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The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team is heading to the legendary Circuit de Monaco for the next race of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.


Who will get lucky in Monaco?

Monaco: for any motorsports fan, the name alone conjures up a magical montage. Images of fortune, fashion and fast cars; very fast cars. Since 1929, legends of the racing world have dazzled spectators at this, one of the most prestigious circuits in the racing world. And, on 30 April, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team will be there!

For this, the sixth race in the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, Monaco will be holding nothing back. This year, the course follows the traditional route very closely, having removed the chicane at the T11 that was modified in 2021. Although the 19-turn circuit is notoriously compact – it was once famously described by a disgruntled Nelson Piquet as “like riding a bicycle around a living room” – it more than makes up for that in the sheer spectacle it delivers for drivers, teams and spectators alike. 

Over 3,337km, the track incorporates narrow, winding streets with hairpin bends, interspersed with aggressive sprints and some gut-wrenching dips and rises. Over the full distance, the track varies in altitude by a dizzying 42m. From the highly-charged rush at the start, climbing the hill at Saint Devote towards Casino de Monte-Carlo, drivers are under relentless pressure. There’s simply no room for driver error; the tiniest miscalculation can cost the race. 

While the Attack Zone at T4 provides a needed boost, the driver has to keep a cool head coming out of the sprint into a hard right turn, followed by the nail-biting Grand Hotel Hairpin at T6. From there, it’s into the iconic tunnel – scene of last year’s overtaking drama in the final lap. The sudden transition from tunnel to daylight is another jolt to the driver’s senses. While safety barriers will likely prevent drivers losing control and driving off the harbour into the sea, as recorded in years gone by, it doesn’t make it any easier! 

Traditionally, Monaco was considered a very difficult track to overtake on, due to its size and complexity. But, Formula E has disproved that theory. Consider that last year’s race saw no fewer than 28 overtakes between the top six runners alone and you’ll appreciate that Monaco is the place where anything can happen… That said, you won’t want to miss any of the excitement and fun. Join André Lotterer, Pascal Wehrlein and the rest of the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, live in action on Saturday 30 April.