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Jean-Eric Vergne, DS Penske, DS E-Tense FE23, Nick Cassidy, Envision Racing, Jaguar I-TYPE 6, Sebastien Buemi, Envision Racing, Jaguar I-TYPE 6, Oliver Rowland, Mahindra Racing, Mahindra M9Electro
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Formula E Hyderabad ePrix
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How Vergne kept his cool to triumph in spicy Indian Formula E encounter

The Formula E season script was torn up on the championship’s first visit to Hyderabad, as Jean-Eric Vergne held off Nick Cassidy and ended the Porsche-powered domination. With his first win in almost two years, DS-Penske's two-time champion produced a performance measured to perfection as others got their calculations wrong

In the middle of the Hussain Sagar lake, which Hyderabad’s Formula E circuit overlooks as it sweeps along the waterfront, a statue of the Buddha dwarfs the surrounding landscape. His teachings encouraged the pursuit of a lifestyle free from desperate clinging to impermanent objects or phases, based on the notion that remaining tethered to them propagates an endless cycle of death and rebirth.

Today, Buddhism’s teachings of liberation are commonly associated with mindfulness and meditation. To truly find inner peace, the Buddha walked what became known as “the Middle Way” – the line between the extremes of hedonism and asceticism. It’s an expression of moderation, not denying oneself basic pleasures, but not overindulging in them either.

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