Formula E

Nick Cassidy: “I know the confidence is there to go out and look to score strongly”

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Nick Cassidy experienced highs and lows during the Rome E-Prix two weeks ago, and the New Zealander says he wants to take what he learned from Italy and convert it into a strong weekend in Valencia.

The Envision Virgin Racing driver started from pole position in race two of the Rome weekend to score his first points of the season, but he was unable to convert that into a top ten finish after a spin on lap one and a collision with Oliver Rowland a few laps later. 

He had already lost a maiden-points finish in the Diriyah E-Prix in February after a full course yellow (FCY) infringement, but he has shown pace this year that has ultimately gone unrewarded.

Cassidy, the 2019 Super Formula champion, says the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship has already proved to be unpredictable, but despite the failure to score points in any of the first four races of the 2020-21 season, he can go into this weekend’s Valencia E-Prix double-header with confidence he can fight at the front of the pack.

“Formula E can be so unpredictable and what happened in Rome will go down as just one of those moments,” said Cassidy.  

“It’s super encouraging though to know we have both the qualifying and the race pace to compete at the sharp end, so I know the confidence is there to go out and look to score strongly.”

Cassidy will go out in Group 4 in Qualifying for race one alongside Tom Blomqvist, Alex Lynn, Norman Nato, André Lotterer and Jake Dennis.

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