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From Berlin to Monaco: Cassidy’s Winning Streak Takes Him to the Championship Lead



Monaco ePrix 2023 race Cassidy Triumphs

New Zealander Nick Cassidy soared to victory in the thrilling Monaco E-Prix, clinching the top spot in the Drivers’ Championship. Following his Berlin triumph, Cassidy returned to the podium, overtaking Pascal Wehrlein as the championship frontrunner.

Nick Cassidy claimed victory on the streets of Monaco, propelling himself to the top of the Drivers’ Championship.

Following his win in Berlin, the New Zealander made his way back to the podium, usurping Pascal Wehrlein as the championship leader.

The race began smoothly, with all cars completing the first lap intact. Pole position was occupied by Jake Hughes after Sacha Fenestraz lost his qualifying lap time due to a technical violation.

The first retirement of the race came when Andre Lotterer collided with Rene Rast at Sainte Devote, causing him to hit the wall and park in a service road.

In the initial laps, Cassidy displayed an impressive performance, gaining several spots at turn 7 and consistently advancing through the field, despite not qualifying in the top eight that morning.

Oliver Rowland also made noteworthy progress early in the race before activating attack mode prematurely. After several daring moves to advance, Rowland failed to brake in time and damaged his front wing at the chicane.


The lead was exchanged between Cassidy, Fenestraz, and Mitch Evans as they each strategically activated attack mode at their chosen moments.

Jake Dennis successfully avoided trouble and ascended through the field to vie for podium positions alongside fellow championship contender Cassidy.

Dan Ticktum demonstrated another remarkable qualifying performance in his NIO 333, starting the race in fifth place. The Chinese team has previously struggled with efficiency while maintaining track positions.

A series of mishaps involving Maximillian Gunther, Norman Nato, and Ticktum led to the deployment of a safety car to recover Gunther.

Gunther’s race concluded after a collision with Ticktum at Beau Rivage, subsequently parking his car at turn 3.

Ticktum had already sustained damage from rear-ending Norman Nato, breaking his wing and puncturing the French driver’s tire.

The safety car allowed Ticktum to dislodge the broken piece of his front wing and continue racing, albeit with reduced downforce to help maintain his position.


Following the first safety car, Ticktum managed to hold onto his position and finish in sixth place thanks to a second safety car being deployed after just one racing lap.

Having regained momentum with a podium finish in Berlin, Jake Dennis fought his way up the field to be in contention towards the end.

Cassidy appeared strong during the first race restart, aiming for back-to-back victories. However, the New Zealander had less energy than Evans and Dennis, and the safety car bunched up the field behind him.

Racing was short-lived following the restart, as another safety car was deployed just one lap later.

The incident involved Sam Bird and Nico Muller, ultimately leading to the race concluding under caution, as Muller’s car needed to be removed from the track.

The safety car ensured the podium contenders remained safe from the cars behind, with Cassidy ultimately taking the win.

Despite a challenging qualifying session that saw both cars disqualified due to technical violations, the DS Penske cars managed to work their way through the field and secure points positions.


Jean-Eric Vergne finished the race in seventh place, while Stoffel Vandoorne crossed the finish line in ninth, marking a satisfactory recovery drive for both racers.

Mitch Evans secured his third consecutive podium in Monaco, finishing second.

Dennis maintained his streak of only finishing on the podium this season, taking third place.

The trend of pole sitters failing to convert race wins persisted, with Hughes ending the race in fifth position.

Bird managed to secure a crucial point for the drivers’ campaign by finishing in the top ten, but he will be investigated for his involvement in the collision with Muller.

Race Results

137Nick CassidyEnvisionJaguar I-Type 6
29Mitch EvansJaguarJaguar I-Type 6
327Jake DennisAndrettiPorsche 99X Electric Gen3
423Sacha FenestrazNissanNissan e-4ORCE 04
55Jake HughesMcLarenNissan e-4ORCE 04
633Dan TicktumNIO 333NIO 333 ER9
725Jean-Eric VergneDS PenskeDS E-TENSE FE23
816Sebastien BuemiEnvisionJaguar I-Type 6
91Stoffel VandoorneDS PenskeDS E-TENSE FE23
1010Sam BirdJaguarJaguar I-Type 6
1194Pascal WehrleinPorschePorsche 99X Electric Gen3
1248Edoardo MortaraMaseratiMaserati Tipo Folgore
1311Lucas di GrassiMahindraMahindra M9Electro
144Robin FrijnsAbt CupraMahindra M9Electro
153Sergio Sette CamaraNIO 333NIO 333 ER9
1613Antonio Felix da CostaPorschePorsche 99X Electric Gen3
1758Rene RastMcLarenNissan e-4ORCE 04
1817Norman NatoNissanNissan e-4ORCE 04
1951Nico MuellerAbt CupraMahindra M9Electro
207Maximilian GuentherMaseratiMaserati Tipo Folgore
218Oliver RowlandMahindraMahindra M9Electro
2236Andre LottererAndrettiPorsche 99X Electric Gen3

ABB FIA Formula E Championship Standings 2022/2023

1. N. Cassidy121Envision Racing
2. P. Wehrlein100TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team
3. J. Dennis96Avalanche Andretti Formula E
4. M. Evans94Jaguar TCS Racing
5. J. Vergne87DS Penske
6. A. Félix da Costa68TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team
7. S. Bird63Jaguar TCS Racing
8. S. Buemi61Envision Racing
9. J. Hughes45NEOM McLaren Formula E Team
10. R. Rast40NEOM McLaren Formula E Team
11. S. Vandoorne28DS Penske
12. M. Günther24Maserati MSG Racing
13. A. Lotterer23Avalanche Andretti Formula E
14. S. Fenestraz19Nissan Formula E Team
15. L. Di Grassi18Mahindra Racing
16. D. Ticktum18NIO 333 Racing
17. N. Nato11Nissan Formula E Team
18. S. Sette Câmara10NIO 333 Racing
19. O. Rowland9Mahindra Racing
20. E. Mortara5Maserati MSG Racing
21. R. Frijns3ABT Cupra Formula E Team
22. N. Müller2ABT Cupra Formula E Team
23. K. van der Linde0ABT Cupra Formula E Team

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