BMW’s Max Gunther bounced back from a difficult double-header in Berlin (where he scored no points), to take a hard-fought win at Round 8. The 22-year-old beat out Virgin Racing’s Robin Frijns by just 0.128 sec to take victory on home soil.
· Gunther climbs from 9th to 2nd in the championship
· Da Costa’s 4th place finish helps him retain his championship lead
· Vergne finishes on the podium
BMW’s return to form
BMW endured a string of bad results in the first two races at Berlin. However, the team appeared to be far more comfortable on the original layout of the Tempelhof Airport track used for Round 8.
Polesitter Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah) did a good job holding on to the lead in the first quarter of the race. Gunther, on the other hand, spent the first half of the race expertly saving energy. This…