FIA Formula E Rounds 1 & 2 – Saudi Arabia

Date: 22 – 23 November 2019

Location: Diriyah, Saudi Arabia


Race 1:

1st S.Bird / Envision Virgin Racing 46:17.371
2nd A.Lotterer / TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team +1.319
3rd S.Vandoorne / Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team +1.672
4th O.Rowland / Nissan e.dams +1.944
5th R.Frijns / Envision Virgin Racing +3.983
6th N.De Vries / Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team +4.560
19th Brendon Hartley / GEOX DRAGON +52.219


Race 2:

1st A.Sims / BMW i ANDRETTI MOTORSPORT 46:48.327
2nd L.DiGrassi / Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler Formula E Team +2.817
3rd S.Vandoorne / Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team +3.581
4th E.Mortara / ROKiT Venturi Racing +4.294
5th O.Rowland / Nissan e.dams +5.475
6th D.Abt / Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler Formula E Team +16.942
9th Brendon Hartley / GEOX DRAGON +20.702


Brendon Hartley – #6 GEOX DRAGON Penske EV-4:
“We didn’t start season six on the front foot, but I was happy to bring home a couple of points. The crash in FP1 and missing FP2 made race one a real challenge. The team did a fantastic job over night and we had real pace come race two. Another small kiss with the wall in qualifying meant we didn’t start the race up the front, but we had a clean run and moved up from P19 to take ninth place and two points. The race was chaotic and there were lots of little lessons learnt over the course of the weekend. Formula E is unlike any championship I have raced in before and even with all my experience I was definitely a ‘rookie’. I really enjoyed working with the entire GEOX DRAGON team, they are an incredibly motivated and talented bunch of people and I have no doubts that we will make progress from this challenging first weekend at round three. Can’t wait.”

Next event for Brendon:
FIA World Endurance Championship Round 4 – Bahrain – Thursday 12th – Saturday 14th December 2019