Formula E Season 10 Tokyo E-Prix: Guenther snatches win from Nissan and Rowland

Just 2 weeks after the sao paulo e-prix, we were presented with another race, this time in the home of Nissan: Japan! This introduction of the Tokyo E-Prix saw a different layout, sometimes a mixture of the Rome and London circuits. However, none of this could stop the Maserati MSG of Maximilian Guenther from clinching the win away from the pole sitter and majority of the race leader Oliver Rowland.

Key Moments During The Race

  • Oliver Rowland lead the field away from pole position ahead of Edoardo Mortara in P2 and Maximilian Guenther in P3.
  • Jaguar Drivers Mitch Evans and Nick Cassidy went to P11 and P18 respectfully after the start
  • The fastest lap was changing hands during lap 5 with Nato and Mueller touching
  • Jake Hughes crashed into the barrier at turn 15 on lap 6 due to a collision with Di Grassi. The British driver managed to get away on their own accord, however they fell to the back of the grid.
  • The Tag Hauer Porsche Team played the team game on lap 9 as Da Costa slowed up the grid behind them so Wehrlein could take attack mode.
  • A new race leader emerged on lap 13 as Oliver Rowland took attack mode with Maximilian Guenther inheriting P1.
  • Guenther fell down to P3 after taking attack mode.
  • Mitch Evans had front wing damage on lap 18 after contact.
  • The safety car was called out soon after to pick up debris. 
  • De Vries and Di Grassi have both retired at this point.
  • Nick Cassidy managed to make his way up to P11 by lap 25.
  • Maximilian Guether takes the lead on lap 25.
  • 2 additional laps were added near the end of the race due to the safety car.
  • Norman Nato and Robin Frijns made contact as Nato went off the racing line, received a 5 second penalty for this collision but it was later overturned.
  • Da Costa falls down to P4 after a three way battle for the podium positions.
  • Guenther wins, Rowland P2, Dennis P3.


Jake Hughes, NEOM McLaren Formula E Team, e-4ORCE 04, leads Lucas di Grassi, ABT CUPRA Formula E Team, M9Electro, and Jean-Eric Vergne, DS Penske, DS E-Tense FE23-Image Credit: Formula E Media Bank

Formula E Season 10 Round 5 Tokyo E-Prix Results


Position Driver Team Points

Maximilian Guenther

(fastest lap)

Maserati MSG Racing

2nd Oliver Rowland (pole) Nissan Formula E Team 21
3rd  Jake Dennis Andretti Formula E  15
4th Antonio Felix Da Costa  Tag Heuer Porsche Formula E Team 12
5th Pascal Wehrlein  Tag Heuer Porsche Formula E Team 10
6th Norman Nato Andretti Formula E  8
7th Nico Mueller Abt Cupra Formula E Team 6
8th Nick Cassidy Jaguar TCS Racing 4
9th Robin Frijns  Envision Racing 2
10th Sergio Sette Camara ERT Racing 1
11th Sacha Fenestraz Nissan Formula E Team 0
12th Jean-Eric Verge  DS Penske  0
13th Sebastian Buemi Envision Racing 0
14th Jake Hughes Neom McLaren Formula E Team 0
15th Mitch Evans Jaguar TCS Racing 0
16th Stoffel Vandoorne DS Penske 0
17th Jehan Daruvala Maserati MSG Racing 0
18th Dan Ticktum ERT Formula E Team 0
19th Sam Bird Neom McLaren Formula E Team 0
DNF Lucas Di Grassi  Mahindra Racing 0
DSQ Edoardo Mortara  Abt Cupra Formula E Team 0
DNF Nyck De Veries Mahindra Racing 0


Formula E Season 10 Championship After Round 5

Position Driver Team Points
1. Pascal Wehrlein Tag Heuer Porsche Formula E Team 63
2. Nick Cassidy Jaguar TCS Racing 61
3. Oliver Rowland Nissan Formula E Team 54
4. Jake Dennis Andretti Formula E 53
5. Maximilian Guenther Maserati MSG Racing 48
6. Mitch Evans Jaguar TCS Racing 39
7. Jean-Eric Vergne DS Penske 39
8. Sam Bird Neom McLaren Formula E Team 37
9. Robin Frijns Envision Racing 21
10. Sebastian Buemi Envision Racing 20
11. Antonio Felix Da Costa Tag Heuer Porsche Formula E Team 20
12. Jake Hughes Neom McLaren Formula E Team 18
13. Stoffel Vandoorne DS Penske 18
14. Norman Nato Andretti Formula E 17
15. Sacha Fenestraz Nissan Formula E Team 8
16. Nico Mueller Abt Cupra Formula E Team 6
17. Sergio Sette Camara ERT Formula E Team 3
18. Edoardo Mortara Mahindra Racing 0
19. Lucas DiGrassi Abt Cupra Formula E Team 0
20. Nyck De Vries Mahindra Racing 0
21. Jehan Daruvala Maserati MSG Racing 0
22. Dan Ticktum ERT Formula E Team 0

Most Impressive Race

The most impressive race for me has to be from Oliver Rowland. Leaving the sport mid season last year, eyebrows were raised over whether he would return to the sport. Now, at his new team’s home race, getting pole position and being able to maintain his energy for the majority of the race until he had to fall back to P2 in order to conserve energy to make it to the end is seriously impressive.


Driver who needs to improve the most after Tokyo

Now that we have finished just under one third of the season, I think Mitch Evans really needs to improve the most. Yes, his teammate did manage to qualify near the back due to a lap time deletion in qualifying, Evans should have made up spots on the start to try and bridge the gap to his felle Kiwi but instead, Cassidy finished P8 after the DSQ from Mortara which still made Evans not get any points from the weekend. Evans needs to get his head into the right space 

Formula E: Season 10 Provisional Calendar Announced with Tokyo Occupying a Slot

Formula E: Season 10 Provisional Calendar Announced with Tokyo Occupying a Slot

Tokyo has been confirmed to be hosting the 7th round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in 2024. It will be the first time the capital of Japan will have hosted an official FIA World Championship round.

The race will be held on March 30th and the track will feature the Tokyo Big Bay convention centre in the city.

Confirming the news today, the Governer of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike said “I am delighted by the official decision that Tokyo will host a Formula E race in March 2024.” They later went onto say “This race will be held around Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo’s bay area, where developments are underway to become a sustainable next generaction city.”

Provisional Calendar

Formula E Season 10’s Provisional Calendar
Credit: Formula E’s Announcement of Tokyo

The provisional calendar is similar the season 9 calandar with pre season testing later this year in October with the cars hitting the track in Valencia from October 23rd to October 27th. There is then a 2 and a half month wait until we official get racing in January where the first race of the season will be in Mexico City on 13th January followed by a double header in Diriyah on January 26th and 27th. There will be a race on the February 10th and February 24th but these are locations have not been confirmed yet.

We return to Sao Paulo in Brazil for the season Sao Paulo E-Prix on March 16th with the teams then flying to Tokyo on March 30th. We then have a 2 week break before a double header in Rome on April 13th and April 14th before returning to Monaco on April 27th. We return to Berlin for a double header on May 11th and May 12th. Round 13 takes place on May 25th but a location is still to be determined.

Jakarta and Portland are rounds 14 and 15 and taking place on June 8th nd June 29th respectfully. We then round off Season 10 of Formula E with a double header in London taking place on July 20th and Jult 21st.

Speaking about Tokyo and the Season 10 Calendar, the Co Founder and Chief Championship Officer of Formula E Alberto Longo said “We are excited to take Formula E to the streets of Tokyo next season.” “The Season 10 Calendar represents our ongoing mission to create a dynamic schedule of new cities hosting eces for the first or second time like Tokyo, Sao Paulo and Portland alongside established hosts like Berlin,  Rome, London, Monaco, Diriyah and now Jakarta.”

The Chief Executive Officer of Formula E Jeff Dodds said “Tokyo will be a highlight of our historic 10th season.” “We are also in advanced discussions with many more iconic world cities who are keen to host a Formula E race and create blocker world championship motorsport events with us.” Mr. Dodds confirms that he expects the new calendar to be updated later this year.

The Director of FIA Circuit Sport Department Marek Nawarecki said “This calendar is an illustration of Formula E’s continuing growth and promises to treat fans to another season of superb racing with the new GEN3 car, which has already produced countless crowd-pleasing battles.”

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