Following a post-race penalty, BMW i Andretti Motorsport's Max Guenther drops off the podium. Following this decision, Mercedes-Benz EQ's Stoffel Vandoorne is promoted to third place to round off the season opener in Saudi.
Following a chaotic season opener in Saudi Arabia, BMW i Andretti Motorsport's Max Guenther lost his podium finish after the FIA found him in breach of the regulations for overtaking Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler's Lucas di Grassi while the BMW i Safety Car was out.
After a fraught race, which saw Guenther's teammate Alex Sims dominate the race from Pole to finish, the German driver took second place in front of di Grassi - what would have been his maiden podium in Formula E.
Coming under investigation after the race, the 22 year-old driver was handed a 24 second time penalty, which relegated him down the order. Moving up to the podium was Mercedes' Stoffel Vandoorne, who clinched his second podium of the race weekend, rounding off a sensational debut performance for new manufacturer works squad Mercedes-Benz EQ team.
Published on 23rd November 2019