FACTS AND STATS: The Mexico City Season 10 opener in numbers

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FACTS AND STATS: The Mexico City Season 10 opener in numbers

Maiden victories, endurance encounters and record comebacks. Here's the 2024 Hankook Mexico City E-Prix in numbers.

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● With the first race taking place in Season 2, Mexico City has been on the calendar every season since apart from Season 7 (with Puebla filling the gap). Only Germany (16) and USA (13) have hosted more races than Mexico (8).

● Champ Jake Dennis won last year in Mexico but it isn’t always a sign of things to come. Only in Seasons 2, 7 & 9 has the winner of Round 1 gone on to take the title.

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● Lucas di Grassi’s Season 3 win from 15th on the grid is the lowest position any driver has won an E-Prix from. The Brazilian has the most wins in the country (3).

● Sebastien Buemi, Sam Bird and Lucas di Grassi are the only drivers to have raced in every season opener (sealing at least one win each).

● The Season 2 Mexico City E-Prix saw the closest winning margin in Formula E history (0.106s).

Mexico City: The oldest capital in the Americas and a circuit from the 1950s

● Mexico has been a mainstay on the Formula E calendar since its initial appearance. With the first race taking place in Season 2, Mexico City has been on the calendar every season since apart from Season 7 (with Puebla filling the gap). Only Germany (16) and USA (13) have hosted more races than Mexico (8).

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● Mexico City is the oldest capital in the Americas, having been founded in the 14 century. It lies in the Valley of Mexico, some 2,240m above sea level - for comparison the French ski village of Val d'Isere sit at 1,850m.

● It is the largest city in North America, and is home to nine million people. Greater Mexico City has more than 21 million residents.

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● The 2024 Hankook Mexico City E-Prix runs on the newest of four total track layouts in eight E-Prix run by Formula E in the city, with a chicane being added after Turn 8, down the back straight. That makes itt the longest Formula E configuration around the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez at 2.630km.

● The circuit is named after Formula 1 and sportscar drivers Ricardo and Pedro Rodriguez.

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● Mexico City is the fourth city to have hosted the opener (after Beijing, Hong Kong and Diriyah).

● Mexico City sits at an elevation of 2,240 metres, which is higher than the track layout used between Season 2 and Season 5 in Mexico City was long (2,092 metres).

● Salvador Duran and Esteban Gutierrez are the only Mexican drivers to have raced in Formula E. Gutierrez raced around the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Season 3, claiming a tenth-place finish on his debut for Techeetah.

● Of the seven previous races in Mexico City, Sebastien Buemi has stood on the podium three times, which is more than any other driver.

● Mexico City saw Pascal Wehrlein claim his maiden Formula E victory, with the German leading home Andre Lotterer for a Porsche 1-2 in Season 8 - also the marque's first victory in the series.

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● Lucas di Grassi and Jake Dennis are the only Formula E champions to have started on the front row in Mexico City.

● Jake Dennis will look to become just the second driver, after Jean-Eric Vergne, to successfully defend his Formula E title.

● The Brit secured a record for most podiums in a season in his title-winning 2022/23 campaign, finishing in the top three on 11 occasions. This beat out prior champion and record holder Stoffel Vandoorne by three.

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● Last season in Mexico City, Lucas di Grassi claimed pole position by a margin of 2.941 seconds after Jake Dennis locked up on his flying lap. This was the largest ever pole position margin in Formula E.

● Di Grassi also holds the record for the smallest pole position margin (0.001 seconds in Race 1 of the Season 3 Berlin E-Prix).

● The last five pole positions in Mexico City have been claimed by drivers racing for either Mahindra (3) or Porsche (2).

● Di Grassi and Dennis are the only champions to have started on the front row in Mexico City.

● Across the last two seasons, only Pascal Wehrlein and Andre Lotterer have reached the Duels in Mexico City in both seasons.