Cassidy seals win in second Berlin E-Prix race, Dennis and Vergne complete podium


BERLIN: New Zealander Nick Cassidy picked his moment to hit the front of the pack in Sunday’s second Berlin E-Prix race and went on to seal the win in the Envision Racing car, as he got the best of a tight field to climb from eighth to the top step of the podium.

Brit Jake Dennis of Andretti had to settle for second place, while Frenchman and former Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne managed to secure a podium for him and his DS Penske team.

Home hero Maximilian Gunther delivered an impressive recovery drive in the second part of the double-header Berlin E-Prix, finishing a strong sixth after gaining 15 positions.

One day on from the local star’s podium finish on Saturday, rain cast a shadow of uncertainty ahead of the second race of the double-header in the German capital as teams and drivers got acquainted with damp conditions in the final practice session and qualifying.

“This has been a good weekend for us as a team, and I’m really happy with how my race unfolded today,” Gunther said. “Going from the last row of the grid to sixth, with the fastest lap, feels amazing, and most importantly, it meant we could bring home a lot of points in the World Championship, he added.

With more than half of Formula E’s ninth season now complete, the series moves on to Monaco on May 6 for round nine.

“Momentum is incredibly important in Formula E, there are a lot of races to go, and we can move forward with this result ahead of our home race in Monaco,” Gunther said.