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Formula E

Dennis relieved as Tokyo podium ends worrying run

Jake Dennis returned to the podium in Tokyo and is now just 10 points off the top of the drivers' championship.

Dennis Tokyo
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Jake Dennis was a relieved driver after the Tokyo E-Prix, as he revealed that he is finally feeling "at one" with his Porsche 99X Electric Gen3.

The reigning world champion finished in third to the delight of Andretti, after he narrowly lost a rostrum at the recent round in São Paulo following a final lap problem. Prior to that, he finished in P12 in the second of two races in Diriyah.

Dennis has admitted himself that he has not been as consistent this season as he was last year on the way to the drivers' championship, although he was more like his usual self in the Japanese capital.

One of Dennis' biggest strengths in 2023 was salvaging a strong result even when it was not expected, which was perhaps the case in Tokyo.

The Briton had not shown exceptional pace throughout free practice but did extremely well to secure fifth on the grid.

He was then very patient during the race and timed his attack modes beautifully, before capitalising on Antonio Felix da Costa failing an overtake on Oliver Rowland, promoting Dennis onto the podium.

Strong qualifying a shock

“It’s been a bit of a struggle these past couple of months for me, there’s been some changes inside the car that really haven’t suited me," Dennis conceded.

"We’ve generally struggled this year so far, some days were good some days were bad and this weekend was probably the first time I felt ‘at one’ with the car.

"Fifth today for me felt like pole. I didn’t think I would qualify that high up, but in the race we’re always quick.”

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