FACTS AND STATS: An ultra-competitive Season 9 and how to win in London

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FACTS AND STATS: An ultra-competitive Season 9 and how to win in London

Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship has been among the most competitive in the series' history, and it's going down to the wire. London has been a kingmaker before, and there's a certain way to win here. Find out how and what London looks like in numbers.


Season 9 precedents

- There have been seven different winners representing six different teams in Season 9, with only TAG Heuer Porsche able count both their drivers as winners in 2022/23

- Some 11 drivers have made it to the podium and 19 drivers have led a lap - beating Formula E's Season 7 record. Nothing is assured come the finale weekend

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- Three of the last four races in Season 9 have been won from pole, and the polesitter has been on the podium in the last five consecutive races

London records

- Quali is key in London. Nobody’s won at the ExCeL from lower than third on the grid (although Lucas di Grassi’s infamous, audacious pass through the pit lane during a Safety Car period in 2021 briefly saw him win from 10th, until he was disqualified)

- The polesitter has been on the podium in three of four races here. Nobody has finished on the podium from lower than ninth on the grid


- Jake Dennis has started on the front row on three of four occasions in London

- The London E-Prix in Season 1 was our first double-header. This weekend will be our 30th

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- Sam Bird was the first home winner in Formula E (London, Season 1, Race 2)

- 50% of the eight races in London have been won by Brits, including three of four at the ExCeL (Sam Bird, Alex Lynn, Jake Dennis twice)


- Season 9 is the third time London has hosted the season finale, and the first time since Season 2

- In Season 2, Nico Prost won both London races, becoming the first driver to win both races of a double-header

- Rome was the longest circuit of the season and London is the shortest at just 2.09km

Back the Brits!

- 15 British drivers have raced in Formula E, with 14 having scored points (more than any other nation and a total of 2,023

- After Jake Dennis’ win in Rome, British drivers have scored in the last 100 E-Prix in a row. Brits have scored in 111/114 E-Prix. Their last non-score was Punta del Este, Season 2


- Brits have scored 2,023 points in Formula E

Key landmarks

- Race 1 marks Formula E’s 50th in Europe and Race 2 is our 10th in London – the third city to reach double digits

- Race 2 at the ExCeL in Season 7 was Alex Lynn’s first win in his 40th Formula E race - the longest a driver has gone before taking to the top step

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- The opening race of the Season 8 London E-Prix saw Lucas di Grassi go from 22nd on the grid to finish in ninth - the most positions gained by a driver in a race at the ExCeL Circuit

- In Race 2 of Season 8’s visit to London, di Grassi claimed victory aged 37 years and 354 days to become Formula E’s oldest race winner


- Renault e.dams and Avalanche Andretti both hold the record for the most points scored by a team in London (113)

- Across eight races in London, there have been 10 Safety Car appearances (only Diriyah has more)

- Six times a driver has won in Formula E without leading a lap and two took place in London (Race 2 in Season 1: Sam Bird after a Stephane Sarrazin penalty and Race 2 in Season 7: Alex Lynn after di Grassi was disqualified)

- Season 4 in NYC was the only time the champion won the final race of the season (Jean-Eric Vergne)

- Rome was the longest circuit of the season and London is the shortest at just 2.09km