Formula E: Gunther on the podium in Berlin

Günther triumphs on the home stretch

In his home race, Günther finished on the podium

In the home race, Günther finished on the podium © IMAGO / Andreas Beil / IMAGO / Andreas Beil / SID / IMAGO / Andreas Beil

Maximilian Günther raced on the podium in a row, and Pascal Wehrlein collected important points in the fight for the title.

Maximilian Günther raced to the podium on his home stretch, and Pascal Wehrlein scored important points in the title struggle: The German Formula E drivers made a successful start at their home round in Berlin.

In the first of two races on the grounds of the abandoned Tempelhof Airport, Maserati driver Günther produced Germany’s best result of third place. It was the first points of the season for the 25-year-old. Championship leader Wehrlein worked his way up from 15th on the grid to sixth in the Porsche. Andre Lotterer (Andretti) finished eighth, while three-time DTM champion Rene Rast (McLaren) finished 17th and missed out on the top 10.

New Zealand Jaguar driver Mitch Evans won the turbulent race with several crashes and safety car stages ahead of his British teammate Sam Bird.

Wehrlein is still clearly ahead

Wehrlein continues to comfortably lead the drivers’ standings. New Zealander Nick Cassidy (Envision Racing) has a 23-point lead going into the eighth round of 16 races this season on Sunday in Berlin.

Gunter, who had been leading for a while, had a wheel-to-wheel duel with pole-sitter Sebastien Buemi (Envision Racing) at the final corner and overtook the former Formula 1 driver from Switzerland in the last few metres.

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