09 May 20

Wehrlein leads from lights to flag despite madness in Monaco 

Mahindra Racing's Pascal Wehrlein knocks BMW i Andretti Motorsport's Max Guenther off the top spot after a lights to flag victory in Monaco. Behind the race winner was Mercedes-Benz EQ's Stoffel Vandoorne in second and Max Guenther in third.  

Sitting in Pole, Mahindra Racing's Pascal Wehrlein led the way on the historic Monaco street circuit. Close behind, Mercedes-Benz EQ's Stoffel Vandoorne was tagged going through Turn 1 by home team Rokit Venturi Racing's Edoardo Mortara, while BMW i Andretti Motorsport's Max Guenther managed to slip past from fifth into second place.

Behind Guenther, Mortara was caught in the chaos than unfolded as the field piled up coming through Turn 1, disrupting the running order further down the pack. In third, Guenther sat three seconds behind Wehrlein in the lead after four laps.

Down in 20th place, Envision Virgin Racing's Sam Bird received a 10 second penalty for his involvement in the earlier disruption, meaning the British driver faced imminent elimination. 

Battling to climb up the running, home race hero Felipe Massa (Rokit Venturi Racing) advanced on BMW i Andretti Motorsport's Alex Sims in 14th. Failing to pass, the Monaco resident - who claimed his first podium in the principality last year - sat tight in 15th. 

Despite winning the last two rounds, Guenther remained in third behind Vandoorne and Wehrlein in the lead with two laps to go. Still over three seconds ahead, Poleman and championship hopeful Wehrlein looked set to seal his first win of the ABB Formula E Race at Home Challenge in support of UNICEF. 

With the fastest lap of the race in hand, Wehrlein went through the final corner in first - winning the race from lights to flag. Behind the Mahindra driver was Vandoorne and Guenther in third. With the third round down and out, 12 drivers failed to make it to the finish line.

"The start was very important...after that I had a small gap and I just kept the pace. For me, it was quite an easy race," admitted our new race winner moments after claiming his first win of the Race at Home Challenge.