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TIGHT AT THE TOP: ALL TO PLAY FOR AS THE MONACO E-PRIX STAGES SIXTH STOP ON SEASON SCHEDULE

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27.04.22

One of motor sport’s most famous challenges awaits ABB FIA Formula E World Championship competitors this weekend – the legendary Circuit de Monaco – with the glamorous Principality also due to play host to the eagerly-anticipated public unveiling of the Gen3 single-seater at the Yacht Club on Thursday evening.

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will resume in the south of France on Saturday (30 April), as the all-electric single-seater series takes to the track in one of the most iconic locations on the global motor racing calendar – Monaco.

Following three editions held around a shortened version of the famous grand prix lap, last season, drivers tackled the legendary 3.3km, 19-turn street circuit in its entirety for the first time – albeit with a couple of tweaks to make it better-suited to Formula E’s requirements. 

Fast forward another 12 months, and those small modifications have been removed, meaning competitors will do battle on the historical layout, with its hills and high-speed sections sure to put their energy management skills to the ultimate test.

What’s more, if the nail-biting 2021 Monaco E-Prix was any indication, fans are in for another thrilling contest this weekend, and while it is a race that has always been won from pole position – highlighting the importance of maximising qualifying – twice, victory has been decided by less than a third-of-a-second, accompanied by some spectacular displays of overtaking prowess.

The man who won three years ago – two-time champion Jean-Éric Vergne – tops the table arriving in the glamorous Principality for round six of the current campaign. The DS TECHEETAH star vaulted to the summit of the standings in Rome last time out, but as ever in Formula E, the margin is narrow, with Envision Racing’s Robin Frijns just two points behind in second.

The ultra-consistent Dutchman has three podium finishes to his credit already this season, and placed runner-up in Monaco last year following a lengthy spell at the front of the field. 

Frijns is in-turn two points ahead of Mercedes-EQ’s Stoffel Vandoorne, who posted fastest lap in the race in 2021, while Jaguar TCS Racing’s Mitch Evans is unquestionably the form driver in Formula E at present, dominating both legs of the Rome double-header to catapult himself into championship contention. The New Zealander was another to lead in Monte-Carlo last year, eventually winding up third.

Edoardo Mortara will be eager to rapidly bounce back from a disappointing weekend in Italy that saw him surrender the top spot in the title chase. The ROKiT Venturi Racing ace – now down to fifth in the classification – will be hoping for a change of fortunes after failing to score in either of his two previous trips to Monaco.

TAG Heuer Porsche team-mates and countrymen André Lotterer and Pascal Wehrlein are evenly-matched in sixth and seventh in the classification, the latter demonstrating his potential with fastest lap in Monte-Carlo in 2019 – and the German duo showed in Mexico in February that they can be more than a match for any of their high-calibre adversaries.

Reigning champion Nyck de Vries (Mercedes-EQ) has endured a challenging start to the defence of his hard-fought laurels, finishing no higher than sixth since his curtain-raising Diriyah triumph, while fellow title-winner Lucas Di Grassi has swiftly settled into his new surroundings at Venturi, reaching the rostrum in only his second race for the team in Saudi Arabia. The Brazilian, moreover, has twice secured the runner-up spoils in Monaco.

Jake Dennis’ raw speed for Avalanche Andretti has not always been reflected in his results so far during his sophomore campaign in Formula E, with much the same to be said for experienced compatriot Sam Bird. The Jaguar star, however, set fastest lap in Monte-Carlo in 2017, so he knows how to shine around its unforgiving streets.

Another man to have proven his pace in the Principality in the past is 2019/20 champion António Félix da Costa (DS TECHEETAH), who prevailed in last season’s crowd-pleasing encounter. He will be targeting a big result again this weekend as he seeks to kick-start his quest for a second Formula E crown.

Nissan e.dams’ Sébastien Buemi is statistically the series’ most successful driver in Monaco, having won the first two editions of the E-Prix, while Oliver Rowland (Mahindra Racing) came within a whisker of etching his name onto the prestigious winners’ trophy as well in 2019. The Briton was quickest in qualifying, only to be relegated to third on the grid due to a collision in a previous race. He went on to take the chequered flag second to Vergne, a scant 0.2s shy of victory.

The 2022 Monaco E-Prix will get underway at 15:00 CET on Saturday, 30 April.

Before hitting the track for the E-Prix on Saturday, Formula E will launch the brand new Gen3 car on Thursday, 28 April at the Yacht Club de Monaco.

 

WHAT'S NEW FOR 2022

- Introduction of a new qualifying format featuring Groups and head-to-head Duels.


- Formula E’s all-electric Gen2 cars will be able to use 220kW of power, an increase from 200kW in Season 7, during races. Power during ATTACK MODE will also increase to 250kW from 235kW in Season 7.

- Races can now have extra time of up to a maximum of 10 minutes added when incidents result in a Safety Car or Full Course Yellow neutralisations during the standard 45-minute plus one lap race.

Please find here the 2021 - 2022 Sporting Regulations.

THE 2022 TRACK
 

 

 

MEDIA CENTRE



 

Opening Hours of the Media Center

- Friday 29 April 07:00 - 20:00
- Saturday 30 April 07:00 - 20:00

2022 ABB FIA FORMULA E MONACO E-PRIX TIMETABLE
 

Saturday 30 April

 

 

 

Starts

Ends

Lenght

Activity

07:30

08:00

00:30

FREE PRACTICE 1

09:10

09:40

00:30

FREE PRACTICE 2

10:45

10:57

00:12

QUALIFYING Group A

11:02

11:14

00:12

QUALIFYING Group B

11:22

11:37

00:15

QUARTER FINAL

11:41

11:51

00:10

SEMI FINAL

11:55

12:00

00:05

FINAL

≈15:04

 

 

RACE (45' + 1 lap)

 

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES

Friday 29 April

 

13:45 - 14:00

Team Representatives FIA Press Conference

 

James Barclay - Jaguar TCS Racing

 

Tommaso Volpe - Nissan e.dams

 

Alex Hui - NIO 333 Racing Formula E Team

 

 

14:00 - 14:15

Drivers FIA Press Conference

 

Jean-Éric Vergne - DS TECHEETAH

 

Robin Frijns - Envision Racing

 

Edoardo Mortara - ROKiT Venturi Racing

 

 

14:20 - 14:35

Media Pen

 

Avalanche Andretti Formula E

 

DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT

 

DS TECHEETAH

 

Envision Racing

 

Jaguar TCS Racing

 

 

14:35 - 14:50

Media Pen

 

MAHINDRA RACING

 

Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team

 

NIO 333 Formula E Team

 

Nissan e.dams

 

ROKiT Venturi Racing

 

TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team

 

 

Saturday 30 April

 

16:30 - 16:45

FIA Press Conference top 3 drivers

16:45 - 17:00

Media Pen

 

Avalanche Andretti Formula E

 

DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT

 

DS TECHEETAH

 

Envision Racing

 

Jaguar TCS Racing

 

 

17:00 - 17:15

Media Pen

 

MAHINDRA RACING

 

Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team

 

NIO333 Formula E Team

 

Nissan e.dams

 

ROKiT Venturi Racing

 

TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team


2022 ABB FIA FORMULA E MONACO E-PRIX ENTRIES



2022 ABB FIA FORMULA E WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS 

The classification of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is available on the following link.

 

2021 MONACO E-PRIX RESULTS
 

Pole Sitter

António Félix da Costa

DS TECHEETAH

 

 

 

Race result

 

 

1

António Félix da Costa

DS TECHEETAH

2

Robin Frijns

Envision Virgin Racing

3

Mitch Evans

Jaguar Racing