With the good flavor of mouth that left the ePrix of Santiago de Chile, the wait until the next appointment of the Formula And it has done tremendously long. However, the competition power of the FIA again to be put in place for the dispute of the fourth round of the ‘Season Four’, the ePrix of Mexico City. The test mexican, is in its own right, in one of the events most appreciated in the entire calendar. However, it is one of the few races that is held in a permanent layout as it is the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, which gives further nuances to the competition.
The ePrix of Mexico City has been disputed on two occasions and in both, the result had a lot to say in the final resolution of the season. The first edition took place in the ‘Season Two’ and the winner was Jerome D’ambrosio, pilot of Dragon Racing. The first visit of Formula E to Mexico was marked by the disqualification of Lucas di Grassi, a sanction removed stones in the path of Sébastien Buemi to the title. A year later, Lucas di Grassi got the victory, giving a giant leap in a fight for the title that ended up winning.
In this aspect, the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez gives a lot of play, since it is a wider track than usual, with lines longer and greater variety of curves. In fact, it is one of the scenarios in which you see the skills of the pilot with greater clarity, not only by the demands of the track, but so fine that it must be to manage the braking and the energy-saving. The plot has a total of 18 turns and has a length of then 2,093 meters. The pilots will be 45 laps of the layout mexican.
The rival to beat will be Jean-Eric Vergne, every time that the pilot Techeetah comes to you as the leader of the event to Mexico. With 71 points in his locker after winning on the streets of Santiago de Chile, the French has, as main rival Felix Rosenqvist with 66 points. The pilot Swedish Mahindra is up to now the only one that has managed to repeat the victory, being Sam Bird the other rider who has won a race so far this session. This places the three a step above pilots as Sébastien Buemi, Nelson Piquet Jr. or Edo Mortara.
In a circuit where every detail counts, there are up to three pilots that start with sanctions on grill. One of them is the own Sam Bird, every time that the computer DS Virgin has been seen in the obligation to replace the gearbox in the cars of its two pilots, which also leads to Alex Lynn to suffer a penalty and lose 10 places on the grid. For his part, Lucas di Grassi also has a penalty of 10 positions by changing the inverter (MCU). In this aspect, Audi Sport does not guarantee to have solved their reliability issues, despite assuming this sanction.
Times ePrix of City of Mexico of the Formula And 2017-18
Saturday, march 03, 2018
|15:00h||15:45h||Free practice 1|
|17:30h||18:00||Free practice 2|
|19:00h||19:06h||Rating – Group 1|
|19:10am||19:16h||Rating – Group 2|
|19:20h||19:26h||Rating – Group 3|
|19:30h||19:36h||Rating – Group 4|
|23:00h||23:55h||Race (45 laps)|
* The race may continue to live by the television channels Eurosport and Teledeporte.