Dennis and di Grassi in ExCeLlent form in London
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Dennis and di Grassi in ExCeLlent form in London


Briton Jake Dennis (Avalanche Andretti Formula E) and Brazil’s Lucas di Grassi (RoKit Venturi Racing) took advantage of the performance and longevity of Michelin’s Pilot Sport EV Formula E tire to win the two London E-Prix, while Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes EQ FE Team) took a step closer to the 2022 title. 

The drivers had an allocation of just three sets of tires for the weekend’s three practice sessions, two qualifying runs and brace of races at the 2.141-kilometer ExCeL Circuit but still benefited from the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV’s fast warm-up performance during the shoot-outs for pole position, as well as from its consistency and longevity during both e-prix. Indeed, lap times were consistent on Saturday and Sunday, on fresh and part-worn tires alike.

“The drivers needed complete confidence in their tires around this unique, bumpy track which was also extremely abrasive surface through its indoor portion. Flawless grip and traction were essential both inside and outside the ExCeL London complex,” reports Mirko Pirracchio, the manager of Michelin Motorsport’s Formula E program.

Home star Dennis came close to winning both London E-Prix, the first of which saw the Avalanche Andretti/Michelin driver claim pole position, the fastest race-lap and victory. He went on to qualify on pole for Sunday’s race, too, but was beaten over the line by di Grassi whose smart Attack Mode strategy helped him to notch up his 13th Formula E success and equal the record of Sébastien Buemi. Nick Cassidy (Envision Racing) clocked the afternoon’s fastest time on the 29th of the 38 laps to provide further evidence of the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV’s longevity.

Second and fourth place for Vandoorne on Saturday and Sunday respectively enabled the Belgian to close in on the 2022 Drivers’ title ahead of the season’s last two rounds in Seoul, South Korea, on August 13-14.


London E-Prix 1 – Final Positions:

  1. Jake Dennis (Avalanche Andretti FE), 37 laps

  2. Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes EQ FE Team), +2.223s

  3. Nick Cassidy (Envision Racing), +12.663s

  4. Oliver Askew (Avalanche Andretti FE), +14.904s

  5. Mitch Evans (Jaguar TCS Racing), +17.128s



London E-Prix 2 – Final Positions:

  1. Lucas di Grassi (RoKit Venturi Racing), 38 laps

  2. Jake Dennis (Avalanche Andretti FE), +3.191s

  3. Nyck de Vries (Mercedes EQ FE Team), +4.508s

  4. Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes EQ FE Team), +10.358s

  5. Antonio Felix da Costa (DS Techeetah), +13.946s