“We’re confident that we’ve found both the cause and a solution,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “Unfortunately, the FIA regulations do not allow us to implement the changes until a 30 day period has expired.
Therefore, the respective update will not be used before the round in Punta del Este on March 17.
“We’re obviously not happy about this situation, we are optimistic that the permanent track characteristics, much like in pre-season testing, do not exaggerate any problems,” added Gass.
Mexico has been a happy hunting ground for Lucas di Grassi who crossed the finish line in each of the first two E-Prix events in Mexico City in first position. Although in 2016 he was disqualified after the race.
“My victory last year was no doubt my most amazing one in Formula E,” said di Grassi. “I had to fight from the back on the grid, and we got the strategy right with the safety car period during the race.”
The Brazilian may have to fight from the back of the field again, as di Grassi may have to take a ten-place grid penalty for a change of inverters.