Torrential rain in New York caused the race to end before the end of regulation time and it was pole position holder, New Zealander Nick Cassidy, who won the E-Prix from Brooklyn on Saturday.
The Envision Team driver had won the qualifying tournament earlier in the day and he never looked back afterwards. However, it was the rain that complicated his end of the race.
Cassidy, Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes), Lucas di Grassi (Venturi), Pascal Wehrlein (Porsche) and Sebastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams) were all involved in an accident at turn 6 due to hydroplaning. A red flag was thus waved, as Robin Frijns took the lead (Envision).
According to Formula E regulations, if an event cannot be resumed, the results at the end of the lap preceding the suspension of the race count towards the final classification. This is how Cassidy was able to climb to the top step of the podium, ahead of di Grassi and Frijns.
In the general classification, it is still the Swiss Edoardo Mortara, Venturi pilot, who dominates with 150 points. He leads Vandoorne and Jean-Éric Vergne (DS Techeetah) by 13 and 22 points, respectively.
Formula E will hold the second round of its New York event on Sunday.