Nick Cassidy earned his first Formula E podium in the second Puebla E-Prix this morning, crossing the line in second.
The series rookie crashed on the opening lap of Sunday’s first race around the Mexican circuit but bounced back with a sublime drive from seventh to third today.
He then inherited second after Pascal Wehrlein was disqualified post-race.
Cassidy started the race seventh, and after setting into a rhythm, he gradually worked his way up the gird.
Calculated overtakes and stout defence when under pressure ensured Cassidy claimed a well-deserved debut podium.
There was a slight scare when Oliver Rowland, who finished fourth, locked up and came with inches of side-swiping Cassidy.
The result surges the Kiwi up to 15th in the driver’s championship.
Mitch Evans climbed nine places on his qualifying position to finish ninth.
The Jaguar driver was hindered by having to qualify in group one, which has to face the worst track conditions.
Evans’ teammate Sam Bird also started a lowly 15th, and the pair worked together to climb up the field.
Bird finished outside the points in 12th.
In the weekend’s earlier race, Evans came home in eighth.
He remains fifth in the driver’s standings and is 12 points adrift of championship leader Edoardo Mortara.
Lucas di Grassi won race one over the weekend, while Mortara resisted a late onrush from Wehrlein to win race two before the latter was disqualified.
New York hosts the next round of the championship on July 10-11.