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Formula E Misano E-Prix 2024 Race 2 highlights and results: Wehrlein wins on dramatic last lap

Join us for live coverage from Round 7 of the 2024 Formula E season as we go to Italy for the second race at the Misano E-Prix

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Welcome to this Total Motorsport Live Blog for Round 7 of the 2024 Formula E World Championship, where history is set to be made at the Misano E-Prix. As we have the latest chapter in this electrifying Formula E season, marking the second race of the weekend at the Misano World Circuit. 

With Formula E‘s decade-long legacy growing richer, Misano introduces a fresh battleground for the 22 competing drivers. Known for its swift, fluid layout and robust racing heritage, the Misano circuit, spans 3.381km with 14 challenging turns.

Antonio Felix Da Costa pulled off a spectacular late-race surge in Round 6 to overtake Oliver Rowland and secure his first victory of the Formula E season. Starting from the 13th position, Da Costa navigated through a tightly packed field where all 22 cars were separated by less than five seconds for the majority of the race.

With the first race in Misano marked by spectacular peloton-style racing, Round 7 will see two less laps than on Saturday which should lead to a more traditional flat out race between teams and drivers. Refresh this page for all the latest news and latest news, expert analysis, and behind-the-scenes access from the 2024 Misano E-Prix.

Formula E LIVE – 2024 Misano E-Prix – Round 7


Wehrlein leads the championship

Pascal Wehrlein’s win puts him on 89 points, the same amount as Jake Dennis. However, Wehrlein’s two wins to Dennis’ one means he is ahead on countback.

Oliver Rowland is third on 80 points with Nick Cassidy in fourth on 76 points and Maximilian Gunther in fifth on 65 points.

Hughes demoted to eighth

Jake Hughes has been given a five-second time penalty for gaining an advantage when going off track which drops him from fifth to eighth.

Nissan explain Rowland shock retirement

Nissan boss Tommaso Volpe explains their side of what went wrong with Oliver Rowland:

“We are trying to understand because it looked like everything was under control, so there must be something wrong in the data we were working with. It’s really strange.

“It’s more on the control systems, the system had wrong information because it looked like everything was under control and Oliver didn’t report any mechanical issues or anything. We need to look into it.”

Wehrlein: I thought Rowland’s pace was weird

Pascal Wehrlein on winning the second Misano E-Prix:

“Very happy about the race today. Quite chaotic at the beginning until mid-race but in the end, I wasn’t sure if I should stay in the lead or let Oliver through. The pace he did was a bit weird and too fast to try and defend so I didn’t defend hard and was a bit surprised by his energy.

“I wasn’t sure if the team had the right information or not but in the end it proved to be right and we did a great job.”

What exactly happened on the last lap?

We thought it was odd that Oliver Rowland was going so fast in the closing stages of the race when we saw he had less energy than Pascal Wehrlein.

Rowland ran out of energy and will score no points whilst Wehrlein is now in the lead of the championship.

Dennis had to fight hard to take second as Cassidy used his energy advantage to fight back and snatch third from Muller. You’ve got to love Formula E.

Wehrlein wins in Misano!

Can you believe it?! Wehrlein takes advantage of a massive blunder from Nissan as Rowland runs out of energy.

Dennis holds onto second and Cassidy pips Muller at the chequered flag to take third.

Final lap: ROWLAND OUT OF THE RACE

Oh wow! Oliver Rowland is out of energy. Crazy. Wehrlein is going to win this.

Lap 25/26: Hughes off

Jake Hughes goes off at Turn 8 but is still in sixth place. It looks like Rowland has got this in the bag.

Lap 24/26: Cassidy into fifth

Nick Cassidy finally gets past Maximilian Gunther for fifth as Rowland pulls a lead of one-second over Wehrlein in the fight for first.

Lap 23/26: Flat out to the end

No added laps and Rowland leads the way from Wehrlein, Dennis, Muller, Gunther and Cassidy.

Lap 21/26: Field bunches back up

Rowland dives down the inside of Wehrlein to retake the lead but everyone is almost back together again with six laps remaining.

Nick Cassidy in sixth place is good on energy compared to everyone else.

Lap 18/26: Wehrlein and Rowland pulling away

Wehrlein and Rowland swap positions and open up a small lead over Dennis of around one-second, which is a lot in Formula E!

Lap 17/26: Buemi and Evans out of the race

Sebastien Buemi is in the garage and Mitch Evans stops at Turn 3. Evans gets going again, so no need for a safety car.

Lap 16/26: Bird too gets forced off

Sam Bird in the other McLaren is also forced off and falls down to 17th. The field is strung out now interestingly with Rowland in the lead.

Lap 15/26: Hughes pushed wide

Jake Hughes gets pushed out wide at Turn 3 by the ERT of Nico Muller. At the front, we have Rowland, Wehrlein and Dennis as the pace picks up.

Lap 14/28: Nato with damage

And now Norman Nato has damage to the front right corner of his car. Meanwhile, his Andretti teammate Jake Dennis is on the move in second place.

Lap 13/26: Rowland in front

Da Costa has a new front wing but will need a safety car to save his race. Yesterday’s winner, Oliver Rowland hits the front from Nico Muller.

Lap 11/26: Da Costa in trouble!

Antonio Felix da Costa has damage to his front right tyre and it looks like it’s going to be a pointless weekend for the Porsche driver. What a huge shame.

Lap 10/26: Cassidy leads

Cassidy is keen to stay out of trouble today and is back at the front from Hughes and Wehrlein.

Lap 9/26: Green flag!

And we are back to green with Nico Muller leading the way from Pascal Wehrlein. That Frijns collision is under investigation.

Lap 7/26: Safety Car deployed for Frijns off

Robin Frijns is off at Turn 7 after getting pinched by Bird and Da Costa. It’s a classic sandwich moment and Frijns loses his front wing and stops in the gravel.

Lap 5/26: Cassidy ups the pace

Nick Cassidy takes the lead after Pascal Wehrlein goes into attack mode and pushes the pace. He’s got Nico Muller right behind him with Pascal Wehrlein in third.

Nick Cassidy during the 2024 Misano E-Prix | Jaguar Formula E Team / LAT Images
Nick Cassidy during the 2024 Misano E-Prix | Jaguar Formula E Team / LAT Images

Lap 4/26: Attack mode being used

The majority of the drivers take their first attack mode but it doesn’t really matter in this race. It’s Vergne from Wehrlein now at the front.

Lap 3/26: Side by side throughout the field

Vergne and Cassidy continue to go side by side behind Hughes as world champion Jake Dennis moves into the top 10.

Lap 2/26: Cassidy into third

Nick Cassidy and Jean-Eric Vergne are together again, they made contact yesterday remember. It’s Hughes still in the lead from Vergne and Cassidy.

We are racing in Misano!

Hughes keeps the lead going into Turn 1 and Wehrlein slots into second from Vergne and Bird. No incidents and the pack-style racing begins immediately.

Five minutes away

The race will start at three minutes past the hour, so not long now until we get the racing underway.

Two less laps today

We still expect a chaotic race like yesterday but today’s Misano E-Prix will only by 26 laps, rather than 28 laps, so the drivers will push earlier than we saw 24 hours ago.

The battle for track position at the right time will be decisive.

Hughes takes pole position for Round 7

Jake Hughes of McLaren claimed his third Formula E pole position, setting a remarkable time of 1m16.538s during in the qualifying Duels final against two-time champion Jean-Eric Vergne. Porsche’s Pascal Wehrlein and ABT Cupra’s Nico Mueller will start from third and fourth respectively, mirroring their starting positions from the previous day.

Da Costa stripped of Misano race win

There was big drama post-race on Saturday when Antonio Felix da Costa lost his win at the 2024 Misano E-Prix due to a technical infringement.

The disqualification came after a post-race technical inspection identified a breach involving the Porsche 99X Electric Gen3’s throttle damper spring. 

Oliver Rowland of Nissan, who originally finished second, has been declared the new race winner, marking his first victory in Formula E since Season 6.

Where to Watch 2024 Misano E-Prix?

UK Formula E fans can catch Qualifying and the race for Round 7 on Saturday on TNT Sports 3 with sessions also available to stream via discovery+. Viewers in the USA can tune into every session from Misano live on Roku, with CBS Sports Network providing highlights post-race.

What time does 2024 Misano E-Prix start?

The 2024 Misano E-Prix will see Qualifying for Round 7 begin at 10:20 local time in Italy, which is 9:20 BST in the UK and 5:20 ET for those on the US East Coast, or 2:20 PT for fans on the US West Coast.

John Smith
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