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Sport Rast strong at the Formula E season opener

21:35  26 february  2021
21:35  26 february  2021 Source:   sport1.de

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The three-time DTM champion Rene Rast is well ahead at the Formula E season opener in Saudi Arabia. But it's not enough for the podium.

Rast beim Saisonauftakt der Formel E stark © Provided by sport1.de Rast strong at Formula E season opener

Three-time DTM champion Rene Rast (Audi) achieved a strong fourth place at the Formula E season opener in Diriyyah / Saudi Arabia. ( All news about Formula E )

At the first night race in the history of the electric series, the Dutchman Nyck de Vries (Mercedes) celebrated his first victory in the twelfth attempt.

Pascal Wehrlein finished fifth behind Rast, Andre Lotterer (both Porsche) was 16th ( The Formula E racing calendar )

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Rast: "Without the Safety Car we would have won"

"Without the Safety Car we would have won", said Rast, who had meanwhile been behind de Vries, at ProSieben Maxx : "We struggled afterwards. I'm not happy, everything didn't go so well in the end."

For the fourth German driver Maximilian Günther (BMW), who had two victories last season, the race ended prematurely twelve minutes before the end after he hit the wall.

Der Mindener Rast had already contested the season finale last year in Berlin for the suspended Daniel Abt. Test

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Formula E upgraded by the FIA ​​

In the new season, Formula E is for the first time a world championship crown. The often ridiculed electric racing series has been upgraded by the world association FIA.

The racing calendar is currently only planned until June, among other things there are question marks behind a race in the traditional location of Berlin. In the pandemic, Formula E drives on sight and, if necessary, will spontaneously award world championship races. So far, eight races have been scheduled at six locations.

The second race in Diriyyah will also take place on Saturday at 6 p.m. (ProSieben Maxx).

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