Bird wins second Diriyah E-Prix night race

Britain’s Sam Bird of the Jaguar team extended his win record; in order to become Formula E’s first world champion after winning the second Diriyah E-Prix night race that ended under a red-flag on Saturday.

The Brit emerged on top of a race-long duel; with Envision Virgin’s pole-sitter Robin Frijns that came to an early conclusion by an accident that led to Alex Lynn staing in hospital.

Formula E announced that Mahindra driver Lynn — whose car ended up upside down — had been taken to hospital for evaluation.

Mahindra Racing team confirmed: “Following his accident Alex Lynn is conscious; talking and on his way to hospital for check ups.”

Behind the leaders, two-time FE champion Jean-Eric Vergne completed the podium ahead of DS Techeetah teammate; and reigning champion Antonio Felix da Costa after the duo clashed while fighting for position.

Nick Cassidy also took fifth place in the second Virgin car; with Sergio Sette Camara heading Dragon-Penske teammate Nico Muller home in what marked a strong result for the American squad.

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy prime minister and minister of defense; markedly attended the second race of the Diriyah Formula E Race 2021.

The event takes place at Diriyah for the third consecutive year; and also marks the opening of the seventh season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

On arrival to the race track, Minister of Sports Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal received the Crown Prince.