Mitch Evans won the penultimate round of the championship, which had a chaotic ending with two red flags
Jake Dennis, of Avalanche Andretti, has taken his first title in the electric single-seater series
The British Jake Dennis has become the first champion of the Gen3 era of Formula E in the first of the two races that will close the championship in London this weekend. Andretti’s driver, who has had a very solid career, He is the first Briton to win this championship and the eighth to become champion in nine years of existence of the electric single-seater competition.
Jack Dennis has sentenced the title after finishing second in a race that Mitch Evans won and in which he crossed the finish line in third position, just behind Antonio Felix da Costa, who finally received a 3-minute penalty. In just three years he has gone from rookie to champion, with impressive progression and has won the title after adding ten podiums.
It has not been easy. The Briton has been moving towards the top positions throughout the race, but the withdrawal of Nick Cassidy after a collision with his teammate, Sebastién Buemi, has caused the options to increase significantly. It was his day and two other attempts brought him closer to achieving success, since when he was suffering the most the appearance of two red flags gave him air.
Sin Cassidy, Dennis had to finish in the top three to leave the job seen for sentencing without waiting for tomorrow. The incidents involving Rast, Wehrlein and Sacha Fenestraz, first, and then the impressive pileup that Buemi and Nato started, in which they caught the entire race except the first three, led to many changes and the British title.
Buemi, despite the chaos, ended up on the podium, with Nato fourth and Bird fifth. The Valencian Roberto Merhi, with Mahindra, the only Spaniard on the grid, gave ground in the final stretch and could not achieve his goal of finishing in the top ten.