What Formula E drivers said ahead of the Sao Paulo E-Prix – The championhsip contenders

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After a very long break it’s finally race week for Formula E again, with the electrifying paddock heading to Sao Paulo for Round 4 of Season 10. Let’s see what some of the top drivers leading the provisional championship standings have to say ahead of the third racing weekend of the year!

Nick Cassidy

The Kiwi driver who had switch from Envision to Jaguar in the off season has always been on the podium in 2024 so far, having scored two P3s and found his first win with the new team at R3 in Diriyah.

Cassidy is looking forward to yet another chance to extend his long podium streak, which has been carrying on from the final round of the 2023 season:

“I’ve had a dream start to Season 10, three podiums in three races. As we know, this championship can be very unpredictable, but I’m looking to maintain my strong form.”

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“Last season I finished P2 in São Paulo behind Mitch. I know how the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 powertrain performs round this circuit, which gives me a lot of confidence heading into the weekend,” he added recalling the very impressive performance his now teammate, then championship rival Mitch Evansa had put in.

Pascal Wehrlein

The German driver sits momentarily in P2 in the drivers’standings. He had started his fourth year with Porsche in style, by taking the win in the inaugural Mexico City round, and went on to score double points in both Diriyah rounds.

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However, the upcoming Sao Paulo E-Prix will be a rather different challenge compared to the ones faced in the current season, as he said, mentioning what will be his focus for the upcoming racing weekend:

“São Paulo will be quite a different race with a lot more energy saving than in the last three races. So, being efficient will be super important.”

Mitch Evans

The Kiwi driver was definitely among the most chatted about drivers so far. With two top 5 finishes, Evans is currently sitting in P5 in the drivers’standings, but has already encountered quite a bit of issues up to this point in the season.

In fact, he suffered from a steering wheel issue in the first Mexican championship round, and went on to miss out on his first seasonal podium in the following round due to a last lap mistake which ended up promoting his teammate Nick Cassidy.

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The Jaguar driver hopes that returning to a track where he has performed well historically will be the push needed to return on the podium, as he said:

“São Paulo was my first win of 2023 and a turning point in the season for when we really started building momentum as a team. The track flows really nicely and is great street circuit.

 “The Brazilian fans always create a fantastic atmosphere too. São Paulo will be a great opportunity for me to gain more crucial points for the team and close the gap in the Drivers’ Championship.”