This also means he is now Championship leader.
Last night in the Mexican capital, the fourth race of this year's Formula E's World Championship took place, and at the same time the first of the two in this month. The race was tense from the very beginning, because the change in leadership took place in the first corner, when Andre Lotterer went off the ideal line, fell to fourth and left the lead to Jaguar's Mitch Evans. Evans, on the other hand, started the race from the second starting position.
Like Lotterer, Nico Mueller had a problem in the first corner, ending the race in a guard rail, which led to a safety car taking the pace until only 35 minutes before the race was over. Five kilowatt-hours of electricity were thus taken away from racers as required by the new rules, which require the withdrawal of one kWh every minute for the time safety car is on track. As soon as it withdrew, Felipe Massa crashed at turn one, enfing his race.
The problems for Lotterer then continued throughout the race, as he also damaged the front wing, forcing him to stop in the pits. On the other hand, Evans was only increasing his advantage over Sam Bird and Sebastien Buemi, who fought for the second-highest step. But the latter finally had to give up and leave its place to Antonio Felix da Cost, who, due to lower electricity consumption at the start of the race in the second part, was able to drive at a stronger pace than competition.
Da Costa finally got past Sam Bird with a Nissan, but the rookie was too short for the summit. Mitch Evans has managed to hold first place until the race is over, bringing Jaguar a second victory since they've been on the show.
- Mitch Evans Panasonic Jaguar Racing
- Antonio Felix da Costa DS TECHEETAH
- Sebastien Buemi Nissan e.dams
- Jean-Eric Vergne DS TECHEETAH
- Alexander Sims BMW i Andretti Motorsport
- Lucas di Grassi Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler
- Oliver Rowland Nissan e.dams
- Edoardo Mortara ROKiT Venturi Racing
- James Calado Panasonic Jaguar Racing
- Pascal Wehrlein Mahindra Racing
- Jerome D’Ambrosio Mahindra Racing
- Robin Frijns Envision Virgin Racing
- Maximilian Guenther BMW i Andretti Motorsport
- Brendon Hartley GEOX DRAGON
- Oliver Turvey NIO 333
- Neel Jani TAG Heuer Porsche
- Mitch Evans Panasonic Jaguar Racing 47
- Alexander Sims BMW i Andretti Motorsport 46
- Antonio Felix da Costa DS TECHEETAH 39
- Stoffel Vandoorne Mercedes-Benz EQ 38
- Lucas di Grassi Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler 32
- Sam Bird Envision Virgin Racing 28
- Oliver Rowland Nissan e.dams 28
- Maximilian Guenther BMW i Andretti Motorsport 25
- Edoardo Mortara ROKiT Venturi Racing 22
- Andre Lotterer TAG Heuer Porsche 21