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Flag of France 2019 Paris eTrophy Race
Paris eTrophy Layout 2019
The Paris eTrophy circuit.
Race Information
Date 27 April 2019
Official Name 2019 Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Paris Race
Location Flag of Paris Circuit des Invalides, Paris, France
Lap length 1.920 km (1.193 mi)
Distance 11 laps / 21.120 km (13.123 mi)
Supporting Flag of France 2019 Qatar Airways Paris E-Prix
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter Flag of the United States Bryan Sellers
Team Flag of the United States Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Time 1:16.318
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of New Zealand Simon Evans
Team Flag of New Zealand Team Asia New Zealand
Fastest Lap 1:17.153 on lap 2
eTrophy Result
First Second Third
Flag of the United States Bryan Sellers Flag of Canada Stefan Rzadzinski Flag of Brazil Sérgio Jimenez
Winner Team Flag of the United States Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Time 20:15.669
eTrophy Guide
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The 2019 Paris eTrophy Race, officially known as the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Paris Race, was the sixth round of the 2018/19 FIA Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy, staged at the Circuit des Invalides in Paris, France, on the 27 April 2019.[1] The race, which was staged in support of the 2019 Paris E-Prix, would see Bryan Sellers become the first overall repeat winner in the series' short history.[2]

Qualifying had seen Sellers grab a maiden pole position on a damp circuit, defeating Cacá Bueno by a tenth of a second.[3] Stefan Rzadzinski was next ahead of Sérgio Jimenez, Championship leader, while Bandar Alesayi claimed a dominant pole in PRO-Am ahead of Ahmed Bin Khanen.[3]

Sellers duly translated pole position into an early lead, while Bueno fended off Rzadzinski into the first corner to claim second.[2] The rest of the field managed to get off the grid cleanly, although with rain falling it was only a matter of time before the field was thinned.[2]

Ultimately it was guest driver Archie Hamilton who was the first to make a mistake, locking up and slamming into Célia Martin midway through the second lap.[2] Martin was able to limp away without too much damage, while Hamilton's Jaguar was stuck in the barriers.[2]

The safety car was required to allow Hamilton's car to be recovered, before the race resumed, just as the rain began to fall harder.[2] Sellers duly aced the restart to re-establish his lead, while Rzadazinski tried in vain to pass Bueno into turn three.[2]

Unfortunately the conditions were deteriorating quickly, with hail soon pounding the circuit as the race ticked past ten minutes.[2] Indeed, it was just as the officials began discussing what to do about the conditions that the second accident of the day occurred, with Bueno sliding straight into the barriers at turn thirteen with a puncture.[2]

That accident brought out a safety car, although after a few minutes the race was red flagged due to damage to the barriers.[2] Ultimately, however, there would be no restart, meaning Sellers was claimed the victor ahead of Rzadzinski and Jimenez with eleven minutes of racing left.[2]

Furthermore, with the FIA opting to award full points as the race had officially ran for twenty minutes, Sellers' second victory moved him back to the top of the Championship.[2] In PRO-Am, meanwhile, Bin-Khanen claimed victory after teammate Alesayi got caught up with Katherine Legge on the wrong side of Bueno's accident.[2]

Background

The 2018/19 Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy followed the ABB FIA Formula E Championship to Paris for the sixth round of the season, using the same Circuit des Invalides as FE.[1] Indeed, it was the eTrophy's first visit to the French capital, and would see two changes to the field ahead of the race.[4] The first was the announcement of Guest driver Archie Hamilton, a former sportscar driver, while Jaguar China Racing announced that Ziyi Z Zhang would partner Yaqi Zhang in PRO-Am.[4][5]

Ahead of the race there were rumours of a change in format for the eTrophy Championship, with various revisions discussed for the 2019/20 season.[6] The most likely of these proposals was the implementation of the Attack Mode system used by Formula E, a relatively simple change given that all E-Prix circuits for the 2018/19 season had the system in place.[6] There were also discussions about how to expand the grid, and to tempt younger drivers to the series in future campaigns.[6]

Championship Challengers

Victory in Rome last time out had propelled Sérgio Jimenez to the top of the PRO Championship after the Rome race, leaving the Italian capital five clear at the head of the field. Bryan Sellers was his closest challenger, climbing to second, while Simon Evans dropped to third, six off the lead having arrived in Italy as the leader. Katherine Legge had also lost ground while slipping to fourth, ten off the lead, while Cacá Bueno remained in title contention in fifth.

Bandar Alesayi had once again extended his already substantial lead in the PRO-Am Championship, leaving Rome with a 42 point advantage. Yaqi Zhang was now his closest challenger, although he was just a point ahead of Alesayi's teammate Ahmed Bin Khanen, who had been dominating the class in Rome until his slip. Frenchwoman Célia Martin, meanwhile, had secured her self in fourth, albeit with a little over half the points of third placed Khanen.

Entry List

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

2019 Paris 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 the United Kingdom Archie Hamilton 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
18 Flag of Canada Stefan Rzadzinski Flag of China TWR Techeetah Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy
24 Flag of Saudi Arabia Ahmed Bin Khanen Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Racing 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

Report

Post Qualifying

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

2019 Paris eTrophy Race Qualifying Result
Pos. No. Name Team Time Gap Grid
1st 6 Flag of the United States Bryan Sellers Flag of the United States Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 1:16.318 1
2nd 0 Flag of Brazil Cacá Bueno Flag of Brazil Jaguar Brazil Racing 1:16.425 +0.107s 2
3rd 18 Flag of Canada Stefan Rzadzinski Flag of China TWR Techeetah 1:16.693 +0.375s 3
4th 10 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Jimenez Flag of Brazil Jaguar Brazil Racing 1:16.728 +0.410s 4
5th 3 Flag of the United Kingdom Katherine Legge Flag of the United States Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 1:16.794 +0.476s 5
6th 99 Flag of New Zealand Simon Evans Flag of New Zealand Team Asia New Zealand 1:17.005 +0.687s 6
7th 12 Flag of Saudi Arabia Bandar Alesayi Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Racing 1:17.311 +0.993s 7
8th 24 Flag of Saudi Arabia Ahmed Bin Khanen Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Racing 1:17.517 +1.199s 8
9th 1 Flag of the United Kingdom Archie Hamilton Flag of the United Kingdom Jaguar VIP Car 1:17.532 +1.214s 9
10th 7 Flag of France Célia Martin Flag of Germany Viessmann Jaguar Team Germany 1:18.048 +1.730s 10
11th 9 Flag of China Yaqi Zhang Flag of China Jaguar China Racing 1:18.434 +2.116s 11
12th 15 Flag of China Ziyi Z Zhang Flag of China Jaguar China Racing 1:19.417 +3.099s 12
110% Time: 1:23.949[7]
Source:[7]

Race

Report

Result

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

2019 Paris eTrophy Race Race Result
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1st 6 Flag of the United States Bryan Sellers Flag of the United States Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 11 20:15.669 1:18.163 21
2nd 18 Flag of Canada Stefan Rzadzinski Flag of China TWR Techeetah 11 +0.911s 1:18.010 15
3rd 10 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Jimenez Flag of Brazil Jaguar Brazil Racing 11 +2.158s 1:17.403 11
4th 99 Flag of New Zealand Simon Evans Flag of New Zealand Team Asia New Zealand 11 +3.052s 1:17.153 8
5th 24 Flag of Saudi Arabia Ahmed Bin Khanen Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Racing 11 +4.466s 1:18.608 20
6th 7 Flag of France Célia Martin Flag of Germany Viessmann Jaguar Team Germany 11 +5.337s 1:18.677 15
7th 9 Flag of China Yaqi Zhang Flag of China Jaguar China Racing 11 +6.066s 1:18.281 11
8th 12 Flag of Saudi Arabia Bandar Alesayi Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Racing 11 +7.575s 1:18.407 9
9th 15 Flag of China Ziyi Z Zhang Flag of China Jaguar China Racing 11 +8.960s 1:18.455 6
10th 3 Flag of the United Kingdom Katherine Legge Flag of the United States Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 11 +11.042s 1:17.367 6
Ret 0 Flag of Brazil Cacá Bueno Flag of Brazil Jaguar Brazil Racing 7 Accident 1:18.011
Ret 1 Flag of the United Kingdom Archie Hamilton Flag of the United Kingdom Jaguar VIP Car 1 Collision 1:18.257
Source:[7]

Milestones

Standings

Bryan Sellers moved back to the top of the Championship after his second victory of the campaign, moving five points clear of Sérgio Jimenez at the head of the field. The Brazilian himself was now nine clear of Simon Evans in third, with another small six point gap back to Katherine Legge in fourth. Cacá Bueno was next, thirteen behind Legge, while Stefan Rzadzinski was still a distant sixth.

In the PRO-Am Championship it was still advantage Bandar Alesayi, although the Saudi Arabian racer had seen his lead reduced to 32 points. His closest challenger was now teammate Ahmed Bin Khanen, who had leapt eight ahead of Yaqi Zhang after his maiden victory in Paris. Another fair gap followed before Célia Martin appeared in fourth, while Tao Wang, Qi Lin and Ziyi Z Zhang completed the table.

 
2018/19 PRO Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of the United States Bryan Sellers 82 ▲1
2nd Flag of Brazil Sérgio Jimenez 77 ▼1
3rd Flag of New Zealand Simon Evans 68 ◄0
4th Flag of the United Kingdom Katherine Legge 62 ◄0
5th Flag of Brazil Cacá Bueno 49 ◄0
6th Flag of Canada Stefan Rzadzinski 37 ◄0
2018/19 PRO/AM Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Saudi Arabia Bandar Alesayi 106 ◄0
2nd Flag of Saudi Arabia Ahmed Bin Khanen 74 ▲1
3rd Flag of China Yaqi Zhang 66 ▼1
4th Flag of France Célia Martin 43 ◄0
5th Flag of China Tao Wang 11 ◄0
6th Flag of China Qi Lin 11 ◄0
7th Flag of China Ziyi Z Zhang 6 ◄0

Only point scoring drivers.

References

Videos and Images:

References:
  1. 1.0 1.1 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. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 Nathan Hine, 'SELLERS BECOMES FIRST REPEAT WINNER IN JAGUAR I-PACE ETROPHY RACE IN PARIS', thecheckeredflag.co.uk, (The Checkered Flag, 29/04/2019), https://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2019/04/sellers-becomes-first-repeat-winner-in-jaguar-i-pace-etrophy-race-in-paris/, (Accessed 30/04/2019)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Nathan Hine, 'SELLERS GRABS POLE FOR JAGUAR I-PACE ETROPHY RACE IN PARIS', thecheckeredflag.co.uk, (The Checkered Flag, 27/04/2019), https://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2019/04/sellers-grabs-pole-for-jaguar-i-pace-etrophy-race-in-paris/, (Accessed 30/04/2019)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Jake Kilshaw, 'Archie Hamilton to Drive Jaguar VIP Car in Paris', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media LLC., 05/04/2019), https://e-racing365.com/i-pace-etrophy/archie-hamilton-to-drive-jaguar-vip-car-in-paris/, (Accessed 30/04/2019)
  5. 'SÉRGIO JIMENEZ HEADS TO PARIS AS FIFTH JAGUAR I-PACE ETROPHY RACE WINNER AND CHAMPIONSHIP LEADER', media.jaguarracing.com, (Jaguar Land Rover Ltd., 24/04/2019), http://media.jaguarracing.com/news/2019/04/sergio-jimenez-heads-paris-fifth-jaguar-i-pace-etrophy-race-winner-and-championship, (Accessed 30/04/2019)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Sam Smith, 'Jaguar Considering Changes to I-PACE eTROPHY Race Format', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 24/04/2019), https://e-racing365.com/i-pace-etrophy/jaguar-considering-changes-to-i-pace-etrophy-race-format/, (Accessed 30/04/2019)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 'Round 6 - Paris ePrix: Results Booklet', fiaformulae.alkamelsystems.com, (FIA Formula E, 27/04/2019), http://fiaformulae.alkamelsystems.com/Results/04_2018-19/11_R08%20Paris/Jaguar%20I-PACE%20eTROPHY%20Series/66_Jaguar%20-%20R06%20Paris%20Booklet.pdf, (Accessed 30/04/2019)
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