Antonio Felix da Costa became the fourth racer to win the new series of electric race cars in the fourth Formula E race in Argentina. Da Costa took the lead in the race in the final lap after former leaders Sebastien Buemi, Lucas di Grassi and Nick Heidfeld ran into trouble.
Buemi started the race from the best starting position and also took the lead in the first lap, while Heidfeld overtook Jaime Alguersuari. The German chased the leading Buemi, but despite the additional engine power given to him by the viewers via the Fan Boost app, he could not break into the lead. With a great maneuver, Di Grassi first overtook Sam Bird for fourth place, then past Alguersuari, and soon he was offered the opportunity to overtake Heidfeld, which he took advantage of without any problems.
Heidfeld had to relent, letting Alguersuari and Bird pass, barely keeping Da Costa behind.
In the 16th lap, Karun Čandok's rear suspension broke in the chicane, and most of the racers in the leading positions were counting on the arrival of the safety car and turned to the bosom to change the car. The safety car interrupted the race just under a minute after the Indian parked his race car and caused some confusion on the track as the leading racers had almost half the starting line of racers in front of them. They returned to the start and the race continued in the 23rd lap.
Buemi continued to lead, but his concentration eased for a moment in the back chicane, where he touched a wall and broke the front wheel mount on his race car.
With that, Di Grassi took the lead, still followed by Heidfeld, and Bird managed to break through past Da Costa into third place. The Briton's effort, however, was in vain, as he drove a red light at the exit to the track during the boxing stop.
Di Grassi increased the advantage, but the clamping of his car did not withstand the apparently difficult chicane and his race ended in a wall. Heidfeld took the lead, but four laps before the end, the German had to serve a penalty for speeding through the pits and so he handed over the lead to Da Costa.
Behind him, however, a dramatic battle for places among the many racers began at this point. Jean-Eric Vergne, who was driving in second place, had to drive wide in the first corner, as he was overtaken by Nicolas Prost, followed by Alguersuari in the group vying for higher places, followed by two more Daniel Abt and Nelson Piquet. It was Abt who, however, misjudged the situation in overtaking Prost, so he crashed into Alguersuari.
Free thus led to the finish in second place, and Piquet Jr. celebrated third place, although he was always convinced that he was not in the same circle as the leader at all. Alguersuari managed to get to fourth place.
Vergne, who injured the nose of his car a few laps before the end of the race during a heated match with Alguersuari, had to give way to Bruno Senna in the last lap and fell to fifth place, while Bird drove the fastest lap in the race and was satisfied. with seventh place.
Slavador Duran was left without eighth place, as he used more power than allowed during the race, so Heidfeld, Oriol Servia and Stephane Sarrazin ranked from eighth to tenth place.
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