Formula E: 1-2 victory in Mexico
Audi triumphs in the first race
Starting from eighth and ninth on the grid, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler was the first team to date to achieve a third 1-2 victory in Formula E in Puebla on Saturday: In a spectacular race, Lucas di Grassi claimed his 13th victory in total, while René Rast made the triumph perfect with second place. These 44 points, including Rast who also set the fastest race lap, marked the biggest points haul by a single team in this current season to date.
With brave overtaking manoeuvres, perfect energy management once again and an optimum strategy for the attack mode usage, the German-Brazilian duo had fought its way forward to second and third place. At the finish, di Grassi and Rast benefited from Pascal Wehrlein’s disqualification, who had crossed the finish line in first place.
Rast with a clever strategy
On Sunday, Formula E then once again proved how unpredictable the championship can be: Lucas di Grassi only started from 13th on the grid after a difficult qualifying session and René Rast even had to start the race from last position after making a mistake on his fast lap. With a cool head in the heat of Mexico and clever energy management, the German fought his way forward one place at a time. A deserved reward after 45 minutes: one point for tenth place and another for the fastest race lap. Teammate di Grassi also made up a few positions and was on his way to scoring points, but then only finished the race in 18th place after numerous fierce battles and a drive-through penalty.
Formula E Puebla: Results documents to download
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