The trait Vandoorne rediscovered to claim Formula E's era-ending title
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The trait Vandoorne rediscovered to claim Formula E's era-ending title

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After Nyck de Vries was crowned Formula E champion in 2021, his Mercedes team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne stepped forward this season as the Gen2 era and his team bowed out. As he did on the way to the GP2 crown in 2015, the Belgian achieved a peerless level of consistency and was only outside the points once, with his sole win in Monaco sufficient to head off a chasing pack headed by Mitch Evans

The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long, and Mercedes has burned so very brightly during its three-year tenure in Formula E. It won both of last year’s crowns, then made the decision to bow out after one more season, and was hoping to leave the series on the back of a successful title defence.

It duly did so. The German manufacturer and new champion Stoffel Vandoorne faced incredibly stiff competition through the year amid a thrilling four-way battle for the title. But the 30-year-old’s irrepressible consistency and diligence behind the wheel proved to be the deciding factors, handing him a first championship crown since his 2015 GP2 Series triumph.

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