06 Jun 20

WATCH: Re-live Round 7 of the ABB Formula E Race at Home Challenge

There’s only one race left before the Grand Final, get set for the penultimate round of the ABB Formula E Race at Home Challenge in support of UNICEF - watch all the action in full.

No sleep till Brooklyn

Round 7 sees the ABB Formula E Race at Home Challenge return to the virtual streets of New York City at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. Last time out both the Driver Grid and Challenge Grid races were near copies of one another as Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes-Benz EQ) and Kevin Siggy both scored commanding victories, with their nearest challengers over 10-seconds behind them.

In the two races last Saturday, Vandoorne and Siggy both benefitted from their pole starts as Turn 1 carnage gave them clear space to focus on their relentless lap pace. Top contenders to their glory fell prey to the tight first turn at New York City, Guenther was dropped down the order and Challenge Grid rivals Petar Brljak and Lucas Mueller were both forced to charge through the pack.

On the hunt

Coming into Round 7, Vandoorne holds a one-point lead over Mahindra Racing's Pascal Wehrlein. Leading up to the weekend's double-header finale, Wehrlein joked that he'd prefer to be the hunted in the final races as it meant he'd "have more points" in the standings. The German acknowledged that it's still all to play for, as the top three in the table are still close heading into the final two races - especially with the double points on offer in the Grand Final.

After a winning start to the Race at Home Challenge, Guenther finds himself 32 points off Vandoorne's lead. The BMW i Andretti Motorsport man will be hoping that no more misfortune befalls him, he's had two no point-scoring finishes and has been off the podium in the last three rounds. Guenther aims to turn his luck around and end the Race at Home Challenge on a high.

Last chance qualifiers

After a consistent and dominating run in the Challenge Grid races, Siggy currently sits at the top of the table with 53 points. With the final standings determining the grid for the Grand Final, this commanding points haul means that the Slovenian sim racer has secured pole position in the final round.

The remaining positions on the grid and that vital front row start alongside Siggy have yet to be decided. With 76 points to his name, Peyo Peev currently has his hand on a front row start for the moment, but with both Lucas Mueller and Petar Brljak close behind on 73 and 71 points respectively, it's not over yet.

Siggy can relax today, having already taken the first hurdle in the Run to the Grand Final, but the pressure will be back on in the final round where it's winner takes it all, as the sim racers battle for both a once-in-a-lifetime driver of a Formula E Gen2 car and a place in the BMW SIM M2 CS Racing Cup Finals within the BMW SIM Live 2020 competition at BMW Welt Munich.

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