A disappointing race day for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team at the Monaco E-Prix as neither Porsche 99X Electric crossed the line. Pascal Wehrlein (GER/#94) began with strong performance among the frontrunners, but a technical defect forced him to retire. Team mate André Lotterer (GER/#36) was became the unfortunate victim of a collision, taking him out of contention at race six of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in the Principality on the Cote d’Azur.
In the drivers‘ standings of the all-electric racing series, André Lotterer ranks sixth after six of 16 races with 43 points. Pascal Wehrlein sits just one point behind in seventh place. In the team standings, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team is sixth with 85 points.
In qualifying, Pascal Wehrlein narrowly missed out on scoring his second pole position this season. Starting the race from the first grid row, he put in a strong performance and, with a bold overtaking move after the tunnel exit before the harbour chicane, swept into the lead shortly before halftime. Wehrlein’s Porsche 99X Electric suddenly lost pace in the second half of the race after pulling clear from his pursuers. Teammate André Lotterer made it to fifth position after starting the race from the sixth grid spot. He was unfortunately forced to retire the race when a rival shunted him into the barriers at the restart after safety car phase.
The next race for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team is on 14 and 15 May with the Berlin E-Prix, the 7th and 8th round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.