alkamelsystems.com, (FIA Formula E, 25/05/2019), http://fiaformulae.alkamelsystems.com/Results/04_2018-19/13_R10%20Berlin/Jaguar%20I-PACE%20eTROPHY%20Series/66_Jaguar%20-%20R08%20Berlin%20Booklet.pdf, (Accessed 06/06/2019)
  8. 'ROUND #8 : BERLIN ePRIX/DEU – 24-25 MAY 2019: DECISION No 3', fiaformulae.alkamelsystems.com, (FIA Formula E, 25/05/2019), http://fiaformulae.alkamelsystems.com/Results_NoticeBoard/04_2018-19/10_R10%20Berlin/02_Jaguar%20I-PACE%20eTROPHY%20Series/32_DECISION%20No3%20-%20R08%20-%20CAR%20No3.pdf, (Accessed 18/07/2019)
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