Starting from pole position on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in the No. 94 Porsche 99X Electric, Pascal Wehrlein (GER) clinched the first victory for Porsche in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. His teammate André Lotterer (GER) finished second in the No. 36 car, making the perfect triumph for the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer at round three of this season’s Formula E. By clinching the top two podium positions in Mexico, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team progresses up the team rankings to third place. In the drivers’ standings, Pascal Wehrlein sits third, tied for points with André Lotterer in fourth.
Securing the first pole position of the season for Porsche, Pascal Wehrlein cemented his intention in qualifying. After holding an early lead in the race on the 2.606-kilometre circuit, which includes the unique atmosphere of the famous Foto Sol baseball stadium, Wehrlein was running in third place by the halfway mark. Starting the race from the third grid spot, his teammate André Lotterer followed behind in fourth place. The gap between the leading pack was tight. However, in the final phase, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team’s perfect race strategy and optimal energy management yielded dividends. Wehrlein moved up to second place and promptly snatched the lead – with Lotterer directly behind him. Ultimately, the two Porsche 99X Electric race cars crossed the finish line almost ten seconds ahead of their closest pursuers.