Jake Dennis locks up the Formula E championship in London while Nick Cassidy dominates to secure Constructors win

World Champion Jake Dennis, Avalanche Andretti Formula E, sprays champagne on the podium

Jake Dennis locked up the Drivers Championship early at a unique indoor-outdoor double-header E-Prix at London’s ExCel center, but Nick Cassidy had a tougher battle to ensure a Constructors win for Envision Racing. 

And he stepped up to the challenge, leading every lap of the second race of the weekend in dominating fashion while also securing the fastest lap. 

Jake Dennis, Avalanche Andretti Formula E, Porsche 99 X Electric Gen3, drives during round 16 of the Formula E World Championship in London

It, and a sixth for teammate Sebastian Buemi in that race, was enough for his Envision Racing team to secure the Constructors title. Buemi also finished third in the first of the two races, with Cassidy failing to finish.

“It’s mixed emotions but ultimately I’m very happy,” the Kiwi said of his weekend, “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. The team have 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,” he added.

Envision Racing won by just twelve points over Jaguar TCS Racing. Jaguar driver Mitch Evans won the first race of the two on Saturday. 

Nick Cassidy, Envision Racing, 1st position, celebrates in Parc Ferme

He took the lead a few laps in and survived a chaotic E-Prix that featured two red flags, one of which meant the race finished with a three-lap sprint. 

With a runner-up finish in that race, US-based Avalanche Andretti’s Jake Dennis clinched the Drivers championship for himself.

“I am lost for words, honestly,” the British driver said. “It means so much to me, the boys standing out there, we have had everything thrown at us, honestly it felt like everyone was racing against us – but Jesus Christ we have just become world champion! I am so happy for myself, the team, everyone – we deserve this so much.”

“I only joined this championship three years ago,” he added. “We almost won in our rookie year but now to come back and have the year that we have had, breaking all the podium records. To become world champion is mind blowing, I really didn’t think it could happen coming into this year, but full credit to my boys. I love them so much, they have given me an absolute rocket ship all year, this is the least I could do for them

Dennis had a comfortable advantage coming into the weekend, and, after Sunday, would end up with a 30-point lead over Nick Cassidy, who finished second in the standings. 

Mitch Evans would go on to finish third in the standings by just two points after winning on Saturday. 

“I want to take a moment to congratulate Jake on the world championship,” he said magnanimously. 

“It is a hard one for me Obviously I came here to try and fight for the championship on the second day, we did all we could but unfortunately it wasn’t enough. It is what it is, Jake deserved that.”

Formula E will resume for its tenth season on January 14th in Mexico City. 

Formula E 2023 Drivers Standings

1 Jake Dennis Avalanche Andretti Formula E 229
2 Nick Cassidy Envision Racing 199
3 Mitch Evans Jaguar TCS Racing 197
4 Pascal Wehrlein TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team 149
5 Jean-Eric Vergne DS Penske Formula E Team 107
6 Sebastian Buemi Envision Racing 105
7 Maximilian Gunther Maserati MSG Racing 101
8 Sam Bird Jaguar TCS Racing 95
9 Antonio Felix Da Costa TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team 93
10 Norman Nato Nissan Formula E Team 63
11 Stoffel Vandoorne DS Penske Formula E Team 56
12 Jake Hughes NEOM McLaren Formula E Team 48
13 Rene Rast NEOM McLaren Formulae E Team 40
14 Edoardo Mortara Maserati MSG Racing 39
15 Lucas Di Grassi Mahindra Racing 32
16 Sacha Fenestraz Nissan Formula E Team 32
17 Dan Ticktum NIO 333 Racing 28
18 Andre Lotterer Avalanche Andretti Formula E 23
19 Nico Muller ABT Cupra Formula E Team 15
20 Sergio Sette Camara NIO 333 Racing 14
21 Oliver Rowland Mahindra Racing 9
22 Robin Frijns ABT Cupra Formula E Team 6

Formula E 2023 Constructors Stangins

POS Team Points
1 Envision Racing 304
2 Jaguar TCS Racing 292
3 Avalanche Andretti Formula E 252
4 TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team 242
5 DS Penske 163
6 Maserati MSG Racing 140
7 Nissan Formula E Team 95
8 NEOM McLaren Formula E Team 88
9 NIO 333 Racing 42
10 Mandra Racing 41
11 ABT Cupra Formula E Team 21
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