Abt loses ninth place, Frijns promoted to points

Daniel Abt has lost his ninth place finish in the Beijing ePrix due to a time penalty, handing Robin Frijns 10th place and a point on his Formula E debut.

ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport driver Abt was deemed to have made an unsafe release from his mandatory pit stop, having a 10 second penalty retrospectively applied to his race time.

This dropped him to 11th place behind Andretti driver Frijns, who was promoted to 10th, while Venturi's Stephane Sarrazin was promoted from 10th on the road to ninth position.

Frijns had been forced to relinquish 10th at the final corner when he realised he was close to exceeding his maximum usuable energy.

The ex-Formula Renault 3.5 champion elected to back off rather than receive a penalty for exceeding his power, and thought a debut point was lost until Abt's penalty.

The Beijing race was won in dominant fashion by Renault eDAMS driver Sebastien Buemi.

Revised results:

Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1  Sebastien Buemi Renault e.Dams 26 laps
2  Lucas di Grassi ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport 11.0
3  Nick Heidfeld Mahindra 15.7
4  Loic Duval Dragon 16.0
5  Jerome d'Ambrosio Dragon 16.5
6  Oliver Turvey NEXTEV TCR 39.5
7  Sam Bird DS Virgin 47.5
8  Nathanael Berthon Team Aguri 58.6
9  Stephane Sarrazin Venturi 1'07.8
10  Robin Frijns Andretti 1'09.2
11

 Daniel Abt

ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport

1'13.4
12  Jean-Eric Vergne DS Virgin 1'31.0
13  Bruno Senna Mahindra 1'50.8
14  Jacques Villeneuve Venturi 1 Lap
15  Nelson Piquet NEXTEV TCR 2 Laps
Ret  Nicolas Prost Renault e.Dams  
Ret  Antonio Felix da Costa Team Aguri  
Ret  Simona de Silvestro Andretti  

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Series Formula E
Event Beijing ePrix
Track Streets of Beijing
Drivers Robin Frijns , Daniel Abt
Teams Team Abt
Article type Breaking news