DANIEL ABT stormed to victory to win the Mexio E-Prix for Audi after he took the lead following a blistering pit cease in Components E.
Nio’s Cumbrian driver Oliver Turvey led for many of the race from second on the grid, after Felix Rosenqvist stopped within the 15th lap to surrender his lead from pole.
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Sebastien Buemi completed third within the Renault after piling the stress on Turvey within the latter phases after having extra energy within the closing laps, however it was not sufficient to take second place.
In Components E, pit stops see the drivers swap automobiles as their battery-powered automobiles solely final for half of the race.
And beforehand in Components E, there was a minimal pit-stop time to make sure the drivers’ security.
However this season the FIA scrapped that rule, permitting Audi and Abt to tug off an exceptionally fast swap.
That is Abt’s first ever victory in Components E, whereas it was Turvey’s and his workforce’s first time on the rostrum.
Turvey’s preparations paid off after he trekked the Andes forward of one of many highest circuits on the earth.
Daniel Abt celebrated after profitable his first Components E race
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And while Abt became Formula E’s first ever German to win a race, his team-mate and defending champion Lucas di Grassi finally secured his first points of the season after some fine driving saw him score, despite a ten-place grid penalty.
Turvey spoke of his delight to finally step foot on the podium for the first time in Formula E, after first racing in the series in 2015.
He said: “It’s amazing, absolutely phenomenal, to get my first podium in Formula E and a first podium for the Nio Team, for the mechanics, the team – I was confident we could do it.
“I have had podiums in every race category I have done, so the fact that Formula E is a really tough series, it means a lot. It’s a really competitive field – and to be fighting in a world championship makes me really proud.
“To get my first podium is a great milestone. Last year we got our first pole, first podium now and I hope we can carry this momentum forward.”