The first rule in racing is Never Take Out Your Teammate. However, BMW’s Alexander Sims didn’t get the memo as he tried an ambitious move on race leader and teammate Antonio Felix da Costa. As a result, both drivers locked up and went wide, and in third, Mahindra driver Jerome D’Ambrosio needed no second invitation. He swooped into the lead and clinched the win.
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Interestingly, this is D’Ambrosio’s first win for Mahindra and his first win on the track. He took two other wins before, but both were due to disqualifications of the race leader. Incidentally, both inherited wins were at the same circuit. Joining the ecstatic Belgian were Robin Frijns and Sam Bird respectively.
It was a mixed day for Mahindra as Formula E debutant Pascal Wehrlein got caught in early drama. The German was forced to retire and he angrily stormed back to the garage.