Briton Jake Dennis is very close to winning his first Formula E title. If his dominance continues, he will have the great opportunity to lift the scepter in front of his home crowd at the London E-Prix.
Although it is true that the Avalanche Andretti driver starts as favorite, the electrified category has a format that makes it unpredictable, so everything will be defined at the finish line this weekend.
Races 15 and 16 of season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E FIA World Championship will settle what has arguably been the most competitive and entertaining in the tournament’s history.
The introduction of the third generation of GEN3 race cars this year has seen Formula E records broken, including the fastest lap and the most overtaking, lead changes and different leaders in one race.
During the current contest there have been seven different winners representing six different teams, and only TAG Heuer Porsche was able to count its two drivers as winners.
Eleven drivers reached the podium and 19 led a lap, surpassing the Formula E season 7 record. That’s how rapidly the fan base is expanding as the unpredictable, exciting, competitive and entertaining nature of the sport stands out from the crowd.
Dennis is one of four racers who quickly became familiar with its revolutionary EV technology and battled for supremacy throughout the campaign as the championship returned to established circuits in Berlin, Mexico City, Diriyah, Jakarta, Monaco and Rome.
Meanwhile, Hyderabad, Cape Town, São Paulo and Portland made their debuts.
Here’s How the Fight Got Underway
TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team driver Pascal Wehrlein set the early pace after finishing second behind Jake Dennis in the GEN3 opener in Mexico City, followed by a brilliant double victory in Diriyah.
Wehrlein would not return to the podium until winning Round 10 in Jakarta, but consistent points finishes in the intervening races kept him in touch at the top.
It was Envision Racing’s Nick Cassidy who took over mid-season and scored five podiums in six races from Rounds 4 to 9, including back-to-back wins in Berlin and Monaco to emerge as a strong championship contender.
Meanwhile, Jaguar TCS Racing’s Mitch Evans entered the title picture in Round 6 in Brazil after a frustrating start to the GEN3 era for the Kiwi kept him off the podium. But Evans followed up the success in São Paulo with a win in the inaugural race in Berlin to work his way into the title conversation.
Since mid-season, Cassidy, Dennis and Wehrlein led the championship, often separated by a single point, with Evans in a close fight.
A win for Dennis on Saturday will be enough to claim the title with one race to go, but up front he will have heavyweight rivals like Cassidy, Evans and Wehrlein trying to spoil his party at home.