Formula E Berlin R8-9 ePrix Predictions 2020

With the six rounds of Formula E set to go underway this week, we’re bringing you an abundance of new content to round off the 2019-2020 season. As per usual, regarding the Formula 2 and 3, we will be giving you our Formula E round predictions. Formula E will run across Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th and Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th.

It will be interesting to see how things play out.

Alice

Seeing as this will be the first couple of rounds of the remainder of the series, it’s going to be difficult to pin point where people will place. We have a lot of new comers and drivers moving that it will be interesting to see how things play out. For the first two rounds, I placed my bets on the BMW and Mercedes drivers so I feel like for these rounds, I’d move my predictions about. Mitch Evans and Sam Bird are both incredible drivers and I would love to see them on pole this weekend. Audi and their drivers also have a good shot at taking home some points and podiums. A driver I would LOVE to see do well this weekend is Oliver Rowland. I think he’s a great driver and deserves to bag some points. Jaguar also have a good shot at bringing home some points this weekend.

Jess

Like before, Formula E is a very difficult sport to predict because of how equal the cars are and how unpredictable it truly is. I could just repeat myself from rounds 6 and 7, but I want to make them different and highlight how challenging it is to predict this championship.

For pole, I’m putting Da Costa and Sims. Da Costa and Techeetah work incredibly well together, already leading the championship prior Covid-19 postponing it. I believe he has the pace to take his second pole position of the season. Sims already has taken 2 out of the 5 in Season 6, so I’m sure he is capable of taking more.

For the races, I think Da Costa, Vandoorne, Sims, Vergne and Bird would be appearing near the front. All four had quite successful stints last year in the Berlin race on the normal track layout. Plus, this year, all drivers mentioned are within the top 10 of the championship and all have taken a podium at least once. : I’d say have a particular look at how Guenther improves from being in Dragon last year and Mortara, who is doing significantly well for this year. Guenther has a car quite capable of bringing it to the front and has previously shown in the other 5 races, so if he can keep his momentum going, he could quite well be a championship contender.

Because of who I put as my potential winners, I’m sticking with Techeetah being out first. I’m hoping that Andretti can increase their points to bring a tight battle with the Chinese team. I’d keep an eye out for Mercedes, who have a strong driver lineup and a recent Formula 2 championship winner. With one of the drivers practically destined for fanboost, he can use it to his advantage to get higher positions and bring points home for his team.

One of the drivers destined for fan boost.

THE SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES

Between Jess and I, we share a lot of similarities once again; especially with DS Techeetah taking a lot of points. We both have faith in Bird while I hold out faith in Evans while Jess holds out faith in Vergne, Sims, Vandoorne and da Costa. I would also really love to see Rowland do well while Jess would love to see Guenther do well.

Audience

In regards to round eight, we found our most popular vote. With 75% of the votes for Superpole and 50% of the votes for first place, we found Antonio Felix da Costa. Nyck de Vries also took 25% for Superpole while Vandoorne and Vergne each took 25%. Sette Camara, Evans, di Grassi and Vergne went on to each take 25% each regarding second place. From there, for third, Vandoorne took 50% while Sims and Guenther took 25% each. As we looked at fastest lap, we saw Alex Lynn’s name pop up for the first time with 25%. From there, we also had de Vries, Bird and da Costa.

For race two, Sims, di Grassi, Vergne and Sette Camara each took 25% in the audiences vote for who they thought would take Superpole. From there, di Grassi and Vergne both took 25% each for the race winner while the remainder was taken by Evans and Frijns. Evans took a further 25% for the second while the majority, with 50%, voted for Guenther. The remaining 25% was taken by de Vries. For third place, we find di Grassi, da Costa, Lotterer and Vandoorne to take the votes. This was almost completely reiterated for the fastest lap however, di Grassi took 50% while Vandoorne took 25%. The last 25% was taken by Guenther.

Looking at the weekend overall, the audience believe that Nyck de Vries will be the most surprising driver of the weekend. He was closely followed by Turvey and Sette Camara. Regarding teams and points, we found a split decision between Envision, DS Techeetah, BMW and Mercedes.

Conclusion

Overall, this weekend will definitely be one you won’t want to miss. The Championship is up in the air, not a single easy guess at who could make it and who could break it.

We will see you Wednesday at 5pm BST for the Formula 2 and 3 Race Reviews from the British Grand Prix, Thursday at 5pm BST for the Formula 2 and 3 Race Predictions for the upcoming Second Round of the British Grand Prix and Friday at 5pm BST for your Round Six and Seven Formula E Race Summaries!

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