Monaco Porsche : Formula E takes on the world’s fastest city streets

– Pascal Wehrlein and Jake Dennis neck and neck at the top
– Three victories this season for the Porsche 99X Electric
– Porsche leads the manufacturers’ classification

The Monaco E-Prix is the most prestigious Formula E race of the year. Four Porsche 99X Electric race cars will go in pursuit of championship points on the legendary Grand Prix circuit in the Principality. Driving for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, Pascal Wehrlein, the only two-time winner of the season so far, and Jake Dennis from the Porsche customer team Andretti Formula E are tied on points at the top of the drivers’ world championship standings. Wehrlein won in Mexico and Misano, while world champion Dennis claimed the top podium step in Saudi Arabia. With three wins from seven races, Porsche ranks first in the bid for the Manufacturers’ Trophy.

António Félix da Costa and Norman Nato join Wehrlein and Dennis in the race through the twisty labyrinth of the world’s most expensive square mile in the two other electric Porsche racing cars. Formula E is contested on the same 3.3-kilometre circuit as Formula 1.

Comments ahead of the Monaco E-Prix
Florian Modlinger, Director Factory Motorsport Formula E: « We’ve just competed on the motorcycle racing track in Misano, now we head to the world’s most famous street circuit in Monaco. This race is always a highlight and venues like Monaco are very important for Formula E. We’ve experienced some gripping races there so far with lots of overtaking manoeuvres. We put in an impressive performance in Misano with a sensational team effort – and we’re determined to bring home more points in Monaco. Given the tight schedule, we need to arrive even better prepared than usual. There is little time for set-up adjustments at the racetrack. »

Pascal Wehrlein, Porsche works driver (#94): « Monaco is perfect for Formula E – it’s a cool track with a stunning backdrop. To be at the front, we have to find a set-up that allows plenty of grip in the fast corners and offers good balance but doesn’t result in too much understeer in tight corners like Rascasse. We don’t have much time to find the best compromise. It’d be ideal if we arrived at the track already well sorted – but even then it’ll still be difficult. In Monaco, it feels like every driver pushes a little more than usual. Everyone wants to win here. »

António Félix da Costa, Porsche works driver (#13): « We’re taking a lot of positives to Monaco from the last races. Even though we were stripped of our Misano victory, our momentum tells the real story. We were fast all weekend in Misano. Monaco is undoubtedly the coolest race of the year. Every lap on this circuit is a pleasure. I won from pole position in 2021, those were unforgettable impressions. In Monaco, everything from free practice to the race happens in one day. It’s challenging for us all. »

ABB FIA Formula E World Championship – standings after 7 of 16 races
Drivers’ classification : 1. Pascal Wehrlein (GER), 89 points ; 2. Jake Dennis (GBR), 89 points… 10. Norman Nato (FRA), 23 points… 14. António Félix da Costa (POR), 20 points…
Teams’ classification : 1. Jaguar TCS Racing, 128 points ; 2. Andretti Formula E, 112 points ; 3. TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, 109 points…
Manufacturers’ Trophy : 1. Porsche, 190 points ; 2. Jaguar, 157 points ; 3. Nissan, 154 points…

Yannick Bitzer,