Portland E-Prix LIVE: Formula E 2024 Round 13 – Highlights and Reaction

Join us for live coverage from Round 13 of the 2024 Formula E season as we head to the United States for Race 1 at the Portland E-Prix


Welcome to this Total-Motorsport.com Formula E LIVE BLOG for Round 13 from the 2024 Portland E-Prix! This Saturday, we bring you real-time updates, expert analysis, and all the high-speed action directly from the Portland International Raceway in Portland, Oregon.

Formula E makes its return to the American city following the track’s debut appearance on the calendar last season, which saw Nick Cassidy take victory for Envision. Things will be a little different this year, with Portland hosting back-to-back races in the penultimate double-header of the season.

Stay tuned as we cover every thrilling moment from Race 1 at the 2024 Portland E-Prix, keeping you up-to-date with all the action as we bring you lap-by-lap updates, analysis and expert opinion. Refresh this page to see live updates from Portland.

2024 Portland E-Prix LIVE – Latest Round 13 Race Updates

Frijns: Happy, but wanting more

Starting from third on the grid, Robin Frijns had his sights set on the top step. He didn’t quite make it to first, but took second instead. Although he’d hoped for more, it still marks Frijns’ best result since the second round of the Diriyah E-Prix.

It’s a “job half done” for Frijns, but still a significant moment for the Envision team, who haven’t had the best of seasons this year — a vast difference to their Teams’ championship-winning 2023 season.

Da Costa: I got lucky here today

Speaking after the race, Da Costa is practically shining with gratitude. He’s quick to pay tribute to Evans, acknowledging that the Jaguar driver “won on track”.

“I know what it feels like to get one taken away, so hats off to him,” said Da Costa. “But obviously, we’ll take it. We did everything right today. It’s always hard fighting against two cars of the same team, but we were able to put the Jaguars under pressure there, with Nick [Cassidy] making a mistake at the end.

“But honestly, for me today, I just really wanted to keep it clean and be there at the end, and then see how it unfolds. It looked like I was going to finish third, Nick makes some mistake, Mitch has a penalty and we take the win there at the end.”

The top 10

What a race! Here’s your top ten in Race 1 of the Portland E-Prix:

  1. Antonio Felix da Costa
  2. Robin Frijns
  3. Jean-Eric Vergne
  4. Edoardo Mortara
  5. Nico Muller
  6. Jake Dennis
  7. Sam Bird
  8. Mitch Evans
  9. Stoffel Vandoorne
  10. Pascal Wehrlein

Final lap: Da Costa wins in Portland

Evans leads, but with his five-second penalty it’s another victory for Antonio Felix da Costa and Porsche. Da Costa’s relentless pursuit of Cassidy brought the victory right within his grasp, although he admits over the radio that they “got lucky” with Evans’ penalty.

Lap 26/27: Cassidy spins!

We spoke too soon. With Evans hot on Cassidy’s heels, the Jaguar driver spins on the penultimate lap of the race, dropping back to P18, his hopes of victory over.

Lap 26/27: Two laps to go

Although he’s in P2, Evans isn’t much of a threat to Cassidy. It’s damage control more than anything, Evans trying to limit the harm his five-second penalty will do to his race.

Lap 24/27: Cassidy sets the fastest lap

Sector times are continuing to increase as Nick Cassidy attempts to extend a gap over Mitch Evans. He manages to do so, but Evans is quick to try and catch his teammate.

Lap 23/27: A short yellow flag

There’s a brief yellow flag as Jehan Daruvala spins. The Maserati driver is quick to right himself, re-joining the pack in P20.

Lap 22/27: Da Costa and Cassidy jostling for the lead

These two could be the ones to watch, Da Costa hot on Cassidy’s heels. Evans is in P3, followed by Frijns, Vergne and Mortara.

Lap 20/27: Picking up the pace

We’re in the closing stages of the race and Nick Cassidy seems cool, calm and collected. The pace is increasing, and we’re fast approaching the final sprint for the chequered flag.

Lap 19/27: Cassidy in contention

The Jaguar driver leads Porsche’s Antonio Felix da Costa as they cross the line to start Lap 19. Da Costa will be gunning for his third win of the season following the FIA’s decision to uphold his disqualification from the Misano E-Prix.

Lap 17/27: Ten laps remaining

Jean-Eric Vergne pulls off a beautiful overtake to take the race lead. There’s a little fight between the Jaguars, Nick Cassidy muscling past Mitch Evans to regain P2 after taking Attack Mode.

Lap 15/27: Evans handed a penalty

Disaster has struck for Mitch Evans, the Jaguar driver handed a five second penalty for the incident with Jake Hughes, which saw the McLaren driver pick up a puncture, dropping him out of podium contention.

This is not good for Evans’ championship campaign, which could now very much be over…

Lap 14/27: Top 10

We’re past the half-way point and the top 10 is as follows:

  1. Muller
  2. Evans
  3. Bird
  4. Da Costa
  5. Frijns
  6. Cassidy
  7. Fenestraz
  8. Wehrlein
  9. Ticktum
  10. Mortara

Lap 12/27: Cassidy takes the lead

The Jaguar driver swoops in from seemingly nowhere, snatching the race lead from the grasp of Antonio Felix da Costa. Da Costa drops further back, narrowly avoiding contact with teammate Wehrlein.

Lap 10/27: Biding their time

We’re on lap 10, and there’s still very much all to play for in Portland. Frijns is leading now, but we can expect another driver to take that lead from him shortly. With energy saving so vital here, no one will want to lead just yet.

Lap 9/27: Cassidy in energy saving mode

The Jaguar driver is still down in P12 — but it’s only three seconds off the lead. He’s got more energy in his back pocket than the frontrunners, which could serve him well in the later stages of the race.

Lap 7/27: Hughes pits

Nato drops back to take Attack Mode, with Frijns inheriting the lead. Frijns then takes Attack Mode himself, Dennis taking the lead from the Envision driver.

Hughes pits with a puncture, seemingly having picked up the damage after making contact with someone — possibly Evans, in the lead up to his off on Lap 5.

Lap 5/27: Hughes goes off

There’s an off for Jake Hughes, the McLaren driver taking a trip across the grass after straying onto the dirty side of the circuit. He loses position entirely, dropping back to P21.

Lap 4/27: Dennis doing well

In just four laps, Dennis has wormed his way up P4 from P9. It’s too soon to call, but Dennis definitely looks like he’s got good pace here in Portland.

Lap 3/27: Taking Attack Mode

About half of the grid opt to take Attack Mode early, wanting to get their mandatory allotments over and done with in the opening stages of the race. Norman Nato has taken the lead from Hughes, with Da Costa – who doesn’t take Attack Mode – running in P3.

Lap 2/27: Hughes leads

What a difference a lap makes. There’s been plenty of movement, with the Andrettis now running near the front, usurping the Porsches. Still no luck for Nick Cassidy, who’s yet to move up to the front.

Lap 1/27: Lights out!

It’s lights out in Portland, and Mitch Evans gets away well, maintaining the lead into Turn 1. Jake Hughes doesn’t let the Jaguar driver get away with it easily, and quickly takes the lead as they head into Turn 2. Evans doesn’t contest it, allowing Hughes to take the lead. Evans knows the real battle will come later into the race.

The Porsches of Da Costa and Wehrlein effortlessly thread their way past Robin Frijns, sending the Envision driver back down to P4. Cassidy hasn’t had much luck in this opening lap, and finds himself lingering in P12.

Just minutes to go…

We’re getting closer to lights out — so what can we expect from the Portland E-Prix?

The 22 drivers will be taking on a modified version of the Portland International Raceway, a permanent circuit famous for hosting the Indycar Grand Prix of Portland.

We’ll be expecting another peloton-style race, a common occurrence at these purpose-built circuits. Energy management, as ever, will be key, with a late sprint for the finish line likely.

Turn 7 will be a key action zone, with the Attack Mode activation zone located here.

Things are getting serious

Portland marks the penultimate location of the 2024 season, with only four races remaining. The championship is far from decided, though. Although Nick Cassidy leads the standings, just 25 points separates him and Pascal Wehrlein, with the Porsche driver very much in the hunt still.

The pair will start close by one another today, with Wehrlein in P8 and Cassidy a little further back in P10. Jake Dennis – still hoping to defend his championship crown – separates the two. There’s plenty of scope for drama here…

The starting grid

We’ve got a bit of a mixed grid on our hands today. Jaguar driver Mitch Evans is set to start Race 1 of the Portland E-Prix from pole position whilst his teammate, championship leader Nick Cassidy, starts further back in P10.

Jake Hughes rounds out the front row, whilst a stunning performance from Robin Frijns sees the Envision driver start from third. Equally impressive is Dan Ticktum, who starts way up in P5 — his highest grid position of the season.

Caio Collet, in P13, has jumped into the cockpit in place of Oliver Rowland, the Nissan driver missing out on the Portland races due to illness.

Where to Watch 2024 Portland E-Prix?

UK Formula E fans can catch Qualifying and the race for Round 13 at the Portland 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 Portland E-Prix start?

The 2024 Portland E-Prix will see Round 13 begin at 14:00 local time in Portland, Oregon, which is 22:00 BST in the UK and 17:00 ET for those on the US East Coast.

Jasmine Hughes
Jasmine Hughes
Experienced in digital content creation, Jasmine Hughes has written for a number of online publications, joining Total Motorsport in 2024. She previously served as FormulaNerds' Formula E Editor, leading coverage of the 2023 Formula E season. She has been watching Formula 1 since the age of 4, after falling in love with Fernando Alonso's blue-yellow Renault R25.
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