Both Audi's were fastest in the morning session with Daniel Abt posting a 58.917s lap, followed closely by his teammate and yesterday's race winner Lucas di Grassi with a time of 58.962s. "It feels good but it makes me sad at the same time because of yesterday," said Abt.
"We had everything to be at the front but I made a mistake in Quali. It's a shame there are no points for today!"
Third fastest of the morning's session was Venturi's Felipe Massa, who set a 58.977s lap. The Brazilian scored his first points in Formula E in the Mexico City race, putting him 16th in the standings. Abt's time topped the former lap record of 58.963s set by BMW i Andretti Motorsport's Antonio Felix da Costa in Practice 2 ahead of the 2019 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix.
With 18 cars all posting times within a second of each other, only Mahindra Racing's Pascal Wehrlein and his teammate Jerome d'Ambrosio, NIO's Oliver Turvey and Panasonic Jaguar Racing's Nelson Piquet Jr. failed to post a time under a minute. Following a spectacular collision with Jean-Eric Vergne in the race yesterday, Piquet Jr. spent the morning breaking in the rebuilt car.
During the afternoon session, times tumbled further as DS Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne posted the fastest time overall, setting a new unofficial lap record with a time of 58.775s. HWA Racelab's Stoffel Vandoorne posted the second fastest time of the day in the afternoon (58.817s) followed by Mahindra Racing's pascal Wehrlein with a time of 58.873s.
Full timings and final classification to follow.
Published on 17th February 2019