27 Nov 19

Best of Social: 2019 SAUDIA Diriyah E-Prix

After the season opener in Saudi Arabia turned into a drama-filled dash for the championship lead, we look back at the very best of social from the 2019 SAUDIA Diriyah E-Prix.Β 

SIMS SCOOPS maiden WIN

For BMW i Andretti Motorsport's Alex Sims, three Poles in a row finally turned into a win after the Brit led the final race in Saudi from start to finish. His immediate reaction after scooping his maiden win in the all-electric street racing series? To ask how our commentators were, of course. Ever the gentleman.

BIRD breaks through

As the only driver to have clinched a win in every season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, Envision Virgin Racing's seasoned driver Sam Bird is certainly not short of street racing success. After bagging another win in the very first race of the season, the Brit demonstrated the effectiveness of his overtaking technique in Saudi Arabia.   

VERGNE: FROM DISASTER TO POINTS

After lifting his second Championship trophy in New York City just a few months ago, reigning champion and DS Techeetah driver Jean-Eric Vergne's weekend in Saudi was a distant cry from the success he found in New York City. A meeting with the wall during Practice in the morning of the second race in Saudi saw the Frenchman receive a 20-place grid drop after his battery was changed. Still, after starting from the back of the pack, the champ managed to battle his way through the pack to finish eighth -  with the help of a few post-race penalties dished out to other drivers. With moves like this, will we see the decorated driver take another title in 2020?