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In a thrilling finale, Maximilian Gunther pulled off a final-lap overtaking manoeuvre in the #28 BMW iFE.20 to take victory at the Santiago E-Prix.

22 Jan 2020 | International News : Chile


BMW i Andretti Motorsport has claimed win number two in race three of this season's ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

The BMW iFE.20's energy efficieny allowed Maximilian Gunther to overtake Antonio Felix da Costa on the final lap and claim first place
In a thrilling finale, Maximilian Gunther pulled off a final-lap overtaking manoeuvre in the #28 BMW iFE.20 to take victory at the Santiago E-Prix.

The 22-year old claimed the first win of his Formula E career in only his third race for the team. In doing so, he also became the youngest winner ever in the series. The 25 points scored took BMW i Andretti Motorsport to the top of the team standings. Alexander Sims meanwhile crashed out in Santiago.

In qualifying, Sims struggled with a track that was still slippery for group one. After three pole positions in a row, he was forced to settle for 15th place on the grid. Gunther took perfect advantage of the better track conditions in group three and progressed to Super Pole, where second place gave him a start position on the front row of the grid, the fourth consecutive time that a BMW had started from row one.

While Sims found himself embroiled in many fierce battles in the midfield at the start of the race and was ultimately forced to retire after making contact with the crash barriers, Gunther established himself nicely in the top three. Towards the end of the race, he benefitted from the energy efficiency of his BMW iFE.20 and the team's outstanding strategy. In a captivating battle for the lead, he was able to overtake Antonio Felix da Costa on the final lap and take the chequered flag in first place.
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