China Racing has taken its first victory in the FIA Formula E by winning the Long Beach ePrix with the car driven by Brazil´s Nelson Piquet Jr. This win has a special meaning because Nelson Piquet Sr. scored his first F1 triumph in the Long Beach Grand Prix held at the California race track.
During one of the free practice sessions Piquet Jr. already finished on top of the timesheets and then, in qualifying, took 3rd place on the starting grid with a time of 56.974, in spite of it was set with traffic. Charles Pic driving the second car sponsored by NEXTEV would start from 8th row.
At the start, Piquet Jr. managed to pass Daniel Abt and Nicolas Prost, taking the lead from them at the first corner. From then on nobody else could challenge him for win and, after thirty-nine laps, crossed the finish line first. Pic finished 16th.
Piquet Jr. now is second in the standings, just one point behind Lucas di Grassi.