2021 ABB FIA Formula E Valencia ePrix Preview

This weekend sees Formula E return to action with another double header, this time in Valencia.

It will be unique for the series as it will be the first time that it has held a championship round on a permanent race circuit. This as the Valencia ePrix will be held on the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. It won’t be an entirely new experience for Formula E as it has held testing at the circuit in the past.

Sam Bird currently heads the Drivers’ Championship and is four points ahead of teammate Mitch Evans, who is second. Completing the top three in the standings is Robin Frijns who is five points behind Evans, and therefore nine behind Bird.

Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne won the two races across the Rome ePrix weekend. Vergne sits eighth in the championship, five points behind Edoardo Mortara in seventh and one ahead of Alexander Sims in ninth. Meanwhile Vandoorne is fourth in the championship, one point behind Frijns and one ahead of Nyck de Vries and Pascal Wehrlein who are tied in fifth.

Formula E Gen2” by Jaimie Wilson is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

In the Teams’ Championship Jaguar Racing enter the weekend with a 17 point advantage over second placed Mercedes. Completing the top three in the teams’ standings is DS Techeetah who are 19 points behind Mercedes and nine points ahead of Virgin Racing in fourth.

Formula E has seen four different winners across three different teams in its latest season. Also worth of note is that entering the Valencia ePrix there are only two drivers (Andre Lotterer and Jake Dennis), out of 24, yet to have scored points in the opening four races of the season. In terms of the teams all twelve have scored points after BMW i Andretti Autosport scored 12 across the Rome ePrix weekend, thanks to Max Gunther.

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