Formula E

Formula E Statistics: The best facts & figures from Monaco E-Prix

Tobias Wirtz

Tobias Wirtz

The Monaco E-Prix 2023 has again produced many overtakes (116), plus a new world championship leader. In addition, the race on the legendary circuit in the Principality once again provided some interesting statistics, milestones and curiosities.

  • For the first time in the history of qualifying duels, there was a final without a winner as the lap times of both drivers were deleted. Jake Hughes, who was sent out on track first, was declared the winner and scored the second pole position in the ninth race of his Formula E career. Only Nico Prost (two races), Jean-Eric Vergne (three races), Sebastien Buemi (seven races) and Felix Rosenqvist (eight races) had achieved this faster. McLaren is only the second team after Envision to start from pole twice this season.
  • With Norman Nato moving into the duel stage, every regular driver has now contested at least one duel this season. With 14, Sebastien Buemi has completed the most duels and is just ahead of Mitch Evans (13) and Jake Hughes (12). While Robin Frijns was the only driver to win each of his duels, Oliver Rowland, Sergio Sette Camara and Pascal Wehrlein lost all of theirs.
  • For the first time this season, Andre Lotterer beat Jake Dennis in qualifying. This means that there is no longer a team where a driver qualified in front of his teammate in every race. At Andretti and Porsche, it is 8:1 for Dennis and Wehrlein respectively. For Jaguar, McLaren and Nio 333, it's 7:2 (for Evans, Hughes and Ticktum). Evans is the only driver in the series who always started in the top ten. It was the twelfth consecutive Formula E race in which the pole-sitter failed to win.
  • Nick Cassidy scored his third career victory. Just like Pascal Wehrlein and Mitch Evans, he now has two wins on the season. All three drivers won two races in a row each. As Cassidy's victories followed Evans', the New Zealand anthem now sounded four times in a row at the podium ceremony. There have never been so many consecutive victories by drivers from one nation in Formula E. In the past, there had been three consecutive wins for Switzerland (Sebastien Buemi, 2016/17), Portugal (Antonio Felix da Costa, 2019/20) and Great Britain (Sam Bird, Jake Dennis, Alex Lynn 2020/21).
  • It was the 14th win for the Envision Racing team - drawing the Brits, who competed under the Virgin Racing name in the early Formula E seasons, level with ABT/Audi. Only Nissan (formerly e.dams, 17) and Techeetah (15) won more races. Nissan became the first team to crack the 7,500 race laps mark in Formula E.
  • The Monaco E-Prix saw the youngest podium of the current season. For the first time, no driver born before 1994 stood on the podium. With 371 days of age difference between the youngest and the oldest driver on the podium, it was the second-lowest age difference ever to appear at an awards ceremony. Only at the 2021 Berlin E-Prix was the age difference lower, at 137 days, when Norman Nato, Oliver Rowland and Stoffel Vandoorne took part in the award ceremony.
  • Andre Lotterer may have only managed one lap in Monaco - but it was race lap number 2,500 for the 41-year-old in the electric racing series. This puts him into 9th position in the perpetual statistics. On the same lap, Stoffel Vandoorne drove his race lap number 2,000. By the time he crossed the finish line, he had increased that number to 2,028.

Qualifying comparison of Formula E teammates (season)

Team Driver 1 Score Driver 2
Neom McLaren
Hughes 7 : 2 Rast
Maserati MSG Racing Günther 4 : 5 Mortara
Jaguar TCS Racing
Evans 7 : 2 Bird
Envision Racing Buemi 6 : 3 Cassidy
Avalanche Andretti
Dennis 8 : 1 Lotterer
TAG Heuer Porsche Felix da Costa 1 : 8 Wehrlein
Mahindra Racing di Grassi 3 : 5 Rowland
Nissan Nato 3 : 6 Fenestraz
Nio 333 Racing
Sette Camara 2 : 7 Ticktum
DS Penske Vandoorne 4 : 5 Vergne
ABT Cupra
Frijns 1 : 4 Müller
van der Linde 2 : 1

Since both Mahindra and ABT Cupra drivers did not participate in qualifying in Cape Town, no point was awarded here.

Average qualifying result (season)

The most consistent qualifying driver so far has been Mitch Evans: the Jaguar driver has reached the duel stage seven times in the first nine races of the season, giving him an average grid position of 5.1. Close behind is Sebastien Buemi, who averaged a starting position of 6.0. Then there is a small gap to Jake Hughes (8.7), Nick Cassidy (8.8), and Jake Dennis (9.0).

The worst regular drivers in qualifying are Nico Müller and Robin Frijns with 16.0 each, with Lucas di Grassi (15.4) and Oliver Rowland (15.0) just ahead. However, Kelvin van der Linde, who has only contested three qualifying sessions this season, is significantly worse with an average of 20.7.

Average race result (season)

The most consistent driver in the race this season has been new world championship leader Nick Cassidy. He finished in an average position of 4.7, with Pascal Wehrlein behind him in an average position of 6.1. Jean-Eric Vergne (6.7) is third. He is followed by Mitch Evans (7.2), Jake Dennis (8.6) and Sebastien Buemi (8.7).

At the back of the field is Nico Müller (16.1) behind his teammate Robin Frijns (16.0) and Edo Mortara (15.0). Here, too, ABT Cupra substitute driver van der Linde has fared even worse, with a position of 18.7 after his three race appearances.

Position changes (Monaco E-Prix)

With 15 positions gained, Jean-Eric Vergne was the one to move up the most in Monaco. But that's hardly surprising, since the Frenchman - just like his teammate Stoffel Vandoorne - had to start from the last row of the grid due to low tire pressure in qualifying. Behind Vergne is Vandoorne with twelve positions gained. He is followed by Lucas di Grassi, Nick Cassidy and Jake Dennis with eight positions each.

At the bottom of the statistics after good qualifying sessions are Max Günther (-16), Norman Nato (-15) and Andre Lotterer (-12), who was eliminated in the second round.

Race laps completed (season)

After the ninth race of the season, a total of four drivers have still completed all 332 race laps: Sebastien Buemi, Nick Cassidy, Sergio Sette Camara and Jean-Eric Vergne. Andre Lotterer, who had completed all laps up to that point, no longer counts as one of them after his retirement in Monaco.

Laps in the lead (season)

In Monaco, five different drivers were leading the race. Sacha Fenestraz, Jake Hughes and Dan Ticktum each led a race for the second time. However, Nick Cassidy continues to have the most laps in the lead, extending his advantage over Pascal Wehrlein. Behind him, Mitch Evans passed Jake Dennis and is now third in that statistic.

Summarized under "andere" are: Stoffel Vandoorne (13), Lucas di Grassi (11), Maximilian Günther (9), Antonio Felix da Costa (8), Jake Hughes, Rene Rast, Dan Ticktum (7 each), Robin Frijns (3), Nico Müller (3), Edoardo Mortara and Sacha Fenestraz (2 each)

Driver & team performance analysis (Monaco E-Prix)

The winner of our performance analysis for the Monaco E-Prix is Sacha Fenestraz. In the semi-final duel, the Nissan driver set the fastest time of the weekend (1:28.773 minutes). He is followed by Jake Hughes with a 1:28.942 ahead of Norman Nato (1:29.113). Behind them are Maximilian Günther (1:29.269), Mitch Evans (1:29.276) and Dan Ticktum (1:29.326). At the back of the field are Antonio Felix da Costa (1:30.601), Rene Rast (1:30.613), Robin Frijns (1:30.677) and Lucas di Grassi (1:30.775), who are nearly two seconds off the lap record.

For the teams, that means the fastest car on one lap was the factory team's Nissan ahead of McLaren's customer Nissan. It is followed by the Maserati and the factory Jaguar ahead of the Nio 333, the customer Porsche from Andretti, the DS and the customer Jaguar from Envision. Behind them are the customer Mahindra from ABT Cupra and the factory Porsche. The slowest car in Monaco was the factory Mahindra.

For the manufacturers, this means: Nissan >> DS/Maserati >> Jaguar >> Nio 333 >> Porsche >> Mahindra.

Gaps behind the leader (Monaco E-Prix)

In this section we have shown how the gaps between the top 5 drivers and the leaders have developed over the course of the race. We have not taken into account penalties imposed afterwards.

Hovering the mouse cursor over one of the data points on the graphs will show you the exact gap of the driver in the selected lap.

Lap time analysis (Monaco E-Prix)

In this section you can see how the lap times of each driver have evolved during the race. To compensate for individual outliers, we always calculate the average value over three laps. Since the laps behind the safety car very much distort the picture and also have no meaningfulness, we have "truncated" the graphic: We only show the data up to lap 20.

It is noticeable that there was a lot of tactical racing, particularly in the early stages of the race: Lap times were more than five seconds slower in the early laps than towards the middle of the race. It is striking that Rene Rast was by far the fastest driver for many laps after his pit stop, when he was alone behind the field. The McLaren driver was more than a second faster per lap than his competitors who were in the main field.

The conclusion is obvious that all pilots wanted to save energy again until they can finish the remaining laps with full power. A tactic that did not work this time, however, because of the two late safety car phases following the accidents of Maximilian Günther and Nico Müller.

Note: If you hover over one of the data points on the graphs, you will see the name of the driver and the averaged lap time of the driver on the selected lap. In addition, the driver's entire turn will be highlighted. You can also achieve the same by hovering over the driver's name in the legend.

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