Former Toyota Racing Series champ Nick Cassidy was back to his best at round five of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, accumulating a podium, a fourth, and a sixth place over the course of the category's three races at the Norisring in Nuremberg. But the finishing positions don't begin to tell the story.
Cassidy's third place in race one was a lesson in the merits of 'staying out of trouble'. Approaching the flag in sixth, he climbed to fourth after two of the leaders erased each other. A late pass on George Russel then positioned him third.
The second and third races were hampered by a drive-line failure in qualifying. As a result, he started both races from 19th place on the grid.
But in the midst of all the drama, Cassidy put a clinic on how to overtake a whole bunch of relatively equal cars in minimal time. Check out the clip above to see him fight from 19th to fourth in race two. Though he could 'only' get to sixth in race three, he did so with only approximately nine minutes of green-flag racing due to a string of crashes and a lengthy red flag.