Maximilian Günther secured his first victory of the season in Tokyo after coming out on top in a very tactical battle on the Japanese streets. 

It looked like Oliver Rowland was set for victory for Nissan in their home race. The British driver secured pole position and dominated the first 25 laps of the race.

Rowland was two percent down on usable energy to Gunther in the closing 10 laps of the race, as Nissan decided to allow Günther to go through into the lead as Rowland completely lifted off.

However, Nissan knew that Günther still had to use his final Attack Mode, and they hoped that Rowland would be able to take advantage and drive straight back through and retake the lead of the race once more.

But that didn’t happen, as Günther attacked once he got the lead of the race, and built up a 1.2-second advantage over the British driver, meaning he was able to take his Attack Mode and stay in the lead of the race.

Günther then managed the closing stages of the race to ensure that he won the E-Prix, which was the Maserati’s driver first win since the 2023 Jakarta E-Prix.

Despite a late attempt to pass Günther, Rowland had to accept second place in Nissan’s home race.

Jake Dennis came home in third place for Andretti. The reigning World Champion took advantage of Antonio Felix Da Costa attempting a move on Rowland on the outside of Turn 15. Da Costa was forced out wide which allowed Dennis to take advantage and secure the final step on the podium.

The Porsche driver had to settle for fourth place in front of his teammate Pascal Wehrlein. Wehrlein was promoted to fifth place after Edoardo Mortara was disqualified from the race for going over the allocated amount of useable energy.

Mortara qualified in third and jumped into second place at the start. The Mahindra driver had a strong race, but he was struggling with energy and dropped to fifth during his final Attack Mode. The Mahindra driver crossed the line in fifth but lost ten valuable points for Mahindra for using too much usable energy.

Nico Muller picked up eight points for finishing in sixth place for ABT Cupra and secured their first points of the season.

Nick Cassidy recovered from a tricky race for Jaguar to finish in seventh. The Kiwi started in 19th, but he remains in the lead of the drivers’ championship level on points with Wehrlein on 63 points.

Robin Frijns finished in eighth for Envision Racing. The Dutchman lost his front-wing in a collision with Norman Nato. Nato was given a 5-second time penalty for the crash and dropped to 15th.

Sergio Sette Camara picked up two points for a ninth-place finish for ERT, and Sacha Fenestraz picked up the final point for Nissan.

Mitch Evans failed to score points for Jaguar after he lost his front wing when he came together with Robin Frijns after trying to pass Sergio Sette Camara. The Kiwi went too deep on the brakes, lost the back end and slid into the Envision Racing driver.

It was a tricky day for McLaren. After winning in Sao Paulo, Hughes found himself in the wall at Turn 15 after being pushed into it by Lucas Di Grassi. The British driver record to finish in 13th.

Sam Bird – who won in Sao Paulo two weeks earlier – started last, finishing 19th and one lap down.