Payback for Abt in Mexico

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Daniel Abt gets his redemption in Mexico after the German claims victory. Abt lost his win in Hong Kong due to an administration error with one of his car parts which saw him get disqualified from the race. 

Oliver Turvey brought home second for NIO and his first podium in Formula E just in front of Sebastien Buemi.

Nelson Piquet Jr came home in fourth place after battling through the field with more usable energy than the drivers around him after completing one extra lap during the first stint of the race.

Championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne came home in fifth place after losing to Buemi and Piquet Jr during the race.

Felix Rosenqvist came to a halt from the lead of the race on lap 14  after the Swede controlled the first part of the race.

Sam Bird also scored no points, as the Brit was unable to recover from his ten-place grid penalty for changing a gearbox.

Start of the race

It was a clean start by the field as all the drivers escaped contact going through turn one. Felix Rosenqvist held the lead from Oliver Turvey and built up a small cushion to the NIO driver.

Jean-Eric Vergne bullied his way through Antonio Felix Da Costa at the entrance to the stadium section. Vergne forced Da Costa out wide which also allowed Nelson Piquet Jr to pass the Portuguese driver who moved down to seventh.

Turvey had created a two-second gap to Buemi in third which showed that NIO had made some progress, as they usually struggled to pull away from cars due to poor energy consumption.

There was drama on lap 14 when Rosenqvist came to a halt on the entry to the last corner and had to restart the car and fell to the back of the grid.

The Swede was controlling the race and looked set to lead the championship if he took the victory, but now he will have to climb his way back in the remaining races.

Rosenqvist’s bad luck promoted Oliver Turvey to first who was in the same position as Rosenqvist 12 months ago in Mexico.

Daniel Abt made his way past Buemi on the exit of turn one after Buemi ran wide at turn one, which moved the German driver up to second.

Pit Stop Window

Daniel Abt jumped Oliver Turvey in the pits and took the lead in the race. Turvey had a poor pit stop and came out of the pits in front of Vergne.

Mahindra’s day got worse when Nick Heidfeld’s car came to a stop on the pit straight and caused the German to retire from the race.

Buemi used his fanboost to dive down the inside of Vergne at turn one to move into third place.

Nelson Piquet Jr did an extra lap in the first stint. He used that extra energy to charge up the field dispersing his teammate and moving past championship leader Vergne as the Brazilian hunted down a podium place.

Buemi was hunting down Turvey for second but was unable to find a way through, which allowed Abt to drive off into the distance and win the Mexican ePrix.

 

 

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