***As well as celebrating Jean-Eric Vergne’s second drivers’ title, DS Techeetah also clinched the teams’ silverware despite Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler getting to within 19 points of the Chinese team.
***Envision Virgin Racing became the only team in the 2018-19 season to have both of its drivers win a race. The Chinese-owned team sealed third place in the standings finishing on 191 points, just one ahead of Nissan e.dams.
***Robin Frijns described the move he put on Alexander Sims to take the lead of Sunday’s race as “satisfying.” He dived down the inside of the BMW i Andretti Motorsport driver at Turn 1 to complete what turned out to be a race-winning move.
“I think the only opportunity I had was when I was in Attack Mode and he wasn’t,” said Frijns. “So I took a shot, which was clean, hard but very good from both sides I think.”
***Andre Lotterer registered his second retirement in the last three races after early race contact with Jose Maria Lopez’s GEOX Dragon bent the German driver’s rear suspension.
***Both Lotterer and Lopez are likely to have driven the final races for their respective teams as Lotterer is expected to shortly be announced as a Porsche driver and Lopez is understood to be leaving GEOX Dragon.
***The only other retirement in yesterday’s race was Edoardo Mortara who stopped with a suspected front brake issue on his Venturi VFE05.
“That was a race to forget,” said Venturi team principal Susie Wolff. “We need to analyse what happened to Edo after the safety car. He had an issue with the brakes and Felipe was also struggling massively with his brakes throughout the race.
***Audi Sport boss Dieter Gass was pleased that the two Audi-powered entries secured second and third in the teams’ points standings.
“Unfortunately the race did not go for the factory team as we would have liked but at least Envision Virgin managed to win the race which means that we are second and third in the teams’ championship with the four Audi cars,” said Gass.
***Mahindra team principal Dilbagh Gill says that he will hold a “thourough debrief” on how the Indian team fell away from contention in the second half of the season. The team netted just 28 of its points total from the final seven races of the campaign and finished sixth in the standings as a result.
***HWA Racelab took only its second double points score of the season as Stoffel Vandoorne claimed eighth and Gary Paffett tenth places in the final classification.
“For some reason, we had temperature issues, lost energy and were no longer able to match the pace of the others,” said team principal Ulrich Fritz. “As such, we can really be very happy with P8 and P10.”
***Alex Lynn had a drive-through penalty, which was converted in to a time penalty of 22 seconds, at the start of the race yesterday for infringements regarding the maximum power and RESS max cell temperature. The Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver finished 16th after his sanction was applied.
***The number of activations for the attack boost was upped to three for the final round of the season. It was the first time that three activations had been mandated this season. Teams are notified an hour before the start of the race for the amount of times it can be used.
***All of the Gen 2 batteries were freighted to Atieva in San Fransisco after the race for refresh refurbishment and maintenance. The batteries derive from the U.S.-based company through its partnership with McLaren Applied Technology.
***Formula E manufacturer technical chiefs met in New York on Saturday evening to discuss possible future changes to brakes for Season Six. Brembo is believed to have a process optimization which includes a faster curing process for its brake material next season.
***On-track testing of the new product is set to take place over the summer with some sets to be tested before a definitive decision is made on the Brembo-supplied products.
***Formula E is understood to be in discussions with possible permanent commercial backers of the Attack Zone area for next season. The area features a pre-defined zone with transponder loops that trigger the extra allocated to drivers.
***Porsche’s Formula E project leader Malte Huneke says that the extension to the manufacturer testing window to the end of October will make no changes to the German manufacturer’s testing program.
“We have another test after the homologation inspection but of course we’ve done the majority of our tests,” Huneke told e-racing365.“For us the focus for us this year was to get kilometers under our belt early so we have enough time before the homologation for us to react.”
***Mortara is set to work with a new engineer next season at Venturi. Laurent Fedacourt, who has previously worked for Phoenix Racing in DTM, will begin his new role later this summer.
***Sergio Jimenez is set to test a Jaguar Formula E car as part of his prize for becoming the inaugural Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY champion. Although the exact date of the run is yet to be confirmed it is believed that it will likely take place during one of the three Valencia test days in October.
***Jimenez, who collected the inaugural Jaguar support series championship, claimed his third victory of the season on Sunday in another commanding run for Jaguar Brazil Racing. It marked the fourth consecutive 1-2 finish for the team, with Caca Bueno having won in both Monaco and Berlin.
***The Brazilian, who only finished off the podium once in the ten-round season, claimed his first championship title since taking the Formula Renault 2.0 title in 2002.
***Bryan Sellers edged out Simon Evans for third in the Pro drivers’ championship, thanks to a fifth place finish on Sunday following a charge from dead last on the grid. An oil leak on one of Sellers’ electric motors forced him out of qualifying. Sellers entered the weekend second in the points but was ruled out of Saturday’s race due to an accident in qualifying.
***Sellers’ controversial exclusion in Sanya, which saw the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver lose his third place points and title lead at the time, did not ultimately factor into his championship placement. The 11 points from the Chinese round would have still put the American third in the standings.
John Dagys contributed to this report.