Lucas di Grassi took victory number three in Mexico, leading Rene Rast for an Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler one-two after a penalty saw Pascal Wehrlein and the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team denied a maiden victory in the CBMM Niobium Puebla E-Prix Round 8.
Nick Cassidy recorded a DNF soon after the start. The Envison Virgin Racing driver collided with the wall on the outside of Turn 8. The MINI Electric Pacesetter Safety Car was deployed whilst the broken Virgin car was carted off the circuit.
Fellow Kiwi driver Mitch Evans fared better, finishing eighth.
Lucas di Grassi took the race win in the CBMM Niobium Puebla E-Prix Round 8, leading home a one-two for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, ahead of teammate Rene Rast.
It had looked like a maiden victory was on the cards for TAG Heuer Porsche, with Pascal Wehrlein leading the contest from the off, only for the Porsches to be disqualified for failing to declare their tyres which left di Grassi and Rast one and two, with ROKiT Venturi Racing’s Edo Mortara rounding out the podium.
The result ensured Cassidy’s Envision Virgin Racing’s Robin Frijns retained top spot in the Drivers’ World Championship but reigning champion Antonio Felix da Costa moved within two points after a sixth-place finish while just four points separate the top five. Rast, meanwhile, leapt into fourth spot, just four points from Frijns.
1/ Lucas di Grassi Team Abt
2/ René Rast Team Abt
3/ Edoardo Mortara Venturi
4/ Alexander Sims Mahindra Racing
5/ Jake Dennis Andretti Autosport
6/ Antonio Felix da Costa Techeetah
7/ Stoffel Vandoorne Mercedes
8/ Mitch Evans Jaguar Racing
9/ Nyck de Vries Mercedes
10/ Alex Lynn Mahindra Racing
11/ Oliver Turvey NIO Formula E Team
12/ Maximilian Gunther Andretti Autosport
13/ Tom Blomqvist NIO Formula E Team
14/ Norman Nato Venturi
15/ Sergio Sette Camara Dragon Racing
16/ Sébastien Buemi DAMS
17/ Robin Frijns Virgin Racing
18/ Joel Eriksson Dragon Racing
Oliver Rowland DAMS
Sam Bird Jaguar Racing
Jean-Eric Vergne Techeetah
Nick Cassidy Virgin Racing
Pascal Wehrlein Porsche Team
Andre Lotterer Porsche Team