At the start of the farewell weekend in New York City, the HWA Racelab pilots struggled. Gary Paffett and Stoffel Vandoorne had problems with the grip on the dusty ground at Brooklyn Harbor. Gary landed in qualifying 14 to be satisfied. After a penalty for a competitor moved the repeated fanboost winner on place (**********************************).

The performance at the start of the race was quite different: Gary made a brilliant start, passing two rivals in the first corner. The first lap was not completed yet, so he made two more positions well and was in eleventh place within easy reach of the top 11 and thus the points. Stoffel did not get away so well and lost ground first, but then used a collision of several pilots in front of him and took place (*********************************************************************).


When the race calmed down a bit, Felipe Massa (Venturi Formula E Team) braked in lap 15 an overtaking maneuver against Gary, so that the DTM champion was pushed. Several pilots sat in front of Gary, who fell back in rank In round (***************************************************************************************************************) Jerome d'Ambrosio (Mahindra Racing) pushed him in a curve towards the track boundary, which several rivals used to pull in. The 27 – Yearling suddenly found favor 17 again.

Even after that, the race remained hectic. Again, there was a collision between two drivers, Stoffel kept in the fray in front of him the view and came in at tenth. The points ahead, however, the Belgian had to pass two laps before the end equal to two competitors. Finally, in the last lap he had no way to avoid a collision of several vehicles and got stuck. Gary took advantage of this mess, he pulled over and finished the E-Prix in eleventh. Stoffel crossed with a damaged Venturi VFE – (********************************) . the finish line.

Stoffel Vandoorne ((***************************************************************************************) : “A frustrating day. I felt like we earned points today. I worked well forward and made it to the points. But in the end I was brought down by the unfair racing of other pilots. “

Gary Paffett ((*******************************************************************************************)), place I made up some places right after the start and was in a good position to score points. After that, some riders showed some unfair maneuvers. We've certainly seen good racing today, but some have clearly crossed the line. The car felt good, I did everything I could do. A new tomorrow! “

Ulrich Fritz, Team Principal HWA Racelab: “A disappointing race for us. This was mainly due to the various incidents, which cost us some positions and left us two damaged vehicles. That's just frustrating. Especially because we were in a promising position to score. But the good thing about this double header event is that we have another chance tomorrow. It remains our goal to end this weekend and our first Formula E season with a climax and for that we will give everything. “

At the 14. July ends the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2018 / 19 with the second race in New York City (race start (**********************************************)

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