Facts, figures, data: The best statistics on the first third of the 2023 Formula E season
After stops in Mexico, Saudi Arabia, India, South Africa and Brazil, Formula E is about to hold its first European race in 2023 with the Berlin E-Prix. Six of the 16 planned races have been completed - reason enough for us to take a look at the most interesting statistics of the world championship season so far and draw a first interim conclusion.
Varied were in 2023 not only the tracks on which Formula E drove so far, but also the results: In six races, there were five different winners, six different pole sitters, nine drivers with podium finishes. Ten drivers took the races from row 1 on the grid, 14 collected lead laps, and 18 different drivers made it into the qualifying duels. Looking at the first 37.5 percent of the season, we focus on Formula E teams for the following numbers and graphs.
How have the teams performed so far compared to the previous season?
When making this comparison, it is important to note the changes in 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 for their big differences compared to the points standings after six races last year: McLaren and Maserati collected significantly fewer points, while Penske collected significantly more.
What was the development in the team standings?
Andretti started the season strongly, with Jake Dennis winning the season opener in Mexico City and finishing second twice in Diriyya. After that, little went right for the Porsche customer team, with four teams now passing. Jaguar was a different story: after a rather weak start to the season and a momentous collision between the two drivers in Hyderabad, the team catapulted far to the top with good results in Sao Paulo.
Which teams have won races so far?
Here Porsche dominates the statistics: only the team from Weißach has seen both drivers celebrate race wins so far. Pascal Wehrlein was even the only driver to win two races.
Which teams were allowed to participate in the award ceremony?
Porsche is also ahead in the number of podiums in the 2023 season. They are followed equally by Andretti, Envision and Jaguar.
Which teams were on pole position?
Here the picture is extremely balanced: No team has yet managed to secure the top spot on the grid twice.
How many times did teams reach the duel stage of qualifying?
A little surprisingly, Jaguar and McLaren are tied in this statistic after six races. But Envision and Maserati MSG have also averaged at least one driver in the duels per race. ABT Cupra, on the other hand, has yet to reach the duels - the only team in the racing series to do so.