Formula E

"Perfectly executed": Max Günther overjoyed after Formula E victory in Tokyo

Tobias Wirtz

Tobias Wirtz

With a strong pace and a good tactic, Max Günther secured the race win in Tokyo. The Maserati driver conserved energy over long stretches of the race, only to strike at the decisive moment and leave Oliver Rowland behind him. He was overjoyed after the race.

Place 3, place 3, place 1, place 2, place 1 - the mere list of Max Günther's results in the five sessions suggests that the German had a really good race weekend in Tokyo. His Maserati was always competitive, even though Oliver Rowland snatched pole position from him by 0.021 seconds in Nissan's home race.

But the German had the better hand in the race: Even though he initially fell behind Mahindra driver Edoardo Mortara, Günther fought his way to victory, his fifth in the electric series, after a safety car period towards the middle of the race thanks to some clever tactics. He saved energy behind Rowland, then pushed past the Nissan and pulled out a lead. Only now did he activate his second attack mode, stayed in the lead and defended it brilliantly in the final laps.

"Amazing, just an incredible weekend," said a delighted Max Günther after the race. "I think we performed so well, we were in the top 3 in every session, almost got the pole earlier on and now this race win feels so special. Just an amazing job by everybody. I felt great in the car, we made some really good steps in the last few weeks."

"It was a lot of energy management today and very tight," he describes. "I think the Porsches behind they were pushing like hell and they had strong pace, but we did everything we had to do. I think we covered ourselves well, it was super super tight in the last lap even, and I think we perfectly executed: The strategy, the moves, everything. So, a good one today!"

Since Günther also received the bonus point for the fastest race lap in the top ten, he was able to take home a total of 26 championship points - more than in the first four races of the season, all of which he finished in the points. With 48 points, he is now in fifth place in the overall standings.

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