27 Jan 2024

Consistent Cassidy up to second in Formula E standings

10:13 am on 27 January 2024

Nick Davidson, Envision Racing.

Nick Davidson, Envision Racing. Photo: Supplied

New Zealand driver Nick Cassidy has improved to second overall in the Formula E series after a third placing in Saudi Arabia.

World champion Jake Dennis bounced back from a slow start to the season to win round two in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, by a hefty margin for the Andretti team on Saturday.

Porsche's Pascal Wehrlein, winner of round one in Mexico City, retained the championship lead in the electric series by a single point from Jaguar's Cassidy, who drove solidly in third.

Britain's Dennis started third and finished 13.289 seconds ahead of DS Penske's French polesitter Jean-Eric Vergne, the second biggest winning margin in Formula E history marking his return to form.

"We've had a difficult start to the season but we turned it around and came back. I got my biggest win in Formula E tonight," said Dennis, who was ninth in Mexico.

Jaguar lead the teams' standings, after New Zealander Mitch Evans finished fifth following a last-lap lunge for second dropped him from third, and behind NEOM McLaren's Sam Bird, who made up four places on his way to fourth.

A second race in Diriyah is scheduled for Sunday.