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Race 1: Cassidy scythes through field to claim victory

Jaguar TCS Racing’s Nick Cassidy claimed victory in the first race of the Berlin E-Prix double-header, after a masterful handling of the peloton race on Saturday. The Kiwi, who started in ninth place and slipped further behind in the order, played his strategy perfectly with the help of two Safety Car deployments to pip DS Penske’s Jean-Eric Vergne for the win with Nissan’s Oliver Rowland third, after starting 16th.

Pascal Wehrlein, title leader at the start of the race, was fifth, with pole-sitter Edoardo Mortara unable to maintain his challenge, but still able to score his first points of the season in eighth. Antonio Felix da Costa was sixth, with Stoffel Vandoorne seventh and Sacha Fenestraz ninth.

Taylor Barnard, in only his second FIA Formula E race, finished 10th, with Kelvin van der Linde the highest-placed rookie in 11th. 

For Cassidy, the win cemented his World Championship bid ahead of the second race on Sunday.

Race 2: da Costa storms to brilliant victory

Antonio Felix da Costa took victory in Race 2 of the Berlin E-Prix, just a month after being disqualified from a win in Italy.

The Portuguese quickly made-up ground from 10th on the grid to be in the fight all the way through the race to take a win that, like his performance in Misano, will resonate through the FIA Formula E paddock as a much-deserved one. Saturday winner Nick Cassidy finished in second place, aggrieved with his team over radio that the strategy from Jaguar TCS Racing ruined his chances of another triumph.

The evergreen Oliver Rowland would take his second third place of the weekend, his sixth podium of the year, after yet another barnstorming drive through the pack. 

Da Costa’s team-mate Pascal Wehrlein was fourth, with pole sitter Jake Dennis fifth, the two men battling for most of the race and making contact on several occasions.

Jehan Daruvala would score his first points of the season with a brilliant seventh ahead of an equally impressive Taylor Barnard, who bettered his 10th on Saturday with eighth. Envision Racing stand-in Joel Eriksson took a superb ninth, with Jean-Eric Vergne rounding up the top ten.