The 2023 Hankook London E-Prix concluded Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with two British winners on home soil. Jake Dennis of Avalanche Andretti became Formula E’s first-ever British Champion, while Envision Racing, based in Silverstone, secured the Teams’ title.
Envision and sister team Jaguar TCS Racing entered the season finale with equal points in the standings. However, Nick Cassidy claimed victory over fellow New Zealander Mitch Evans, securing the crown for Envision Racing. Cassidy’s commanding lights-to-flag victory also earned him second place in the individual standings.
Dennis, the newly-crowned Season 9 World Champion, thrilled the crowd at the ExCeL Centre with a podium finish, completing an incredible home race-weekend. With Team Envision Racing operating a Jaguar powertrain, all Formula E silverware remained in British hands for Season 9.
Following the E-Prix, Sylvain Fillipi, the Managing Director and CTO of Envision Racing, expressed his delight, saying, “It took us nine years, and it’s an incredible feeling. We’ve had an amazing season, with everything being so close. The team did an incredible job, and our car has been fast and brought us to where we are today. I’m incredibly proud of our strong team.”
The second race of the Hankook London E-Prix was affected by torrential rain, making the outdoor sections of the 2.09km track treacherous. However, the 22 drivers were able to complete the full 38-lap race, which decided the outcome of the Teams’ championship.
Jaguar TCS Racing and Envision Racing went into the final round tied on 268 points, setting the stage for an exciting finale for fans, even though Jake Dennis had already secured the Drivers’ World Championship title in the previous round.
Cassidy maintained his composure despite multiple red flags, returning to the garage to claim a comfortable race win. He led fellow New Zealander Mitch Evans and rookie champion Jake Dennis in third, securing a maiden title for Envision Racing.
Cassidy’s victory was dominant. Starting from Julius Bär Pole Position, he led from start to finish and set the TAG Heuer Fastest Lap of the race. He maintained a comfortable lead over Evans, while also extending a 10-second gap over Dennis, who faced challenging track conditions and limited visibility.
In the final round, Envision Racing surpassed their previous best of third place, topping the table with a 12-point lead over their factory team Jaguar TCS Racing. The Porsche-powered Avalanche Andretti Formula E Team also edged out their factory supplier, TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, to claim third place by 10 points. Dennis finished 30 points ahead of Cassidy in the individual standings, with Evans in third and Wehrlein in fourth.