28 Mar 20

CLASSIC RACE: 2019 Mexico City E-Prix - that thrilling photo finish

The 2019 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix will forever be remembered for one of the most exciting finishes to an E-Prix in Formula E's history.

The race in Mexico City can be summed up as crash chaos, energy meltdowns and the most epic finish in Formula E history. 

Mahindra Racing's rookie hot-shot Pascal Wehrlein started from pole at the legendary Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit and controlled the race from the front as the clock counted down the 45 minutes.

Chaos came in the form of inaugural Formula E champion Nelson Piquet Jn. (Panasonic Jaguar Racing) colliding into the back of Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah) after only five minutes into the race. With the BMW Safety car deployed to ensure that Piquet Jn.'s wrecked car was cleared, all the carefully laid plans and race strategies were thrown out of the window.

Both Sebastien Buemi and Oliver Rowland of Nissan e.dams fell prey to energy management woes and with carnage all around, a wily drive from Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler's Lucas di Grassi saw the former champion latch on to the rear diffuser of Wehrlein.

With Wehrlein's power levels getting dangerously low, the German rookie defended hard against the experienced Brazilian as they jostled for position. In the run to the chequered flag, Di Grassi squeezed between the energy-less Wehrlein and the outside wall to take the victory and in a career-defining race solidify his title as the Master of Mexico City.

Formula E

Look back at the results from the 2019 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix