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Cassidy Steers To Measured Maiden Win For Jaguar In The Diriyah E-Prix Round 3

Nick Cassidy of Jaguar TCS Racing secured a historic win for the team in Season 10, claiming his maiden victory for the British outfit in an impressive display at the Diriyah E-Prix Round 3, marking his 50th Formula E race.

Cassidy’s victory came after strong performances in the season-opening Mexico City E-Prix, where he secured third place, and Round 2 in Diriyah, where he replicated the same result. However, it was in Round 3 where Cassidy showcased his true potential, executing a measured and composed drive to seize the top step of the podium.

Despite facing pressure from Robin Frijns of Envision Racing and Oliver Rowland of Nissan, Cassidy remained focused and capitalized on the opportunities presented to him. He strategically navigated through the first round of ATTACK MODE activations and claimed the lead, which he maintained throughout the race.

With a 2.5-second cushion and flawless execution of his second mandatory 50kW ATTACK MODE boost, Cassidy successfully held off his competitors to clinch victory. Frijns secured second place, marking his return to the podium after two seasons, while Rowland finished third, earning his first podium since Season 8.

Jake Hughes of NEOM McLaren delivered a stellar performance, matching his teammate’s result from Round 2 to finish fourth, a career-best for the driver. Stoffel Vandoorne of DS PENSKE secured fifth place, followed by Sacha Fenestraz of Nissan, with both drivers achieving their best results of the season so far.

Despite starting from 10th on the grid, Pascal Wehrlein of TAG Heuer Porsche made significant progress to finish seventh, extending his remarkable 14-race scoring streak. Jean-Eric Vergne of DS PENSKE followed in eighth place, with Maximilian Guenther of Maserati MSG Racing and reigning champion Jake Dennis of Andretti rounding out the top ten.

Cassidy’s victory propelled him to an 18-point lead in the Drivers’ World Championship, with Wehrlein closely trailing behind in second place. Jaguar TCS Racing also strengthened their position at the top of the Teams’ table, holding a 29-point advantage over DS PENSKE.

The exciting action of Formula E continues with Round 4 in Sao Paulo on March 16th.

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