Last night, the Mexico EPrix concluded with Lucas Di Grassi snatching a win in right on the line. Pole-sitter, Pascal Wehrlein finished 2nd but picked up a penalty for overuse of energy. The Mexico Formula E race was a chaotic affair that even had a red flag thrown in.
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Jaguar Racing’s Nelson Piquet Jr collided with DS Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne and prompted the red flag. The Brazilian was lining up a move on the Frenchman when the latter slammed the door shut and Piquet Jr could not slow down in time.
At the start of the race, Wehrlein rocketed ahead while Mahindra teammate and new championship leader Jerome D’Ambrosio got a great start from the back of the grid. D’Ambrosio even made up 6 positions from 18th in the very first lap. From there, he clawed his way to finish 5th, though he gained a place when Wehrlein was penalised to 6th. Wehrlein led 99% of the race but low energy meant that he had to drop his pace. Sadly for him, his Mahindra reached 0% before the chequered flag, to team principal, Dilbagh Gill’s despair.
Completing the top 3 after Wehrlein’s penalty were Antonio Felix Da Costa and Edoardo Mortara. The Mexico Formula E race was just the 4th round of the season and the drivers will be heading to Hong Kong on the 10th of March next.