After over a month off the ABB Formula E World Championship is set to return this weekend for the latest event of the 2020-21 season.
The series will be in Mexico for another double header. However whereas previously Formula E has competed on a variation of the Hermanos Rodriguez Circuit in Mexico City, this season will see it head to Puebla to compete at the Autodromo Miguel E. Abed, a permanent circuit.
After the issues the series encountered during the Valencia ePrix double header, also held on a permanent circuit, it will be interesting to see what unfolds this weekend.Embed from Getty Images
Formula E will resume with Robin Frijns leading the drivers’ championship, five points ahead of nearest challenger Nyck de Vries. Completing the top three is Jaguar’s Mitch Evans.
Evans is three points behind de Vries going into this weekend and is therefore eight points behind Frijns. Both Frijns and Evans finished on the podium in the previous round in Monaco, while de Vries was forced into retirement.
The winner in Monaco was reigning champion Antonio Felix da Costa. It was the Portuguese driver’s first victory of the season and means he goes into the latest event of the year fourth in the championship, two points behind Evans and with a three point advantage over fifth placed Sam Bird.
In the teams’ championship Mercedes leads and has a two point gap over nearest challenger Jaguar Racing. The former of the two had a difficult time in Monaco where it suffered its second double retirement of the season.
Five points behind Jaguar, and completing the top three in the teams’ championship, is DS Techeetah who claimed a 1-4 finish last time out in Monaco, which was its first double points finish of the season. The Chinese team has a 17 point advantage over fourth placed Virgin Racing heading into this weekend.