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Formula E

'Proud moment' etching name in history – Günther

Maximilian Günther won the inaugural Tokyo E-Prix last weekend, an event touted as the biggest in Formula E's history.

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Maximilian Günther has hailed his stunning victory last weekend in the inaugural Tokyo E-Prix as a "proud moment", in what was dubbed as the biggest race in Formula E's history.

Formula E has worked hard to make a race happen in the Japanese capital for years, and at long last, it happened last Saturday.

Formula E became the first championship to ever race in Tokyo, and attracted the likes of Yuki Tsunoda and Fast and Furious actor Sung Kang.

Günther came within a whisker of pole position, after being defeated in the final duel by just 0.021s. However, a masterful strategy saw him claim victory in arguably the biggest race in the rapidly growing championship's history.

"Obviously, it feels super, super good," Günther told RacingNews365. "I had a great time in Japan, I really love the place, the city and obviously, the racetrack was a lot of fun to drive. And we had a brilliant weekend.

"I think it's amazing the locations we're going to in Formula E and for sure Tokyo already before the season, everyone I think marked it as a big highlight of the calendar.

"The way it worked out, obviously, it's brilliant. And yeah, a great and proud moment to be the first winner in Tokyo."

'Feeling strong'

The German's victory has elevated him to fifth in the drivers' championship, a deserved feat given his consistent start to Season 10.

He has scored points in every race this season, a stark difference to this time last season, where he was yet to score a point.

Günther is perhaps not a dark horse for the title but an outright contender instead, as he has shown his and Maserati's strength over one-lap and in race trim.

"What I can say is for sure that I'm feeling good and feeling strong with what we're building here together as a team," added Günther. "I feel great in the car.

"We showed it not only in Tokyo but as well in the race before. I think there's probably quite a few guys who are in the fight for it this year. But certainly we feel good and we we want to keep going in such good form."

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