On the second race across the Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR, Cassidy had diced his method by the sector after beginning 18th and was properly within the factors earlier than contact from Sam Chicken put the Kiwi driver into the wall.
As soon as once more beginning 18th in Monaco, Cassidy put collectively one other attribute rise by the order having been the primary driver to take an assault mode activation, working his method by the sector earlier than encountering Maximilian Gunther.
Gunther was on significantly much less vitality than Cassidy however saved the Envision driver at bay. Thus, Cassidy as an alternative elected to be affected person, understanding Gunther was significantly down on vitality, and defined Rome was in his thoughts in that scenario.
That technique paid off, and Gunther had fallen away by the tip of the race to permit Cassidy to gather seventh.
“After all, I knew he was method down and I had much more. However I used to be attempting to be affected person,” Cassidy mirrored
“In Rome, I went from 18th to sixth. And it was wanting like extra, however ended up within the fence.
“And this weekend, I couldn’t afford to finish up within the fence. I wanted to get the factors. And the hole in entrance of Max was fairly massive. So even when I’d caught him with three laps to go my outcomes nonetheless would have been seventh.
“So, you realize, we’re put a bit an increasing number of right into a nook.
“In Rome, it wasn’t my fault. The opposite driver [Bird] acquired a three-place penalty, however that doesn’t give me my factors again.
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“And so even on this scenario the place the driving force will get a penalty, it doesn’t assist my championship and so I wanted to be a bit good in the present day – and that’s how I acquired seventh.”
Robin Frijns, Envision Racing, Audi e-tron FE07, Nick Cassidy, Envision Racing, Audi e-tron FE07
Photograph by: Andreas Beil
Guenther’s defence of seventh, in line with Cassidy, concerned shifting underneath braking, which he was displeased with and hinted that he would convey it up within the drivers’ briefing forward of Berlin
“That was an fascinating a part of the race,” Cassidy stated.
“We communicate loads about in drivers’ briefing about shifting underneath braking and issues and so I assume it’ll be a subject that comes up once more subsequent drivers’ briefing.”
Cassidy added that he was “bored” of beginning properly down the order, having seemed to have the tempo to progress from his qualifying group earlier than an incident at Sainte Dedicate ruined his possibilities of setting a fast ultimate lap.
“I’m tremendous pleased with the race itself. However simply man, I’m nonetheless so annoyed and gutted to be beginning 18th. It’s getting boring doing that! I simply locked a wheel on the wall on the entry of Flip 1 in qualifying.”