What’s better than one great race in arguably the most iconic city in the world? How about a pair of races on the same weekend? That is what we are getting later next month, when the Formula E drivers head to New York City for a doubleheader weekend. Those races will serve as Rounds 11 and 12 on the Formula E calendar, although it is worth noting that there will be a race in Marrakesh before we get to the events in the Big Apple. That is important to note, as any mention of standings or point totals may well have changed before we arrive at the NYC races on July 16 and 17. There are no Formula E Betting Odds yet available for these races, so let’s instead take a look at the current top 4 in the driver standings.
Formula E Betting Analysis for the 2022 New York City E-Prix Race
We are focusing on the top 4 here because these drivers are beginning to open up a bit of a gap on the rest of the pack, with Vandoorne leading the way. While he may be in front right now, there is just 12 points separating him from the driver sitting in 4th. What that suggests is that we are looking at a championship battle that might go all the way down to the final race of the season, which is exactly how we like it. Vandoorne has just 1 win on the season, the same as he had last year when he finished 9th overall, but he has been much more consistent, landing on the podium in 4 other races. He did not run well in NYC last year, failing to finish the first race and going 12th in the second.
A few years ago, Vergne won back-to-back Formula E World Championships, but it has been a bit of a slog since then, with his 10th place overall finish last season sure to be a major disappointment. He is very much in the mix in 2022, though, sitting just 5 points out of 1st place. His standing is all the more impressive when you consider that he is still looking for his first win of the season. It also shows just how consistent he has been, with 5 podium finishes in the 9 races thus far. Vergne finished 2nd in one of the NYC races in 2021, so he might well be a factor again.
After 3 straight seasons of mediocre results, Mortara had himself a breakout season in 2021, finishing 2nd overall in the driver standings. It was a close call, especially when you consider that he was forced to retire in the final race of the season, which meant no points added to his total. He seems ready to go one better this season, as he already has a pair of wins, which is his best win total for any season in Formula E. He was outside the top 10 in both NYC races last year, but I would not count him out.
After a slow start to the season, Evans has now emerged as a serious challenger to win it all. He has 3 wins over the last 6 races, including a checkered flag in the previous race in Jakarta. He also has another podium finish during that run. He has already surpassed his point total from last season and is the man in form at the moment. Can he keep that going?