This Saturday, April 30, Formula E returns to the Monte-Carlo circuit. This is the fifth edition of the Monaco E-Prix. Between the Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne at the head of the championship and the good start to the season for the Monegasque team Rokit Venturi, here is all the information you need to know before the race.
The single-seater Rokit Venturi is running well at the start of the season: already a victory and a third place in the Diriyah II E-Prix in Saudi Arabia. The Monegasque team is currently 4th in the constructor’s championship with 78 points, 16 less than the leader Mercedes. They are expected this Saturday at home.
Two quality drivers are doing the job: Lucas di Grassi, former Formula E world champion in 2016-2017, who takes the place of Norman Nato this season, and Edoardo Mortara. The Swiss had even taken the lead in the championship before the last E-Prix in Rome, but he did not finish the race and had to give way to Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne.
Jean-Eric Vergne: the most consistent driver at the start of the season
The only Frenchman on the starting grid in Formula E is him! But Jean-Eric Vergne is in first place in the driver standings thanks to his consistency. He hasn’t won any E-Prix, and yet he wins the championship. He is the only driver to have gleaned points on each course. He rode the box twice, with second and third place finishes in Rome and Mexico City.
The native of Pontoise has already raised his arms in Monaco in 2019. An edition marked among other things by the podium of Felipe Massa at the wheel of his Venturi.
A tight classification before the Monaco E-Prix
The first 5 stand in 11 points, enough to make this race even more exciting. Only the Australian Mitch Evans (Jaguar Racing) won two E-Prix, those of Rome. Nyck de Vries (Mercedes), Edoardo Mortara (Rokit Venturi) and Pascal Wehrlein (Porsche Team) separate the other courses.
Driver classification before the Monaco E-Prix:
- Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah) – 60 points
- Robin Frijns (Virgin Frijns) – 58 points
- Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes) – 56 points
- Mitch Evans (Jaguar) – 51 points
- Edoardo Mortara (Venturi) – 49 points
- Andre Lotterer (Porsche) – 43 points
- Pascal Werhlein (Porsche) – 42 points
- Nyck De Vries (Mercedes) – 38 points
- Lucas Di Grassi (Venturi) – 29 points
- Jake Dennis (Andretti) – 26 points
Classification before the manufacturer of the Monaco E-Prix:
- Mercedes- 94 points
- Porsche- 85 points
- DS Techeetah – 80 pts
- Venturi – 78 points
- Jaguar- 73 points
The pole-man still winner of the Monaco E-Prix
It’s no secret that starting in front in Monaco is a big step towards victory. This is perfectly reflected in Formula E. In the last four editions, the pole-man has always won. The qualifying session will therefore be decisive this Saturday.
Only four editions, but already some highlights! Last year, Antonio Félix da Costa overtook Mitch Evans on the last lap to snatch victory from him. The first Monaco E-Prix is also remembered with this accident at the first corner resulting in six single-seaters.
Program of the Monaco E-Prix 2022:
1st session: 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.
2nd session: 9:10 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
Group A and B: 10:45 a.m. – 10:57 a.m.
Quarter-finals: 11:22 a.m. – 11:37 a.m.
Semi-finals: 11:41 a.m. – 11:51 a.m.
Final: 11.55 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Departure: 3:04 p.m.
Podium: 4 p.m.
Count 30 euros for a place in the stands. It’s free for children under 16 accompanied by an adult.
Radio Monaco follows this Monaco E-Prix 2022 as closely as possible. Meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to follow this fifth edition by our side.
Also find the interview of pilot Edoardo Mortara (Rokit Venturi) in Sport Time.