Formula E 2023 season finale preview

Published: 28 July 2023 Updated: 31 July 2023

► Formula E 2023 comes to a close
► Four drivers have a chance for the title
► Jake Dennis favourite to win

Formula E returns to London this weekend for the 2022/2023 season finale – and Britain’s Jake Dennis has a very good chance of winning.

The Avalanche Andretti driver goes into the double-header 24 points in front of his main rival, Envision’s Nick Cassidy, with a win being worth 25 points.

So, what’s happened in the Formula E season so far, and can he actually do it? 

Jake Dennis

Jake Dennis Formula E
  • 195 points 
  • 2 wins 
  • 9 podiums

Jake Dennis goes into this weekend’s double-header with 195 points –  just 24 points in front of his next challenger with a maximum of 58 on the table – but he must be confident about his chances. Particularly if you look to last year’s race: Dennis won round 13 last year and was also strong the year before – so he clearly goes well around the streets of the ExCel centre. 

If Dennis scores six points more than Nick Cassidy, and Mitch Evans and Pascal Wehrlein don’t eat more than 15 points and 20 points into his lead, he will be the 2022/2023 Formula E drivers’ champion. 

Jake Dennis might not have the wins of his title rivals, but he’s got more podiums: consistency has been raw key reason for the Brit’s title charge – and it could seal the deal this weekend.

Nick Cassidy

  • 171 points
  • 3 wins
  • 7 podiums

Nick Cassidy was very much in contention for the 2023 title race up until a miscalculation from fellow Kiwi Mitch Evans in race two of the Rome ePrix. Evans miscalculated his braking, causing his Jaguar to effectively mount the Jaguar-powered Envision of Cassidy. Incredibly the whole thing left Dennis relatively unscathed. 

The result isn’t great for Cassidy: the event changed his 5-point lead into a 24-point gap the other way – not deserved considering he has one more win than the championship leader. He’ll be out of the title fight if Dennis score more than six points than him on Saturday. 

Mitch Evans

  • 151 points
  • 3 wins 
  • 5 podiums

Jaguar driver Mitch Evans had been striding to the top of the standings over the last few races – that is until an uncharacteristic error in race two of Rome severely dented his title hopes, and those of Nick Cassidy. 

Things started well in race one of the Rome ePrix, but a miscalculation in a heavy braking zone saw Evans’ Jaguar mount the top of Cassidy’s Envision racecar. The result? A DNF for both Kiwis and a much easier run for Jake Dennis to the 2022/2023 season title. 

Still, Evans is an outside bet for the championship this year. Jake Dennis goes well around the London ePrix track, and Evans will need to take 15 points out of the Brit in race one if he’s to stand a chance on Sunday. Still, stranger things have happened – you only need to look to the last race.

Pascal Wehlerin

  • 146 points
  • 3 wins
  • 4 podiums

For the first few rounds, this season looked to be Pascal Wehrlein’s to lose. Sure, he was pretty level with Dennis, but the works Porsche driver looked to be in fine form. A mid-season lull in points has seriously dented his championship hopes, and it’s unlikely he’ll be able to fight back this weekend: the German needs to reduce Dennis’ championship lead by at least 20 points on the Saturday, or he won’t have a mathematical chance of winning on Sunday. 

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's Digital Editor, F1 and sim-racing enthusiast. Partial to clever tech and sports bikes