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Formula E

Cassidy reveals 'really incredible' key to staggering continuous progress

Nick Cassidy has improved year-on-year in Formula E which is a rarity in the all-electric series.

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Nick Cassidy has revealed how he has made his staggering progress every season in Formula E, which has led to him being a title contender once again. 

Cassidy enters this weekend's Berlin E-Prix – he claimed victory in the German capital last year – just seven points behind championship leader Pascal Wehrlein. It is a similar position to which the Jaguar driver found himself in last season. 

Cassidy's biggest strength is his ability to make genuine progress every year, with him yet to have plateaued in the all-electric series. 

He puts this down to many different factors, yet having a team like Jaguar behind him is at the heart of it.

"Obviously you need a great team and a great car to be able to show that," Cassidy told RacingNews365. So I'm very lucky right now. And I'm aware that might not be the case forever. 

"But at the same time, I think as any athlete, you've always got to look at yourself and try and improve. 

"For me, I think I've always had the speed. But it's about making sure that speed is at the right time and in the right way to be able to put together the whole day, which I think is a big aspect in this championship. 

"I've seen some guys, some days, pull off results that are really incredible. And I think that becomes kind of inspiration, understanding how have they done that, how can I apply that to myself? And you never stop learning, right? So you always try to adapt."

Buemi swipe

Looking ahead to this weekend's double-header, two peloton-style races are expected. So far, only Jaguar has secured a one-two in this format of racing, as recently as the Monaco E-Prix. 

Jaguar's strategy was completed to perfection at the Circuit de Monaco, much to Cassidy's delight. 

However, he could not avoid a swipe at former side Envision and ex-team-mate Sebastian Buemi, as what Jaguar mastered is exactly what he tried to make happen in the Season 9 finale in London, where Buemi made contact with him which ended his title chances.

"Yeah, it was really good," said Cassidy. "The information was everything I tried to implement in London. Nice to show that it can work."

Cassidy and team-mate Mitch Evans have both been looking ahead to Berlin cautiously, due to concerns over the type of venues coming up on the calendar. 

The New Zealander is more confident about what he can achieve this weekend in Berlin though, than he is about the upcoming races at the permanent venues of Shanghai and Portland.

"Probably feeling better about here than Shanghai and Portland," added the Jaguar driver. "But yeah, no secret, the next three races, next three weekends are going to be very tough. 

"So let's just try and maximise what we can do."

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