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2019 Monaco ePrix

The 2019 Monaco ePrix (formally the 2019 Monaco E-Prix) was a Formula E electric car race held at the Circuit de Monaco on 11 May 2019. It was the ninth race of the 2018–19 Formula E season and the third edition of the event.

2019 Monaco ePrix
Race 9 of 12 of the 2018–19 Formula E season
Layout of the Monaco Formula E street circuit
Layout of the Monaco Formula E street circuit
Race details
Date 11 May 2019
Official name 2019 Monaco E-Prix
Location Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Course Street circuit
Course length 1.765 km (1.097 mi)
Distance 51 laps, 90.018 km (55.935 mi)
Weather Sunny
Air: 18.1 to 17.8 °C (64.6 to 64.0 °F)
Track: 24.9 to 22.8 °C (76.8 to 73.0 °F)
Pole position
Driver e.Dams-Nissan
Time 50.042
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Pascal Wehrlein Mahindra
Time 52.385 on lap 46
Podium
First Techeetah-DS
Second e.Dams-Nissan
Third Venturi

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

The Monaco ePrix was confirmed to be returning to the Formula E calendar on 4 November 2018.[1] It was the first time the race was held since 2017 as the event is held biennially, alternating with the Historic Grand Prix of Monaco. Originally, series founder and CEO Alejandro Agag had wanted to upgrade to using the full size Circuit de Monaco instead of the shorter version used in 2017 and 2015 centred around the Rainier III Nautical Stadium.[2] However, plans for this fell through when the FIA objected to it in September 2018.[3]

Going into the weekend, Virgin Racing's Robin Frijns lead the championship with 81 points, a 1 point lead over Techeetah's André Lotterer with BMW Andretti's António Félix da Costa down in 3rd with 70 points. In the team's standings, Techeetah lead with 142 points followed behind by Envision Virgin with 135 and defending constructors champions, Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler down in 3rd with 129.

After the previous round in Paris, three drivers where left with three place grid penalties for qualifying for causing collisions.[4] They were Jerome D'Ambrosio who collided with Frijns's team mate Sam Bird, Edoardo Mortara who collided with Jaguar's Alex Lynn and Oliver Rowland who collided with Alexander Sims.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Gap Grid
1 22   Oliver Rowland e.Dams-Nissan 50.021 31,2
2 25   Jean-Éric Vergne Techeetah-DS 50.042 +0.021 1
3 20   Mitch Evans Jaguar 50.112 +0.091 123
4 94   Pascal Wehrlein Mahindra 50.128 +0.107 2
5 19   Felipe Massa Venturi 50.218 +0.197 4
6 23   Sébastien Buemi e.Dams-Nissan 50.234 +0.213 5
7 27   Alexander Sims Andretti-BMW 50.351 6
8 3   Alex Lynn Jaguar 50.370 +0.019 7
9 28   António Félix da Costa Andretti-BMW 50.375 +0.024 8
10 7   José María López Dragon-Penske 50.432 +0.081 9
11 5   Stoffel Vandoorne HWA-Venturi 50.451 +0.100 10
12 4   Robin Frijns Virgin-Audi 50.498 +0.147 11
13 11   Lucas di Grassi Audi 50.502 +0.151 13
14 6   Maximilian Günther Dragon-Penske 50.514 +0.163 224
15 2   Sam Bird Virgin-Audi 50.526 +0.175 14
16 16   Oliver Turvey NIO 50.578 +0.227 15
17 64   Jérôme d'Ambrosio Mahindra 50.601 +0.250 192
18 66   Daniel Abt Audi 50.602 +0.251 16
19 48   Edoardo Mortara Venturi 50.618 +0.267 212
20 17   Gary Paffett HWA-Venturi 50.664 +0.313 17
21 8   Tom Dillmann NIO 50.811 +0.460 18
22 36   André Lotterer Techeetah-DS 51.018 +0.667 20
Source:[5]

Notes:

  • ^1  – Oliver Rowland set the fastest time and received three points for pole position but received a three-place grid penalty for colliding with Alexander Sims in the Paris ePrix. Therefore, he started in third place and Jean-Éric Vergne started in pole position.
  • ^2  – Oliver Rowland, Jérôme d'Ambrosio and Edoardo Mortara received three place grid penalties for causing a collision in the previous race in Paris
  • ^3  – Mitch Evans received a 10-place grid penalty after a qualifying infringement and reached his third reprimand.
  • ^4  – Maximilian Günther received a 10-place grid penalty after speeding under Full Course Yellow during FP1 and reached his third reprimand.

RaceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 25   Jean-Éric Vergne Techeetah-DS 51 46:05.547 1 25
2 22   Oliver Rowland e.Dams-Nissan 51 +0.201 3 18+33
3 19   Felipe Massa Venturi 51 +1.261 4 15
4 94   Pascal Wehrlein Mahindra 51 +1.439 2 12+14
5 23   Sébastien Buemi e.Dams-Nissan 51 +6.215 5 10
6 20   Mitch Evans Jaguar 51 +16.213 12 8
7 36   André Lotterer Techeetah-DS 51 +16.848 20 6
8 3   Alex Lynn Jaguar 51 +18.112 7 4
9 5   Stoffel Vandoorne HWA-Venturi 51 +18.551 10 2
10 7   José María López Dragon-Penske 51 +18.860 9 1
11 64   Jérôme d'Ambrosio Mahindra 51 +21.488 19
12 17   Gary Paffett HWA-Venturi 51 +21.853 17
13 27   Alexander Sims Andretti-BMW 51 +26.934 6
14 8   Tom Dillmann NIO 51 +31.861 18
15 66   Daniel Abt Audi 51 +49.4001 16
16 2   Sam Bird Virgin-Audi 50 Puncture 14
17 4   Robin Frijns Virgin-Audi 46 Collision 11
Ret 16   Oliver Turvey NIO 32 Collision 15
Ret 11   Lucas di Grassi Audi 31 Collision 13
Ret 48   Edoardo Mortara Venturi 29 Technical 21
Ret 6   Maximilian Günther Dragon-Penske 29 Accident 22
DSQ 28   António Félix da Costa Andretti-BMW 51 Power usage2 8
Source:

Notes:

  • ^1  – Daniel Abt received a drive through penalty converted into a 33-second time penalty for causing a collision.
  • ^2  – António Félix da Costa originally finished sixth, but was disqualified for exceeding power usage over 200kW.
  • ^3  – Pole position.
  • ^4  – Fastest lap.

Standings after the raceEdit

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Oliver Rowland set the fastest time and received three points for pole position but had a three-place grid penalty for colliding with Alexander Sims in the Paris ePrix. Therefore, he started in third place and Jean-Éric Vergne started in pole position.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Formula E 2018 - 2019 season: calendar, teams and drivers". DrivingElectric.
  2. ^ "Formula E set to use full Monaco GP circuit". www.motorsport.com.
  3. ^ "Formula E's plans to use Monaco F1 layout set to fall through". www.motorsport.com.
  4. ^ Fischer, Tom Errington, Alex Kalinauckas, Norman. "Three Formula E drivers get grid penalties for Paris E-Prix clashes". Autosport.com.
  5. ^ "R09 Qualifying" (PDF). Retrieved 11 May 2019.
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