Rowland breaks down on the last lap, Wehrlein wins the Misano 2 E-Prix!

Incredible finish during the Misano 2 E-Prix: Oliver Rowland, then leading on the last lap, broke down and handed the victory to Pascal Wehrlein!

Published on 14/04/2024 à 15:43

Dorian Grangier

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Rowland breaks down on the last lap, Wehrlein wins the Misano 2 E-Prix!

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  • He was one lap away from making the perfect move this weekend: the day after his victory on the green carpet, after the disqualification of Antonio Félix da Costa, Oliver Rowland thought he had a second consecutive success at Misano... but the Nissan driver was was too energy hungry and broke down at the start of the last lap! Long at the front of the peloton, the Briton was unable to manage his battery and had to give up his position to Pascal Wehrlein, winner of the Misano 2 E-Prix!

  • Far from Saturday's waiting race, the two men escaped to the front from mid-race, in an E-Prix reduced by two laps compared to the day before. The powertrain Porsche, true to its reputation, was the most efficient and economical compared to that of Nissan, and allowed the German to win his second E-Prix of the season.
  • Like Saturday, Jake Dennis (Andretti) was able to move up the hierarchy and sign a second consecutive 2nd place in Misano, and thus take the lead in the championship with 89 units... tied on points with the winner of the day, Pascal Wehrlein! The podium is completed by Nick Cassidy (Jaguar), who overtook Nico Müller (ABT Cupra) on the finish line!
  • If the racing pace was much higher this Sunday, the event was also much more eventful and nervous: the Safety Car notably had to be deployed to free the Envision of Robin Frijns, who finished his race in the tank. gravel at turn 7. Sandwiched between the McLaren of Sam Bird and the Porsche of Antonio Félix Da Costa, the Dutchman broke his front wing, which then got stuck under the front wheels.
  • The bad luck continues for Antonio Félix Da Costa: when hitting a McLaren, the Portuguese also broke his front wing, which got stuck under his right front wheel. The Porsche driver had to return to his pits to repair before leaving dead last. A weekend to forget for him, the day after his disqualification during the first race…
  • On the French side, Sacha Fenestraz came to save Nissan's honor with 5th place, his best result this season. Starting at the front of the line, Jean-Éric Vergne (DS Penske) was unable to grab the right car at the head of the race and crossed the finish line in 7th place. Finally, Norman Nato (Andretti) also broke his front wing during the race: forced to return to the pits, the Cannes resident finished in 16th place.

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Dorian Grangier

A young journalist nostalgic for the motorsport of yesteryear. Raised on the exploits of Sébastien Loeb and Fernando Alonso.

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