New Zealand Formula E drivers Nick Cassidy and Mitch Evans have started their seasons strongly, both with their first points on the board at the Mexico City E-Prix.
Victory, the first of the Gen3 era, was taken out by Avalanche Andretti competitor Jake Dennis, the Brit dominant and pulling away from the field.
The gap to second-placed Pascal Wehrlein was some seven seconds whilst Lucas di Grassi was third, a further 11 seconds up the road.
It’s estimated a massive 40,000 filled Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez’s grandstands to see in the season, the series not disappointing in a drama filled race which featured plenty of overtakes throughout the midfield.
Three Safety Cars were required which shuffled the order off restarts and required the race director to add five additional laps to make up for time lost under caution.
For Cassidy, it was a weekend of two halves, the Envision racer missing out in qualifying and only managing twelfth fastest. As to be expected, he made up for this on race pace to storm to ninth.
Evans qualified tenth fastest yesterday and remained in proximity to that position, coming home one spot ahead of Cassidy in eighth.
Last year’s champion Stoffel Vandoorne finished behind both Kiwis in tenth.
Formula E next returns in a fortnight with a double-header in Saudi Arabia.
Header Image: Envision Racing