D'Ambrosio gets Mexico ePrix win as di Grassi is disqualified


The Brazilian driver Lucas di Grassi will have a huge headache for Sunday as he had his win in the Mexico ePrix stripped, a fact that he sees happening for the second time in Formula E.

Post-race investigation showed that di Grassi's first car was a bit underweight, with 886.2 kilograms, 1.8 below the minimum weight limit. The very first time that the Audi ABT Formula E driver was caught in post-race investigation was during his win in the 2014/2015 season Berlin ePrix, as he ran with illegal modifications in his car, losing the victory to Jérôme D'Ambrosio, driver from Dragon Racing.

Ironic as it seems, he exclusion results again in a victory for D'Ambrosio and Dragon Racing, also promoting Sébastien Buemi to second place and D'Ambrosio's team mate Loïc Duval to the podium, reliving the same situation seen at the German city.

The championship scenario changes drastically in favor of Buemi, who continues as the leader with 98 points while di Grassi stands still in the 76 points mark. Sam Bird now sees the second place a bit closed as he now has 60 points.

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