Jake Dennis (BMW i Andretti Motorsport) strode to a serene victory in his home E-Prix in London, with a masterful performance that saw him finish five seconds clear of second-placed Nyck de Vries (Mercedes-EQ) and countryman Alex Lynn (Mahindra Racing).
Dennis broke free of early leader Lynn having pinched the initiative during the second round of ATTACK MODE activations. From there, the Brit cooly strode away from the rest - strong on energy management as the most effective driver on regen through the encounter - mirroring the first win of his rookie Formula E campaign back in Valencia.
That top score catapults Dennis into second in the Drivers' table after standings leader Sam Bird (Jaguar Racing) was forced into retirement after contact on a congested opening lap.
The critical moment came into the final 20 minutes, as the cat and mouse battle up-front with Lynn and Dennis. Lynn took his second ATTACK MODE early on, but Dennis was still to take his second ATTACK MODE boost. Crucially, Lynn locked up into Turn 10 on Turn 18, costing the Mahindra time having been right on Dennis' diffuser, allowing his countryman to extend his lead to the tune of some two seconds and retain the lead after diving through the ATTACK MODE loop a lap later.
From there, Dennis was in a race of his own – the most effective driver on regen and looking after his Michelin Pilot Sport EV tyres well. He was ultra-cool and ultra-confident on the grid ahead of the race and proved equally unflappable throughout Round 12.
Jake Dennis BMW i Andretti Motorsport Driver:
"After such a strong qualifying, to now get the win is just sensational. I made a special helmet for this weekend, a British helmet and I'm just over the moon."
"It was a brilliant job by the whole team. We took a risk with the strategy, we could have played it safe but we felt like we had a better pace than (Mahindra's Alex Lynn) and it paid off."
"Because it wasn't such an energy-limiting race, I could do five laps fully pushing and this allowed me to create the gap to Lynn."
"After I saw him make a mistake at turn 10, I thought 'here we go for the win'. I just needed three qualifying pace laps and managed to do it and get that two-second gap and take the win. I'm over the moon.""