Portland E-Prix LIVE: Formula E 2024 Round 14 – Da Costa takes double victory in Portland

Join us for live coverage from Round 14 of the 2024 Formula E season as we head to the United States for Race 2 at the Portland E-Prix


Welcome to this Total-Motorsport.com Formula E LIVE BLOG for Round 14 from the 2024 Portland E-Prix! This Sunday, we bring you real-time updates, expert analysis, and all the high-speed action directly from the Portland International Raceway in Portland, Oregon.

The Portland International Raceway, a fixture in American motorsport, is famous for its thrilling close battles, particularly in series like IndyCar. A standout moment came in 1997, with a dramatic three-way finish where Mark Blundell narrowly defeated Gil de Ferran and Raul Boesel by just half a tenth of a second, solidifying the race’s place in history as one of the closest on a road course.

The 3.190km, 12-turn clockwise circuit remains unchanged from last year, featuring the Attack Mode activation zone on the outside of Turn 7. With its high-speed corners and long straights, the track promises plenty of overtaking opportunities, slipstreaming, and crucial energy management, ensuring fans a weekend of high-speed thrills and intense competition.

Stay tuned as we cover every thrilling moment from Race 2 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.

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Your top 10

Drum roll, please. Taking home the points from Race 2 of the Portland E-Prix, here’s today’s top 10:

  1. Antonio Felix da Costa
  2. Robin Frijns
  3. Mitch Evans
  4. Pascal Wehrlein
  5. Jean-Eric Vergne
  6. Nico Muller
  7. Norman Nato
  8. Maximilian Gunther
  9. Sebastien Buemi
  10. Jake Dennis

A points-less finish for the championship leader

Finishing P13 today, championship leader Nick Cassidy leaves Portland empty-handed, failing to score points across the entirety of the double-header. It’s bad news for his championship campaign, with his rival Pascal Wehrlein managing to close the gap with his P4 finish today.

Da Costa: What could have been

There’s a slight bitter-sweetness to this race win. With his disqualification in Misano costing him a fifth victory of the season, there’s a real sense of “what if” about Da Costa’s 2024 season. Had he been allowed to keep the Misano victory, the Porsche driver could well have been in strong championship contention…

Da Costa WINS!

That’s back-to-back victories in Portland for Da Costa. He’s on the run of his life lately, with this victory marking his third win in a row, and his fourth win in five races.

Lap 27/27: Final lap

Da Costa leads, but Frijns is all over the back of the Porsche, fighting Da Costa for the win. Da Costa looks cool and collected and fully in control, masterfully holding Frijns off through the final corners.

Lap 26/27: Flat out

It’s the penultimate lap of the race, and Da Costa is flat out as he inches closer to his second win of the weekend. Frijns now gets ahead of Evans, the Jaguar driver slipping to P3.

Lap 24/27: Frustration for Wehrlein

The Porsche driver sounds stressed over the radio, his race engineer working to try and placate the German driver. He’s still in P4, struggling to get ahead of Frijns.

Lap 23/27: Jaguar vs Porsche

Pascal Wehrlein slips down to P4, but with Porsche running 1-4, the German team looks set to bring the Teams’ championship fight into London. Mitch Evans, of rival Jaguar, runs right behind Da Costa, hoping to make victory his own.

Lap 22/27: One lap added

A lap is added after the safety car period, bringing the total to 27 laps. Da Costa still leads, his sights firmly set on back-to-back wins in Portland. He’s got slightly more energy than the drivers around him, on 23% compared to the 21-22% of the drivers immediately behind him.

Lap 21/26: Safety car comes in

With just six laps left, the safety car comes in and the action gets back under way. Frijns continues to lead, with Da Costa hot on his heels.

Da Costa soon takes the lead from Frijns, and looks in a slightly better position than the Envision driver as far as energy management is concerned. It seems like it’s full send out around the Portland circuit as the drivers begin to trade fastest laps.

Lap 20/26: The top 10

With the safety car out, we can all take a deep breath and catch up with the current pack order. The top ten are:

  1. Frijns
  2. Da Costa
  3. Wehrlein
  4. Vergne
  5. Evans
  6. Muller
  7. Di Grassi
  8. Nato
  9. Fenestraz
  10. Gunther

Lap 19/26: Safety car

With debris across the track, out comes the safety car — presenting an opportunity for Nick Cassidy to catch up with the pack and regain some of the positions he lost.

Lap 16/26: Mortara picks up a puncture

The Mahindra driver comes together with Antonio Felix da Costa and is sent off track with an obvious puncture. Mortara pits, but rejoins towards the back, placing him out of points contention.

Lap 14/26: Chaos unfolds

Suddenly there’s a flood of drivers pouring into the pit lane — among them, championship leader Nick Cassidy. The middle of the pack concertina into a corner, the sound of carbon crunching as they all come together.

Cassidy rejoins at the back of the pack: terrible for his championship challenge, but great for rival Pascal Wehrlein.

Lap 13/26: From bad to worse

Now it’s Hughes’ turn to take a trip onto the grass, the McLaren driver doing his best rallycross impression as he finds himself a long way off from the track. It brings Hughes’ race to a premature end.

Lap 12/26: Misery for McLaren

Replays show that Sam Bird’s earlier damage was entirely out of his control. Pascal Wehrlein’s damaged front wing came off, getting caught under Bird’s McLaren, sending him off into the grass.

Lap 10/26: Big gains for ABT Cupra

The ABT Cupra team is having a great run of things so far, both Nico Muller and Lucas di Grassi having made up 11 positions. Muller leads the race, with Di Grassi further back in P10.

Lap 9/26: Penalty for Buemi

Sebastien Buemi is leading the race — but it’s a victory short-lived as the stewards hand the Envision driver a drive-through penalty for a technical infraction.

Lap 6/26: Bird goes off

It looks like there’s damage for Sam Bird too, the McLaren driver going off wide into the grass. He’s forced to pit, rejoining right at the back of the pack.

Lap 5/26: Damage for Wehrlein

Pascal Wehrlein has some pretty significant damage to his front wing, the left end plate lodged under his front tyre. There’s plenty of smoke as he brakes; it looks likely he’ll have to pit.

Lap 3/26: Taking Attack Mode

In a similar strategy seen in Race 1, the majority of the grid opt for their first Attack Mode on Lap 3. It’s expected they’ll all aim to use up both of their Attack Mode allowances early into today’s race, in a bid to get it out of the way as soon as possible.

Lap 2/26: Hughes takes the lead

A dive from Jake Hughes sends the McLaren driver from fifth to first. Already there’s been plenty of movement in the running order, with Mahindra’s Nyck de Vries now up into P2.

The two Andrettis find themselves right at the back of the pack in P19 and P20 at their home race. Cassidy gets knocked down the order too, slipping all the way down into P18.

Lap 1/26: Lights out in Portland

The action gets underway at the Portland International Raceway, and it’s a superb getaway for Antonio Felix da Costa, who snatches the race lead from Jean-Eric Vergne into Turn 1.

Robin Frijns takes P3 from Bird, with Wehrlein and Cassidy right beside one another in P7 and P8 respectively.

What can we expect today?

Saturday’s race gave us a real taste of the sort of frenetic racing we can expect today. With energy management so key around this circuit, there’ll be plenty of overtaking on track as the drivers jostle for position, biding their time before a mad dash for the finish line in the late stages of the race.

The countdown begins

We’re less than ten minutes away from lights out and the cars are out on the grid. Buckle up and get ready for 26 laps of relentless, high-speed racing.

The championship as it stands

Yesterday’s race saw Nick Cassidy miss out on a vital opportunity to try and wrap up the championship battle. Cassidy continues to lead the title charge with 167 points to his name. Pascal Wehrlein remains in second with 143 points, Evans not much further behind with 140 points in the bag.

Nick Cassidy went off into the grass in the final moments of Saturday’s E-Prix | Formula E

Antonio Felix da Costa will be hoping to hold off the Jaguar drivers in a bid to keep Porsche in the fight for the Teams’ championship title. Jaguar looks on course to bag the championship though, with 305 points to Porsche’s 252.

Searching for better fortunes

Saturday’s race was nothing short of a nightmare for championship leader Nick Cassidy. The Jaguar driver found himself throwing away the race lead on the penultimate lap, spinning out of contention and dropping himself out of the points.

Cassidy already finds himself in a better position today, having qualified P6 as opposed to yesterday’s P10 grid position. 

Cassidy isn’t the only Jaguar driving hoping for a better run of things today. Although the fastest man on track, having taken the chequered flag first, a controversial penalty for Mitch Evans saw the Kiwi drop down to P8.

Your starting grid

We’re half an hour away from lights out in Portland, and the excitement is starting to build…

Yesterday’s podium finishers brought their strong form forwards into Sunday, with Jean-Eric Vergne and Antonio Felix da Costa going head to head for pole position.

Vergne pipped Saturday’s race winner to the post, the Frenchman taking his seventeenth pole position — the most for any driver in Formula E history. 

Robin Frijns, who finished second in Saturday’s race, put in another great performance for Envision, qualifying P4, just behind McLaren’s Sam Bird.

Where to Watch Formula E 2024?

UK Formula E fans can catch Qualifying and the race for Round 14 at the Portland E-Prix on Sunday on TNT Sports 1 with sessions also available to stream via discovery+. Viewers in the USA can tune into every session from Portland live on Roku, with CBS Sports Network providing highlights post-race.

Mitch Evans of Jaguar at the 2024 Portland E-Prix | Formula E
Mitch Evans of Jaguar at the 2024 Portland E-Prix | Formula E

What time does Portland E-Prix start?

The 2024 Portland E-Prix will see Round 14 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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