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Formula E 2024 Berlin E-Prix Round 9: Highlights and Reaction

Join us for live coverage from Round 9 of the 2024 Formula E season as we go to Germany for Race 1 at the Berlin E-Prix


Welcome to this Total-Motorsport.com Formula E LIVE BLOG for Round 9 from the 2024 Berlin E-Prix! Today, we bring you real-time updates, expert insights, and all the high-speed action directly from the Tempelhof Airport Street Circuit in Berlin.

The German capital is the only city to have hosted a race in every Formula E season, thus Berlin holds a unique legacy within the championship. The challenging Tempelhof Airport Street Circuit, with its bumpy concrete apron and technical layout, promises thrilling racing action this year, as teams navigate the newly updated 15-turn, anti-clockwise layout.

The 2024 Formula E season reaches its midway point, with drivers vying for crucial points in the Drivers’ Championship Standings. Pascal Wehrlein leads the pack for Porsche, while Jaguar are aiming to replicate their impressive 1-2 finish from last season.

Stay tuned as we cover every thrilling moment from the 2024 Berlin E-Prix, bringing you analysis and expert opinion direct from the Tempelhof Airport Street Circuit paddock. Refresh this page to see live updates from Berlin.

2024 Berlin E-Prix – Latest Round 9 Race Updates

Championship Standings after Round 9

  1. Nick Cassidy – 121
  2. Pascal Wehrlein – 112
  3. Oliver Rowland – 103
  4. Jake Dennis – 89
  5. Mitch Evans – 89

Berlin E-Prix 2024 Saturday Top 10

  1. Nick Cassidy, Jaguar
  2. Jean-Eric Vergne, DS Penske
  3. Oliver Rowland, Nissan
  4. Mitch Evans, Jaguar
  5. Pascal Wehrlein, Porsche
  6. Antonio Felix da Costa, Porsche
  7. Stoffel Vandoorne, DS Penske
  8. Edoardo Mortara, Maserati
  9. Sascha Feneztraz, Nissan
  10. Taylor Bernard, McLaren

Cassidy: I didn’t have the fastest car

Nick Cassidy after winning the first 2024 Berlin E-Prix:

“That was crazy! I hope you guys liked it. It was tough. It’s great for the team. They were flawless all race with the strategy, the communication.

“I didn’t have the car to win today but somehow we pulled it off. We have a fantastic group of people. I’m really enjoying this year. These days are pretty special.”

Cassidy wins!

What a drive. Nick Cassidy comes from ninth on the grid and was at the back at the halfway point of the race. He somehow comes through the field and wins!

Vergne takes second place from Rowland and Evans is in fourth from Wehrlein and Da Costa. What a race!

Lap 46/46: Evans trying to fend off Wehrlein

Vergne is still defending from Rowland for second and Evans is trying to hold off for fourth.

Lap 45/46: Evans overtakes Wehrlein

That’s a big move for the championship as Evans takes advantage of Wehrlein getting blocked by Rowland and takes fourth place.

Lap 44/46: Flat out race to the end

The timing screen is lighting up with green and purple sectors as the pace picks up. Cassidy is gone and Vergne is holding up everyone else.

Lap 43/46: Cassidy going for it

Cassidy picks his moment and is sprinting away. What an incredible drive. Vergne is second, with two percent less energy than Cassidy and Rowland is third.

Lap 42/46: Vergne in the leadhttps://twitter.com/FIAFormulaE/status/1789297129539703029

Jean-Eric Vergne goes around the outside of everyone at Turn 2 and now leads from Cassidy, Rowland and Wehrlein. Cassidy has come from nowhere!

Lap 41/46: Three wide into Turn 6 again!

Here we go again. It’s Rowland, Evans and Vergne who go three-wide into Turn 6. Three cornes later and Wehrlein and Rowland go either side of Evans for the win.

Lap 40/46: Evans leads

Mitch Evans goes around the outside of Jean-Eric Vergne on Lap 39 and holds the lead. He’s now out of his attack mode and is still inf ront of Vergne and Wehrlein.

Lap 38/46: Vergne leads from Evans

Vergne is at the front from Evans, with Rowland in third and Wehrlein in fourth. Nick Cassidy has gone under the radar and is in sixth now too.

Six laps to be added

Lap 37/40: Dennis with damage!

Dennis has a flat tyre and is in the pit lane. His hopes of scoring points are over and he’s at the back.

Evans takes his second attack mode and is in fourth as he takes advantage of the gaps that opened up thanks to Dennis’ big lockup the lap before.

Lap 36/40: Vergne at the front

Vergne hits the front and Dennis nearly causes a big collision at Turn 6! They all come away unscathed. This is mayhem.

Lap 34/40: Four wide for the lead!

Incredible stuff at Turn 6! Rowland dives down the inside of Rowland, Wehrlein and Da Costa. WOW. Da Costa somehow ends up in front with Vergne in second place and Rowland in third.

Lap 33/40: Safety Car coming in

The Safety Car is coming in at the end of this lap. Let’s see what unfolds in these remaining laps. We will get multiple laps added too due to the two Safety Cars.

Lap 32/40: Still under Safety Car

It looks like we won’t have any issues with the order this time as the Safety Car is still out there as the marshals pick up various bits of debris from this chaotic race.

Lap 31/40: Evans leads under Safety Car

So the top 10 is Evans, Wehrlein, Rowland, Da Costa, Vergne, Dennis, Mortara, Fenestraz, Aron and Ticktum.

Everyone in the top 10 has taken all their attack modes apart from Evans, who has one left.

Lap 30/40: Gunther out of the race!

Jake Hughes and Maximilian Gunther tangle at the exit of Turn 8 and the Maserati driver is on the wall. We have a Safety Car.

Lap 29/40: Evans into the lead

We thought Mitch Evans had taken both of his attack modes but he’s missed one of the timing loops on his second attempt and will need to try again.

He gets to the front though, with Wehrlein and Da Costa right behind him.

Lap 27/40: Wehrlein hits the front

Pascal Wehrlein goes into first place as Jean-Eric Vergne lets him through. Then come Da Costa, Rowland and Evans.

Lap 26/40: Dennis into seventh

Jake Dennis has four percent more energy than anyone else and moves into seventh place. This could be a mighty comeback from the reigning world champion.

Lap 24/40: Vergne into top spot

Now it’s Jean-Eric Vergne at the front with Oliver Rowland diving down the inside of both Porsches! He muscles his way past Wehrlein and Da Costa. WOW.

Lap 23/40: Evans takes second attack mode

Evans was briefly in the lead but takes his second attack mode. He comes out in ninth place, that just shows how close everyone is as the top three changes at every corner.

Lap 21/40: Porsche 1-2

Amid the overtakes and chaos, Da Costa is at the front from Pascal Wehrlein. The pair are working together with Da Costa dragging Wehrlein along.

Further back, Lucas di Grassi spins and his damage.

Lap 20/40: Evans into first place!

And now Mitch Evans is in the lead as he uses some more energy. He’s still not taken any of his two attack mode yet. Expect him to push hard now. This is game on for Evans.

Just as I say that, he takes his first attack mode and slots into sixth place. Wehrlein is now in first place.

Lap 18/40: Wehrlein into attack mode

Pascal Wehrlein has used both of his attack modes now and is in sixth place. Mitch Evans is on the move and gets into fourth.

Lap 17/40: Wehrlein takes the lead!

Pascal Wehrlein hits the front as Vergne lifts off super early into Turn 6. Da Costa is third and Mortara is fourth.

Lap 16/40: Back to green!

The Safety Car is coming in at the end of the this lap. We will definitely get some additional laps.

Lap 14/40: Race control sorting out order

Eriksson’s car has been cleared but race director Scot Elkins wants to sort out the race order.

Wehrlein is put in front of Vandoorne for second place is the key change. We should get back to green soon. Evans is moved ahead of Di Grassi for seventh place.

Lap 13/40: Wehrlein reports Vandoorne

Pascal Wehrlein comes on the team radio to say he was ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne when the Safety Car was called.

It looks like Vandoorne will have to give up his second place.

Lap 12/40: Safety Car

Race director Scot Elkins has put out the full Safety Car now as images show Eriksson has completely damaged the rear of his car.

We hear Da Costa come on the radio to say his teammate Wehrlein is “not helping”. Wehrlein is in third and Da Costa sits in fifth.

Lap 11/40: Full course yellow!

Joel Eriksson in the Envision stops and we have a Full Course Yellow. Take a deep breath everyone.

It’s Vergne, Vandoorne, Wehrlein, Mortara, Da Costa, Sette Camara, Di Grassi, Evans, Rowland and Gunther in the top 10.

Lap 10/40: Pack still together

Oliver Rowland loses his front wing! He makes contact with the Abt Cupra of Di Grassi. Vergne leads at the front from Wehrlein and Vandoorne. This is manic racing.

Lap 8/40: DS Penske 1-2

Vergne leads Vandoorne, who is told “maximum efficiency”. Wehrlein is third and Mortara is in fourth.

Da Costa is in fifth but yet to take his first attack mode. Further down the order, Nick Cassidy is all the way down in 17th. It’s not been a good start for him.

Lap 6/40: Vergne into attack mode

Vandoorne was in the lead after Wehrlein took his attack mode and Vergne follows a lap later into attack mode, slotting in behind Mortara.

The order is now Vandoorne, Da Costa and Mortara, who is the first driver to have taken his attack mode.

Lap 4/40: Wehrlein into the lead

Wehrlein goes up the inside at Turn 2 and is into first place as Sette Camara takes his first attack mode.

Vergne is behind Vandoorne and looks very racy. Will we see some team orders as DS Penske?

Lap 3/40: Mortara takes attack mode

Just six minutes worth of attack mode this weekend due to concerns about overheating batteries. Mortara gives the lead away as he uses the extra power and comes out in fifth.

Vandoorne now leads from Vergne and Wehrlein.

Lap 2/40: Porsches together

Mortara still leads from Vandoorne but Sette Camara is third now after making a move on Vergne at the end of the first lap.

Then comes Pascal Wehrlein and Antonio Felix da Costa of Porsche. As we saw in Monaco, it’s important to have a teammate with you, particularly for championship leader Wehrlein.

We go green in Berlin!

It’s a good start from Mortara as he covers the inside line to keep the lead. Vandoorne slots into second place and Vergne just holds off Sette Camara to stay in third.

Nearly ready to race

The cars are about to pull into their grid spots as we get ready to go green in Berlin. Tension is rising, heart beats increasing, it’s time to get your elbows out in the German capital.

New track layout

The Berlin track has changed this year, with some of the slower corners cut out. However, the racing should still be fierce with a peloton-style race due to the energy saving.

Lucas di Grassi spoke to Total-Motorsport.com and had his say in the new layout, which he thinks could have been improved further.

Berlin E-Prix Race 1 Starting Grid

DS Penske drivers in top three

Edoardo Mortara will face early pressure from the DS Penske’s of Stoffel Vandoorne and Jean-Eric Vergne in second and third. It feels like DS Penske have made a step forward in recent events.

“It will be easier to overtake than Monaco,” says Vergne. “I don’t think we will be able to play any games. I think it’s a good opportunity to have a good race and we have to deliver.”

Jean-Eric Vergne in action at the 2024 Berlin E-Prix | Formula E

Peloton race expected

Remember the four and five wide moves we saw in Misano a month ago? The drivers are expecting more of the same this weekend, particularly in this first race.

Staying out of trouble will be crucial but every driver will want to be near the front with a dozen laps to go, when the pace will pick up.

Title contenders out of position

Championship leader Pascal Wehrlein will start his home race in sixth place, with the two Jaguar drivers of Nick Cassidy and Mitch Evans in ninth and 10th. Cassidy trails Wehrlein by just seven points in the Formula E driver standings.

Nissan’s Oliver Rowland will begin the first Berlin E-Prix in 15th and Jake Dennis’ qualifying woes continue as he will start down in 20th.

Mortara on pole

A spectacular performance in Qualifying for Round 9 saw Edoardo Mortara in the Mahindra beat DS Penske’s Stoffel Vandoorne to pole position in the final of the Duels. It was the Swiss-Italian’s third pole in Berlin and also the first points for Mahindra this season. 

Where to Watch 2024 Berlin E-Prix?

UK Formula E fans can catch Qualifying and the race for Round 9 at the Berlin E-Prix on Saturday on TNT Sports 4 with sessions also available to stream via discovery+. Viewers in the USA can tune into every session from Berlin live on Roku, with CBS Sports Network providing highlights post-race.

What time does 2024 Berlin E-Prix start?

The 2024 Berlin E-Prix will see Round 9 begin at 15:00 local time in Germany, which is 14:00 BST in the UK and 9:00 ET for those on the US East Coast, or 6:00 PT for fans on the US West Coast.

John Smith
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Editor at Total-Motorsport.com and all round Motorsport journalist specialising in Formula 1, IndyCar and Formula E.
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