Maximilian Guenther Keeps Formula E Streak Alive with Win in Tokyo

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Maximillian Guenther Keeps Formula E Streak AliveABB FIA Formula E
  • Maximillian Guenther secures victory for Maserati MSG Racing in the first Tokyo E-Prix, overcoming Oliver Rowland's early lead.

  • Guenther becomes Formula E's fifth different winner in five races this season.

  • Pascal Wehrlein of TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team leads the Drivers’ Championship, with Jaguar TCS Racing leading the Teams’ Championship.

As far as competitive racing series go, it might be difficult to find a series closer with a more balanced field than this year's ABB FIA Formula E Series.

On Saturday, Maserati MSG Racing's Maximilian Guenther made it five different race winners in five races in the all-electric open-wheel racing series this season, as he outran pole sitter Oliver Rowland of Nissan in the inaugural Tokyo E-Prix.


Guenther's winning margin at the first Formula E race in Tokyo was 0.755 second over Rolwand and was Guenther's fifth career win in Formula E. The final lap included three runs by Rwoland that Guenther was able to turn away.

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Maximillian Guenther won the first ABB FIA Formula E race in Tokyo on Saturday.Qian Jun/MB Media - Getty Images

"It’s a great track, it’s very challenging and very technical and then to win the first ever Tokyo E-Prix, it’s a huge feeling," Guenther said. "I think in general we can be really proud of what we’ve done this weekend: being in the top 3 in all the sessions, always up there and then to walk away with the winning trophy is great.

"I think we executed the race pretty well, the strategy was good and I pulled off a few good moves to move up and then we defended against Ollie right up until the last lap. It was pretty tight. It definitely wasn’t easy, I think I just surprised him in Turn 10.”

Reigning Formula E Drivers’ Champion, Jake Dennis of Andretti Formula E Team finished third, ahead of Tag Heuer Porsche Formula E Team's Antonio Felix da Costa and Pascal Wehrlein.

Wheleain left Tokyo leading the season points championship standings, two points clear of Nick Cassidy and nine points ahead of Rowland. Cassidy ran a spirited race on Saturday, finishing seventh after started all the way back in 19th.

ABB Formula E Series

Tokyo E-Prix


  1. Maximillian Guenter, Maserati MSG Racing, 53:34.665

  2. Oliver Rowland, Nissan Formula E Team, +0.755 second

  3. Jake Dennis, Andretti Formula E, +1.405

  4. Antonio Felix Da Costa, Tag Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, +1.822

  5. Pascal Wehrlein, Tag Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, +3.897

  6. Norman Nato, Andretti Formula E Team, +4.573

  7. Nico Mueller, ABT Cupra Formula E Team, +4.983

  8. Nick Cassidy, Jaguar TCS Racing, +5.542

  9. Robin Frijns, Envision Racing, +5.929

  10. Sergio Sette Camara, ERT Formula E Team, +6.504

  11. Sacha Fenestraz, Nissan Formula E Team, +7.016

  12. Jean-Eric Vergne, DS Penske, +7.583

  13. Sebastian Buemi, Envision Racing, +8.467

  14. Jake Hughes, Neom McLaren Formula E Team, +8.859

  15. Mitch Evans, Jaguar TCS Racing, +9.316

  16. Stoffel VanDoorne, DS Penske, +9.735

  17. Jehan Daruvala, Maserati MSG Racing, +15.096

  18. Dan Ticktum, ERT Formula E Team, +49.418

  19. Sam Bird, Neom McLaren Formula E Team, +1 lap

  20. Lucas di Grassi, ABT Cupra Formula E Team, DNF

  21. Edoarda Mortara, Mahindra Racing, DNF

  22. Nyck de Vries, Mahindra Racing, DNF