Mercedes Driver Stoffel Vandoorne within touching distance of a second Formula E title

This year's Formula E Championship season has a projected winner in Mercedes racer Stoffel Vandoorne and the Belgian has to come fourth to snatch his victory.

Stoffel Vandoorne
Stoffel Vandoorne
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This weekend will mark the end to this year’s Formula E Championship season, with a double header in South Korea. As per the current standings, the leading racer Stoffel Vandoorne is almost set to win his first-ever Formula E World title with Mercedes. But, the Belgian racer still has to score some more points to make sure the trophy is his at the end of the season. The Stuttgart-based team  appointed Vandoorne as their recruit for FE in the 2019-2020 season to partner with F2 2019 Champion Nyck De Vries. And after that, the team retained him for the next two seasons as well.

Currently leading the standings with 185 points, Vandoorne has established a comfortable lead with his closest rival, Mitch Evans, being 36 points behind him, at 149. Vandoorne’s teammate, Nyck de Vries, attained the Formula E Championship win last season, but this time, the Mercedes racer will not be able to defend his title, due to bad luck and missed opportunities. De Vries is currently at P8 with 106 points, with no hopes of catching up to Vandoorne. 

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Stoffel Vandoorne stands on the brink of winning his first Formula E title 

Stoffel Vandoorne
Stoffel Vandoorne

As the current results of the Formula E Championship show us, Vandoorne has a lead of 36 points over his nearest competitor from Jaguar. But there are two races still in the schedule and thus, hestill stands the chance of losing out on the Championship title if he is overtaken by two of his title rivals–Mitch Evans and Edoardo Mortara. Mitch has 149 points and Edoardo has 144 points. Although the chances are slim, both of them might snatch the title victory from Vandoorne if they can grab the fifty points that are still up for grabs in this season.

If all goes well for Stoffel Vandoorne, he could technically win his title in the very first race in Seoul, and that way, the race would not drag till the last race. He only needs to get a fourth-place finish to bring 12 points, and that would decide whether he wins the Championship next week or not.

Stoffel Vandoorne has been in top form throughout the season, and thus, this does not seem like too big a task for the Belgian. While he has won only one race, he has consistently scored points and has finished outside the points only once.  

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