The last race in New York City less than a couple of weeks ago held tricky conditions for the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team. The first race of the weekend finished under red flags and the second under yellow flags, but they were able to pick up solid points in the midst of the mayhem. As a result, the team head to London at the top of the Team Standings and with Stoffel Vandoorne leading the Drivers’ World Championship Standings. There are just two race locations left and four races to go this season, meaning we should still have a couple of exciting race weekends in store!

The Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team will be competing at the London E-Prix for the second time, where the circuit is unique in motorsport with its indoor and outdoor setting. The track runs along the River Thames and through a section of the exhibition halls forming part of the ExCel, running at a length of 2.141km, with 22 turns. It is a fairly technical track for teams to tackle, beginning with the smooth tarmac of the inside of the exhibition hall affording plenty of grip, and then moving through a number of turns to the extremely abrasive tarmac outside. This provides a number of challenges, with weather a crucial factor, along with the constant switching in lighting, from floodlighting to daylight and back again.

Ahead of the weekend, driver Stoffel Vandoorne spoke about the challenges expected with the change in layout to the circuit and the importance of getting a strong position on the starting grid: “A few changes have been made to the track, but overtaking will still be very difficult, so doing really well in qualifying will be crucial.” His teammate Nyck de Vries spoke of the team’s previous success in London and his hopes of another competitive weekend of racing from the team: “Last year we were very competitive at this track, so we hope to build on that and have a great weekend before heading to Seoul for the final two races of the season.”

Ian James, Team Principal of the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team, talked about the battle still facing the team in the remaining four races of the season: “At this stage in the season, there is still 25% of the total points to fight for – so it’s likely to go down to the wire. However, this is what we all do it for: the chance to get out on top at the very end. Our next challenge on the way to achieve that goal will be these two races in London, and we can’t wait to make our fans, friends, family and partners proud.”

Ahead of the London E-Prix you can win yourself some exclusive Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team prizes by having a go at forecasting all the upcoming electric track action with the Vestas Race Forecaster. Lock in your forecasts for Round 13 now and stay tuned to our channels this weekend for all the latest updates and the opening of the forecaster for Round 14!

Stick with us over the weekend for more updates, as well as useful hints and tips for the game on our channels to help you forecast the race on our web, and our PoweredbyVestas Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

There is also still a chance to give the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team drivers an extra advantage in the race by voting for them in FANBOOST which is open now ahead of Saturday’s race!

Season 8 of ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will electrify the streets of London on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July 2022.