FACTS AND STATS: Tokyo joins the calendar, but who does well at new races?

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FACTS AND STATS: Tokyo joins the calendar, but who does well at new races?

Formula E gets set for its first visit to Japan, here are all the key numbers heading into the inaugural Tokyo E-Prix on Saturday 30 March.

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·  Race 121 in Formula E history is the first to be held in Japan, the 24th sovereign nation to be visited by the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, and the 34th different venue (shortly to be followed by the 35th, at Misano). This will be the 27th Formula E race to be held in Asia.

·  Tokyo is the most eastern city that Formula E has raced in, and is 16 time zones ahead of Portland, where Formula E will race at in June.

PREVIEW: What to look out for ahead of the inaugural Tokyo E-Prix

·  Tokyo is the largest metropolitan city in the world with an estimated population of over 39 million people. Four of the five highest populated cities appear on the Season 10 calendar (Tokyo, Shanghai, São Paulo and Mexico City).

·  Three Japanese drivers have previously raced in Formula E. Takuma Sato and Sakon Yamamoto raced in Season 1 and Kamui Kobayashi raced in Season 4 (albeit Kobayashi raced under a Monegasque license).


·  None of the Japanese drivers have managed to finish an E-Prix in the top ten. However, Takuma Sato has scored two points in Formula E as a result of claiming fastest lap for the Season 1 Beijing E-Prix.

·  Japanese drivers have started five Formula E races but have only managed to finish on the lead lap once (Kobayashi for Race 1 of Hong Kong Season 4).

·  Takuma Sato and Sakon Yamamoto have the shortest Formula E careers of any driver, having only completed 21 racing laps each (no other driver has raced fewer laps in Formula E).

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·  The Tokyo E-Prix will be the 27th Formula E race to have been held in Asia, overtaking North America as the second most visited continent (only behind Europe which has hosted 51 races).

·  After Sebastien Buemi’s DNS in Diriyah, Lucas di Grassi is the only driver to have started every Formula E race in Asia.

·  However, it is Sam Bird who has claimed the most wins in Asia (four).

·  Lucas di Grassi has claimed nine podiums in Asia (the most of any driver) but has not claimed a podium in Asia since the visit to Seoul in Season 8.

·  A total of 14 drivers have taken a pole position in Asia, with Sebastien Buemi, Jean-Eric Vergne and Oliver Rowland each having taken a record three poles in Asia.

·  No driver has managed to score in every Asian city that Formula E has visited. António Felix da Costa and Sebastien Buemi have the best records, having scored points in seven out of eight Asian cities. da Costa only failed to score in Beijing and Buemi only didn’t score in the visit to Hyderabad last season.

·  The Tokyo E-Prix will be Jaguar’s 100th race in Formula E. Since joining the grid in Season 3, the team have claimed 13 wins, 36 podiums and 1,139 points.

·  With Mitch Evans having been with Jaguar since their first race, the Tokyo E-Prix will mark Evans 100th race for the team (and making him the first driver to have raced 100 races for a single team).

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·  In four of the last six new Formula E races in a city, the race has been won by either Nick Cassidy or Mitch Evans. Can the Jaguar pairing keep this up in Tokyo?

·  In the 10 Formula E seasons, Round 5 has been held in nine different cities (with Mexico City being the only city to have hosted the fifth race of the season twice - in Season 2 and Season 4).

·  The fifth race in the season has recently been strong stomping ground for Jean-Eric Vergne, who has claimed a podium in three out of the last four seasons in Race 5.

SCHEDULE: Where, when and how to watch or stream the 2024 Tokyo E-Prix Round 5

The Tokyo E-Prix gets underway on Friday 29 March with Free Practice 1 at 16:30 local time.

WATCH: How to watch or stream Formula E's Tokyo E-Prix where you are

Then it's on to race day on Saturday 30 March as Free Practice 2 kicks off the day at 08:00 local, qualifying follows at 10:20 local with lights out on Round 4 at 15:00 local/06:00 UTC.

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