De Vries Delivers In Formula E’s First Night Race

DIRIYAH, Saudi Arabia – Nyck de Vries strode to victory in Formula E’s first night race on Friday as the Mercedes-EQ driver dominated the Diriyah E-Prix at the Riyadh Street Circuit. A poor getaway from Wehrlein allowed De Vries to build an early gap to the pack – some 1.2 seconds by the end of the first lap. Vries led Wehrlein, Rast, Edoardo Mortara, Mitch Evans and Alex Lynn early on while Jaguar’s Sam Bird got the jump on Maximilian Guenther into the chicane for seventh. Rast looked racy in the Audi right away, looking to apply pressure on Wehrlein as they raced for second. Approaching the half hour, Rast’s engineer gave the German free reign to attack Wehrlein for second. De Vries had just used Attack Mode number two with Rast and Evans following – allowing Mortara to steal second.

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