2019-20 FE Mexico City EPrix Preview

Formula E resumes this weekend for the fourth race of the season as the series heads to Mexico.

Stoffel Vandoorne enters the weekend as the leader in the drivers’ championship, despite having yet to win a race this season. He is three points ahead of second placed, and former championship leader, Alexander Sims.

Briton’s Sam Bird is third going into the weekend, finishing tenth in Santiago, meaning he is seven points behind Sims and ten behind Vandoorne. He is however only three ahead of Max Gunther who claimed victory last time out in Santiago, which helped the German leap up the standings from eighteenth up to fourth.

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Twenty points cover Vandoorne in first all the way down to Nyck de Vries in eleventh with thirty covering first down to fifteenth. This with a total of four points available in qualifying and twenty six available in the race.

There are five drivers heading to Mexico still yet to score points this season. Those being the two NIO 333 drivers of Oliver Turvey and Ma Qinghua as well as Nissan’s Sebastien Buemi, Dragon’s Nico Muller and Porsche’s Neel Jani.

Drivers yet to score points
Driver Best classified finish ahead of Mexico City EPrix
Oliver Turvey 11th
Sebastien Buemi 12th
Nico Muller 12th
Neel Jani 13th
Ma Qinghua 16th

Gunther is one of three drivers heading to Mexico having claimed their first points finish of the season. The two other drivers are Mahindra’s Pascal Wehrlein who finished fourth and Venturi’s Felipe Massa who finished ninth in the previous race.

BMW start the weekend leading the teams’ championship and are four points ahead of second placed Mercedes.

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There is then an eighteen point gap between second place and third placed Virgin Racing who are the start of a close group of three, with Audi only six points behind Virgin Racing while Jaguar Racing are one point behind Audi and seven behind Virgin.

The only team yet to score points this season are NIO 333, although they came close with Oliver Turvey being classified just outside the points in eleventh in Santiago.

With it still being early in the championship there is plenty to play for this weekend at a race that in the past has provided some of the most entertaining races in Formula E’s short history.

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