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Coronation in the principality: Cassidy wins the Monaco E-Prix on the Hankook iON Race

Coronation in the principality: Cassidy wins the Monaco E-Prix on the Hankook iON Race

New Zealand’s Nick Cassidy from the Envision Racing team won probably the most glamorous Formula E race of Season 9. The 28-year-old took full advantage of the impressive performance of the standard Formula E tyre – the Hankook iON Race – on the 3.337-kilometre track in the principality of Monaco. Cassidy made up eight positions before taking the chequered flag after 29 laps of racing. This was the third win of the Jaguar driver’s career in the fully-electric series. “The Hankook tyre was really very consistent and did not wear much at all,” said Cassidy, who also triumphed in the Sunday race last time out in Berlin.

Second place went to his compatriot Mitch Evans (Jaguar TCS Racing), followed by Britain’s Jake Dennis (Avalanche Andretti Formula E) in third. Cassidy also moved to the top of the overall standings with 121 points, courtesy of his latest triumph in Monaco. His closest rivals are Pascal Wehrlein (TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team) in second place, who trails the New Zealander by 20 points, and Dennis in third with 96 points to his name.

The Hankook iON Race mastered the narrow circuit in Monaco without any problems. Hankook Formula E race engineer Thomas Baltes: “19 corners, new asphalt in places, uphill and downhill sections, and extreme banking in the tunnel really put our tyre through its paces. However, as at all the circuits so far, the Hankook iON Race did a great job and provided the necessary grip. And it did so although the cloud cover made it significantly cooler on the track during the race.” Hankook Motorsport Director Manfred Sandbichler was very satisfied: “The race in Monaco was another highlight in our first season in Formula E. So far, the tyre has shown no weaknesses and has impressed everywhere, on diverse track surfaces and in a wide range of conditions.”

20,000 spectators, including big-name guests like Olympic tennis champion Alexander Zverev, Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg (both from Germany) and former football internationals Carlton Cole (England) and Patrice Evra (France), provided a magnificent backdrop for the ninth round of the Formula E season in the city state on the French Mediterranean coast.

For decades, Hankook has been one of the first ports of call when it comes to international motorsport. Hankook supplies its race tyres to globally-renowned series, high-class junior formats and popular grassroot events. With new collaborations and partnerships, the company is constantly enhancing its status as a global player on the motorsport scene. Since the 2023 season, Hankook has been the new and exclusive technical partner and tyre supplier of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. In close cooperation with Formula E, the iON Race was developed for the world championship. Roughly 30 percent of the high-performance tyre is made of sustainable materials. With this commitment, Hankook is taking another pioneering step towards energy efficiency and sustainability in motorsport. The premium tyre maker has also agreed a further collaboration with Italian sports car manufacturer Lamborghini Squadra Corse and has been official technical partner and exclusive tyre supplier of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo since 2023. Hankook’s portfolio covers a broad spectrum. This includes the 24H Series powered by Hankook, one of the most prestigious endurance series in the world, as well as the FIA ERC4 Junior Championship on the rally scene. Hankook also supports popular touring car championship TCR Italy, many high-class one-make cups for a wide range of renowned manufacturers, junior single-seater series, and assorted international racing events with race tyres and technical know-how.

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Coronation in the principality: Cassidy wins the Monaco E-Prix on the Hankook iON Race

CIRCUIT DE MONACO, MONACO - MAY 06: Nick Cassidy, Envision Racing, Jaguar I-TYPE 6 leads Mitch Evans, Jaguar TCS Racing, Jaguar I-TYPE 6 during the Monaco ePrix at Circuit de Monaco on Saturday May 06, 2023 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Simon Galloway / LAT Images)

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Coronation in the principality: Cassidy wins the Monaco E-Prix on the Hankook iON Race

Grid during the 2023 Monaco ePrix, 7th meeting of the 2022-23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Circuit de Monaco from May 4 to 6, 2023 in Monaco - Photo Joao Filipe / DPPI

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