Nyck de Vries storms to maiden win in Formula E’s first night race; the season-opening 2021 Diriyah E-Prix

Nyck de Vries strode to victory in Formula E’s first ever night race, and the series’ opening race as an FIA World Championship, as the Mercedes-EQ driver completed a clean sweep; topping every session in Round 1 on his way to a maiden Formula E win. De Vries launched well to cover the advances of Wehrlein and Rast, with the Audi driver pushing his compatriot for second place into Turn 1. De Vries had just used ATTACK MODE number two with Rast and Evans following – allowing Mortara to steal second. Five minutes plus a lap to go, and de Vries still led from Mortara, Rast, Evans, Wehrlein, Sims, Rowland, di Grassi, Vandoorne and NIO 333’s Oliver Turvey – the Brit a big mover in the opening race. It was the key moment of the race and I was really happy to survive the chaos and finish second.

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