How Nick Cassidy Seized Victory and Formula E Points Lead at Monaco

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Nick Cassidy Earns Formula E Points Lead at MonacoNurPhoto - Getty Images
  • Nick Cassidy wins and replaces Pascal Wehrlein atop the points leaderboard, but third-place finisher Jake Dennis says his Avalanche Andretti car is ‘the best race car right now’ and could shine next month at Portland, Ore.

  • Jaguar’s Mitch Evans takes second by default when the Safety Car takes to the course, but Cassidy calls him ‘bloody strong’

  • Penalties handed out before race even begins.

Envision Racing’s Nick Cassidy vaulted to the top of the ABB FIA Formula E standings Saturday, charging on Monaco’s legendary street course from ninth place to win for the second straight time.

The New Zealand driver held off Mitch Evans, his fellow countryman and Jaguar TCS headliner, and third-place finisher Jake Dennis, of Avalanche Andretti in Round 9, which kicked off the second half of the 2023 season.

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Nick Cassidy made it two in a row on Saturday in Monaco.NurPhoto - Getty Images

Before the series featuring all-electric single-seat race cars brings its global brand to the United States, to Portland, Ore., June 24, it will swing through Asia for a June 3-4 doubleheader at Jakarta, Indonesia.


And though Cassidy has the momentum in the Gen3 model, third-place Dennis—a British driver who represents one of just two American-owned Formula E teams—said Saturday that he just might be the one to beat come June.

“Coming up to the next races in Jakarta [and] in Portland, I think we do have the best race car right now and if the races don't always play out the way they are at the moment, then I think we can use that energy advantage,” Dennis, who improved from 11th place to his fifth podium finish this season, said. “Right now, it's just survival for the first 15-20 laps: try not pick up any damage and then see where you're at in the three-quarter phase of the race. And then the last phase is just flat out. So it's difficult for us drivers right now.