The 2023 Formula E season wraps up this weekend at the London E-Prix with four drivers remaining in championship contention.
Britain’s Jake Dennis currently leads the title charge over New Zealand’s Nick Cassidy and Mitch Evans, holding a 24-point lead over the former. Evans sits 44 points off the lead, with a maximum of 58 up for grabs should he win both races with the fastest lap and top both qualifying sessions.
Cassidy had led the championship heading into the last round in Rome and was in a position to fight Dennis for the lead in Race 2, only for Evans to uncharacteristically lock up and run into the rear of him early in proceedings. Evans was forced to retire, and Cassidy dropped to the rear of the field, while Dennis stormed to victory to be in the box seat ahead of this weekend’s finale.
Germany’s Pascal Wehrlein also remains in championship contention but is 49 points off the pace of Dennis.
The two London E-Prix races will be held at London’s historic Docklands, with the 2.09km, 20-turn track running an indoor section through the ExCeL events arena.
A tight teams championship is also up for grabs as Cassidy’s Envision Racing leads the Porsche Formula E team by 14 points. Evans’s Jaguar TCS Racing is a further 11 points behind in third.
History works in Dennis’s favour at his home E-Prix, with the Avalanche Andretti driver having won twice at the venue in the past, including in Race 1 last year. He also finished runner-up in Race 2.
In contrast, Cassidy finished third in the opener before retiring in Race 2, while Evans was fifth in Race 1 and retired in Race 2.
Both Kiwis will be left rueing a slow start to the Gen 3 era of the sport, with Cassidy only scoring 10 points in the opening three rounds and Evans taking 11.
Cassidy has since bounced back to take seven podiums, including three wins. It took Evans longer to make that step, however, his victory in Brazil in Round 6 was the start of a streak that has kept him in championship contention. He has five podiums, including three wins.
Race 1 qualifying begins at 11.30 pm on Saturday (NZ Time), with race coverage commencing at 3.30 am on Sky Sport. Race 2’s schedule is identical 24 hours later, with the final race of the 2023 Formula E season beginning at 3.30 am on Monday.
Header Image: Envision Racing