The 2019 Formula E season is the fifth season of the FIA Formula E Championship, the premier motor car racing championship for electrically-powered cars.
The current season has a total of 11 teams and 25 drivers. Teams will be battling for the Constructors championship while drivers will be aiming for the Drivers Championship title. There are a total of 14 rounds or 14 ePrix races where drivers and teams will try to earn points. Points are given using the standard FIA system (25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1). An extra three points is awarded to the driver who secures the pole position and an extra point is also given to the driver who runs the fastest lap. Points are accumulated per driver/team in the standings. The driver with the most points at the end of the season is the champion.
Below is the current 2019 Formula E Driver Standings after Round 11:
|1||Jean-Eric Vergne||130 points|
|2||Lucas Di Grassi||98 points|
|3||Mitch Evans||87 points|
|4||Andre Lotterer||86 points|
|5||Antonio Da Costa||82 points|
|6||Robin Frijns||81 points|
|7||Sebastien Buemi||76 points|
|8||Daniel Abt||75 points|
|9||Sam Bird||69 points|
|10||Jerome D’Ambro||65 points|
With eleven rounds down, There are two remaining ePrix races left in the 2019 Formula E season schedule and these are the races that are still to come and these are the two New York ePrix races at the Brooklyn Street Circuit in the United States scheduled for July 13 and 14, 2019.
Jean-Eric Vergne has pulled away from the field with a 32-point lead over his closest pursuer but given the scoring system, anything can still happen here. That said, here are the odds to win the 2019 Formula E Drivers Championship. Odds were taken from bet365 as of 7/1/19:
Who Are The Favorites?
|Lucas Di Grassi||+550|
|Antonio Felix Da Costa||+50000|
Jean-Eric Vergne is the defending Formula E Drivers champion and is the current leader in the standings. Vergne was just six points up on the third-placed driver in the standings with four races to go but after a third-place finish at the 2019 German ePrix and a win at the 2019 Swiss ePrix, he has taken a commanding 32 point lead with two races to go. With that big lead, Vergne is the top betting favorite to win his second straight Formula E Drivers title.
Lucas Di Grassi is in second place and 32 points behind Vergne in the Drivers standings. The 2017 Formula E Drivers champion has won two races this season and has a total of three podium finishes on the year. Di Grassi gained ground on the leaders by winning the 2019 German ePrix but finished just 9th in the 2019 Swiss ePrix.
Andre Lotterer has not won a race this season but he remains in contention by racing consistently at the start of the season. Lotterer has seven Top-10 finishes this year and has two runner-ups finished. However, he retired in the 2019 German ePrix and only 14th at the 2019 Swiss ePrix.
Mitch Evans is the 2012 GP3 series winner and the youngest driver to win an international Grand Prix when he won the 2011 New Zealand Grand Prix at the age of 16. Evans is currently third in the 2019 Formula E standings and already a longshot to overcome Vergne’s lead with two races to go. Evans’ win at the 2019 Rome ePrix was his first victory in Formula E racing.
Jean-Eric Vergne has taken a 32 point lead with only two races to go in the 2019 Formula E season. The defending champion took a podium finish in Germany and then won in Switzerland to break away from his closest rivals. With two races to go, it’s almost certain Vergne will win the Formula E championship. That’s why he’s such a huge favorite now at -1000.
Although everyone in the Top 6 still has the mathematical probability to win, Di Grassi and the rest need to really finish strong to make up for Vergne’s 32-point lead. They will need to win at least one race or have podium finishes in the last two races and hope that Vergne falters in the last two races to overtake him in the standings. But that’s easier said than done.
Vergne has retired in one race this season so there is still that possibility that he is going to make a mistake in one or two ( or both ) of the final races of the season. But not only does the defending champion have podium finishes in four out of the last six races, but he also placed 5th and 1st in the two New York races last season. That said, I think this is already a wrap. Unless something drastic happens, Jean-Eric Vergne is going to win the 2019 Formula E championship. Prediction: Jean-Eric Vergne.