London E-Prix: Envision defeats Jaguar to claim Formula E teams’ title

    Nick Cassidy took a lights-to-flag win in wet conditions; India’s Mahindra Racing 10th in teams’ championship.

    Published On Jul 31, 2023 12:53:00 PM

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    Nick Cassidy won the rain-hit 2023 Formula E finale in London to hand Envision Racing its maiden teams’ title. Cassidy’s own title hopes were wiped away in the previous race after a clash with teammate Sebastien Buemi. Andretti’s Jake Dennis finished that race in P2 to seal the drivers’ title.

    1. Cassidy wins finale, leads by 4.934 secs from Evans
    2. Mahindra P10 in teams’ championship 

    Cassidy wins rain-hit London E-Prix

    Attempts to start the finale were aborted twice, as rain lashed down on the unique London track, which features indoor and outdoor sections. But once the race did finally get underway – nearly 90 mins after initially scheduled – Cassidy put on a dominant display.

    He started from pole, led from lights-to-flag and even set the fastest lap on course to victory. This also ensured he secured second place in the drivers’ championship. “It’s mixed emotions but ultimately, I’m very happy because today was a difficult day for me, mostly because I didn’t sleep well last night, I arrived late - but I did the business so I’m proud,” said Cassidy. 

    “The team has been absolutely incredible. They’re an incredible bunch of people and they work so hard. Of course, every team does, but these guys have been close on so many occasions and I think that just shows how strong they have been in this championship, and to finally get it done for them, I am super super happy.” 

    Mitch Evans finished 4.934 seconds adrift in P2, with newly-crowned champion Jake Dennis rounding out the podium.

    Envision beats factory team Jaguar

    Jaguar and customer team Envision Racing entered the finale level with 268 points. But Cassidy’s win and Buemi’s P6 result were enough to hand Evision victory, in the teams’ championship. 

    And it’s not the only customer team to beat its factory supplier; Andretti also defeated Porsche to take the third place in the championship.

    Mahindra P10 in Formula E standings

    With drivers cautiously making their way around the track in the wet conditions, the race saw minimal overtaking. Mahindra Racing’s two drivers, Lucas di Grassi and Roberto Merhi, finished P18 and P20, respectively.

    As a result, the Indian team couldn’t hold on to the ninth position in the standings and ended a difficult season P10 - 20 points ahead of last-placed Abt Cupra.

    “Of course, it would have been good to have held on to our ninth place in the championship, but this was not a position we were happy fighting for in the first place,” Mahindra Racing CEO Frederic Bertrand admitted.

    “Next year is now the focus. We are glad this season is over, but we are taking what we have learned and are moving into a new phase of Mahindra Racing, with a new structure and renewed backing to allow us to be where we need, want and deserve to be.”

    2023 London E-Prix; Round 16 results

    2023 London E-Prix; Round 16 results
    PosDriverTeam
    1Nick CassidyEnvision Racing
    2Mitch EvansJaguar TCS Racing
    3Jake DennisAndretti
    4Norman NatoNissan
    5Stoffel VandoorneDS Penske
    6Sebastien BuemiEnvision Racing
    7Sam BirdJaguar TCS Racing
    8Nico MuellerABT Cupra
    9Dan TicktumNio 333 Racing
    10Pascal WehrleinPorsche
    11Edoardo MortaraMaserati
    12Rene RastMcLaren
    13Sergio Sette CamaraNio 333 Racing
    14Max GuentherMaserati
    15Sacha FenestrazNissan
    16Antonio Felix da CostaPorsche
    17Robin FrijnsABT Cupra
    18Lucas di GrassiMahindra Racing
    19Jake HughesMcLaren
    20Roberto MerhiMahindra Racing
    21Andre LottererAndretti
    22Jean-Eric VergneDS Penske

    Also see:

    Andretti’s Jake Dennis seals 2023 Formula E title

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