After the chaotic double header in Berlin, Formula E is ready for the Monaco E-Prix, ‘the race that every driver wants to win’.
Round 9 of Season 9 is this weekend as the excitement grows among the members of the paddock and the fans. Monte Carlo has hosted Formula E five times, with Sebastien Buemi as the only double winner of the E-Prix, having achieved the top step on the podium in both 2015 and 2017. A third win would lift him back into contention for the championship this season. The results of the ninth race of the year could decide the direction of the championship, with the Porsche needing to bounce back and the rest of the grid ready to chase them.
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The Circuit – Monaco E-Prix
The track features 19 turns and is 3.337 kilometers long. It is the same layout used for the Formula 1 Grand Prix, with the iconic tunnel, the Grand Hotel, and the Mirabeau. The quick direction changes and the importance of strategy will represent a challenge and opportunity for both drivers and teams.
After an amazing start to the season, the championship leader Pascal Wehrlein seems to be going through a difficult period and the gap to second is rapidly closing. Nick Cassidy, with 96 points, is ready to take the lead in the standing at the end of the weekend if the wind doesn’t change for Wehrlein.
- Pascal Wehrlein –100 points
- Nick Cassidy – 96
- Jean-Eric Vergne – 81
- Jake Dennis – 80
- Mitch Evans – 76
The incredible comeback of Envision isn’t limited to the Drivers’ Championship, with the team closing in on Porsche for first in the standings. The Monaco E-Prix could be Envision’s temporal win or Porsche’s reborn.
- Tag Heuer Porsche – 168 points
- Envision – 153
- Jaguar – 138
- DS Penske – 107
- Avalanche Andretti – 103
After a great weekend in Berlin, Nick Cassidy is the most realistic winner of the Monaco race. However, both Mitch Evans and Antonio Felix Da Costa are likely to put up a tough challenge this weekend. And don’t count out last year’s winner Stoffel Vandoorne. The E-Prix results will probably depend on the qualifying order, just like every other race held in Monte Carlo.
- Nick Cassidy
- Mitch Evans
- Antonio Felix Da Costa
How to Watch the Monaco E-Prix (EDT)
- Free Practice 1: Saturday 5/06 – 1:25 am on CBS Sports HQ, Formula E’s YouTube Channel, Formula E’s Website, or the Formula E App.
- Free Practice 2: Saturday 5/06 – 3:05 am on CBS Sports HQ, Formula E’s YouTube Channel, Formula E’s Website, or the Formula E App.
- Qualifying: Saturday 5/06 – 4:30 am on CBSSports.com.
- Race: Saturday 5/06 – 8:30 am on CBS.
How to Watch the Monaco E-Prix (EST) – TVA, TSN
- Qualifying: Saturday 5/06 – 4:30 am on TSN+ and TVA Sports.
- Race: Saturday 5/06 – 8:30 am on TSN and TVA Sports.