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The lottery is in second place in Mexico

The lottery is in second place in Mexico

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Duisburg. The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team celebrated its biggest success yet with a historic double victory in the Mexico City e-Prix on Saturday. At the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Pascal Wehrlein’s #94 Porsche 99X Electric snatched first place in Porsche’s first win in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Teammate Andre Lotterer of Duisburg finished second in the #36 car, perfecting the Stuttgart-based sports car maker’s victory in the third Formula E race of the season.

With Porsche’s top spot this season, Pascal Wehrlein has already set an exclamation point in qualifying. After initially driving the 2,606-kilometre course, which runs through the famous Foto Sol baseball field with its unique stadium atmosphere, he was third in the middle distance. His fellow Duisburg-born Andre Lotterer, who started the race from third, followed him in fourth. The leading group was close to each other. But in the final phase, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team’s perfect racing strategy and optimum power management had an effect. Wehrlein first advanced to second and shortly thereafter took the lead – followed by Lotterer, who started the race from third on the grid. In the end, both Porsche 99X Electrics were about ten seconds ahead of their pursuers.

Andre Lotterer (No. 36): “This is a great result for the team. Everyone is putting a lot of work into it. Last season, with its ups and downs, was not easy for us, but now everything is going well. We have been working really well with both cars from the first training session. This, we confirmed that we want to have a say in the world championships.”

In the team classification for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team improved to third place with a double win in Mexico. In the drivers’ standings, Pascal Wehrlein is third, and Andre Lotterer is fourth with equal points.

The next event for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team will be on 9/10. April, Rome E-Prix with round four and five of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

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