Nick Cassidy, Envision Racing, 1st place, Jake Dennis, Avalanche Andretti Formula E , 2nd place, Antonio Felix da Costa, TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Crew , third place, Podium

Portland (Oregon) [USA], June 27: Envision Racing’s Nick Cassidy received an enthralling Southwire Portland E-Prix forward of Avalanche Andretti Formula E Crew driver Jake Dennis in second place, propelling the pair to the highest of the world championship standings with Dennis main Cassidy by some extent. TAG Heuer Porsche’s António Félix da Costa completed third whereas simply seven seconds cut up the primary 17 vehicles on the flag.

Cassidy measured his race to perfection, ranging from P10 on the grid because the 22-strong subject jostled for superiority over the 32-lap race. It’s the first time the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship has raced on the famed Portland Worldwide Raceway, and Formula E’s distinctive balancing act between power effectivity and the outright tempo got here to the fore.

The strategic battle for the highest spot was clear from the opening lap as positions and race leaders modified nook by nook in teams 5 and 6 huge at factors, leading to 403 passes throughout the race. 

Kiwi Cassidy led the way in which a number of occasions however bought the higher of da Costa, himself a race chief, on Lap 28 with the decisive transfer, only some turns after the Portuguese had seized the initiative.

Cassidy first hit the entrance on Lap 3 whereas da Costa clambered via the pack from P8 to pile the stress on the Envision Racing driver proper to the flag however Cassidy held quick for a 3rd win of Season 9.

Jake Dennis began in Julius Bär Pole Place and led the opening levels however couldn’t time his late-race cost as exactly as Cassidy, although he did handle to go da Costa within the ultimate lap to push the Portuguese into third. 

Going into the race, Pascal Wehrlein (TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Crew) was main the Drivers’ standings by only one level forward of Dennis. The German was lucky to flee contact and are available residence in ninth, simply contained in the factors on the chequered flag. Wehrlein sits in third on 136 factors, trailing the main pair of Dennis and Cassidy with 154 and 153 factors, respectively.

On his twenty ninth birthday, Mitch Evans (Jaguar TCS Racing) recovered from twentieth on the grid to fourth – incomes the ABB Driver of Progress Award for probably the most locations gained within the race – and making certain he stays within the title struggle on 122 factors with 4 races to return in Season 9.

Off the monitor, greater than 20,000 attended the sold-out debut race for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Portland. Cheerleaders from the native NBA workforce, the Portland Path Blazers, entertained followers, whereas first-year ahead for the Path Blazers Jabari Walker additionally loved the race. Olympic champion skier Lindsey Vonn was embedded with the Jaguar TCS Racing workforce and skilled a high-speed electrical lap of the monitor. 

American rapper, singer and clothier Jaden Smith unveiled his personal distinctive livery design on a Formula E GEN3 race automotive – the quickest, lightest, strongest and most effective electrical race automotive ever constructed – within the Allianz Fan Village earlier than the race.

Jaden Smith stated:

“I’ve such a reference to Formula E. I completely cherished coming again for my second E-Prix, much more, having the ability to design my very own GEN3 livery. It’s such an unbelievable platform to precise myself and my ardour for innovation. Seeing it come to life was unreal. I consider all of us want to offer again to the world and create our personal sustainable future. That’s the place Formula E is main the cost. They show it may be achieved in an exciting approach which showcases innovation, expertise and outrageous racing. That’s actually thrilling to me. I’m all in. I can’t wait to be again.”

Nick Cassidy, No. 37, Envision Racing, stated:

“It’s cool. I’ve had an excellent run in America the final couple of years. I like racing right here. That race was enjoyable. Look it’s shut. The fellows we’re racing are prime. Jake did an incredible job in quali. I feel he was unfortunate to be beginning on pole – right this moment wasn’t the race to be doing that. And António in these races is all the time implausible as properly. It’s shut, it’s enjoyable, it’s Formula E.

“To be honest, I noticed Mitch up with me at levels, I noticed Seb, I noticed Sam. And all of us began far again. So credit score to Jaguar and credit score to Envision Racing. What a automotive, what a powertrain.”

Jake Dennis, No. 27, Avalanche Andretti Formula E, stated:

“Yeah we had an excellent day. I feel after the flag, I used to be just a little bit upset simply due to the way in which the race panned out. It was actually, actually troublesome. Nonetheless, we bought P2. There have been some actually troublesome overtakes available. There are some guys combating for the championship and different guys with nothing to lose. A race like right this moment is all about threat. I simply needed to preserve my powder dry and are available residence with an undamaged automotive, and I knew I may get an excellent end result. To come back residence second, I feel that’s three seconds in a row now, so I need to style the win once more in Rome. However we might be proud of a race like that – 400 overtakes – to return residence with 18 factors is sweet.

“Me and Nick are actually combating for the championship. It’s simply who takes probably the most threat. A few of these strikes on António had been courageous, and he did a extremely good job there. I clearly did António proper on the final lap, and I nearly bought via. I’m trying ahead to having that race behind me now and attending to Rome the place it’ll be a bit extra regular, and pole will really be a profit.”

António Félix da Costa, No. 13, TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Crew, stated:

“Once I got here onto the monitor this morning, I used to be not anticipating the turnout from all these guys. That is large. You guys like IndyCar. You want NASCAR. To see this assist for Formula E is insane, so thanks for popping out. It’s actually, actually cool. 

“I assumed that was an incredible present, to be sincere – there was so much happening. For the workforce and for myself within the automotive, I assumed that was the correct second to exit to the entrance, but it surely seems Nick was only a tiny bit extra intelligent than us right this moment, and Jake bought us there on the finish as properly. I’m completely satisfied. A podium is all the time superior. A stable day for me and for the workforce right this moment. 

“Pascal – I’m unsure what’s happening now – however he was main the championship going into the race. The aim was all the time to assist him. I used to be ready for him to return, and if he did come, I used to be going to be there to attempt to assist him win this race. However I knew if he wasn’t there, then it was my flip to attempt to have a go at it, and that’s what we did. Sadly, we got here simply quick, but it surely’s okay – a podium is all the time cool, and it’s going to be superior to do it right here with these guys.”

Rome is the subsequent cease within the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with a doubleheader of races on Saturday, 15 July and Sunday, 16 July – Rounds 13 and 14 within the 16-race season – earlier than the finale in London two weeks later. 

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