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Mexico E-Prix Preview

5w ago


One of the interesting facts about Mexico City is that it is the only E-Prix in calendar where the location in which it takes place is actually higher up than the circuit is long.

Indeed, the portion of the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez that's used for the E-Prix is only 1.3 miles long whereas the area where the racetrack is built, Magdalena Mixhuca Sports City, is 2,250 metres (about 1.4 miles) above sea level.

Sam Bird, who finished third in the driver's standings last season, had a great start this season with a pole position in Morocco and a win in Santiago and is feeling confident about Mexico as well. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the standings, there's some pressure on Massa, the expectations over the former F1 driver performance were high and, partly down to sheer bad luck, they haven't been met yet.

Speaking of Massa, fellow Brazilian driver Felipe Nasr (also formerly in F1) will make his debut for Geox Dragon replacing Maximilian Günther which means that four Brazilian drivers will start this E-Prix. Only the UK has more drivers in Formula E this season with 5 (Bird, Paffett, Turvey, Rowland and Sims).

The race starts tomorrow at 4 PM Mexico City time (10 PM GMT)