Piquet claims maiden FE win at Long Beach

Nelson Piquet jr becomes the sixth different driver to win after round 6 of the Formula E Championship at Long Beach

Nelson Piquet jr becomes the sixth different driver to win after round 6 of the Formula E Championship at Long Beach

Nelson Piquet jr became the sixth different winner in as many races by winning the latest round of the Formula E Championship on a shortened version of the Long Beach circuit.

Piquet, starting from third position for China Racing, stayed out of trouble in an incident married event that included two Safety Car periods.

Andretti Autosport claimed second through Jean Eric-Vergne while Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt) was third.

Piquet jr was the class of the field with a dominant display that came at the same venue where his famous father Nelson Piquet, won his first Formula 1 race in 1980 before going on to take three world championships.

The opening caution period was called on Lap 4 when Andretti Autosport driver Scott Speed crashed.

e-Dams driver Sebastian Buemi, who had been stripped of his pole position for exceeding his power limit on his best lap, finished fourth ahead of a fighting Bruno Senna.

Like the Andretti squad, Audi Sport Abt had a mixed race after Daniel Abt was handed a drive through penalty for using too much power when he was running third.

Abt, who inherited the pole position, finished 15th of the 16 finishers in the 39-lap race.

The series moves to the famous Monaco circuit for the next round on May 9.

Result: Long Beach Formula E race

1

Nelson Piquet Jr.

China Racing Formula E Team

39

46:01.971

2

Jean-Éric Vergne

Andretti Autosport Formula E Team

39

46:03.676

3

Lucas di Grassi

Audi Sport ABT Formula E Team

39

46:04.965

4

Sébastien Buemi

Team e.dams Renault

39

46:05.489

5

Bruno Senna

Mahindra Racing Formula E Team

39

46:10.815

6

J.D’Ambrosio

Dragon Racing Formula E Team

39

46:15.431

7

A.F.da Costa

Amlin Aguri

39

46:18.142

8

J.Alguersuari

Virgin Racing Formula E Team

39

46:19.946

9

Loïc Duval

Dragon Racing Formula E Team

39

46:20.407

10

S.Sarrazin

VENTURI Formula E Team

39

46:22.389

11

Nick Heidfeld

VENTURI Formula E Team

39

46:23.297

12

Karun Chandhok

Mahindra Racing Formula E Team

39

46:34.888

13

Vitantonio Liuzzi

Trulli Formula E Team

39

46:40.563

14

Nicolas Prost

Team e.dams Renault

39

46:44.346

15

Daniel Abt

Audi Sport ABT Formula E Team

39

46:46.332

16

Charles Pic

China Racing Formula E Team

39

47:00.096

17

Salvador Durán

Amlin Aguri

27

34:41.747

18

Sam Bird

Virgin Racing Formula E Team

22

29:43.659

19

Jarno Trulli

Trulli Formula E Team

7

10:32.117

20

Scott Speed

Andretti Autosport Formula E Team

3

3:09.316

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