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FACTS AND STATS: The closest Formula E finishes, Brazilian champions and Jaguar's lockout

Formula E's introduction to São Paulo in 2023 was wild. Records tumbled, we were treated to a three-way fight to the finish and Jaguar achieved something only Mercedes had before. Here's the Brazilian excursion on the Formula E calendar in numbers.


·  Four South American countries have hosted Formula E (Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Brazil)

· Brazil is the only nation to have had two Formula E champions: Nelson Piquet Jr. and Lucas di Grassi

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· Just 0.507s split the top three in Sao Paulo at the chequered flag last season - the closest top three since Marrakesh, Season 5

· São Paulo saw 114 overtakes (more than three per lap). There were also 11 lead changes: Vandoorne, da Costa, Nick Cassidy and Evans all hit the front


· Jaguar powertrains locked out the podium here in 2023. Only Mercedes-EQ have managed the same: securing the top four (Berlin, race two, Season 8)

· Sebastien Buemi (117), Sam Bird (105) and Jean-Eric Vergne (101) are the only drivers to have scored a triple digit points in South America

READ MORE: The full São Paulo preview - which drivers are in contention, what the Formula E standings look like and how to watch LIVE

· Sergio Sette Camara set the fastest top speed in a Formula E race at the time (264.1km/h), though Cape Town saw the fastest average race. The Jaguar TCS Racing of Mitch Evans hit a 276.6km/h (171.9mph) top speed to break Sergio's record in Portland

· Since São Paulo last year, Nick Cassidy and Jake Dennis are tied for points scored (195 from the last 13 races)


· São Paulo saw two New Zealanders share a podium (Mitch Evans and Cassidy) - the first of four doubles in Season 9. Brazilians are the only other drivers to have managed this (in Season 1)

· Sebastien Buemi is the only driver to have three wins South America (Punta del Este, Season 1, Punta del Este, Season 2 and Buenos Aires, Season 3)

· Jean-Eric Vergne has the most poles in South America (3), including on debut in Punta del Este, Season 1

- São Paulo is the second of 29 cities in which Avalanche Andretti have not scored points. The other is Bern, where the Andrettis finished in 11th and 12th in the only visit back in Season 5

·  Stoffel Vandoorne set his only pole of his title defence here last season. No reigning champion has ever managed to achieve more than two poles as incumbent champ


· That was DS PENSKE's first pole position since the Season 2 Mexico City E-Prix

· Leaving Brazil last season, Porsche's Pascal Wehrlein led the Drivers' table by 24 points - the largest championship lead he has ever had in Formula E

· Wehrlein managed to gain five positions on the opening lap, moving from 18th on the grid to 13th - the most the German driver has gained on the first lap in his Formula E career

· Wehrlein then went onto finish in seventh place to extend his championship lead, in doing so gaining the most positions in the race (11)

Sao Paulo Moment - Wehrlein

· Since joining Porsche at the start of last season, Antonio Felix da Costa has only out qualified Pascal Wehrlein three times (16-3), one of which came last season in São Paulo

· The Season 9 São Paulo E-Prix was the third longest Formula E race in history

· Last season saw both Lucas di Grassi and Sergio Sette Camara race on home soil but neither managed to take home points. Can they give the home support something to cheer this season?

SCHEDULE: Where, when and how to watch or stream the 2024 São Paulo E-Prix Round 4

The São Paulo E-Prix gets underway on Friday 15 March with Free Practice 1 at 16:25 local time.

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

Then it's on to race day on Saturday 16 March as Free Practice 2 kicks off the day at 07:25 local, qualifying follows at 09:40 local with lights out on Round 4 at 14:00 local/17:00 UTC.

View the full schedule in your time zone and check the broadcaster listings or tap the Ways to Watch button above to find out where to watch all the racing action where you live.