Andre Lotterer headed a competitive first practice session ahead of the 2022 Mexico City E-Prix at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, where the top 10 were separated by just half a second.
The Porsche driver set a 1:07.509 with three minutes remaining in the session to put him top of the times, although a last minute effort by Sebastien Buemi in the Nissan fell just 0.128 of a second short.
Wehrlein was a close third in the second Porsche, marginally ahead of Robin Frijns’s Envision Racing machine and Antonio Felix Da Costa’s DS Techeetah, who recovered from a lock up at turn one that sent him deep into the run-off area.
Maximilian Guenther was sixth, ahead of Mercedes’ Nyck De Vries, Nick Cassidy and Andretti’s Jake Dennis. The top 10 was rounded out by Jean Eric Vergne.
Sergio Sette Camara recovered from his own trip to the turn 1 run-off to finish 11th for Dragon, ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne and NIO 333’s Oliver Turvey.
Edoardo Mortara survived a close call with the turn 9 wall to end the session 14th for Venturi, ahead of Oliver Rowland’s Mahindra, and the two Jaguars of Sam Bird and Mitch Evans.
Antonio Giovinazzi was 18th, ahead of Alexander Sims, Lucas Di Grassi, Dan Ticktum and Oliver Askew.