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Round 5

Mexico City

Sat. 12 Mar. 2016

Race
Mexico City

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After di Grassi disqualification, d'Ambrosio won the Mexico ePrix. Buemi P2 and Prost P3.

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The FIA ​​disqualified car for di Grassi. His car has been found underweight at 886.2 kg.

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After his win, Lucas di Grassi was very happy on the podium.

ABOUT THE race

I don't mind [d'Ambrosio] closing the door, but he has to close it early. When I was already committed to overtaking him and he closed the door, I couldn't avoid touching his car. I don't quite get it. It's something we will need to discuss next time.

Sébastien Buemi (Renault eDams), third

ABOUT THE race

"It was a close call [with Buemi], but the only time he overtook me was when he cut the chicane. Otherwise, the race was fantastic and despite a little issue with heavy steering in the second car, I gave it absolutely everything I had. I owe a big thanks to the whole team."

Jérôme D’Ambrosio (Dragon Racing), second

ABOUT THE race

That was just a perfect race. It's really hard to overtake here, which made the first half a bit like a game of chess. I had the patience to attack Prost at the right moment before the pit-stop, and then I used the FanBoost to overtake Jérôme. After that, I pushed very hard for three or four laps to build a gap. It feels awesome!

Lucas di Grassi (Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport), winner

Race

Lucas Di Grassi wins the Mexico ePrix ahead of Jérôme d'Ambrosio and Sébastien Buemi

backstage

Ready for the race

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Jerome d'Ambrosio is on the way for the first place on the grid.

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Here the bottles and glasses are flying!

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Next generation of racers!

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Children built some little car with recycling bottles.

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Earn your own electricity with this bicycle!

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Porsche presents his last hybrid cars

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In the eVillage, you can find information about electrical bike and some great hybrid car, like Porsche!

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Michelin man is on the place!

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Plenty of people during the autograph session

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Autograph session with all the drivers.

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The eVillage is just an amazing place!

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If you need an umbrella for the sun, you can buy one!

Track

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Live news
  • 12.03.16 - 17h24
    Lucas Di Grassi regained control of the 2015/16 FIA Formula E Championship title chase as he won the inaugural Mexico City ePrix with a calculated and convincing performance for ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport. The Brazilian timed his attacks on Nicolas Prost and Jérôme d'Ambrosio to perfection, leaving the Belgian to fend off Sébastien Buemi in a spirited scrap over second.
  • 12.03.16 - 17h15
    Sébastien Buemi (3rd): "I don't mind [d'Ambrosio] closing the door, but he has to close it early. When I was already committed to overtaking him and he closed the door, I couldn't avoid touching his car. I don't quite get it. It's something we will need to discuss next time."
  • 12.03.16 - 17h11
    Jérôme d'Ambrosio (2nd): "It was a close call [with Buemi], but the only time he overtook me was when he cut the chicane. Otherwise, the race was fantastic and despite a little issue with heavy steering in the second car, I gave it absolutely everything I had. I owe a big thanks to the whole team."
  • 12.03.16 - 17h07
    Lucas Di Grassi (1st): "That was just a perfect race. It's really hard to overtake here, which made the first half a bit like a game of chess. I had the patience to attack Prost at the right moment before the pit-stop, and then I used the FanBoost to overtake Jérôme. After that, I pushed very hard for three or four laps to build a gap. It feels awesome!"
  • 12.03.16 - 17h06
    Di Grassi's victory has vaulted the Abt driver to the top of the title standings as he leapfrogs e.DAMS rival Buemi. Bird remains third, with d'Ambrosio advancing to fourth.
  • 12.03.16 - 17h00
    d'Ambrosio and Buemi have been summoned to see the race director after their energetic scrap for second...
  • 12.03.16 - 16h56
    The donuts on the slowing-down lap would suggest the Brazilian is not too dissatisfied with that result...
  • 12.03.16 - 16h55
    The result marks Di Grassi's 11th podium finish from 16 Formula E races - quite a statistic.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h54
    d'Ambrosio narrowly hangs onto second from Buemi, who almost edges past on the run to the flag. Duval takes fourth ahead of the delayed Prost, Robin Frijns, Bird, Abt, Heidfeld and Sarrazin.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h53
    The chequered flag is out and Di Grassi wins in Mexico to snatch the championship lead after a fantastic drive!
  • 12.03.16 - 16h52
    Abt is in the wall at the second chicane from P5 on the penultimate lap. Late drama in Mexico City!
  • 12.03.16 - 16h51
    Buemi is looking menacing...
  • 12.03.16 - 16h48
    Meanwhile, with four laps remaining, the duel for second between d'Ambrosio and Buemi is back on with a vengeance. Don't look away...
  • 12.03.16 - 16h47
    Prost has been handed down a drive-through penalty for an unsafe pit-stop release. That will drop the Frenchman way down the order from fourth.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h46
    The upshot of all that confusion is that Di Grassi now leads by almost 10 seconds!
  • 12.03.16 - 16h45
    It's kicking off in the battle for second. Buemi cuts the chicane to demote d'Ambrosio, and in his attempts to give the place back, Prost gets in on the action too. They're back in the original order again now, but that was all a bit breathless!
  • 12.03.16 - 16h43
    da Costa has edged backwards into the Turn Seven barriers, but manages to rejoin.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h42
    Di Grassi's lead with eight laps remaining is just shy of four seconds.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h41
    Heidfeld and Bird are going at it hammer-and-tongs for seventh position. The Briton snatches the advantage, only to run wide and gift the place back to his German rival.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h40
    Fourth-placed Prost is under investigation for an unsafe pit-stop release.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h37
    Buemi has had another go for second, and this time he and d'Ambrosio make contact, leaving the e.DAMS car with some nose damage.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h36
    Duval now posts a new fastest lap of the race as he focuses on chasing down the second-place scrap.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h35
    Buemi is trying every which way to relieve d'Ambrosio of second place, but the Belgian is remaining staunch in his defence.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h34
    Vergne's day has gone from bad to worse - he lost a minute during the car change in the pits.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h33
    The Brazilian is pulling away at the front of the field now, as Buemi is similarly trying to find a way past d'Ambrosio for second.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h32
    Di Grassi uses his FanBoost straightaway, with a brave late-braking move to grab the lead from d'Ambrosio into Turn One!
  • 12.03.16 - 16h31
    d'Ambrosio retains the lead, but only just from Di Grassi and Buemi, who has leapfrogged team-mate Prost in the pits.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h30
    The leaders all peel into the pits as one - but in what order will they re-emerge?
  • 12.03.16 - 16h29
    As d'Ambrosio inches away slightly, Di Grassi dives down the inside of Prost to pinch second!
  • 12.03.16 - 16h28
    Heidfeld is in the pits - he's the first driver to stop, from seventh position,
  • 12.03.16 - 16h26
    Race leader d'Ambrosio lowers the fastest lap benchmark again, as he seeks to stretch his legs a little before the pit visits.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h25
    A minor mistake from Buemi has left the e.DAMS star under pressure from Abt...
  • 12.03.16 - 16h23
    As the pit-stop window approaches, which one of the leading quintet will be first to blink?
  • 12.03.16 - 16h22
    The luckless da Costa has now picked up a drive-through penalty too. Sometimes, when it isn't your day, it really isn't your day...
  • 12.03.16 - 16h21
    There's nothing to choose between the top five 15 laps in - this really is anyone's race.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h18
    The final FanBoost results are in, and it is Vergne, Di Grassi and Duran who will benefit from the extra energy in their second cars.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h17
    Di Grassi has run off-course again - he's currently in an e.DAMS sandwich between Prost and Buemi. You could throw a blanket over the top four...
  • 12.03.16 - 16h16
    Meanwhile, Da Costa's front wing is flapping around. The Aguri ace is running 14th.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h15
    Curent top 10 is as follows: d'Ambrosio, Prost, Di Grassi, Buemi, Abt, Loïc Duval, Nick Heidfeld, Stéphane Sarrazin, Bird and Simona de Silvestro.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h13
    Much like team-mate Abt did earlier, Di Grassi runs straight on at the chicane but the Brazilian does not lose a position.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h12
    Now race leader d'Ambrosio snatches fastest lap - his advantage over Prost remains just seven tenths-of-a-second, though.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h11
    Antonio Felix da Costa (14th) has been meted out a 10-second pit-stop time penalty due to his mechanics working on the car under parc fermé regulations.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h10
    And almost immediately, the championship leader sets a new fastest lap...
  • 12.03.16 - 16h09
    A mistake by Abt has let Buemi sweep around the outside and up into P4 - right behind chief title rival Di Grassi.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h08
    DS Virgin Racing team-mate and Buenos Aires ePrix winner Sam Bird, meanwhile, has just set fastest lap. He currently runs P9.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h07
    Vergne has had some kind of problem - he has dropped from sixth to the very back of the field.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h06
    Di Grassi is looking racy as he sizes up Prost for second.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h05
    Pole-sitter d'Ambrosio covers the lead into Turn One for the first time. Nicolas Prost runs second ahead of Lucas Di Grassi, Daniel Abt and championship leader Sébastien Buemi. We're still in grid order for the moment.
  • 12.03.16 - 16h04
    LIGHTS-OUT and we're racing in Mexico City!
  • 12.03.16 - 15h41
    Home hero Salvador Duran, title protagonist Lucas Di Grassi and Jean-Eric Vergne currently head the FanBoost poll with 20 minutes remaining to the start.
  • 12.03.16 - 15h27
    And will the action be as lively as it was in the driver Sim race earlier..?
  • 12.03.16 - 15h23
    From pole position, can Jérôme d'Ambrosio take his first on-the-road victory for Dragon Racing?
  • 12.03.16 - 15h09
    Just under an hour to go now until lights-out in Mexico City - and the tension is rising...
  • 12.03.16 - 13h20
    Jérôme d'Ambrosio earned pole position for Dragon Racing after a drama-packed qualifying session today in Mexico City. Championship leader Sébastien Buemi was in form once again but threw away his chances of starting from the front of the grid by locking up in sector two of his shootout lap. As a result, Dragon's Belgian was able to celebrate the second pole of his Formula E career. Nicolas Prost salvaged second in the shootout for Renault-e.dams, while Di Grassi and Abt made it an all-Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport second row. These five drivers were covered by just 0.410s after the four group sessions which were delayed twice when Brazilians Bruno Senna and Nelson Piquet Jr brought out red flags in separate incidents.