Right from the start, Nyck de Vries took matters into his own hands. From third on the grid, the Fries dived on the inside of Mortara at Turn 1, who in turn left a gap on the inside to keep Frijns off the outside. He lost sight of the other Dutchman, who took the lead with a daring move.
The Mercedes factory driver couldn’t really make a hole, the top 5 went like a string over the concrete in Berlin in the early stages. De Vries then opened the ball by being the first to choose attacking mode, this time one of eight minutes. The Dutchman fell back to P3 behind Mortara and Frijns. The Limburg followed a lap later but missed the recognition point and lost precious seconds without getting the extra power boost.
De Vries overtook Mortara and immediately opened a gap to the pursuers. The Swiss waited a few more laps before activating his attack mode, dropping to fifth behind Di Grassi, Da Costa, Lotterer and Vandoorne. Because Mortara had his boost when the riders in front of him had already used up their extra power, he was able to push his way forward. In attack mode with two minutes to go, Mortara took Da Costa into second place. At this point, the leading Dutchman had already pulled away by two seconds. His pursuer couldn’t close that gap, leaving De Vries with a healthy lead after all the attacking modes of the top riders.
Behind Mortara was Di Grassi, who overtook Da Costa with his attacking style. Vandoorne was able to compete in fourth place, while Frijns had to give up a few positions due to the fan boost and fell back to seventh place. At the front of the field, De Vries controlled impressively and took his fourth Formula E victory. Edoardo Mortara had to settle for P2 after his double pole position and victory in Saturday’s race. Di Grassi and Vandoorne put up a great fight for the last place on the podium. Just two minutes before the end, the World Cup leader overtook his rival and secured the last place on the podium. Frijns gained another place compared to Rowland and also took Da Costa on the last lap after a slight touch.
Stoffel Vandoorne consolidates his lead in the World Championship. The Belgian has collected 111 points, followed by Edoardo Mortara in second place with 99 points. Jean-Eric Vergne had a difficult race, dropping him to third place with 95 points. Robin Frijns is fifth with 81 points, Nyck de Vries climbs to 65 points and P6 thanks to the win.