Formula E is still premiere. If two weeks ago he set foot in India for the first time in its history with the Hyderabad ePrix, now will run in another new setting: Cape Town. The electric World Cup has been to Marrakech five times, but it has never reached as far south of the African continent as it will for the fifth race of the season (on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Spanish time in Eurosport 1) and in a setting that will surely make a visit to the second most populous city in South Africa unforgettable.
Because the circuit of almost three kilometers (2,927 m.) drawn around the DHL Stadium, one of the venues for the unforgettable 2010 World Cup in South Africa, will be flanked by the imposing Table Mountain on one side and by the coastline of the Atlantic to the other. Impressive views for what, as they promise, will be the fastest track of the year and that will leave a most special combination, especially for Van der Linde, who is racing at home by substituting again for the injured Frijns in ABT Cupra.
Speaking of proper names, the greatest that FE has until the sum of titles says otherwise, is that of its only two-time champion, Jean-Eric Vergne, who returns to claim his place after being the first to break the hegemony that Porsche had shown in the first races of the season. The German firm signed three doubles with its cars, the Werhlein official and Dennis’s Andretti, in Mexico and the double date in Diriyah, and the Frenchman from DS Penske broke that streak with his victory in Hyderabad after a year in the dry dock .
a difficult challenge
Of course, let no one be mistaken, Porsche continues to be the true dominator of the FE with a considerable advantage over the others. Because Wehrlein and Dennis lead the World Cup with 18 points between them, an important difference but one that is still small compared to the 49 that Vergne and Buemi are behind. JEV showed that they are not invincible, although the hunt for Porsche, who also finished on the podium in India with Da Costa and has not lost an iota of his pace, remains difficult.