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Weekend of perfection for Felix da Costa: The e-Formula.news driver rating for the Portland weekend

Tim Neuhaus

Tim Neuhaus

The last two races in Portland for the time being are now in the history books of Formula E. Initially, the main question was whether the championships could be decided in the USA. In hindsight, all titles remain open until the finale in London. Nick Cassidy spoils the weekend and possibly the world championship with a huge mistake, while Antonio Felix da Costa puts in a masterful performance.

After each round of the 2024 Formula E season, our editors award points on a scale between 1 and 10 for all drivers. They are then sorted according to their average "rating score". The rating is based exclusively on driving performance, not the potential of the car or external circumstances.

Antonio Felix da Costa | TAG HEUER Porsche | 10.0

It is difficult to find words for Felix da Costa's current form. He is currently driving better than he ever has in 10 years of Formula E. Thanks to three consecutive victories, he has now won more races than any other driver this season. In Portland, the Portuguese driver once again proves how brilliantly he can read "peloton style" races. Pascal Wehrlein lacks a lot in direct comparison to be able to stand up to his team-mate. It's hard to imagine what would have been possible for DAC without the dip in form at the start of the season.

Robin Frijns | Envision Racing | 9.0

Robin Frijns is still here after all! Finally a ray of hope in what has been a disastrous season for the Dutchman. There is nothing wrong with his performance in Portland. He narrowly missed out on winning the race twice and finished on the podium, underlining the best weekend for Envision. If he takes this form with him to London, it is even possible to beat McLaren in the team standings. In general, however, a good application from the Dutchman to stay in Formula E.

Mitch Evans | Jaguar TCS Racing | 8.5

Mitch Evans was the best Kiwi on track in Portland. His biggest mistake of his weekend was the contact with Jake Hughes in the first race. The controversial penalty handed down for this cost the Jaguar driver the race win. His second race was also strong: after an early exit in the group stage of qualifying, he still managed to finish on the podium. Without the penalty in the first race, Evans would now even be leading the drivers' standings.

Flop of the E-Prix: Nick Cassidy | Jaguar TCS Racing | 5.0

Up until the penultimate lap on Saturday, Nick Cassidy was on course for the title with full power. His mistake was more than uncharacteristic for the Jaguar driver and leaves a big dent in his Portland outing. So it's not easy to emphasise his rock-solid pace. In the end, the relevance of the lost points will only be decided in London. But if Nick Cassidy hadn't had a lot of luck with the results of his direct rivals at the same time, he would no longer be the world championship leader - a stroke of luck.

How the editorial team has voted:
Pos. Driver ⌀-Points Tobias Wirtz Svenja König Tim Neuhaus Luca Storms
1 Antonio Felix da Costa 10.0 10 10 10 10
2 Robin Frijns 9.0 9 9 9 9
3 Mitch Evans 8.5 8 9 9 8
4 Jean-Eric Vergne 7.8 8 7 8 8
5 Nico Müller 7.5 9 6 7 8
6 Edoardo Mortara 7.5 7 7 9 7
7 Caio Collet 6.5 5 7 7 7
8 Pascal Wehrlein 6.5 7 6 6 7
9 Norman Nato 6.5 6 7 7 6
10 Jake Dennis 6.0 7 6 5 6
11 Jake Hughes 5.3 4 7 7 3
12 Sam Bird 5.3 6 5 5 5
13 Nick Cassidy 5.0 6 6 2 6
14 Sergio Sette Camara 4.8 5 4 4 6
15 Sacha Fenestraz 4.8 4 6 5 4
16 Sebastien Buemi 4.8 5 5 4 5
17 Maximilian Günther 4.5 6 3 3 6
18 Stoffel Vandoorne 4.5 4 4 4 6
19 Dan Ticktum 4.5 3 5 5 5
20 Jehan Daruvala 4.3 3 5 5 4
21 Nyck de Vries 4.0 4 4 5 3
22 Lucas di Grassi 2.8 4 2 3 2

Decisive in the event of a tie: higher individual score in the driver rating. Decisive in case of identical points: better race result

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