Formula E driver races different kind of car in Jersey City

Formula E driver Jean-Eric Vergne stopped by RPM Raceway in Jersey City on Monday following the New York City ePrix.

Formula E driver Jean-Eric Vergne stopped by RPM Raceway in Jersey City on Monday following the New York City ePrix.

A professional driver traded in his race car for a go kart on Monday.

Formula E driver Jean-Eric Vergne was on hand at RPM Raceway in Jersey City after his podium finish in the New York City ePrix.

Vergne competes as a member of Team TeCheetah in Formula E, which uses electric cars. The French racer enjoyed a second-place finish on Saturday in the NYC ePrix, but ultimately finished in eighth place after his performance on Sunday. He and his teammate at TeCheetah, Stephane Sarrazin, finished fifth overall throughout the competition.

Following his performance at the NYC ePrix, Vergne visited family and raced a different kind of car in Jersey City.

He went to RPM Raceway — previously known as Pole Position Raceway — which has all-electric, indoor go-karts capable of reaching 45 mph. Under the name JEV, Vergne recorded his fastest lap at 39.85.

Formula E driver Jean-Eric Vergne stopped by RPM Raceway in Jersey City after competing in the New York City ePrix over the weekend.
Formula E driver Jean-Eric Vergne stopped by RPM Raceway in Jersey City after competing in the New York
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