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Facts & Figures: The best statistics on the Formula E races in Berlin 2024

Tobias Wirtz

Tobias Wirtz

Formula E held its rounds 9 and 10 of the 2024 season in Berlin last weekend. The two races at the former Tempelhof Airport produced some interesting statistics, milestones and curiosities.

Statistical peculiarities of the Berlin E-Prix

  • Saturday's race at the Berlin E-Prix was the 125th race in Formula E history. With a time of 1:01:54.939 hours, it was also the second-longest race in Formula E history without a red flag. Only the first race in New York City in 2018 (season 4) was longer - by 35 seconds.
  • Edoardo Mortara achieved his 3rd pole position in Formula E on Saturday. He took every single one of them in Berlin-Tempelhof. He thus drew level with Jean-Eric Vergne (also Berlin-Tempelhof), Sebastien Buemi, Nick Cassidy (both New York City) and Pascal Wehrlein (Mexico City), who all hold the record for the most pole positions on the same track.
  • Nick Cassidy celebrated his seventh Formula E victory on Saturday. It was also the 15th triumph for Jaguar. The team thus caught up with Techeetah.
  • Antonio Felix da Costa celebrated his ninth race win in Formula E on Sunday, the third of which was in Berlin. No other driver has won three times in the German capital. It was also the 20th podium for the Porsche driver.
  • Jean-Eric Vergne scored his seventh Formula E podium in Berlin on Saturday. No other driver has stood on the podium in a city more often.
  • Jake Dennis was on pole position for the sixth time on Sunday. He thus equalled Sam Bird, Felix Rosenqvist and Pascal Wehrlein in this statistic.
  • Joel Eriksson scored his first Formula E points since the 2021 London E-Prix on Sunday. It was also the first points for Envision since the Tokyo E-Prix in March. For the reigning world champion team, this brought to an end a run of four races in a row without championship points. Since the inception of Formula E, the team (formerly called Virgin Racing) had never gone more than two races in a row without scoring points.
  • With his two podiums in Berlin, Oliver Rowland now has 390 points in Formula E. He thus drew level with Daniel Abt. Both share 13th place in the "all-time leaderboard".
  • Pascal Wehrlein has now led 5 races in a row after Sunday's race in Berlin. No other driver in Formula E has achieved this in the Gen3 era.
  • Lucas di Grassi reached the duel phase of qualifying on Saturday for the first time since the 2023 Diriyah E-Prix. The ABT driver contested his 125th Formula E race on Sunday. He finished in 11th place for the fourth time this season. In Misano, he benefited from the disqualification of Antonio Felix da Costa, meaning he scored his only point of the season here.

Average qualifying position (season)

The best driver in qualifying this season is still Pascal Wehrlein, who made it into the duel phase of qualifying nine times in the first ten races of the season. But Jean-Eric Vergne, Mitch Evans, Max Günther and Nick Cassidy are also doing very well on average. The reserve drivers who competed in Berlin, on the other hand, are quite far down the field.

Average race result (season)

With his double retirement in Berlin, Max Günther has fallen behind in this ranking. Wehrlein is also in front here, followed by Cassidy, Rowland and Vergne.

Position changes (Berlin E-Prix)

The clear winner in this classification is Oliver Rowland: The Nissan driver worked his way up the most positions on Saturday and Sunday (25) and finished on the podium despite starting from the eighth row of the grid. He was followed by Paul Aron, Jehan Daruvala and Antonio Felix da Costa (+11 each). By far the most positions were lost by Max Günther (-32), who made it into the top 8 twice in qualifying but retired both times in the race. Stoffel Vandoorne (-17) and Edo Mortara (-16) also lost a lot of places in the races.

Race laps completed (season)

After the retirements of Max Günther and Jake Dennis on Saturday, three drivers still have completed all 351 race laps this season: Evans, Vergne and Wehrlein. The drivers who had to skip the Berlin E-Prix were all no longer part of this group even before Berlin.

Lead laps (season)

In Berlin, many drivers were able to collect more lead laps. Seven drivers shared the total of 87 laps in Tempelhof between them. Cassidy took the lead in this statistic.

Included under "other" are: Sam Bird (21), Max Günther (12), Stoffel Vandoorne (12), Sebastien Buemi (10), Robin Frijns, Nico Müller (4 each), Jake Hughes and Edoardo Mortara (3 each).

Performance analysis of the drivers & teams (Berlin E-Prix)

The winner of our performance analysis for the Berlin E-Prix is Edoardo Mortara. In the final duel on Saturday, the Mahindra driver set the fastest lap of the weekend (1:01.741 minutes). He was followed by Jake Dennis, Stoffel Vandoorne, Pascal Wehrlein, Jean-Eric Vergne and Nick Cassidy, who all stayed under the 1:02 minute mark. At the back of the field were Taylor Barnard (1:02.639), Joel Eriksson (1:02.670) and Jake Hughes (1:02.716).

The fastest team on one lap was Mahindra ahead of Andretti. They were followed by DS Penske, Porsche and Jaguar. The slowest team was McLaren. Adjusted for the manufacturer ranking, this means Mahindra >>> Porsche >>> Stellantis >>> Jaguar >>> ERT >>> Nissan

Lap time analysis

Saturday

In the lap time analysis on Saturday, we only look at the period between the two safety car periods. It is particularly noticeable that Nick Cassidy initially tacticked after the first safety car period in order to save energy. From lap 23, he then worked his way back to the front, which laid the foundation for him being able to drive to the front after the second safety car. The effects of the collision between Dan Ticktum and Lucas di Grassi are also clearly visible: both ERT drivers and Stoffel Vandoorne lost a lot of time as a result.

Sunday

In the lap time analysis on Sunday, we only look at the period after the last safety car. Once again, you can see that Cassidy had managed his energy well and launched an attack on the fastest race lap and victory at the end. While he managed to get past Rowland, Felix da Costa still had enough in reserve at the front to stay ahead.

Evans' driving error, which robbed him of a chance of a podium result, is also easy to recognise. Just like Jake Hughes' poor performance in the final laps, which dropped him from 6th place, which he still occupied on lap 34, out of the points.

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