Redemption for Wehrlein as he powers Porsche to maiden E-Prix win

Porsche dominated the E-Prix with Wehrlein leading teammate Andre Lotterer over the line

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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

Mexican redemption 

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. 

Pascal Wehrlein (DEU), Tag Heuer Porsche, Porsche 99X Electric

“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.”

Damage control

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

Pos.DriverTeamTimePoints
1Pascal WEHRLEINPORSCHE47:20.40428
2Andre LOTTERERPORSCHE+0.30218
3Jean-Eric VERGNEDS TECHEETAH+9.05115
4Antonio Felix DA COSTADS TECHEETAH+9.97512
5Edoardo MORTARAVENTURI+18.35610
6Nyck DE VRIESMERCEDES-EQ+19.0209
7Robin FRIJNSENVISION+20.2326
8Sebastien BUEMINISSAN E.DAMS+23.3944
9Maximilian GUENTHERNISSAN E.DAMS+26.4972
10Jake DENNISAVALANCHE ANDRETTI+26.8291
11Stoffel VANDOORNEMERCEDES-EQ+27.086
12Lucas DI GRASSIVENTURI+27.525
13Nick CASSIDYENVISION+28.794
14Oliver TURVEYNIO+32.978
15Sam BIRDJAGUAR+35.677
16Oliver ROWLANDMAHINDRA+36.047
17Oliver ASKEWAVALANCHE ANDRETTI+36.395
18Dan TICKTUMNIO+44.607
19Mitch EVANSJAGUAR+1:02.458
20Sergio SETTE CAMARADRAGON / PENSKE+1:21.406
21Antonio GIOVINAZZIDRAGON / PENSKEDNF
22Alexander SIMSMAHINDRADNF
John Smithhttps://total-motorsport.com
Editor at Total-Motorsport.com and all round Motorsport journalist specialising in Formula 1, IndyCar and Formula E.
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