The Kiwi had largely managed the race on the Brooklyn Road Circuit from pole and had constructed a strong hole over eventual runner-up Lucas di Grassi, as gentle rain abruptly intensified and soaked the monitor.
Cassidy aquaplaned on a puddle on the run to Flip 6 and hit the wall, the place he was adopted by di Grassi and Stoffel Vandoorne.
The race was red-flagged on account of the crash as Cassidy’s team-mate Robin Frijns had averted the identical incident and, after deliberation from race management, proceedings had been delivered to an finish – the outcomes subsequently taken from the top of lap 29 at hand Cassidy the win.
Though the Envision driver admitted that it was not the way in which he’d have preferred to safe his first win within the championship, he was comfortable together with his tempo and felt that he had been in a position to handle the race regardless of challenges from the automobiles behind.
“It feels actually, actually good – it isn’t fairly the way in which that we might have preferred, however I am undoubtedly going to take it,” Cassidy mirrored.
“I’ve had some weekends on this championship the place I am not very aggressive, and it is probably not labored out. And right this moment’s fairly the alternative. So I am fairly grateful.
“It is onerous to handle these races, particularly if you’re main, it is by no means simple.
“With the blokes behind, as an instance there’s a number of techniques and it isn’t simple to be out entrance.
“However the tempo was sturdy sufficient to remain there and we had been good on vitality, we type of managed by way of the run and that made the top of the race fairly fascinating.
Nick Cassidy, Envision Racing, Audi e-tron FE07, Lucas Di Grassi, ROKiT Venturi Racing, Silver Arrow 02, Sebastien Buemi, Nissan e.dams, Nissan IM03
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“And clearly Lucas was fairly fast, as had been Robin and Stoffel. So between the 4 of us, we had a very nice battle. It obtained slippery, it obtained enjoyable. However finally, a bit an excessive amount of.”
Cassidy added that he was happy to get probably the most out of the Envision package deal, which has been traditionally sturdy in New York Metropolis, and felt that he had struggled to capitalise on a robust automobile earlier within the yr.
“Should you have a look at Robin and I, we’re each sturdy right here, so I believe it tendencies with automobile efficiency. We’re fortunate that now we have a robust automobile right here.
“We knew that coming to the weekend, and so now we have to maximise once we’ve obtained a robust automobile.
“I most likely did not do this earlier this season, within the first two or three races. I am glad that I’ve achieved now.”