Former F1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne clinched the Components E title for the departing Mercedes crew on the season’s remaining race in South Korea on Sunday.
Jaguar’s Mitch Evans wanted to win and hope Vandoorne completed no higher than eighth however the Belgian made certain of the title by ending second to Venturi’s Edoardo Mortara in Seoul.
“That is wonderful,” Vandoorne mentioned after sealing his first championship. “What a season it has been. It is simply one of the best feeling ever. What we have achieved is one thing particular.”
New Zealander Evans had closed the hole to 21 factors after successful from third on Saturday however certified solely thirteenth for Sunday’s race as he misplaced the title by 33 factors.
Mortara completed third within the drivers’ championship, an extra 11 factors again, with Briton Jake Dennis sixth within the remaining standings after his podium end in Sunday’s race.
The second of two E-prix in Seoul, the a centesimal race of the competitors’s historical past, additionally ended an period for the FIA-sanctioned collection, as season 9 in 2023 will launch a brand new era of faster, lighter and extra energy-efficient vehicles.
Mercedes, who clinched a second successive constructors’ title, introduced a 12 months in the past they may go away Components E to focus on Components 1.