The first great story from Long Beach is that Formula E produced its sixth different winner in six races. Not only that, but there have now been six different drivers to set fastest lap and five different pole-sitters. That’s quite amazing and it illustrates just how close and exciting the racing has been all season. The title is still wide open and any driver in the top ten who can win two of the remaining five races will vault themselves into a championship winning position.
The second great story from Long Beach is that Nelson Piquet Junior took his first win at the same venue where his dad won for the first time in Formula One 35 years ago. That’s a wonderful coincidence and it’s a nice family story for Formula E, especially since Piquet Junior was wearing his father’s helmet colours. If that sort of symmetry continues, the Andretti team might want Matthew Brabham back in their car for the next round at Monaco where Sir Jack Brabham took his first Formula One win in 1959!