Cassidy and da Costa triumph in double Formula E race in Berlin

Nick Cassidy and Antonio Felix da Costa are the winners of the Formula E weekend in Berlin. Jaguar driver Cassidy won the first race of the E-Prix, Porsche driver da Costa the second. Jaguar extended its lead over Porsche in the team standings.

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Jaguar driver Nick Cassidy won the first race of the Berlin E-Prix in a time of 1:54:939 hours ahead of Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Penske) and Oliver Rowland (Nissan). The race was the ninth of the current season. The New Zealander started the race on the site of the former Tempelhof Airport from ninth on the grid and even dropped back to 21st place at one point. What followed was a brilliant race to catch up, in the course of which Cassidy set the fastest race lap in his Jaguar in 1:03:355. Cassidy benefited from two safety car phases, among other things. The Porsche Taycan Turbo GT was on the track as a safety car for the first time in Berlin.

Behind the driver from New Zealand, Jean-Eric Vergne from the DS Penske racing team defended second place against Oliver Rowland (Nissan). Mitch Evans (Jaguar TCS Racing), who started the race in tenth place, moved up to fourth and relegated the Porsche duo of Pascal Wehrlein and Antonio Felix da Costa to the other positions. Behind them: Stoffel Vandoorne from DS Penske, followed by Edoardo Mortara (Mahindra Racing) and Sacha Fenestraz (Nissan). An interesting note is also that 19-year-old Taylor Barnard (Neom McLaren) made a strong debut in Formula E and became the youngest points scorer in the history of the series with 10th place. Barnard had replaced the injured Sam Bird.

The following day, Porsche driver Antonio Felix da Costa secured victory in the second Berlin round – and tenth race of the season – by one second ahead of the previous day’s winner Nick Cassidy and Oliver Rowland, who finished third. For the Porsche racing team, da Costa’s victory is the first triumph on home soil in Formula E. The winning time: 47:55:043 minutes. Starting in tenth place, da Costa took the lead early on, but felt the pressure from his Jaguar rivals and was overtaken by Mitch Evans, who only had one of his two 50-kW boosts left in the final phase and was ultimately relegated to sixth place.

Behind da Costa, Nick Cassidy (Jaguar) held his own on the final lap, just ahead of Oliver Rowland (Nissan), who had started in 16th position. Cassidy also posted the fastest race lap this time (1:03:728 minutes). Pascal Wehrlein (Porsche) fought a battle with Jake Dennis (Andretti) for fourth place. Behind them: Jaguar driver Evans and Jehan Daruvala (Maserati MSG Racing), Formula E debutant Taylor Barnard (NEOM McLaren), Joel Eriksson (Envision Racing) and Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Penske).

After finishing first and second in Berlin, Jaguar driver Nick Cassidy leads the drivers’ standings in the electric racing series with 140 points, ahead of Pascal Wehrlein (Porsche) with 124 and Oliver Rowland (Nissan) with 118. Wehrlein, who was previously in first place, therefore lost his top position at the German E-Prix. In the team standings, Jaguar further extended its lead over Porsche (183) with 237 points. (race report Saturday), (race results Saturday), (race report Sunday), (race results Sunday), (driver ranking), (team ranking)


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