Renault Formula One team boss Cyril Abiteboul says he is holding his breath for Fernando Alonso to emerge unscathed from this month's Indianapolis 500 after the Spaniard crashed heavily in practice at The Brickyard on Thursday. The double world champion is due to return to Formula One with Renault next season after two years away from Grand Prix racing. The Monaco Grand Prix and double Le Mans 24 Hours winner is racing at Indianapolis on Aug. 23 with Arrow McLaren in a bid to become only the second driver to win the so-called Triple Crown of Motorsport.
Stoffel Vandoorne hailed a ‘perfect’ day for himself and Mercedes-Benz EQ after claiming his first victory in a one-two for the manufacturer to close out the ABB FIA Formula E Championship season at Berlin Tempelhof.The Belgian won the race from lights-to-flag while teammate Nyck de Vries finished second, his first podium, for the German manufacturer who also claimed third in the Teams’ Championship on their debut season in the all-electric series.
Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne handed Mercedes a first Formula E victory on Thursday as the all-electric series wrapped up its season in Berlin. The ex-Formula One driver led Dutch team mate Nyck De Vries in a one-two finish from pole position at the German capital's former Tempelhof airport. Switzerland's Sebastien Buemi was third for Nissan e.dams.