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Nick Cassidy, Jaguar TCS Racing, Jaguar I-TYPE 6
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How Cassidy surprised himself to storm to Formula E's summit in Saudi

Jaguar's new recruit didn’t expect much from the double-header weekend in Diriyah. But a win and a third means he now heads the Formula E standings as early leader Pascal Wehrlein and defending champion Jake Dennis endured mixed weekends

“Historically I’ve struggled here a little bit so I’m not expecting big things.” Nick Cassidy’s pre-event comments did little to offer much encouragement that he would continue his promising start to the 2024 Formula E season in Saudi Arabia. Yet come the end of the Diriyah E-Prix double-header, the Kiwi had not only walked away with his first win for Jaguar but also the lead in the drivers’ standings after two well-measured performances in varying circumstances.

The foundation for Cassidy’s win in the second race was laid down in qualifying as he made it as far as the semi-final duels and a starting position of third. On a street circuit where dust and dirt was prevalent off the racing line, as well as energy management being less critical than at other venues, overtaking was at a premium.

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