The Mexico City ePrix had everything: great overtaking, impressive defensive driving, different strategies, reliability woes and - best of all - Esteban Gutierrez scoring a point.
The 25th Formula E race took place in Mexico this weekend and it was probably the best ePrix yet.
Oliver Turvey was dominating the race from pole position until his car broke down, which left José Maria Lopez out front. As is often the way in Formula E things stayed reasonably calm until the pit stops.
Lucas di Grassi was running dead last at one point but he (along with Jerome d’Ambrosio) gambled on an IndyCar style strategy. They pitted early and hoped some more safety cars would allow them to get them to the end.
While di Grassi leapt to the front and ended up winning, d’Ambrosio’s superb defensive driving led to some seriously exciting racing behind him. Check out the highlights.
Those synchronised spins from Lopez and Buemi were amazing. And how about Sam Bird’s amazing around-the-outside pass?
The shortened layout of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez that Formula E uses is pretty terrible and makes it almost impossible to overtake, but that ended up being what made the race so good. It allowed d’Ambrosio to save energy and defend effectively, despite the best efforts of, well, everyone who came up behind him!
All the carnage caused by Prost hitting Heidfeld (now why does that sound familiar?) allowed former Haas and Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez to finish 10th on his Formula E debut.
Oh yes. You know it’s been a crazy race when Gutierrez scores points.