Avalanche Andretti’s Jake Dennis could become the first Brit to win the Formula E World Championship this weekend, as Season 9 prepares for its finale on the streets of London.
Dennis is on the brink of claiming his first world championship title as the Avalanche Andretti Formula E team driver goes into the final two races of the Formula E season in front of home fans on a track where he has won twice before.
A repeat of his supreme victory on the streets of Rome the last time out would be enough to seal a first world championship title for Dennis in the opening race of the 2023 Hankook London E-Prix double-header on Saturday.
The result propelled Dennis to the top of the leader board with a 24-point advantage over Cassidy in second. Evans is 44 points back in third while Wehrlein still has a mathematical chance of the top spot at 49 points behind Dennis.
With 25 points for the race win, and 18 points for second (plus three points for pole position and one for the fastest lap), only a Dennis victory on Saturday will be enough to claim the title outright with a race to spare.
The Teams’ World Championship is also wide open and likely to go to the final race. Envision Racing lead the way in the Teams’ table by 14 points over TAG Heuer Porsche while Jaguar TCS Racing lie in third with 228 points.
Formula E returns to East London’s historic docklands and the ExCeL events arena in the London Borough of Newham this weekend.
The 2.09km, 20-turn track starts off indoors on a silky-smooth surface offering bags of grip, and after a quick succession of the corners the pack heads outside.
Immediately on exit they will touch a strip of slippy metal, before heading down into the outdoor portion with the highly abrasive asphalt surrounding the exhibition centre.
The outside features a flowing set of chicanes prime for passing opportunities. From there it’s a quick run down to a twisty set of curves before heading back up and inside the main hall to finish a lap.
With changes in surface, elevation and dealing with the shift in lighting, the field face a unique challenge with this indoor and outdoor circuit.