Alexander Lynn won his first Formula E race after Lucas di Grassi was disqualified from the race.
Stoffel Vandoorne got off to an excellent start along with a solid opening lap, where he was six tenths quicker than Oliver Rowland, who was battling Alexander Lynn for P2.
Sam Bird, championship leader, also had a good opening lap allowing him to jump 2 positions, moving him into P19.
De Vries stole P3 from Lynn in turn 10. Alexander Sims and Tom Blomqvist had to head into the pits in the opening lap after picking up damage.
Within the 6 minutes, Sebastien Buemi, Antonio Felix da Costa, and Jean-Eric Vergne were first to use Attack Mode. However, most drivers began using their Attack Mode within the next 2 laps.
Rowland also decided to use his Attack Mode early, allowing de Vries to take P2. However, he was able to retake his position when de Vries activated his Attack Mode 2 minutes later.
A collision involving Buemi and Rene Rast brought out the first Safety Car of the race. The Audi driver retired from the race. Buemi was given a 10-second stop-and-go penalty for forcing a collision.
Soon after the green flag resumed the race, Rowland had none of his Attack Mode left, allowing de Vries to retake P2.
With 30 minutes to go, Vandoorne activated his second and last mandatory Attack Mode, while Lynn had his first Attack Mode at the same time. De Vries also got his Attack Mode by the next lap in the hopes to steal the race lead from the Belgian.
Da Costa had driven a beautiful race and had managed to gain 10 positions. Unfortunately, a collision with Andre Lotterer forced him to retire, bringing out the second Safety Car of the day.
With 22 minutes left, a shocking move by di Grassi saw him take the lead of the race after driving through the pit lane while others were behind the Safety Car.
Race leaders Rowland and Vandoorne suffered a crash in turn 10. Pushing De Vries into P2. Soon after, di Grassi decided to activate his Attack Mode, giving de Vries P1. This also allowed Lynn to retake P3 after losing it in the opening laps. Rowland was given a 5-second penalty for crashing into Vandoorne.
Later on, di Grassi was able to take the lead from de Vries. This gave Lynn the chance to close in on de Vries with the help of Attack Mode and the Fanboost.
Robin Frijns was extremely competitive in London as we saw him fight up to P4 from P8 and being 6 seconds behind de Vries. Unfortunately for the Dutchman, Mitch Evans was able to retake P4 after a beautiful overtake at the hairpin in turn 10.
Di Grassi was given a drive-through penalty for his actions under the Safety Car. With under 2 minutes to go, the championship protagonist Bird slammed into the wall at turn 10. This forced a collision with Norman Nato, forcing both drivers to retire.
On the last lap, di Grassi was black-flagged from the race. Consequently, he was no longer in contention for the race win. De Vries was closing in on Lynn for the race lead. However, he was not close enough to make a move and take the race lead, which meant that Alexander Lynn went on to win his first career Formula E race.
The provisional top 10 of the Formula E London E-Prix round 2:
|1||Alexander Lynn||Mahindra Racing||Winner|
|2||Nyck de Vries||Mercedes EQ||+0.599|
|3||Mitch Evans||Jaguar Racing||+6.257|
|4||Robin Frijns||Envision Virgin Racing||+6.682|
|6||Maximilian Guenther||BMW i Andretti||+10.637|
|7||Nick Cassidy||Envision Virgin Racing||+12.685|
|8||Sergio Sette Camara||Dragon/Penske Autosport||+19.237|
|9||Jake Dennis||BMW i Andretti||+24.914|
|10||Joel Eriksson||Dragon/Penske Autosport||+27.920|