Wehrlein overhauls Vandoorne ahead of virtual FE title decider


Pascal Wehrlein reclaimed the points lead in Formula E's Race at Home Challenge, the Mahindra driver winning the series' penultimate round in New York.

It was Wehrlein's third win in FE's virtual championship, with the German driver now holding a 12-point edge over Mercedes' Vandoorne before tomorrow's grand final in Berlin.

Wehrlein drew level with the Belgian before the race even started after securing pole by 0.275s from Audi's Kelvin van der Linde.

A clean launch off the grid put the former F1 driver in command from the outset, leaving van der Linde to battle with Nissan's Oliver Rowland.

A fierce wheel-to-wheel battle ensued between the two young chargers but a forceful move by the Britain on the final lap allowed him to snatch second from the Audi driver.

Vandoorne finished fourth, hot on the wheels of the dueling pair while championship outsider Maximilain Guenther was fifth.

Behind the BMW i Andretti Motorsport racer came Venturi's Felipe Massa in P6 followed by teammate Edoardo Mortara, while DS Techeetah's Antonio Felix da Costa, Virgin's Robin Frijns and Nio's Oliver Turvey rounded off the top ten.

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