Photo: Richard Smyth

Monaco e-Prix: Cassidy beats Evans as race ends behind safety car

Nick Cassidy defended against late pressure from Mitch Evans before the safety car was deployed at the end of the race. His win moves him to the top of the championship, with Pascal Wehrlien only managing an 11th-place finish.


Oliver Rowland climbed from 13th on the grid to seventh before taking an early attack mode and dropping down to tenth place.


Andre Lotterer sustained damage to his front wing and retired his car, bringing out only a yellow flag before he parked it in a safe space. Lucas di Grassi then inherited final position after taking his second attack mode.


Nick Cassidy made a great pass down into the Fairmont Chicance and gained multiple places to move up to sixth place, then moved further up the grid and got to third place with 23 laps remaining. He then moved up to second place when Hughes took attack mode.


Nine laps into the race and it was Dan Ticktum who was leading the race, however, he still needed to take his attack mode and when he did he ended up third, with Evans and Fenestraz first and second.


With 11 laps remaining, it was Cassidy that was in the lead of the race, with Evans and Avalanche Andretti’s Jake Dennis in third place. However, Evans was really pushing Cassidy with less than three-tenths separating the pair. Evans was pushing so hard that he clipped his rear tyre on the wall.


The safety car was deployed after Ticktum and Gunther collided causing damage to their other’s cars, the replay showed that Tickum blocked him from getting through. However, this came after his front wing was damaged following contact with Norman Nato (Nissan). The two Maserati teammates also made contact with each other, although both there able to continue.

Under the safety car, Cassidy, Evans and Dennis were the podium sitters and action resumed with six laps remaining and despite the safety car, no laps were added on.


This meant that the rest of the race was a flat-out sprint to the finish. With two laps to go, Cassidy was slowly easing away from Evans, with them both doing their personal best lap.

However, there was a car stopped on the track and the race would end behind the safety car. Nico Mueller was the driver that stopped after contact with Sam Bird (Jaguar TCS).


Nick Cassidy crossed the line first behind the safety car and moved to the top of the drivers’ standings as a result.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *