11 Feb 19

Event guide: Welcome to the 2019 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix

With three rounds of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship down, the all-electric series heads back to Mexico City on Saturday February 16 for the fourth consecutive year. That means plenty of sun, a smattering of sombreros and a healthy dose of wheel-to-wheel combat as 22 cars and drivers battle for the win at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. 

With a full day of Formula E on-track madness and live performances from Morat, Mario Bautista and our very own EJ, here's what not to miss at the 2019 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix. 

Mexico City race city icon

Catch all the action from the 2019 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix

here's what went down last time...

Audi Abt Sport Scheaffler's Daniel Abt stole the show, claiming his maiden win in Mexico City last season. 

EVENT GUIDE: SATURDAY, February 16

07:00 - Allianz E-Village opens

The gates to the Allianz E-Village - Formula E’s fan festival at the heart of the E-Prix - open at 07:45. Home to the drivers' autograph session, food stalls, interactive displays, activities for families and fans of all ages, and the chance to drive the track on our simulators in the Gaming Arena. Here, the three fastest fans will go through to the E-Race where they'll have the chance to race directly against the three fastest Formula E drivers. Think you can beat the pros? Now's your chance to prove it. 

07:30 - Practice 1, Track

For those keen on getting in on every minute of racing action, the first free practice session of the day starts at 08:00. This is the first time the drivers will have the chance to drive the track under timed conditions, giving us an insight into how they'll perform during the race. Despite the timings, they don't count towards the race result - it's just a free practice session. Here, the drivers can make use of the full 250kW of the car's power.

08:35 - Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Qualifying, Track 

Watch Formula E’s official support series, the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy take to the track for the first time as cars and drivers attempt to clock the fastest time in Qualifying in a bid to clinch Pole Position ahead of the race. 

i-pace etrophy formula e

09:30 - Live performance: Concheros, Allianz E-Village 

Here's your chance to see a traditional Mexican roaming band perform live around the Allianz E-Village.

10:00 - Practice 2, Track

Yep, you guessed it - this session is exactly the same format as the first Practice only this is the second time the drivers will drive the track under timed conditions. This session is another chance for them to test the set-up of the car and make sure it's perfect for the race. Again, despite the timer running, this session doesn't count towards the race and drivers can make use of all 250kWs. 

10:55 - Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Autograph Session, Jaguar Paddock

Here's your chance to meet the full field of Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy drivers. Memember to bring your merchandise for them to sign.

11:15 - Live performance: Concheros, Allianz E-Village 

Here's another chance to see a traditional Mexican roaming band perform live around the Allianz E-Village.

11:45 - Qualifying, Track

Qualifying determines the starting grid for the race, with the fastest driver lining-up in first place. The session lasts one hour and sees drivers divided into groups, decided by a lottery conducted in advance. Each driver has six minutes to set their best time, with the top-five drivers proceeding to the Super Pole shoot-out (see below). 

Fanboost

Vote to give your favourite driver a power boost in the race

13:00 -  Live performance: Alex Fernandez Stand up comedy show, Podium stage

See hit Mexican comedian Alex Fernandez perform a live stand up show on the Podium stage.

13:45 - Live performance: Concheros, Allianz E-Village 

Here's another chance to see a traditional Mexican roaming band perform live around the Allianz E-Village.

14:00 - Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Race, Track 

Watch as all the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy drivers take to the track to clinch the win. The race lasts for 25minutes, after which the drivers have one extra lap to complete before the finish line. Join us to see who wins. Learn more about the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy.

14:10 - Drivers' Autograph Session, Allianz E-Village

Head over to the Allianz E-Village to meet with the drivers at the Autograph session. From selfies to signing caps, t-shirts and all your Formula E memorabilia.

Hong Kong Allianz E-Village

14:35 - Jaguar I-Pace Trophy Podium Ceremony, Podium stage

See the top three finishers from the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy take to the Podium. 11 drivers but only one can win. Join us to find out who.

14:40 - E-Race Final, Gaming Arena, Allianz E-Village

Not all the racing in Formula E takes place on the track. At every round of the championship is the E-Race - a virtual race taking place in the Gaming Arena of the Allianz E-Village, where drivers battle against the fans on simulators that replicate all the on-track action. With the three fastest fans going head-to-head against the three fastest drivers, the E-Race is the place to take on pros. Think you can do it? Learn more about the E-Race. 

16:00 - 2019 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix, Track

No more testing, no more practice - this is it - when the lights go green, it's just 45minutes plus one final lap to the finish line of pure electric racing. 22 cars and drivers but just one winner - but who will it be?

Mexico City race city icon

Catch all the action from the 2019 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix

17:00 - 2019 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix Podium Ceremony, Podium stage

That's it, the cars have crossed the line and the top three drivers will take to the podium. Join in the celebrations.

racing driver Daniel Abt celebrates with his teammates after a victory

Live performance: EJ Show, Podium stage 

Stick around after the podium celebrations to see Formula E's resident EJ play a live set on the Podium stage. 

Live performance: MARIO BAUTISTA, Podium stage 

See Mario Bautista perform live on the Podium stage following all the action from the 2019 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix.

see morat live!

Live Performance: MORAT, Podium stage 

Headlining the 2019 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix is hit band MORAT. 

Stick around to see them round off another epic day of all-electric racing in Mexico City. 

20:30 - Allianz E-Vllage & 2019 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix closes

That's it for the 2019 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix but soon we'll be heading off to do it all again in Hong Kong on March 10. Join us! 

formula e drivers take a selfie
get involved

Calling all superfans

Fancy having your content featured on Formula E's own channels? Simple. Download the app via the link below using the code FORMULAESUPERFANS, and submit your reactions, videos and snaps of all the action over the weekend.