Formula E: Nick Cassidy Wins in the USA
Nick Cassidy won the 2023 Southwire Portland E-Prix in this past weekend’s Formula E race. The win positions Cassidy one point behind championship leader Jake Dennis. Dennis has secured 154 points on the season to this point. Pascual Wehrlein had a race to forget finishing P8 which dropped him from the top of the table. The title race is extremely tight this year and every weekend has the potential to reshuffle the pack in the standings. Cassidy and Dennis both offered their thoughts after the race.
Nick Cassidy, No. 37, Envision Racing
“It’s cool. I’ve had a good run in America the last couple of years. I love racing here. That race was fun. Look it’s close. The guys we’re racing are top. Jake did an amazing job in quali. I think he was unlucky to be starting on pole – today wasn’t the race to be doing that. And António in these races is always fantastic as well. It’s close, it’s fun, it’s Formula E.
“To be fair, I saw Mitch up with me at stages, I saw Seb, I saw Sam. And we all started far back. So credit to Jaguar and credit to Envision Racing. What a car, what a powertrain.”
Jake Dennis, No. 27, Avalanche Andretti Formula E
“Yeah we had a good day. I think after the flag I was a little bit disappointed, just because the way the race panned out. It was really, really difficult. Nevertheless, we got P2. There was some really difficult overtakes to be had. There are some guys fighting for the championship and other guys with nothing to lose. A race like today is all about risk. I just had to keep my powder dry and come home with an undamaged car and I knew I could get a good result. To come home second, I think that’s three seconds in a row now, so I want to taste the win again in Rome. But we can be happy with a race like that – 400 overtakes – to come home with 18 points is good.
“Me and Nick are really fighting for the championship. It’s just who takes the most risk. Some of those moves on António were brave and he did really good job there. I obviously did António right on the last lap and I just about got through. I’m looking forward to having that race behind me now and getting to Rome where it’ll be a bit more normal and pole will actually be a benefit.”