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Evans wins over Cassidy after early race pileup

Jaguar driver beats championship lead with same Kiwi Nick Cassidy With a 1.6 second gap to victory, second place gave the Envision Racing driver the points lead.

Maserati’s Maximilian Gunther while winning the podium Jake Dennis – Leading the championship standings before the race – Finished fourth after continuing a defensive drive on the last lap Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Penske) and Nico Müller (Abt Cupra) are behind.

the race is A large number of vehicles were involved in a high-speed accident, and the race was red-flagged on lap 9. Triggered if Jaguar Sam Bird After running wide, I lost control on the fast left-hand sweep of Turn 6.

the british had Started on the front row alongside teammate Evans He took the lead at the first corner and was leading the first lap, but was running in 4th place when the accident occurred.

Dennis, Cassidy and Gunther were soon able to avoid the spinning Bird, but Envision’s Sébastien Buemi was unable to dodge the Jaguar, which stopped on the broadside of the truck after the Bird bounced off the wall.

A big impact pushed the Birds Jaguar further up the race line. Stoffel Vandoorne He hit a wall in an attempt to avoid it, but his teammate Vergne slipped through the wreckage.

Edoardo MortaraHowever, the Maserati was unable to avoid the stranded Jaguar, and the resulting chaos and debris caused a concertina effect behind it, resulting in a violent head-on collision. Antonio Felix da Costa (Porsche), Lucas di Grassi (Mahindra) and Robin Frijns (aptocupra).

All of the drivers involved in the incident were able to exit their respective vehicles and underwent medical checks.

Marshals remove Sam Bird’s Jaguar Racing I-TYPE 6 after crash on Lap 9 with crane

Photo credit: Sam Bloxham / motorsport images

The same spot on the track had already claimed Andretti Autosport the machine of André Lotterer In addition to the accident in which the safety car was dispatched in the early stages of the race, mclaren of Jake Hughes During qualifying, the British rider was unable to start the race due to damage.

14 cars made a standing restart after the big delay of the Nissan cars. Sasha Fenestraz He held off Evans and Rene Rast of McLaren before the suspension and returned to the lead.

However, the Nissan drivers began to lose energy more quickly than their rivals, with Dennis taking the lead in the middle of the race at 90 degrees to the left at Turn 7 before jumping past Evans at Turn 3.

Dennis held the lead for a long time, only to fall behind Evans when he activated his final attack mode two laps later, followed by Kiwi.

The Jaguar driver passed Cassidy, who also demoted Fenestraz, to reclaim second place, but Evans missed the attack mode activation sensor and had to go offline again the following lap.

Attack mode was in effect this time, with Evans overtaking Dennis for the lead on the approach to Turn 7 and Cassidy doing the same with a few more laps.

The top two remained the same until the flag, but Dennis conserved his energy and gave up another position to Gunter with five laps to go.

The Englishman was able to defend his fourth-place finish behind Vergne and Muller in the final round of the tour. Pascal Wehrlein Claimed 7th place.

The Porsche driver, who is also in contention for the championship, was forced to pit on the opening lap with a damaged front wing, and suffered suspension damage in Bird’s accident.

The car was repaired and recovered to seventh place, but the German is under investigation by the stewards for overspeeding at the red flag.

Rome E-Prix – Race Results: Evans wins over Cassidy after early race pileup

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