FE – Spherical four: the 2019/20 ABB FIA System E Championship heads to Mexico Metropolis


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On 15 February the ABB FIA System E Championship will shuffle in Mexico Metropolis for the fifth time within the sequence’ history. Whereas the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit will all any other time stage the upcoming round, the observe capabilities a modified layout this year.

Contemporary observe layout within the Valley of Mexico

The delivery/develop line and the first two corners remain the identical as in previous years, sooner than the Gen2 vehicles produce their system round a modified Flip 3, which heads left into a chain of four original corners. Segment of this added loop, which increases the dimension of the circuit to 2,606 kilometres, is a hairpin in Flip 5, whereas the next two turns lead benefit onto the acquainted layout. The observe then runs benefit into the legendary Foro Sol stadium half. Once round this, the third half of the circuit leads the drivers thru the notorious Peraltada curve, which no longer capabilities a chicane, sooner than the vehicles inferior the delivery/develop line to full the lap. 

Final day time out

Mexico Metropolis has historically been a ecstatic hunting ground for the Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler System E Crew with its drivers successful the previous three rounds. Lucas di Grassi took victory for the squad in 2017, whereas Daniel Abt secured an emotional make a choice which marked the starting up put of an loyal turnaround for the team of workers in season four. And final year Lucas Di Grassi snatched the make a choice from Mahindra Racing’s Pascal Wehrlein appropriate metres from the develop, as the German reached the limit of his energy reserves.

In 2019 the previous couple of minutes of the shuffle were frantic. Both Nissan e.dams drivers Oliver Rowland and Sebastien Buemi, who had been running in 2nd and fourth respectively, also slowed following a miscalculation of the alternative of laps that would perchance be taken true thru the timed shuffle structure.

The tip repeat became as soon as shuffled even extra within the last moments of the shuffle, as Wehrlein became as soon as handed a 5-2nd penalty appropriate after crossing the develop line for cutting the Flip 3/4 chicane, losing him all the fashion down to sixth and selling Antonio Felix Da Costa into 2nd location for BMW i ANDRETTI MOTORSPORT, and Edoardo Mortara into the last podium position for the Venturi System E Crew.

Even sooner than the final-lap dramas, there became as soon as heaps of motion true thru the fourth edition of the Mexico Metropolis E-Prix. The most spectacular one started with contact between the Panasonic Jaguar Racing vehicle of Nelson Piquet Jr and the DS TECHEETAH vehicle of reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne, ending with Piquet crashing heavily into the barriers and out of the shuffle.

In an impressively consistent shuffle performance, Jerome d’Ambrosio (Mahindra Racing) capitalised on the drama ahead, coming thru from 19th on the grid to develop fourth. Andre Lotterer (DS TECHEETAH) rounded out the head 5.

Rewatch the final corners of the 2019 Mexican E-Prix right here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoY7eTbuxTs&listing=PLHuAjk458ljLLKfhakQUlWGcjakNQ2Ml1&index=3&t=0s), the clip became as soon as nominated for the FIA Action of the Year Award final year.

Novel standings

After three rounds of the 2019/20 season, the ABB FIA System E Championship stays as fiercely contested as in previous seasons. The sequence has seen three various winners, Sam Fowl (Envision Virgin Racing), Alexander Sims and Maximilian Günther (both BMW i ANDRETTI MOTORSPORT), within the three races contested to this level. No topic no longer but successful a shuffle, Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes-Benz EQ System E Crew) leads the motive force championship standings, thanks to finishing within the head six in every round to this level. The Belgian is carefully followed by the three shuffle winners Sims, Fowl and Günther.    

Reigning driver champion Vergne had a flowery initiate to the season and is currently labeled 16th. He’ll believe his eyes situation on points and the podium in Mexico.

The right kind results of both BMW drivers, Sims and Günther, mean that their team of workers has managed to get the ultimate alternative of points and now occupies top space within the team of workers championship standings. Mercedes-Benz apply in 2nd and Envision Virgin Racing in third.

Circuit scheme:

Championship standings:

Driver standings

Stoffel Vandoorne

Mercedes-Benz EQ System E Crew

38

Alexander Sims

BMW i ANDRETTI MOTORSPORT

35

Sam Fowl

Envision Virgin Racing

28

Maximilian Günther

BMW i ANDRETTI MOTORSPORT

25

Lucas Di Grassi

Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler System E Crew

24

Oliver Rowland

Nissan e.dams

22

Antonio Felix Da Costa

DS TECHEETAH

21

Mitch Evans

Panasonic Jaguar Racing

21

Andre Lotterer

TAG Heuer Porsche System E Crew

18

Edoardo Mortara

ROKiT Venturi Racing

18

Nyck de Vries

Mercedes-Benz EQ System E Crew

18

Pascal Wehrlein

Mahindra Racing

12

Robin Frijns

Envision Virgin Racing

10

James Calado

Panasonic Jaguar Racing

10

Daniel Abt

Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler System E Crew

8

Jean-Eric Vergne

DS TECHEETAH

4

Felipe Massa

ROKiT Venturi Racing

2

Jerome d’Ambrosio

Mahindra Racing

2

Brendon Hartley

GEOX DRAGON

2

Oliver Turvey

NIO 333 FE Crew

Sebastien Buemi

Nissan e.dams

Nico Mueller

GEOX DRAGON

Neel Jani

TAG Heuer Porsche System E Crew

Ma Qinghua

NIO 333 FE Crew

Crew standings

BMW i ANDRETTI MOTORSPORT

60

Mercedes-Benz EQ System E Crew

56

Envision Virgin Racing

38

Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler System E Crew

32

Panasonic Jaguar Racing

31

DS TECHEETAH

25

Nissan e.dams

22

ROKiT Venturi Racing

20

TAG Heuer Porsche System E Crew

18

Mahindra Racing

14

GEOX DRAGON

2

NIO 333 FE Crew


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