The voting was close with Sacha Fenestraz (Nissan) taking the top honours with 34% of your choosing his semi-final lap to break the Formula E lap record. Next up was Nick Cassidy's commanding victory to take himself and Envision Racing to the top of both championship standings, he picked up 26% of the vote.
DS PENSKE's Jean-Eric Vergne collected the ABB Driver of Progress award for his stealthy drive through the pack, but came in third in the Monaco moments with 24% and 18% of your vote went to Mitch Evans (Jaguar TCS Racing) for his third consecutive podium on the Monegasque streets.
Sacha the Speed King
1m28.773s was the the new all-time fastest lap set by Fenestraz on his way to beating Nissan teammate Norman Nato in the semi-final Duel. The previous second was held by Evans, set the previous year in GEN2 machinery, the New Zealander clocking a 1m29.839s in the final.
While Fenestraz did go on to win the final beating NEOM McLaren driver and fellow rookie Jake Hughes, his time was deleted after exceeding the maximum power of 350kW during his final Duel lap. With Hughes' time also deleted for track limits, after a mistake at the Nouvelle chicane, the Julius Baer Pole Position eventually went to the Brit after having set his time first.
What a day in Monaco! Getting my 2nd Pole Position of the season is special but then unfortunately having the lap deleted, and starting P2 to scoring some great points for the team after finishing P4. We've worked hard as a team since Berlin and the hard work is paying off 🙌 pic.twitter.com/XgvzeZblXN— Sacha Fenestraz (@sachafenestraz) May 6, 2023
Undeterred, Fenestraz recovered in the race and was running up the sharp-end for the duration, going toe-to-toe with the front runners before falling back towards the end and eventually finishing a commendable fourth.
Fenestraz's speed is without question in his rookie campaign. The French-Argentine was on target for a second pole in his debut season, adding to the other record-breaking pole in Cape Town, when he set the fastest average speed over a lap with a new record of 135.324 km/h.