Race, Modern
FEB 14th 2022

Damien Smith

Wehrlein and Porsche win in Mexico

“Payback.” That’s how Pascal Wehrlein described his long-awaited first Formula E victory, as Porsche finally broke its series duck in emphatic fashion, with André Lotterer completing a team 1-2 in Mexico City last weekend. 

At the same venue a couple of years ago Wehrlein lost the race in the final 50 metres and last year in Puebla he actually took the chequered flag first, only to be disqualified on a silly technicality (Porsche had failed to declare the tyres he was running). But on Saturday, the ex-Sauber Formula 1 driver found the sweetest redemption as the electric-powered world championship put on a great show on its return to the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez – which last year was ruled out of use because it was the site of a temporary hospital for Covid-19 patients. As enthusiastic crowds returned to its grandstands, Formula E had every reason to be delighted to be back in the capital city.

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