Monaco E-Prix 2024: Formula E’s highlight of the season

Formula E head to the streets of Monte Carlo for the eighth round of the 2024 season, where the championship battle could heat up


Formula E returns to Monaco’s iconic street circuit this Saturday for the eighth round of Season 10. The 22 drivers are poised to navigate the historic Circuit de Monaco, renowned for its legendary turns such as Mirabeau and the famous Casino Square.

As the championship approaches its halfway mark, the excitement is palpable as the battle for the Season 10 World Championship crown unfolds in Monaco once again.

It’s the sixth time Formula E are visiting Monaco and all eyes are on the drivers to recreate the thrill of last year’s race, which witnessed an astounding 116 overtakes and a remarkable drive by race winner Nick Cassidy from ninth place on the grid.

The anticipation rises with notable contenders like Sebastien Buemi aiming to leave their mark on the historic circuit once more. Buemi, Formula E‘s only two-time winner in Monaco, joins a select group of drivers who have tasted victory on the iconic Monte Carlo streets.

Meanwhile, the Jaguar powertrain seek to replicate their outstanding 1-2 finish from Season 9, setting the stage for another epic showdown. For Mahindra‘s Nyck de Vries, this race holds special significance as he looks to shine in his 50th Formula E race.

With leading contenders Pascal Wehrlein and Jake Dennis tied on points in the Drivers’ Championship, both drivers are poised to push their limits, striving to maintain momentum and establish a stronger foothold atop the standings.

Jake Dennis celebrates victory at the first 2024 Diriyah E-Prix | Formula E

Formula E’s highlight of the season

The iconic Monaco E-Prix, held in the world’s most revered motorsport location, is back. The classic racing circuit around the Principality’s historic harbourfront remains unchanged, preserving its nearly century-old layout first designed in 1929.

Spanning 19 turns and stretching across 3.337km, the circuit promises another exhilarating showcase of all-electric racing as cars navigate the renowned landmarks of Mirabeau, the esteemed Casino Square, and the famed Monaco tunnel. Following this iconic route, drivers will encounter the Nouvelle chicane before gracefully gliding along the historic harbourfront.

Past Formula E Monaco winners

In Monaco’s illustrious racing history, legendary names like Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss, Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen grace the list of former winners – to name a few.

In the Formula E paddock, Jean-Eric Vergne stands out as one of the five drivers to have triumphed on the iconic streets of Monte Carlo, showcasing a flawless performance en route to clinching his second Drivers’ Championship title in 2019. Envision‘s Buemi is the sole driver to achieve victory in a Monaco E-Prix twice, after triumphs in both Season 1 and 3.

Antonio Felix da Costa‘s performance in Season 7 remains in memory as one of the most dramatic finales to a Formula E race, while Stoffel Vandoorne claimed victory in Season 8. Cassidy emerged victorious last year, adding to the prestigious roster of winners on the historic Monaco circuit.

Season 10 reaches halfway mark

Formula E‘s landmark 10th season is shaping up to be one of its most memorable yet. Kicking off the season in Mexico City, Wehrlein of Porsche secured his fifth Formula E victory.

The excitement continued in Diriyah for Round 2, where reigning world champion Dennis clinched his sixth Formula E win with a masterful performance, dominating the race under the lights. On day two in Diriyah, a new title contender emerged as Cassidy of Jaguar claimed victory, showcasing his prowess over the season’s first double-header weekend.

The action-packed streets of Brazil set the stage for Round 4, where Sam Bird of McLaren ended his winless streak with a thrilling last-lap manoeuvre, securing the team’s first-ever win in Formula E.

Heading to Tokyo for Round 5, Oliver Rowland of Nissan delighted the home crowd by clinching pole position and a podium finish, before Maserati‘s Maximillian Gunther became the championship’s fifth race winner in as many rounds.

The Italian double-header for Rounds 6 and 7 in Misano saw Rowland inherit Saturday’s race win after Da Costa was controversially disqualified by the FIA for a technical infringement after crossing the line first.

The drama continued into Sunday, as Rowland, poised for another victory, ran out of energy, allowing Wehrlein to seize the win and claim the top spot in the standings as Formula E reaches its halfway point in Monaco.

Wehrlein leads the standings, followed closely by Dennis on equal points, but fewer race wins. Then come Rowland, Cassidy and Gunther. Behind the top five front-runners, seven different teams are currently featured in the Driver’s Championship top 10.

Pascal Wehrlein of Porsche celebrates at the 2024 Mexico City E-Prix | Formula E

Gen3 Evo to be revealed

Adding to the excitement of the race weekend, the next generation of Formula E cars, the Gen3 Evo, is set to be unveiled to the world ahead of the Monaco E-Prix.

Prior to making their on-track debut next season, a highly-anticipated unveiling of the Gen3 Evo will take place on Thursday, with an exclusive evening launch event preceding the 2024 Monaco E-Prix on-track action.

Building on the success of the current Gen3 race car, hailed at the epitome of speed, agility, and efficiency, the Gen3 Evo promises to push boundaries even further, setting new standards for electric racing.

With enhancements designed to elevate performance and promote sustainability, the Gen3 Evo is poised to redefine wheel-to-wheel action and further showcase Formula E’s commitment to innovation.

Monaco E-Prix 2024 Schedule

The Monaco E-Prix gets underway on Saturday with the commencement of Free Practice 1 at 07:25 local time (06:05 UK), followed by Free Practice 2 at 09:05 (08:05 UK)

The excitement continues with qualifying at 10:40 (09:40), leading up to the highly anticipated Round 8 starting grid at 15:00 local time (14:00 UK) for lights out.

John Smith
John Smith
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