THE MOTORSPORT LAP
Pepper to become second ‘Bentley Boy’
The weekend saw plenty of motorsport action and great news for a South African racer
It was the ninth round of the all-electric Formula E championship at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin this past weekend where Daniel Abt (Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler) drove a dominant race to secure victory in the BMW i Berlin E-Prix in front of his home fans. He finished ahead of his team-mate Lucas di Grassi and current championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne (Techeetah). Abt led from the front after clinching pole position to pick up his second win in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship after standing on the top step in Mexico City earlier this year. Not only did Abt collect three extra points for posting the quickest time in qualifying, he earned an additional point for the fastest lap — taking the spoils and gathering the maximum amount of points on offer. "It’s special. I keep saying I have these weeks where I feel like good stuff is going to happen and I had this feeling here in my home round," said Abt. "There is so much positive energy from everyone, from the fans to the staff. I felt c...