Edoardo Mortara finishes Round 9 of Formula E in Puebla on top, leads driver standings with 72 points
After a third-place finish in Round 8, Edoardo Mortara made a strong case for himself in Round 9 of the 2021 Formula E championship held in Mexico and sealed off a victory for the second time in his career. He was followed by Tag-Heuer Porsche’s Pascal Wehrlein who managed to finish in second place, but improper use of the Fanboost dented his chances and ultimately brought him down to fourth position. This allowed Nick Cassidy of Envision Virgin Racing Team to snag second position, despite the fact that he started in eighth and faced a time penalty for rebuilding his car. Oliver Rowland ended up running into the wall but still finished third, making a dramatic comeback after a Round 8 disqualification.
The victory of Mortara takes him up to first position on the driver standings with 72 points, followed by Robin Frijins of Envision Virgin Racing at 62 points. Rene Rast of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffer clocked the Tag Heuer fastest lap of 1:25:370s although his tally of points for the weekend weren’t great with a tenth place finish. He stands at 60 points on the driver standings below Antonio Felix da Costa of DS Techeetah, also with 60 points.
The Mahindra Racing Team dropped down one place from Round 8 and currently occupy the eighth position on the team standings above Tag Heuer Porsche Formula-E Team. Mercedes-EQ are currently leading the team standings with 113 points, followed closely by DS Techeetah at 110, and Jaguar Racing at 109. However, things may change with Round 10 and 11 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship taking place in New York city on July 10 and 11.