- DHL presents the ABB FIA Formula E Driver of the Day Award
- Fans pick their Driver of the Day on Instagram after each race
2018 CBMM Niobium Punta del Este E-Prix
Jean-Eric Vergne, Techeetah
Following Techeetah driver Jean-Eric Vergne’s maiden victory this season in a spectacular showdoen in Santiago, the Frenchman once again made his mark in South America, clinching another victory for the Chinese team in picturesque Punta del Este. “I think I need a glass of vodka right now,” he shouted over the radio, crossing the finishline with Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler’s Lucas di Grassi hot on his tail. Maintaining his position at the top of the championship leaderboard with 109 points, let’s have another round of applause for your DHL Driver of the Day from the 2018 CBMM Niobium Punta del Este E-Prix – Jean-Eric Vergne.
2018 Mexico City E-Prix
Daniel Abt, Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler
Joining the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in its inaugural year in 2014, it's taken Daniel Abt no less than three and a half seasons to achieve his first win in the all-electric championship. After being stripped of what looked like a clear victory in Hong Kong on his birthday, Abt was left humiliated yet determined to strike back. After a solid start at the Mexico City E-Prix, Abt charged to victory after a crucial and incredibly quick pit stop put him in the lead. Crossing the line and clinching victory, Abt immediately cried out "it feels so good, it feels SO, SO good - thank you!".
2018 Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix
Andre Lotterer, Techeetah
After joining the world of all-electric racing ahead of Season Four, it’s taken just four races for Andre Lotterer to find a place on the penultimate step of the podium after finishing second in Santiago alongside his teammate Jean-Eric Vergne.
Coming from an endurance racing background, where he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times as well as the 2012 World Championship Title with Audi’s works team, Lotterer’s transition to all-electric racing hasn’t been easy. “It’s the most challenging thing I have done,” he said after his debut race in Hong Kong.
“The brain is working overtime,” said Lotterer, still coming to terms with not just his first podium but also his first points in Santiago. “Some people say these cars are not that quick but believe me, when you’re driving in between these concrete walls, it feels just as quick as Le Mans, or anything I’ve ever driven,” he added. “You can’t make any mistakes here....I’m still finding out how to race. It’s a different game here in Formula E.”