Formula E

Photo gallery: All drivers with 100 Formula E starts

Tobias Wirtz

Tobias Wirtz

Since the Tokyo E-Prix, with Mitch Evans another driver has been part of the exclusive Formula E "Centur100n Club": The drivers who have contested 100 races in the electric series. In this photo gallery, we show you who else in Formula E can look back on a three-digit number of race starts and how these drivers performed in their anniversary race.

Mitch Evans is the driver who last contested his 100th E-Prix: This was the case in Tokyo 2023. The New Zealander has been driving in the electric series since Season 3 and has not missed a single race since then.

His anniversary race is certainly not one that he will remember fondly: After being moved back three positions on the grid, it initially looked like he would score points before Evans made a mistake and hit Robin Frijns. He had to pit with a defective front wing, Evans finished the race in 15th position.

Antonio Felix da Costa celebrated his anniversary in Hyderabad 2023. The Portuguese driver has been in the series since the first season, but missed several races in the first two years due to his parallel DTM commitments, including the very first race in Beijing in 2014 and the Berlin E-Prix in 2016.

Felix da Costa finished third on the podium at the 2023 Hyderabad E-Prix. It was the 2020 Formula E champion's first podium result for his new employer Porsche.

Jean-Eric Vergne has also been in Formula E since the first season. The Frenchman made his debut for Andretti at the 2014 Punta del Este E-Prix, the third race in Formula E history, and sensationally took pole position.

At his anniversary race, the Friday race in Diriyah 2023, the only double champion in Formula E history was unable to finish higher than seventh place. The pace of the Porsche and Jaguar cars was too strong at the start of the first Gen3 season.

Sebastien Buemi was one of the absolute top drivers in the first Formula E years: In the first five seasons, he was champion once and runner-up three times. He only missed the 2017 New York City E-Prix because, in addition to Formula E, he also competed in the World Endurance Championship (WEC), where he became world champion four times.

He therefore also celebrated his anniversary at the Friday race of the 2023 Diriyah E-Prix, where he started from pole position for the 15th time in his career, equalling Jean-Eric Vergne's record. However, the Porsche drives were more efficient in the race, meaning that he only managed fourth place in the end.

Sam Bird is also one of the first Formula E drivers: the Brit has been part of the electric series' driver line-up since the very first race in Beijing in 2014. However, he missed the 2022 Seoul E-Prix due to a broken hand. Although he was the only driver to complete all of the first seven seasons with at least one race win, he was always denied major success in the overall standings.

The third person to celebrate at Friday's race in Diriyah 2023 took home a trophy: Bird finished 3rd in the race in Saudi Arabia.

The driver with the most races in the electric series is Lucas di Grassi. The Brazilian, who was active in Formula E long before the first race, celebrated his greatest success in season 3 when he became champion with the ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport team.

However, he contested his 100th E-Prix, which was also the 100th Formula E race in history, for Venturi in Seoul in 2022. After a collision at the start, di Grassi suffered a puncture that forced him to make a pit stop. In the end, he only finished eleventh.

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