Maximilian Günther returned to the track of success at his home race at his new residence in Monaco and battled for a podium finish for most of the race. The seventh round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship season was held for the first time on the 3.318-kilometre street circuit in the Principality of Monaco, the same circuit as used by Formula 1, and produced spectacular racing action in front of a breathtaking backdrop. The BMW i Andretti Motorsport driver finished fifth after a hard-fought Monaco E-Prix and collected another ten points in the championship.
In qualifying, the German clocked a lap time of 1:31.817 minutes to take third place and move into Super Pole for the fourth time this season. In the final battle of the Top 6 drivers for pole position, he secured fifth spot on the grid (1:32.039).
At the start from the third row he kept his position and drove in the leading group. Meanwhile, the 23-year-old was in third place and temporarily set the fastest lap of the race. By an efficient driving style, he saved a surplus of energy for a final charge and went on the attack for a podium position. As he did so, he was hit by a competitor in the chicane and he was unable to make full use of his advantage. After 26 laps, he crossed the finish line in fifth place, narrowly missing out on a podium by about half a second.
Maximilian Günther is currently 16th in the drivers’ standings with 22 points to his name. Formula E is taking a six-week break before returning to action on 19/20 June with another doubleheader in Puebla (Mexico).
Maximilian Günther: “What a mega race! It was so much fun to fight on the track and we were on course for the podium. It was a very tactical race and unfortunately it wasn’t quite enough for a podium in the end. But I am happy with the result and we scored a lot of points again. Now we have to take the momentum with us and be among the front runners again in Mexico.”