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Envison Racing driver Nick Cassidy on the podium. In his left hand he holds a trophy over his head. His right hand is also raised with one finger pointing up, indicating first

Chaos in Monaco: another win for Cassidy and overtakes galore

Envision Racing driver Nick Cassidy picks up another win during a chaotic race in Monaco.

Cassidy struggled through practice and started further down the grid, but came through to beat Mitch Evans to the win.

Jake Hughes, Sacha Fenestraz and Norman Nato led early on before the order was jumbled as the majority of the drivers rushed to get their two Attack Mode activations out of the way before the halfway point.

Through the first half of the race, Cassidy put in an aggressive charge to climb through the field and joined fellow Jaguar-powered driver Mitch Evans at the front of the race

Initially, Evans was told to avoid overtaking Cassidy, but on lap 21 of 29 he was given permission to attack. However, on lap 22 of 29, the Safety Car was triggered due to an incident for Maximilian Guenther.

The incident started as Dan Ticktum and Sacha Fenestraz made slight contact while battling for fourth. The damage to Ticktum’s car seemed to open the door for Guenther, who attempted to overtake. Ticktum shut the door a little too late and the pair made contact. Guenther was left at the side of the track while Ticktum was able to continue.

Cassidy got a good restart when the track turned green with five laps remaining. Initially, Cassidy, Evans and Jake Dennis were nose to tail for the lead, before the two Jaguar-powered cars began to pull away late on.

Before Evans could make a move, there was an incident on the final lap which triggered a safety car. Evans’ team-mate Sam Bird made contact with Nico Muller at Ste Devote – Bird tipping Mueller’s ABT into the wall. The race ended behind the safety car and Cassidy was awarded his second consecutive victory.

Andretti’s Jake Dennis took third, while team-mate Andre Lotterer span out on the second lap after contact with Rene Rast.

Fenestraz picked up fourth, ahead of fifth for pole sitter Jake Hughes. Ticktum held onto sixth for NIO 333 despite the damage.

Jean-Eric Vergne enjoyed a quiet race to finish seventh, ahead of Sebastien Buemi and Stoffel Vandoorne, while Sam Bird completed the top 10.

A P11 finish for Pascal Wehrlein means he drops out of the lead of the championship and now lies 21 points behind Cassidy.

The Monaco E-Prix had a total 116 overtakes during the race

Karen Kaphale

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