Venturi Racing make it two from two

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Formula E

5 February 2021
– Erhan Jajovski and ROKiT Venturi Racing once again reign supreme over the rest of the grid with faultless win around the Hong Kong harbourfront circuit.
– Frederik Rasmussen and DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT clinch their first podium and fastest lap of Formula E: Accelerate, getting to within an agonisingly close three-tenths of a second of the lead on the final lap.
– ABB Formula E Race at Home Challenge winner Kevin Siggy (BMW i Andretti Motorsport) continues consistent form with his second successive podium finish of the competition, gaining a position during his first stint using Attack Mode.
Fast facts
– Quintessential qualifying; Yet again pole position was decided by the closest of margins, with the top three on the grid separated by only 0.050s.
– Leading the pack; After two races, Erhan Jajovski (ROKiT Venturi Racing), leads the driver standings by 25 points – the same amount of points on offer for a race win – from closest rivals Kevin Siggy (BMW i Andretti Motorsport) and Frederik Rasmussen (DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT).
– Race against the clock; Last round’s runner-up Manuel Biancolilla is disqualified from the race after crossing the finish line having not used the full amount of Attack Mode before the chequered flag.
Formula E: Accelerate

– Esports competition showcases 24 rising stars competing over six events and being mentored by Formula E teams and drivers.

– Formula E racing translated into the virtual world as digital racers learn to master energy management and Attack Mode deployment for the first time.

– Prizes include a share of a minimum €100,000 prize pool with the winner receiving the opportunity to drive a Formula E Gen2 car.

“I managed to create a bit of a gap at the beginning and thought that would keep Rasmussen away but towards the end he was really aggressive on track. He must’ve saved energy at the beginning and he was right behind me in the last few corners. I’m really happy with P1!”
“Qualifying was good with P2. Into T1, I only wanted to secure my position and not gain any damage. Then I started saving energy and got the fastest lap. I tried to attack towards the end but I didn’t manage to overtake Erhan and had to settle with second.”
“I’ll take it. It’s not the win that I wanted but P3 is still a solid result and brings me points to move to second in the standings. Qualifying could’ve been better if it weren’t for the final corner. Hong Kong is very challenging and everyone is super quick on this track and I’m struggling with it. I’m happy with a podium finish in the end and will do my best to get a better result next time.”