A look into Monaco

We are back this weekend for Round 6 of the 2022 Formula E Championship, and this week we are in Monaco.

The field of all electric cars will once again race up the hill through Mirabeau and the famous Casino Square, round the Grand Hotel Hairpin ad through the inimitable Monaco tunnel ahead of the Nouvelle Chicane.

Last time here it was, DS Techeetah’s Antonio Felix Da Costa who took the victory in an absolute classic- which is undoubtedly one of the most exciting races in the history of Formula E, capping a first outing on the full Monaco circuit with an audacious overtake at the exit of the tunnel on the final lap of the race for the win.

The race itself, saw 28 overtakes between the top six alone, with the lead having changed six times. Could we see more of the same this year?

Looking at the driver’s standings, Jean-Eric Vergne leads the championship with 60 points, with Robin Frijns following close behind in second with 58 points. We then have Mercedes, Stoffell Vandoorne in third with 56 points. The reigning world champion is down in 8th with 38 points, de Vries will be wanting a good weekend.

Onto the teams, and its Mercedes EQ leading the championship with 94 points, we then have Tag Heuer Porsche in second with 85 points and DS Techeetah in 3rd with 80 points.

The circuit-

The 2022 Monaco E Prix, will see the amended Nouvelle chicane make way for the full, traditional circuit layout around the Principality’s harbour front.

Stoffel Vandoorne currently hold the fastest lap of the circuit, 1:34.428 (2021).

Past Winners:

  • 2015, Sebastien Buemi.
  • 2017, Sebastien Buemi.
  • 2019, Jean-Eric Vergne.
  • 2021, Antonio Felix da Costa.

Timings-

Saturday 30th April

  • Free Practice 1- 06:30am – 07:00am (BST)
  • Free Practice 2- 08:10am – 08:40am (BST)
  • Qualifying- 09:45am – 11:00am (BST)
  • Round 6- 14:00pm – 15:00pm (BST)

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