Facts, Figures & Data: The best statistics on the 2023 Formula E season
With a double-header in London, the Formula E World Championship came to an end just over a week ago. With Jake Dennis and Envision Racing, there were new title winners in both the drivers' and teams' championships.
Varied in 2023 were not only the tracks on which Formula E raced, but also the results: In 16 races, there were seven different winners, ten different pole sitters and twelve drivers with podium finishes. 19 drivers started the races from the front row on the grid, 14 collected lead laps, and 22 different drivers made it into the qualifying duels. In our traditional analysis of the stats, we focus on the Formula E teams for the following numbers and graphs.
How did the teams compare to the previous season?
When making this comparison, it's important to note the changes on the grid: ABT re-entered Formula E in 2023, with Techeetah leaving the racing series in its place. McLaren took over the former Mercedes factory team, Venturi became Maserati MSG Racing, and Dragon/Penske Autosport became DS Penske. The latter three teams in particular stand out due to major differences compared to last year's points standings, not least due to different powertrain partners: McLaren and Maserati collected significantly fewer points, Penske significantly more. Envision, Porsche and Andretti also each gained more than 100 points, while Nissan and Nio 333 also showed strong improvements.
How did the teams' world championship battle unfold?
Andretti started the season strongly, with Jake Dennis winning the season opener in Mexico City and finishing second twice in Diriyah. After that, little went right for the Porsche customer team, with as many as four teams passing in the interim. Dennis then led the team back to third place with a remarkably consistent second half of the season. By contrast, Porsche, which had been in the lead for eight races of the season and already had a gap of more than 40 points on their nearest rival by Sao Paulo, lost ground in the second half of the season. After Pascal Wehrlein's victory in the first Jakarta race, the team from Weissach did not score more than 14 points in any single race.
It's a different story at Jaguar: After a rather weak start to the season and a momentous collision between the two drivers in Hyderabad, the team catapulted itself far to the top with good results in Sao Paulo and Berlin and, thanks to consistently good results, was even level on points with eventual teams' champion Envision before the final race of the season. In the end, however, it was only enough for position 2.
Maserati MSG had an extremely weak start to the season, but with equally consistently good results in the second half of the season, the team ended up finishing the season in sixth place, just a few points behind DS Penske. For McLaren and Mahindra, after good starts to the season in each case, the second half of the season was very weak, so that both teams still lost a position in the last race of the season.
Which teams could win races in 2023?
After Porsche's initial dominance, Envision and Jaguar were able to catch up: All three teams finished the season with four wins each. Porsche was the only team in the process to have both drivers win at least one race.
Which teams were allowed to participate in the podium ceremonies?
In terms of the number of podiums in the 2023 season, Andretti and Jaguar came out on top, with eleven podiums each, equaling the record set by Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in season four and Mercedes-EQ in season eight.
ABT and Nio 333 were the only teams not to score a podium in 2023.
Which teams managed to get a car onto pole position?
Here, the picture is much more balanced: Nine out of eleven teams managed to secure the first starting position at least once. Jaguar and Envision managed this most often, with three times each. Nio 333 and Porsche remained without a pole position in 2023.
How often did teams reach the duel stage of qualifying?
Most frequently, we have seen Jaguar drivers in qualifying duels this season: The factory team and customer team Envision lead the statistics. Behind them, somewhat surprisingly, are Maserati MSG and McLaren. Porsche is only to be found in the rear midfield. With four participations, ABT even has one more than the Mahindra factory team.