Pascal Wherlein Wins Race 2 of Misano ePrix Weekend

April 14, 2024Kimberly Kay
Formula E

Leg 2 of the Misano ePrix yielded a different winner than race 1. Originally in race 1 Antonio Felix da Costa won but was disqualified for breaching the technical regulations regarding a throttle spring. The decision was a confusing one considering the teams were never notified that the spring was removed from the allowable parts listing. Da Costa has until Wednesday to appeal the decision. For now Oliver Rowland inherits the win.

In race 2 Pascal Wherlein (TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team) secured the win after falling short in race 1 to bring himself back into the discussion for the title race. Wherlein said, “Yesterday would have been better to win but I’m very happy about the race today. It was quite chaotic again in the beginning until mid-race. I wasn’t sure if I should stay in the lead or let Oli [Rowland] through the pace. His pace seemed a bit weird and too fast to try and defend so I didn’t defend him much. I was a bit surprised by his energy, I wasn’t sure if the team had the correct information or not. But in the end, it proved to be the right thing to do. It was a lot of managing; the energy, the battery, the tires. Just everything.

It goes quickly from zero to hero, we know that in Formula E. I think we had the pace this weekend to win both races. Unfortunately yesterday with these kinds of races I was a bit of a victim with my front wing and then being at the back, but today was a big redemption for us.”

The next race in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is Round 8 of the 2024 Monaco E-Prix on Saturday 27th April.