The Swiss Edward Mortara had a brilliant weekend at Puebla, Mexico, which allowed him to leave Aztec territory with the first place in the championship of the Formula E. The pilot of the RoKiT Venturi Racing He finished third on Saturday and won on Sunday, scoring a good chunk of points that allowed him to rise to the top of the standings after the eighth and ninth dates on the calendar.
Mortara completed the podium in the Saturday race that the Brazilian won Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Formula E Team), who took advantage of the German's declassification Pascal Wehrlein (TAG Heuer Porsche).
The reason for the exclusion was an administrative error of the team due to the lack of "Declaration of use of tires in the technical review before the race", something that prevented the tire supplier from performing the required pressure measurement.
The same sanction was also applied to Wehrlein's teammate, the also German. Andre Lotterer. Between Di Grassi and Mortara was the German Rene Rast, partner of the winner.
On Sunday Mortara started third and, after the British Oliver Rowland (Nissan E.Dams) couldn't defend pole position, he engaged in a fight for the lead with Wehrlein, who finished second. However, the German received a new penalty that made him fall to fourth place. In this case the sanction was for "Inappropriate use of Fanboost".
In this way, the New Zealander Nick cassidy (Envision Virgin Racing) who had been third took second place. Rowland, meanwhile, rose from fourth place to third.
The dutch Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing) arrived in Mexico as the leader of the contest, but finished 17th on Saturday and 11th on Sunday. This allowed Mortara to become the new leader of the tournament.
The next two races on the calendar will take place in NY (United States) on July 10 and 11.