Andretti Formula-E Team is leading the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship

Andretti Formula-E Team Beijing ePrix race report

Andretti Formula-E Team is leading the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship
Franck Montagny, Andretti Autosport
Franck Montagny, Andretti Autosport
Franck Montagny, Andretti Autosport
Franck Montagny
Franck Montagny, Andretti Autosport
Franck Montagny, Andretti Autosport
Franck Montagny, Andretti Autosport and Oriol Servia, Dragon Racing
Charles Pic, Lotus F1 Team Third Driver

After a second-place podium for No. 27 driver Franck Montagny and a superb fourth from fellow countryman Charles Pic in the No. 28 Spark - Renault SRT_01 E challenger in Beijing, Andretti Formula-E Team is leading the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship.

The one-day event, comprising two practice outings, four qualifying sessions and a 50-minute race around the bespoke city street circuit (3.453m), made for an exhilarating maiden spectacle in the new electric series.

Michael Andretti, Team Owner, Andretti Formula-E Team: "Congratulations to Alejandro (Agag) on an event that was an overwhelming success. I'm very proud to be able to be a part of this exciting new series and to help shape the future of motorsport. Franck (Montagny) and Charles (Pic) did a great job and I'm happy to come away from the event leading the team championship."

Franck Montagny, No. 27 Spark-Renault SRT_01 E

• Qualified fifth and started eighth after being assessed a three-place grid penalty for twice crossing the white line on pit exit

• Posted his fastest time of the race on Lap 24 of the 25-lap race at 1:46.640 with a speed of 150.3 Kph

• Stood on the podium for the inaugural Beijing ePrix with a second-place finish

• Earned 18 points towards the FIA Formula E drivers' championship

"I would like to say thank you to the organizers of the Formula E series, because it really was a fantastic day. I have driven many different cars in many different series and I have to say that this is one of my best times in a car! The team has done a fantastic job, at testing and here in Beijing. Andretti Formula-E is an American team, based in Donington, UK, so it is not easy to start a team in a different country and everyone did very well. My teammate and I work well together and I had really, really good fun."

Charles Pic, No. 28 Spark-Renault SRT_01 E

• Started today's race from the seventh grid position

• Record his fastest lap on Lap 23 of 25 with a time of 1:46.730 at a speed of 150.2 Kph

• Came to the checkered flag in the fifth position, but was moved to fourth after a penalty assessed to ABT

• Formula E Team driver Daniel Abt

• Earned 12 driver points towards the championship

"It was a good race. I had an issue on the first lap and small contact with Franck (Montagny), but after that the pace in the race was okay. Considering I had one day of testing with the team, I am very happy with the result we had today. The pace was not as good as the winner and we need to work on that for the next races, but I think that we have made a very good start."

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