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Huis confirmed as $200,000 Vegas eRace winner after Fanboost issue

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Huis confirmed as $200,000 Vegas eRace winner after Fanboost issue
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Jan 8, 2017, 2:41 AM

Gamer Bono Huis was confirmed as the winner of the inaugural Vegas eRace’s $200,000 jackpot, after a penalty for on-the-road winner Olli Pahkala was confirmed by race stewards.

Olli Pahkala, Mahindra Racing
Bono Huis awarded victory after a post race penalty for Olli Pahkala, who moves into third place
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Nick Heidfeld congratulating Olli Pahkala, Mahindra Racing
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Olli Pahkala, Mahindra Racing with Bono Huis, Faraday Future Dragon Racing
2nd Place, Bono Huis, Faraday Future Dragon Racing

Finn Pahkala led home Huis and professional driver Felix Rosenqvist, but was subsequently penalised after the race for illegal use of Fanboost, which dropped him to third.

Data that was shared on Twitter by fans in the immediate aftermath of the race showed that Pahkala had produced a sequence of laps that were aided by the extra power provided by Fanboost.

Formula E confirmed that this was indeed the case, and that Huis – who was clearly bewildered by how he’d been beaten after the race – was the true winner from Formula E racer Rosenqvist. 

 
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Series Formula E
Event Las Vegas eRace
Author Charles Bradley