How an overlooked talent has finally earned his dues in Formula E
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How an overlooked talent has finally earned his dues in Formula E

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The identity of BMW's new Formula E driver was a surprise given there were plenty of drivers already within the Bavarian marque's fold vying for the same seat. But it was a long overdue opportunity for a racer who has beaten many of the current F1 grid

Five years ago, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship was won by a guy who's gone on to taste victory in this season's IndyCar Series: Felix Rosenqvist. Current Formula 1 racers Antonio Giovinazzi, Charles Leclerc, Lance Stroll, George Russell and Alex Albon were second, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh respectively. And eighth was BMW's new Formula E race winner, Maxi Gunther.

By contrast, the bloke who finished third has contested two races this year: one in a GT3 Aston Martin; the other in an LMP2 ORECA.

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