Maximilian Günther scores points in challenging Monaco E-Prix

Max finishes ninth in challenging Monaco E-Prix

Maximilian Günther battled to a ninth-place finish at the 2024 Monaco E-Prix after navigating a challenging race to add two points to his Season 10 FIA Formula E World Championship efforts.

Marking the eighth of 16 races this season, Formula E’s Monaco round signalled the mid-way point of the current campaign and the home race of Max’s team, Maserati MSG Racing.

As a resident of Monaco, Max knows the Principality well and entered the weekend with momentum in his favour after taking consecutive podiums in Tokyo and Misano.

When track running commenced, the 26-year-old displayed encouraging pace across practice and maintained his form in qualifying where he advanced into the session’s duel stages.

Max faced Pascal Wehrlein in the Quarter-Finals but unfortunately lost out to the Porsche driver in the head-to-head and started the race from eighth.

By securing a quick getaway from the fourth row of the grid, Max gained three positions off the line to rise to fifth on lap one and quickly settled into the race’s rhythm.

An accident for Edoardo Mortara on lap five caused an early Safety Car which neutralised the race until the end of lap eight, although a difficult restart saw Max slip to seventh.

The Oberstdorf-born driver quickly recovered, however, and returned to the top five on lap 13 before using Attack Mode to strengthen his hold on the position.

Unfortunately, Max lost critical track position and fell to ninth on lap 20 when he was pushed wide by Oliver Rowland and used his second Attack Mode to consolidate his place inside the top 10.

A second Safety Car, caused by Nico Müller, paused the race for the final time on lap 25, leaving a six-lap sprint to the finish. Max applied consistent pressure on Nissan’s Sacha Fenestraz during the restart but was unable to overtake, finishing ninth at the flag.

After scoring 65 points in eight races, Max holds sixth in the FIA Formula E World Drivers’ Championship standings. His season will resume on May 11-12, 2024, for his home race, the Berlin E-Prix.

Maximilian Günther, Maserati MSG Racing Driver

“We can be happy with points today. After Qualifying we tried to go forward and did a fantastic first lap, gaining three places but the race didn’t go our way. A lot of drivers were pretty aggressive, we were boxed in a few times, and that caused us to lose positions in key moments. In the end, ninth was the best we could do. The car felt better in the race compared to how it felt earlier in the day, so we can be happy that we took some steps forward. Unfortunately, we can’t always be at the front but we still scored points which is the most important thing at this stage.”


2024 Monaco E-Prix Maximilian Günther Results
Free Practice One // P11
Free Practice Two // P5
Qualifying // P8 [1:30.425, Quarter-Final One]
Race // P9
Fastest Lap // 1:32.239
Championship // P6 [65 points]