Formula E – Preview Of Mexico City E-Prix

Round five of the Formula E season is here with the 2018 Julius Bar Mexico City E-Prix. The race is being held on the famous Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez track in Mexico City.
A month has passed since the last installment of the championship at the Santiago E-Prix and it will be interesting to see if Jean-Eric Vergne can maintain his lead of the Formula E drivers’ championship.

Formula E – Preview Of Mexico City E-Prix

Track Layout

The 2.092 km layout of the track was created for the arrival of Formula E in 2016, making use of the existing Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez Formula 1 circuit. At over 2500m above sea level, the track is not only the highest in the Formula E calendar but also one of the highest in the world. The track consists of 17 turns, and utilizes the famous Peraltada final corner along with the amazing stadium section.

Ones to Watch

After taking Techeetah’s first double podium in Chile, it will be interesting to see if Jean-Eric Vergne and Andre Lotterer can repeat that performance. For Techeetah’s sake, hopefully without any contact between the teammates this time since it almost cost them the race result.

Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler will be looking to tackle the problems with both of their drivers cars in Mexico City. Both drivers didn’t finish the Santiago E-Prix and will be looking for a better result this time around.

DS Virgin Racing will be happy with another double-points finish. Sam Bird will be looking to move up the driver standings and hope that his car performs well in Round five. His teammate, Alex Lynn, will be taking a ten-place grid penalty for swapping out his gearbox for the second time this season. He retired in Santiago due to a gearbox problem, and Bird has suffered from similar issues but recovered to score points in each round.

Another driver who will be determined to get a solid result is Sebastian Buemi of Renault e.dams. After placing third at the Santiago E-Prix, he will be looking to better that result at the Mexico E-Prix and hope he doesn’t lose out to Renault’s customer team Techeetah again. His teammate, Nico Prost hasn’t been as lucky as Buemi. With Prost sitting fifteenth in the drivers’ standings, he will be happy to score solid points for the team for the constructors’ championship.

Driver Standings

1. Jean-Eric Vergne- 71
2. Felix Rosenqvist- 66
3. Sam Bird- 61
4. Sebastian Buemi- 37
5. Nelson Piquet Jr.- 33
6. Edoardo Mortara- 24
7. Nick Heidfeld- 21
8. Mitch Evans- 21
9. Andre Lotterer- 18
10. Daniel Abt- 12
11. Antonio Felix Da Costa- 10
12. Oliver Turvey- 8
13. Jose Maria Lopez- 8
14. Alex Lynn- 8
15. Nico Prost- 7
16. Maro Engel- 6
17. Tom Blomqvist- 4
18. Jerome D’Ambrosio- 4
19. Luca Filippi- 1
20. Lucas Di Grassi- 0

Team Standings

1. Techeetah- 89
2. Mahindra Racing- 87
3. DS Virgin Racing- 69
4. Panasonic Jaguar Racing- 54
5. Renault e.dams- 44
6. Venturi Formula E- 30
7. MS&AD Andretti Formula E- 14
8. Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler- 12
9. Dragon- 12
10. NIO Formula E- 9

How to Watch

For details of where to watch the Mexico City E-Prix in your country visit here:

Live streaming is available in selected markets on, the official Formula E app, YouTube and Facebook.

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