the 2017-18 formula e championship battle in numbers

12:00    12 Jul 2018

Sam Bird
Ahead of this weekend’s final double-header round of races in the 2017/18 Formula E season, we look at the numbers behind the Championship battle between Jean-Eric Vergne and Sam Bird.

58 – The number of points up for grabs at this weekend’s double-header, with 25 points (x2) for the race win, 3 points (x2) for pole position and 1 point (x2) for the fastest lap.

23 – The points advantage Championship leader Vegne (163) holds over Bird (140) heading into the weekend.

1 – Both drivers are chasing their first Formula E title. Vergne’s best championship finish was 5th in 2016/17, while Bird’s was 4th in 2015/16.

3 – The number of race wins Vergne has claimed this season, coming home first in Chile, Uruguay and France.

4 – The number of pole positions claimed by Vergne this season, coming at Hong Kong, Chile, Uruguay and France.

0 – The number of fastest laps claimed by Vergne this season.

2 – The number of race wins Bird has claimed this season, coming home first in Hong Kong and Italy.

6 – The number of podium finishes for Bird this season, compared to 5 for Vergne.

0 – The number of pole positions claimed by Bird this season.

1 – The number of fastest laps claimed by Bird this season, coming in Chile.

0 – Neither Vergne nor Bird have failed to finish a race this season.

10 – The lowest place finish for Vergne, coming at the last round in Switzerland.

17 – The lowest place finish for Bird, coming in Mexico. It was the only time either he or Vergne failed to score points this season.

3 – The age difference in years between Vergne (28) and Bird (31).

13 – The number of turns at the Brooklyn Street Circuit where the final two rounds of the season will be held.

1.953 – The circuit length in Kilometres of the Brooklyn Street Circuit.

46 – The number of laps for a Formula E race at the Brooklyn Street Circuit, for a total distance of 95.697km.

2017 – The year in which Bird won both races at the Brooklyn Street Circuit.

1:02.285 – Last year’s fastest pole position time, set by Bird for the second race. The fastest lap during the two races was 1:03.898 by Daniel Abt.
 

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