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Podium: Jake Dennis, Andretti Autosport
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Formula E London ePrix II
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How Dennis navigated Formula E finale chaos to be crowned champion at home

The London Formula E finale was more dramatic than anyone could have expected, with title fighters in jeopardy, team-mates tripping over each other, multiple red flags – and British rain halting a race held partly indoors! But through the bedlam, Jake Dennis held his nerve to become world champion

If Formula E wanted a blockbuster film made about the championship in a similar fashion to what is taking place with Formula 1, it would not have to look beyond the season-ending London E-Prix double-header for the perfect narrative. Championship protagonists starting together on the front row, the favourite of which was racing in front of his home crowd, while the other would dramatically collide with his team-mate.

Add in an outsider for the championship taking victory to put the destination of the title on a knife-edge, sprinkle in a few red flags to heighten the drama before the home hero proves triumphant and you have the perfect script. In fact, the only thing missing was that all this took place during the penultimate round of the season rather than the very last race.

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