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Pascal Wehrlein and António Félix da Costa racing


Making Tokyo Spark: A First Race for the FIA Formula E in Tokyo

Season 10 – A Fierce Competition already

The 10th season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is now 4 races in, and the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team is looking ahead to their first ever race in Tokyo on March 30th. With Pascal Wehrlein’s victory on the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit in Mexico City, this season jumpstarted with lots to look forward to. Despite Pascal Wehrlein and António Félix da Costa having two challenging races in Diriyah, Jake Dennis of Andretti Formula E customer team won the first Diriyah race with a commanding 13-second lead in his Porsche 99X Electric. And despite the setbacks, approaching the São Paulo race, Wehrlein and da Costa remained in high spirits.
Pascal Wehrlein in the Mexico race with special provence livery
Team Celebration after Mexico win and pole position

A strong Team in São Paulo's heat

And for good reason: The weekend in São Paulo kicked off with pole position for Pascal Wehrlein. During the race, he was almost consistently in the top group of drivers. It was only in the final laps that spectacular overtaking maneuvers meant that Wehrlein narrowly missed out on a podium place and finished fourth. Team-mate António Félix da Costa improved on his difficult start to the season with a strong performance and scored his first championship points of 2024 in sixth position. The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team improved to second place overall in the team standings. They all agree it was a good weekend in extremely difficult conditions, but that the full potential has not yet been unleashed. Now, Wehrlein and da Costa are optimistic as they prepare for Tokyo: "We had the pace of the fastest drivers in the race and that's something we can build on.", da Costa states.
Pascal Wehrlein on pole position on the starting grid

Blazing in vibrant Tokyo

Fueled with new insights from the four opening races, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team is resilient as never before and urges to gain even more traction in the inaugural race in Tokyo, Japan. Until now, Tokyo has never hosted an officially sanctioned motorsport race, this will be a first for this vibrant city. But it is only A city that not only has an unmatched pulsating street culture but is also inhabited by glowing motorsports enthusiasts and like-minded individuals – who are all driven by forward-thinking.

It is by no surprise that hybrid vehicles have long been popular in Japan – at last, they are at the front of its cutting-edge and technology. And popularity for electric vehicles is rising rapidly, so there is no better time to get into Formula E than right now. Tokyo is embracing and advancing new and sustainable technologies and beyond doubt, this city is an unrivalled spot for all electric car fanatics. 

Making way for the Porsche 99X Electric to touch down and power through the street circuit.
António Félix da Costa and Pascal Wehrlein in the 99X Electric on the track

Electric History in The Making

The Tokyo track takes places around the Tokyo Big Sight convention centre on the Tokyo Bay waterfront, ensuring spectacular views of the city. It is the first time that public roads in Tokyo will be closed for a road race and a world championship event, and we can’t be more excited for this all-new track. Beaming with energy, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team can’t wait to start some electrifying wheel-to-wheel action in the Tokyo E-Prix on the 2.582 km circuit. Formula E’s track design experts promised a circuit that will be a challenge to all 22 drivers with three flat-out straights, 18 turns and some really tight corners.

The race will be accompanied by a whole weekend of entertainment including gaming events, live music gigs, autograph sessions and even an electrifying visit from none other than Pikachu. Finally, the race starts at 15:03 h to 16:30 h (Tokyo Time Zone: UTC+9).
Tokyo Track Map

Looking ahead to a glowing 5th race

Together with TAG Heuer we are beyond excited about the special things we have planned in Tokyo. To match this exceptionally energetic city, we’ve got something in store that will ensure this spectacle becomes a gleaming experience for anyone watching. First times on new tracks are always a special thrill and we are about to deliver a radiant performance like no other. 
We’re about to bring the glow to Tokyo.

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Mexico E-Prix
Mexico E-Prix Celebration
Diriyah Skyline
Diriyah Race
Car 13 and mechanics on the pitlane
São Paulo Skyline
Pascal Wehrlein and António Félix da Costa in race