Get ready for a historic weekend as Formula E enters round 6 with the Monaco E-Prix & the debut of the new Gen3 car.
Five rounds into Season 8 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and we’ve seen epic racing and parity at its finest. The historic and scenic background of Monaco takes center stage with the fifth E-Prix at this iconic racetrack. On Thursday evening, Formula E will debut its next-generation car dubbed ‘the most powerful, lightest, and fastest race car to date.’
Where Things Stand
Mitch Evans entered the Rome E-Prix doubleheader with just one point but left with the maximum 50, jumping him into third place. Jean-Eric Vergne leads the series with 60 points, just two ahead of Robin Frijns, despite neither of them winning yet. Round 1 winner and the reigning champion Nyck de Vries sits in 8th on 26 points. Meanwhile, Mercedes EQ leads in their pursuit to defend the Constructors’ Title with 94 points, nine ahead of Porsche. The top six remain within touching distance as 6th-place Envision Racing is just 26 points behind Mercedes.
Last Time at the Monaco E-Prix
Last season, António Félix da Costa dominated the weekend taking both the pole and E-Prix win. Both Mercedes retired early, de Vries due to an electrical issue, and Vandoorne was involved in an incident. Their lead in the team standings fell to two points while Robin Frijns took over the Driver’s Championship lead.
The United States (all times in EST)
- Practice 1: Saturday 4/30 – 1:25 am on Formula E’s YouTube Channel, Formula E’s Website, or the Formula E App & at 1:25 am on CBS Sports HQ.
- Practice 2: Saturday 4/30 – 3:05 am on Formula E’s YouTube Channel, Formula E’s Website, or the Formula E App & at 3:05 am on CBS Sports HQ.
- Qualifying: Saturday 4/30 – 4:30 am on CBS Sports HQ.
- E-Prix: Saturday 4/30 – 1:00 pm on CBS. (Note: The race takes place at 9:00 am EST, but won’t be shown live in the US. Instead, it will air on the main CBS channel at 1:00 pm).
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The UK (all times in GMT)
- Practice 1: Saturday 4/30 – 6:25 am on Channel 4’s YouTube Channel, Eurosport Player, Formula E’s YouTube Channel, Formula E’s Website, or the Formula E App.
- Practice 2: Saturday 4/30 – 8:05 am on Channel 4’s YouTube Channel, Eurosport Player, Formula E’s YouTube Channel, Formula E’s Website, or the Formula E App.
- Qualifying: Saturday 4/30 – 9:30 am on Channel 4 Sport’s YouTube Channel, Eurosport 2, or Eurosport Player.
- E-Prix: Saturday 4/30 – 1:30 pm on Channel 4, Eurosport 2, Channel 4 Sport’s YouTube Channel, or Eurosport Player.
Racing around Monte Carlo 💙
We're giving YOU five reasons you should tune in to the #MonacoEPrix this weekend…
Starting with number one: overtakes! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/hFIwetKpeQ
— ABB FIA Formula E World Championship (@FIAFormulaE) April 26, 2022
What to Watch For:
- Can Mitch Evans continue his dominating form from Rome to close in on the Driver’s Championship?
- Will Mercedes-EQ be able to rediscover their round one form to maintain a lead in the team standings?
- Can Jean-Eric Vergne or Robin Frijns take their first win of the season or will we have a surprise name from lower in the field?
- Sam Bird, Antonio Felix da Costa, Sebastien Buemi, and Oliver Rowland remain outside the top ten in the Driver’s standings.
- Monaco punishes mistakes, but Formula E has found a way to both race and overtake at the iconic track, prepare for an entertaining E-Prix:
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