A brilliant performance from Pascal Wehrlein earned the Porsche driver his first ever win in Formula E, with the team also claiming their maiden win in impressive fashion with a 1-2 as Andre Lotterer was second.
It was the perfect race for Porsche with Wehrlein taking pole position earlier int he day, as he beat out Driver Standings leader Edoardo Mortara in the final round of qualifying.
Wehrlein got off the line well, but eventually Mortara took the lead with Jean-Eric Vergne in the DS Techeetah also getting ahead of both Porsche drivers. But as the race reached the last third, Wehrlein led his teammate Lotterer back to the front of the pack.
There they both stayed and in the end dominated the race with more than nine seconds between the Porsche pair and third placed Vergne.
It was third time lucky for Wehrlein in Mexico, as he bagged his first ever Formula E win, as back in the 2019, Wehrlein was passed on the line by Lucas di Grassi, and then despite winning the Puebla E-Prix he was disqualified.
“It’s really satisfying,” an ecstatic Wehrlein said after the race. “With all the history I have here in Mexico, it feels amazing to have the first victory for me here in Mexico but also for the team.
“I’ve been here for a couple of races in this championship and I’ve been so close so many times and even in Mexico last year it was heartbreaking to finish P1 and then get disqualified, so it was payback this weekend and it feels amazing.
“The car was amazing and also Andre [Lotterer] did a great job. Today was our day, so let’s celebrate.”
Drivers Standings leader Mortara eventually finished fifth behind the two Porsches and the DS Techeetah pair of Vergne and Antonio Felix Da Costa, but it could have been worse for the Swiss-Italian as Robin Frijns was also in front of the Venturi driver on Lap 31.
Mortara though, retook fifth place with just a minute plus a lap to go, and held onto the place as Nyck De Vries in the Mercedes EQ was quickly catching the Venturi.
Mexico City E-Prix Results – Round 3
|3||Jean-Eric VERGNE||DS TECHEETAH||+9.051||15|
|4||Antonio Felix DA COSTA||DS TECHEETAH||+9.975||12|
|6||Nyck DE VRIES||MERCEDES-EQ||+19.020||9|
|8||Sebastien BUEMI||NISSAN E.DAMS||+23.394||4|
|9||Maximilian GUENTHER||NISSAN E.DAMS||+26.497||2|
|10||Jake DENNIS||AVALANCHE ANDRETTI||+26.829||1|
|12||Lucas DI GRASSI||VENTURI||+27.525|
|17||Oliver ASKEW||AVALANCHE ANDRETTI||+36.395|
|20||Sergio SETTE CAMARA||DRAGON / PENSKE||+1:21.406|
|21||Antonio GIOVINAZZI||DRAGON / PENSKE||DNF|