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The 2016 Mexico City ePrix was a Formula E motor race held on 12 March 2016 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, Mexico. It was the fifth championship race of the 2015–16 Formula E season, the single-seater, electrically powered racing car series' second season. It also was the 16th Formula E race overall.[1] The race was initially won by Lucas di Grassi, but later the win was handed to Jérôme d'Ambrosio because di Grassi's car was found to be underweight.[2] This was d'Ambrosio's second Formula E win, after the 2015 Berlin ePrix, where he had also benefited from a disqualification of di Grassi.[3]

2016 Mexico City ePrix
Race 5 of 10 of the 2015–16 Formula E season
Formula E layout of the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
Formula E layout of the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
Race details
Date 12 March 2016
Official name 2016 FIA Formula E Mexico City ePrix
Location Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City, Mexico
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 2.09 km (1.299 mi)
Distance 43 laps, 89.96 km (55.90 mi)
Pole position
Driver Dragon Racing
Time 1:03.705
Fastest lap
Driver France Nicolas Prost Renault-e.dams
Time 1:04.569
Podium
First Dragon Racing
Second Renault-e.dams
Third Renault-e.dams

CircuitEdit

The race took place on a modified version of the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit. It was the first Formula E race on a permanent road course. The version used for the ePrix leads through the stadium section and also part of the oval. It is 2.092 kilometers in length and features 18 turns. Track design modification was done by Agustin Delicado Zomeño.[4]

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

The same 18 drivers as in the previous ePrix participated in this race.

ClassificationsEdit

RaceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7   Jérôme d'Ambrosio Dragon Racing 43 48:28.409 1 281
2 9   Sébastien Buemi Renault e.Dams 43 +0.106 5 18
3 8   Nicolas Prost Renault e.dams 43 +25.537 2 172
4 6   Loïc Duval Dragon Racing 43 +26.3583 7 12
5 27   Robin Frijns Amlin Andretti 43 +28.477 12 10
6 2   Sam Bird DS Virgin Racing 43 +28.928 10 8
7 66   Daniel Abt ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport 43 +30.051 4 6
8 23   Nick Heidfeld Mahindra Racing 43 +36.373 8 4
9 4   Stéphane Sarrazin Venturi 43 +37.291 9 2
10 21   Bruno Senna Mahindra Racing 43 +37.603 16 1
11 88   Oliver Turvey NEXTEV TCR 43 +38.598 15
12 12   Mike Conway Venturi 43 +38.790 13
13 1   Nelson Piquet, Jr. NEXTEV TCR 43 +42.351 18
14 28   Simona de Silvestro Amlin Andretti 43 +43.971 11
15 77   Salvador Durán Team Aguri 43 +1:03.082 14
16 25   Jean-Éric Vergne DS Virgin Racing 42 +1 lap 6
Ret 55   António Félix da Costa Team Aguri 32 Accident damage 17
DSQ 11   Lucas di Grassi ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport 43 Underweight4 3
Source:[5]

Notes:

  • ^1 – Three points for pole position.
  • ^2 – Two points for fastest lap.
  • ^3 – Duval handed a fifteen second penalty for frequent abuse of track limits.[2]
  • ^4 – Lucas di Grassi originally finished first, but was disqualified for having an underweight car.[2]

Standings after the raceEdit

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Round 5 – 12 March 2016  – Mexico City, Mexico". Formula E. Formula E Holdings Limited. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Di Grassi stripped of Mexico win". Formula E. Formula E Holdings Limited. 12 March 2016.
  3. ^ "D'Ambrosio handed Mexico City ePrix win after exclusion di Grassi". electricautosport.com. 12 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Mexico City – Track Guide". Formula E. Formula E Holdings Limited. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  5. ^ "MEXICO CITY ePRIX – Official FIA Formula E Championship". fiaformulae.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-13. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
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