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

Tobias Wirtz

Tobias Wirtz

For the first time, Formula E held two races at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli last weekend. The two races in Italy produced some interesting statistics, milestones and curiosities.

Statistical peculiarities at the Misano E-Prix

  • Pascal Wehrlein and Nico Müller have now reached the duel phase of qualifying four times in a row. No one else has managed that this season.
  • Mitch Evans secured his seventh pole position on Saturday, while it was the third pole for Jake Hughes. The McLaren driver drew level with Alexander Sims.
  • Thanks to the six points on Sunday, Jean-Eric Vergne now has a total of 1,047 points. He has thus overtaken Lucas di Grassi, who has been ahead in this statistic since the 2018 Paris E-Prix. After almost six years or 2,178 days, there is now a new leader in the all-time leaderboard.
  • Jake Dennis broke the 500-points mark in Formula E on Saturday. On Sunday, he achieved second place in the electric racing series for the tenth time. Only Lucas di Grassi (16) and Jean-Eric Vergne (14) have finished second more often.
  • A retrospective time penalty of five seconds meant that Max Günther dropped out of the top 10 on Sunday, meaning that no driver has scored points in every race this season.
  • Oliver Rowland won his second Formula E race on Saturday. He had previously won the fifth of six races in Berlin in 2020. At the same time, it was the last victory for Nissan to date. It was also the first success for the Japanese team in the Gen3 era.
  • Pascal Wehrlein secured his sixth Formula E win on Sunday. It was also the seventh Porsche victory, bringing the Swabians level with Mercedes.
  • With Max Günther's third place on Saturday, Maserati MSG Racing (including predecessor team Venturi) broke the mark of 1,000 points. The Andretti and Jaguar teams scored a few more points: After the Misano E-Prix, both are level on points with 1,171 points in the electric racing series.
  • Dan Ticktum achieved the best result of his Formula E career with fourth place on Saturday.
  • The same applies to Jehan Daruvala, who scored his first Formula E points on Sunday. It was the third top 10 result for an Indian in Formula E. The last time was Karun Chandhok in Putrajaya in 2014. Daruvala became the 65th driver to score points in Formula E.
  • A remarkable streak came to an end on Saturday: for the first time since the 2022 Marrakesh E-Prix, i.e. 651 days, Envision Racing failed to score any points in a race. It took just one day for this to happen again: there were no points for the reigning team world champions on Sunday either.
  • Sunday's race at the Misano E-Prix was the shortest race in Formula E history that was not ended by a red flag. It took just 37:05 minutes for Pascal Wehrlein to cross the finish line. Only the race in New York City in 2022, which was cancelled due to heavy rain, was around two minutes shorter.

Average qualifying position (season)

The best driver in qualifying this season is still Pascal Wehrlein after two third places on the grid in Misano. But Jean-Eric Vergne, Mitch Evans and Max Günther are also doing very well on average.

Average race result (season)

In this statistic, Jake Dennis has taken the lead with his two podiums and is now ahead of Pascal Wehrlein and Max Günther.

Position changes (Misano E-Prix)

With a total of 22 positions gained, Jake Dennis was the driver who moved up the most in Italy. After 15 places on Saturday, the world champion improved by another seven positions on Sunday. Dan Ticktum (15) and Jehan Daruvala (14) also made up a lot of places. At the bottom of the list is Sam Bird (-18) ahead of Robin Frijns (-22).

Race laps completed (season)

Only five drivers have completed all 233 race laps so far this season. After the double-header in Italy, Norman Nato, Oliver Rowland and Stoffel Vandoorne are no longer among them.

Lead laps (season)

In Misano, three drivers - Jake Hughes, Nico Müller and Stoffel Vandoorne - completed their first lead laps of the 2024 season. This means that a total of 14 drivers have already led at least one lap.

Included under "other" are: Antonio Felix da Costa (11), Jean-Eric Vergne (11), Sebastien Buemi (10), Mitch Evans (10), Robin Frijns (4), Nico Müller (4), Jake Hughes (3) and Stoffel Vandoorne (2).

Performance analysis of drivers & teams (Misano E-Prix)

The winner of our performance analysis for the Misano E-Prix is Jake Hughes. The McLaren driver set the fastest lap of the weekend in the quarter-finals of qualifying on Sunday (1:16.413 minutes). He was followed by Jean-Eric Vergne, Pascal Wehrlein, Sam Bird and Robin Frijns. At the back of the field are Dan Ticktum (1:17.729), Sergio Sette Camara (1:17.774) and Edoardo Mortara (1:17.816).

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

Lap time analysis

Saturday

When analysing the lap times on Saturday, it is particularly noticeable that the pace was extremely slow on the opening laps: the drivers were around eight seconds (!) slower per lap than towards the end of the race. It is clear to see that from lap 20 onwards, the drivers had saved enough energy to pick up the pace significantly until the end of the race.

The last three laps of the race were the fastest of the entire race. Antonio Felix da Costa had the most energy reserves there and was the fastest driver in the field at the end - apart from team-mate Pascal Wehrlein, who was very far behind after a pit stop.

It is very clear to see that both ERT drivers were able to keep up with the pace of the front runners right to the end thanks to extreme energy-saving tactics in the early stages of the race. This had not been possible for them in the past.

Sunday

Sunday presents a completely different picture. We are only looking at the last two thirds of the race after the safety car phase. Although the pace was not quite at the same level as the final laps at the beginning, the difference was significantly smaller than on Saturday. As the race distance was two laps shorter, the drivers did not spend as long tactically as on the previous day.

However, the consistently higher pace meant that many drivers had problems at the end of the race and slowed down in the last two laps to ensure they didn't run out of energy. Oliver Rowland's high pace is striking here: however, the Nissan driver was driving with incorrectly calibrated software, so he stopped on the last lap because his battery was completely empty after just a third of the lap.

Not so Jake Hughes: The McLaren driver kept his pace consistently high right to the finish. Nico Müller, on the other hand, was one of the drivers who slowed down significantly at the end. He lost third place to Nick Cassidy virtually at the finish line. The same applies to Max Günther, who lost even more ground by the finish line.

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