Di Grassi stripped of Mexico win

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Lucas di Grassi took the pole position for the Mexico City ePrix and won, only to be disqualified for violating rules on the minimum weight for competing cars. FIAFORMULAE.COM

Lucas di Grassi took the pole position for the Mexico City ePrix and won, only to be disqualified for violating rules on the minimum weight for competing cars. FIAFORMULAE.COM

Because of a violation on the minimum weight for competing cars, Lucas di Grassi of Dragon Racing has been stripped of his win in the recent Formula E Mexico City ePrix with Jerome D’Ambrosio being awarded the victory.

Di Grassi’s Abt Schaeffler car that he used for the first part of the race was found to weigh 886.2 kilograms or 1.8-kilogram below the mandated 888-kilogram minimum. Abt will not appeal the decision.

The decision means di Grassi is now 22 points behind Sebastien Buemi, who is promoted to second place. Nico Prost moves up to third, and the Renault e.dams driver also gains two more points for setting the Visa Fastest Lap after D’Ambrosio’s best effort was removed for being set while cutting a chicane.

Loic Duval remains classified fourth but was handed a 15-second penalty for repeatedly cutting the chicane and then ignoring the black and white flag he was shown for this violation.


Robin Frijns is promoted to fifth, Sam Bird to sixth, Daniel Abt to seventh, Nick Heidfeld to eighth, Stephane Sarrazin to ninth, while Bruno Senna now collects the final point in 10th.

D’Ambrosio has two career victories in the Formula E series, both given to him as a result of a di Grassi violation. The first was at the Berlin ePrix during the series’ inaugural race.     
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