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Formula E news – Alex Lynn claims Round 13 as Formula E’s London weekend wraps up

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Alex Lynn won Round 13 of the E-Prix season with victory in the second London race.

After Saturday’s Round 12 race in the penultimate city stop of the schedule, altered in light of various coronavirus restrictions across the world, the weekend’s second race got underway.

The Mahindra Racing rider took first, with second place going to Nyck de Vries (Mercedes-EQ) and Mitch Evans (Jaguar Racing) taking third place.

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The result was a disappointment for Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes-EQ), who had started in pole position. Oliver Rowland, an early challenger for Nissan, suffered an accident as he made contact with Vandoorne, which allowed De Vries in for his podium spot.

Lucas Di Grassi led for more than half of the race but the Brazlian was cited for driving through the pit lane as well as failing to stop in his pit box.

De Vries is now top of the world championship with the final race of season seven in Berlin coming up in three weeks, with Robin Frijns in second overall, and Sam Bird (Jaguar Racing) in third.

The team leaderboard is headed up by Envision Virgin. Mercedes-EQ is in second, Jaguar Racing third.

Lynn kicked off emotional celebrations in the car and in the garage after finally breaking his duck on home soil.

“This victory has left me beyond words,” he said. “It’s an incredible emotion to win my first race. For a long time, I never thought I’d feel this but I’m super happy I managed to achieve this.

I’ve been very lucky to have some great moments in my career, but this is right up there. There has been lots of ins and outs in Formula E for me. My career in this Championship has been quite traumatic so for me to finally win a race is incredible.

“It’s hard for words to be honest. It’s as special as it gets.”

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