MERCEDES’ Stoffel Vandoorne screamed “redemption” as he won the second Formula E race of the weekend in Rome.Ex-McLaren F1 star Vandoorne had first place taken away from him on Saturday when he was taken out by three-time 24 hours of Le Mans champion Andre Lotterer.
Stoffel Vandoorne was full off relief on the podium
But today he climbed from fourth on the grid to put himself in title contention.
Vandoorne said: “Redemption tasted good today to take home victory.
“It feels like we needed this yesterday, especially after the pole position and speed we showed.
“But yeah, we kept believing, I was confident in the car again today and made the moves when it counted and the team executed the perfect strategy.”
Brit Alexander Sims finished in second place as ex-F1 driver Pascal Wehrlein claimed the final step on the podium after Norman Nato received a penalty.
This is Mercedes’ second victory of the season after just four races, having won in Rome and Saudi Arabia.
Brit Sam Bird was taken out on the final lap as he collided with Mercedes’ Nyck de Vries.
The three championship leaders at the start of the race Bird, De Vries and Robin Frijns failed to score points.
Meaning Vandoorne is now in title contention as he trails leader Bird by ten points.
British driver Sam Bird is ready for a new Formula E racing season More