Another race, another winner in Formula E, this time was the driver Lucas di Grassi who took the first E-Prix of Mexico this weekend and the third in his private race. The Brazilian ranked second until the last moment when Porsche driver Pascal Wehrlein was disqualified after dominating from start to finish on Mexican soil.
The German could say that he arrived first but the joy lasted seconds while they confirmed the sanction for a technical failure of Porsche: not declaring the race tires.
On the other hand, the race that took place at the Autodromo Miguel E. Abed will be remembered by the Audi team, as the German squad achieved as many points as possible with first place from di Grassi and second from René Rast.
It should be noted that di Grassi had already been crowned in the races that were held at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, in Mexico City, in its 2016 and 2018 editions.
Now the Brazilian is recovering after a rough start that he himself confirmed as the worst of his career and is less than 30 points behind the leadership of Robin Frijns who did not score (17th). Closer is René Rast with 58 units four from the top.
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The start of the event was difficult for the French rider, Jean-Eric Vergne, who had to dodge Oliver Rowland in the first minutes, who was stopped for a few seconds on the track.
Misfortune came to the DS Techeetah team with the retirement of Vergne after a contact that pressed the left side of his chassis against the wall causing irreparable damage that took the two-time champion of the category of the top five of the race.
However, the one who would cause the safety car to leave for a period of seven minutes was Nick Cassidy after suffering an accident against one of the walls. In the same way, there was a clash between the British Sam Bird and Alexander Lynn, the latter without major problems to finish tenth in the classification.
Nick de Vries, one of the leaders on the podium of the series, had a mishap the moment the race reached half its distance as the Mercedes one went long in one of the curves and descended to the position 19.
With the results of this Saturday, Audi Sport accumulates 97 points and reaches the fourth position, cutting the difference with the first in the series, Mercedes, which has 113 units after eight rounds.
The action will return this Sunday with the ninth round of the campaign and waiting for more surprises from the electric cars.
Written by | Gabriel Sayago