Jake Dennis, who claimed a second-place finish in the London E-Prix to create an unbeatable lead in the driver standings, has been named the very first British winner of the ABB FIA Formula E world championship. Avalanche Andretti driver Dennis benefited greatly from a series of collisions and red flags that occurred late in the race at the ExCel in London. With his seventh podium result in the previous eight races, he has secured the season nine driver’s championship, beating off Mitch Evans and Nick Cassidy. Envision's Cassidy held the pole position and had a chance to cut Dennis' advantage in half before the race's conclusion on Sunday, but it seems that there was a communication error since his own teammate Seb Buemi overtook him, heightening the suspense.
Formula E London E-Prix: Race Result
The initial race in London swiftly became the race that never seemed to finish, with the E-Prix not restarting until 90 minutes after it had originally begun. The top three drivers went for an extra lap while the race director sorted out the order. Evans remained in first place once the dust settled, followed by Da Costa, Dennis, Buemi, and Nato. A panicked two-lap dash towards the end of the race left many cars without front wings after a crash at the previous turn.
Once again, Evans was entrusted with restarting the race with a rolling start, which he executed flawlessly. Evans maintained his lead over Da Costa, Dennis, and Buemi in the top four. The second-to-last lap went without any passing, leaving Dennis in prime position to win the championship. Evans held off Da Costa and maintained the lead, while Dennis maintained third place, just ahead of Buemi. However, Da Costa's technical infarction resulted in a three-minute penalty, and he dropped from third to second.
|1||Mitch EVANS||JAGUAR TCS RACING||33:47:300||28|
|2||Jake DENNIS||AVALANCHE ANDRETTI FORMULA E||+ 0:01:116||18|
|3||Sébastien BUEMI||ENVISION RACING||+ 0:01:668||15|
|4||Norman NATO||NISSAN FORMULA E TEAM||+ 0:02:527||12|
|5||Sam BIRD||JAGUAR TCS RACING||+ 0:03:054||10|
|6||Sérgio SETTE CÂMARA||NIO 333 RACING||+ 0:03:782||9|
|7||Edoardo MORTARA||MASERATI MSG RACING||+ 0:04:263||6|
|8||Lucas DI GRASSI||MAHINDRA RACING||+ 0:04:769||4|
|9||Dan TICKTUM||NIO 333 RACING||+ 0:05:118||2|
|10||Maximilian GÜNTHER||MASERATI MSG RACING||+ 0:05:568||1|
|11||René RAST||NEOM MCLAREN FORMULA E TEAM||+ 0:06:789||0|
|12||Pascal WEHRLEIN||TAG HEUER PORSCHE FORMULA E TEAM||+ 0:08:725||0|
|13||Jake HUGHES||NEOM MCLAREN FORMULA E TEAM||+ 0:09:128||0|
|14||Stoffel VANDOORNE||DS PENSKE||+ 0:10:231||0|
|15||André LOTTERER||AVALANCHE ANDRETTI FORMULA E||+ 0:11:094||0|
|16||Roberto MERHI||MAHINDRA RACING||+ 0:13:472||0|
|17||António FélixDA COSTA||TAG HEUER PORSCHE FORMULA E TEAM||+ 3:00:666||0|
|0||Jean-Éric VERGNE||DS PENSKE||-||0|
|0||Nick CASSIDY||ENVISION RACING||-||0|
|0||Sacha FENESTRAZ||NISSAN FORMULA E TEAM||-||0|
|0||Robin FRIJNS||ABT CUPRA FORMULA E TEAM||-||0|
|0||Nico MÜLLER||ABT CUPRA FORMULA E TEAM||-||0|
Evans maintained the lead until the last lap, allowing him to win brilliantly, but the spotlight was on Dennis, the new Driver's world champion in Formula E. The large penalty given to Da Costa allowed the Brit to move up to second place, with Buemi finishing third.