'Pechito' López and Sarrazin join the journey express Mexico


The coincidence of the ePrix of Mexico City with the Prologue of the WEC, and with the presentation of the Toyota TS050 Hybrid force to Sébastien Buemi to take a night flight to arrive by the hair to compete in the third event of the calendar of Formula E. however, the leader will have to make this journey only in that the Jose Maria ‘Pechito’ Lopez and Stéphane Sarrazin are in the same situation after being confirmed as official drivers from Toyota’s Gazoo Racing in the Endurance World. The three riders must be present at the debut of the TS050 Hybrid and then travel to Mexico.

Sébastien Buemi received permission from Toyota Gazoo Racing to miss the Prologue of the WEC and attend as well to the ePrix of Mexico City, test that will come just in time, even skipping the shakedown on Friday and signing autographs in the afternoon. Now, it is understood that José María ‘Pechito’ Lopez and Stéphane Sarrazin will face a ‘timing’ similar that the leader of the Formula And to be able to compete with DS Virgin Racing and Venturi respectively. All in all, Buemi and ‘Pechito’ may not circumvent the coincidence of the double ePrix of New York and the appointment of the WEC at the Nürburgring.

With all not only the drivers from Toyota’s Gazoo Racing will face this problem, although by the time the other pilots have not confirmed their intentions in relation to the ePrix of Mexico City. In this aspect, it should be noted that Sam Bird is a pilot of Ferrari in the WEC and mate ‘Pechito’ Lopez in DS Virgin, while Nico Prost, mate Buemi at Renault and.Dams, also has a program in LMP2. The third pilot that is found in this commitment is Nelson Piquet Jr, pilot NextEV and Rebellion Racing.