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Cape Town E-Prix Race Prediction, Race Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Breaking New Ground for All-Electric Racing

While Formula 1 has flirted with bringing the South African Grand Prix back into its developing circuit rotation and the WRC races in Africa, Formula E continues to bring the highest level of motorsports to new markets.

Round four of Formula E’s season nine took place in Hyderabad, India, while Formula E debuts in South Africa this weekend for round five.

The Envision Virgin Racing Team driver Sam Bird is seen during the New York E-Prix of Formula E Season 5 on July 13, 2019
The Envision Virgin Racing Team driver Sam Bird is seen during the New York E-Prix of Formula E Season 5 on July 13, 2019 | Mike stobe/getty images for kaspersky/afp

We’ll prepare you and your online sports betting ticket for the Cape Town E-Prix on Saturday with our Formula E race preview.

Let’s check the latest Motorsports news, stats, injury reports, and MotorSports lines for Cape Town E-Prix. We’ve got plenty of Motorsports picks for you to consider.

From Hyderabad to Cape Town

Jean-Éric Verne of the DS Penske team hadn’t had a great first three rounds, with his best result being seventh in round two at Diriyah. However, Verne was fantastic in Hyderabad, making it to the final qualifying duel with a bye and losing pole position to Jaguar TCS Racing’s Mitch Evans.

Verne was able to hold on to his lead for most of the race, holding off Nick Cassidy, who had a power advantage on the dying laps, to win the inaugural and highly-eventful Hyderabad E-Prix.

Vergne moved into third place in the Championship standings with the win. Tag Heuer Porsche’s Pascal Wehrlein fourth place finish at Hyderabad extended his early season Championship-lead over Avalanche Andretti’s Jake Dennis, who got tangled up in a crowded field and ended up finishing 16th.

Cape Town E-Prix Favorites

We’re actually not favoring Verne in Cape Town, but we will consider him a potential winner going forward with another strong performance at Cape Town.

Pascal Wehrlein has been excellent this season and is the early favorite to win the Formula E Drivers’ Championship and is among the favorites on the Formula E odds for this weekend for the Cape Town E-Prix.

We expect Jake Dennis to bounce back after finishing 16th and last in Hyderabad. Dennis won the season’s first E-Prix and finished second in both Diriyah E-Prixs.

We’ve liked Nick Cassidy’s performances in three of the four events in season 9, while Jake Hughes was impressive in the first three events before retiring from contact in Hyderabad.

We also like Sébastian Buemi as a potential betting online winner of the Cape Town E-Prix, who finished in the top six in the first three rounds and was challenging at the front of the grid before getting caught up in chaos and falling to 15th.

Formula E: Cape Town E-Prix Circuit Info

This first Cape Town E-Prix features a purpose-built street circuit. With this being the first trip to Cape Town, there are no previous results or laps times to review.

Formula E designs circuits to race with unique sightlines and backdrops amongst densely packed cities, and Cape Town will be no exception. The circuit goes through Cape Town’s waterfront district, with Lion’s Rump (or Signal Hill) overlooking the race as the drivers head down the start/finish straight and take turn one to fly past Cape Stadium at turn three, with a long straight through the Waterfront district from turns 7 to the tricky turn 8-10 complex.

One lap around the Cape Town E-Prix circuit is 13 turns over 2.921 KM.

Formula E: Cape Town E-Prix Race Information

  • Race: Cape Town e-Prix – 45 minutes (54kWh of energy)
  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Day/Time: Saturday, Feb 25, 9:00 a.m. ET
  • Cape Town E-Prix Stream: CBS Sports Network

Cape Town E-Prix Betting Odds

Formula E: Cape Town E-Prix Moneyline
Pascal Wehrlein +225
Jake Dennis +225
Jean-Eric Vergne +400
Sebastien Buemi +1000
Sam Bird +1000
Jake Hughes +1100
Nick Cassidy +1800
Mitch Evans +2200
Antonio Felix da Costa +1600
Rene Rast +3300
Lucas di Grassi +4000
Andre Lotterer +4000

The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.

Formula E: Cape Town E-Prix Picks and Prediction

Formula E’s first four races have been wild and fairly difficult to predict. However, championship leader Pascal Wehrlein, Jake Dennis, and Envision Racing’s Sébastien Buemi are all contenders to win in Cape Town.

Jaguar TCS Racing’s Sam Bird, NEOM McLaren’s Jake Hughes, and René Rast all retired from the Hyderabad E-Prix from collision damage but have been very strong this season and should be considered among your picks for the Cape Town E-Prix.