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Panis Duo Lead Electric 1-2 in Trophee Andros Finale

Olivier, Aurelien Panis win Trophee Andros finale in 1-2 for electric cars…

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The father-and-son duo of Olivier and Aurelien Panis claimed victory in the Trophee Andros finale at Stade de France on Saturday, leading a 1-2 finish for all-electric cars.

The pair, driving one of three electric Andros Sport 01 cars competing against internal combustion engine-powered rivals, beat Franck Lagorce and Sebastien Loeb’s similar car by a little over one second in the finale.

The event was held on an oval ice track at the French national stadium in Paris and saw the regular full-season drivers, such as Aurelien Panis and Lagorce, share with guest stars in a unique two-driver format.

Both drivers had their own final, with one driver competing in the first six-lap race before swapping over to their teammate for a second six-lap race, both of which lasted around 140 seconds.

The Panis duo’s win rounds off a successful season for Trophee Andros’ new electric silhouette cars, which despite being outnumbered by their ICE rivals, have scored several wins.

These included Aurelien Panis claiming victory at the opening round in Val Thorens two months ago.

It is believed that Trophee Andros is the first series to allow both electric and ICE-powered cars to compete directly in races.

Christophe Ferrier won in the Enedis Andros Electric Trophy junior class, which features a full grid of all-electric lightweight cars, after previously securing the class championship.

His main rival, Vincent Beltoise, finished second, ahead of Yann Ehrlacher in his second race of the season.

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Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is e-racing365's Managing Editor and also European Editor for Sportscar365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations at the University of Birmingham. Contact Jake

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