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The third round of the 2019/20 ABB FIA System E Championship brings the groups and drivers of the fully-electrical series to Santiago de Chile for a showdown within the South American summer season solar. The championship made its Chilean debut in 2018 and this weekend will mark its third talk over with to the ancient city positioned end to the foothills of the Andes.

The streets of Parque O’Higgins are all over over again reworked into the sector for the System E stars. For 45 minutes plus one lap, the 24 drivers combating for the victory this Saturday will address the 11 turns of 2.3 km circuit positioned within the public park of the Chilean capital.

Final time out

Final year, Sam Hen withstood tension from Pascal Wehrlein to snatch his first toddle of the season within the sweltering Santiago sunshine.

With Wehrlein sizzling on his heels at some level of the closing phases of the warmest System E toddle on file, Hen held his nerve with a peerless performance around the perimeter roads of Parque O’Higgins.

Hen had to maintain a end leer on his mirrors with both drivers on alternative Attack Mode techniques. With out any activations left, Hen found himself prone from within the aid of – as Wehrlein saved his closing burst of energy in a train to vault forward with handiest minutes to spare.

Despite his simplest efforts, Wehrlein couldn’t earn his formula round Hen and had to resolve for 2d, with his hopes of victory fading because the temperatures rose. Fellow countryman Daniel Abt rounded out the podium, inheriting a situation from Alexander Sims after the BMW i Andretti Motorsport driver incurred a penalty for causing a collision.

Most up-to-date standings

After handiest two rounds of the 2019/20 season, it is a ways already obvious that the ABB FIA System E Championship stays as fiercely contested as in earlier seasons. Sims for the time being claims the conclude role of the driver standings. Taking pole situation in both races in Saudi Arabia and winning the 2d round of the championship approach he has won ample aspects to lead the standings. The BMW driver is carefully adopted by Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes-Benz EQ System E Team) and Hen of Envision Virgin Racing, with the Brit winning the principle toddle of the season nonetheless retiring from the 2d round.

Reigning driver champion Jean-Eric Vergne had a tricky initiate to the season and is for the time being labeled twelfth. He will maintain his eyes swear on aspects and the podium in Chile.

The appropriate outcomes of Sims and Hen indicate that their respective groups are amongst the conclude three of the standings, with the conclude role for the time being occupied by Mercedes. The German producer, despite no longer having a toddle winner in its ranks to this point, has managed to earn the most attention-grabbing vogue of aspects.

Girls no longer off target

Following the a success Girls On Music – Dare To Be Varied advertising and marketing campaign on the Diriyah E-Prix, FIA Girls On Music heads to Chile for the next tournament on its calendar on 17 January. The advertising and marketing campaign offers a special alternative to encourage and aid ladies between the ages of eight and 18, as effectively as to raise awareness on gender equality in motor sport.

The tournament will be conscious ladies procure part in a vogue of modern actions that consist of simulator sessions, a karting slalom direction a brand unique flag (marshal) workshop.

Circuit intention:

Drivers‘ standings:

Alexander SIMS

BMW i ANDRETTI MOTORSPORT

35

Stoffel VANDOORNE

Mercedes-Benz EQ System E Team

30

Sam BIRD

Envision Virgin Racing

26

Oliver ROWLAND

Nissan e.dams

22

Lucas DI GRASSI

Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler System E Team

18

André LOTTERER

TAG Heuer Porsche System E Team

18

Edoardo MORTARA

ROKiT Venturi Racing

18

Robin FRIJNS

Envision Virgin Racing

10

Nyck DE VRIES

Mercedes-Benz EQ System E Team

8

Daniel ABT

Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler System E Team

8

James CALADO

Panasonic Jaguar Racing

6

Jean-Éric VERGNE

DS TECHEETAH

4

Antonio Félix DA COSTA

DS TECHEETAH

3

Brendon HARTLEY

GEOX DRAGON

2

Jérôme D’AMBROSIO

Mahindra Racing

2

Mitch EVANS

Panasonic Jaguar Racing

2

Pascal WEHRLEIN

Mahindra Racing

Maximilian GÜNTHER

BMW i ANDRETTI MOTORSPORT

Felipe MASSA

ROKiT Venturi Racing

Sébastien BUEMI

Nissan e.dams

Neel JANI

TAG Heuer Porsche System E Team

Oliver TURVEY

NIO 333 FE Team

MA Qing Hua

NIO 333 FE Team

Nico MÜLLER

GEOX DRAGON

Teams’ standings:

Mercedes-Benz EQ System E Team

38

Envision Virgin Racing

36

BMW i ANDRETTI MOTORSPORT

35

Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler System E Team

26

Nissan e.dams

22

TAG Heuer Porsche System E Team

18

ROKiT Venturi Racing

18

Panasonic Jaguar Racing

8

DS TECHEETAH

7

Mahindra Racing

2

GEOX DRAGON

2

NIO 333 FE Team