Formula E: Lynn scores first win in London Race 2

Alex Lynn won the crashfest second London E-Prix after leader Lucas di Grassi was black flagged for gaining his first place by pitting behind the safety car.

Lynn, who is on course to lose his ride next year, ran in second position over the final of 30 laps when the Audi of di Grassi was penalized for a pitlane infraction that ultimately dropped him to 8th.

Audi’s Allan McNish, lobbied the FIA race stewards to overturn the penalty prior to the checkered flag, but he lost that argument.

Alex Lynn (GBR), Mahindra Racing, M7Electro


“It’s hard for words to be honest. It’s as special as it gets. I’ve never felt something like this. Formula E has been a difficult one for me so to win is very special. I’ve got a huge crew behind me that I have to thank. I get the pleasure of driving around their hard work, and I can tell you there isn’t a group of guys and girls that stay longer and wake up earlier than them. I honestly can’t believe this has happened. It’s incredible.”


“I have to admit I’m a bit disappointed with P2. First of all, I feel sorry for my teammate (Stoffel Vandoorne), he deserved the win today if it wasn’t for Oliver Rowland taking him out. We were a bit unlucky with the safety car when we just activated the attack mode, that made me a little bit vulnerable after the re-start. And then Lucas di Grassi was there which I was surprised to see because he shouldn’t have been there. At the end, the energy targets were so high, so I wasn’t able to get alongside him. I made quite a lot of mistakes trying to push but the targets were too high to ever be in a position to make a move.”


“A bit of an unexpected podium for me. At parts I actually thought I was out the race. I didn’t have a clean first few laps, and after the Rowland and Vandoorne incident I made a mistake, Günther got me and I made a stupid move into him and broke my front wing, and I thought I would be out the race. But with a bit of luck the wing flew off and I was able to continue. I missed my second attack mode which I couldn’t believe. I thought I gifted it to Frijns, but lucky I was able to activate it later and make a good move on him and bring it home. A bizarre race and I’m a bit surprised to be on the podium, but roll on Berlin.”

London Race 2 Results

Pos Driver Team St Behind
1 #94 Alex Lynn Mahindra Racing 3 46:29.532
2 #17 Nyck De Vries Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team 4 + 0.599
3 #20 Mitch Evans Jaguar Racing 5 + 6.257
4 #4 Robin Frijns Envision Virgin Racing 8 + 6.682
5 #99 Pascal Wehrlein Tag Heuer Porsche Formula E Team 7 + 9.212
6 #28 Maximilian Guenther BMW I Andretti Motorsport 6 + 10.637
7 #37 Nick Cassidy Envision Virgin Racing 18 + 12.685
8 #11 Lucas Di Grassi Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler 10 + 17.534
9 #7 Sérgio Sette Câmara Dragon / Penske Autosport 9 + 19.237
10 #27 Jake Dennis BMW I Andretti Motorsport 17 + 24.914
11 #6 Joel Eriksson Dragon / Penske Autosport 15 + 27.920
12 #5 Stoffel Vandoorne Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team 1 P + 28.623
13 #48 Edoardo Mortara Rokit Venturi Racing 20 + 29.083
14 #25 Jean-Éric Vergne DS Techeetah 23 + 29.915
15 #23 Sébastien Buemi Nissan E.Dams 11 + 30.291
16 #8 Oliver Turvey Nio 333 Fe Team 24 + 31.364
17 #29 Alexander Sims Mahindra Racing 19 + 34.336
18 #36 André Lotterer Tag Heuer Porsche Formula E Team 16 + 35.204
19 #22 Oliver Rowland Nissan E.Dams 2 + 42.269
20 #88 Tom Blomqvist Nio 333 Fe Team 14 1 lap
0 #71 Norman Nato Rokit Venturi Racing 13 – DNF
0 #10 Sam Bird Jaguar Racing 21 – DNF
0 #13 António Félix Da Costa DS Techeetah 22 – DNF
0 #33 René Rast Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler 12 – DNF