Formula E in Sao Paulo: The qualifying groups at a glance
At the Sao Paulo E-Prix, it's all about the positions on the starting grid for the race on Saturday in qualifying from 13:40 German time. The drivers competefirst in a group stage before the top four of each group meet in a knockout format. As usual, Formula E sorted the groups for the race according to the current intermediate world championship standings.
The drivers on the odd championship positions start in Group A, the drivers on the odd ranks in Group B. There they fight one after the other for the fastest lap times. The knockout phase then takes place "within" the groups. Thus, in the quarter-finals, the fastest will race against the fourth-fastest or the second-fastest against the third-fastest in the same group.
We have summarized all the changes to the 2023 season for you in a separate article. For Saturday's Sao Paulo E-Prix, the groups are as follows.