WEHRLEIN LANDS IN CHINA FOR FIRST-EVER SHANGHAI E-PRIX

May 23, 2024

With three double-header rounds remaining until the end of the season, the FIA Formula E World Championship has arrived in China for the first-ever E-Prix at the permanent Shanghai International Circuit. For Pascal Wehrlein (TAG-Heuer Porsche), currently lying second in the table, it is a great opportunity to repeat the German factory team’s strong Berlin performance, in which he finished fifth and fourth and his teammate António Felix da Costa took a win, and claw back the 16-point deficit on the leader, Jaguar’s Nick Cassidy.

The 29-year-old MIM-contracted driver is confident that his strong Porsche powertrain unit will help him to produce a competitive performance in what promises to be an energy-management style race at the shortened 3.051 km Formula 1 circuit, which the German actually raced on back in the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix.

“I’m looking forward to getting to know the circuit and the city,” declared Pascal on his arrival in Shanghai. “We recently gave a strong team performance in Berlin, which António crowned with his victory. That’s what we’re keen to repeat in Shanghai. With only six races left this season, we can’t afford to leave any points behind.”

The Shanghai Formula E weekend follows a regular three-day format, with Free Practice scheduled for Friday afternoon (in China), then Free Practice, Qualifying and Race 1 on Saturday, and the same timetable again on Sunday.

Stay tuned to our social media channels or follow Pascal live on TV worldwide to see how the German gets on in the Shanghai E-Prix this weekend.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE (UTC +2)

Free Practice 1Friday 24 May11:00 - 11:30
Free Practice 2Saturday 25 May02:00 - 02:30
Qualifying R11Saturday 25 May04:20 – 05:43
Race 11Saturday 25 May09:03 – 10:00
Free Practice 3Sunday 26 May02:00 – 02:30
Qualifying R12Sunday 26 May04:20 - 05:43
Race 12Sunday 26 May09:03 - 10:00

POINTS TABLE

1.Cassidy (Jaguar)167
2.Wehrlein (Porsche)142
3.Evans (Jaguar)132
4.Rowland (Nissan)131
5.Dennis (Andretti)113
6.Vergne (DS)101
7.Da Costa (Porsche)84
8.Guenther (Maserati)69
9.Vandoorne (DS)53
10.Hughes (McLaren)46