Dakar Rally Champion Stoffel Vandoorne Prepares for Busy Formula E Season Finale

    Fresh off a podium finish at the prestigious Monaco E-Prix, the DS Penske driver jetted off to the F1 Grand Prix in Miami before reuniting with teammate Jean-Éric Vergne for intensive simulator sessions to prep for the upcoming Berlin races.

    Meanwhile, the French ace Vergne has been closely monitoring Peugeot’s preparations for the Spa 6 Hours endurance event, where he’ll compete alongside Vandoorne at the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours just over a month away.

    “The drivers’ skills as top-level athletes are going to be put to the test,” noted a team insider. “But they have the full support of their dedicated crews, who share a family-like bond that’s so crucial in motorsport.”

    Formula E Championship Battle Heats Up

    With four Formula E double-header events set to take place over the next two months in Berlin, Shanghai, Portland, and London, the championship battle is about to heat up.

    “We have one of the most solid and experienced line-ups in the championship,” said the team.

    The Berlin ePrix will represent a pivotal juncture, as the 2.343km circuit has been tweaked from its initial 2.585km, 15-corner layout. With two long straights, two hairpins, and a variety of corners, the track will provide ample opportunity for overtaking and wheel-to-wheel action in the new Gen3 era.

    “I can’t wait to drive in Berlin again, where we have so many good memories,” Vergne enthused. “We’ve identified several competitive strategies, and our DS E-TENSE FE23 cars are at the peak of their performance.”

    Vandoorne, the 2020 Berlin ePrix winner, will be aiming to repeat that result and solidify his championship lead, while Vergne, a previous pole-sitter and podium finisher at the German circuit, seeks to add to his impressive tally. As the second half of the Formula E season kicks into high gear, the stage is set for an enthralling finale.

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