Dataline Mexico City – January 13th 2024
Formula E reports: TAG Heuer Porsche's Pascal Wehrlein secured victory, as he ran another well-managed drive to the top step in the opening round of Season 10, leading home Envision Racing's Sebastien Buemi and Jaguar TCS Racing debutant Nick Cassidy. The German threw down the gauntlet with a controlled drive from lights out and pole to the chequered flag. Maximilian Guenther (Maserati MSG Racing) took the flag in fourth.
Says Jaguar TCS Racing: In his debut race for the team, Nick Cassidy secured a third-place podium finish and the fastest lap in the opening round of the 2024 Championship. Teammate Mitch Evans drove an impressive race to finish in fifth place, bringing home all-important points for the team. In qualifying, both drivers made it through to the semi-final of the Duels. During the Qualifying session, Mitch secured the fastest lap of the weekend - showcasing the pace of the I-TYPE 6. After a one-place grid penalty for both drivers due to a procedural infringement, Nick lined up fourth on the grid, with Mitch in fifth. When the lights went green, Nick and Mitch held their position behind Wehrlein, Buemi and Günther. After Nick took his first Attack Mode, the Jaguar drivers rotated for fourth, before Mitch took his own Attack Mode which moved him back to fifth. A safety car meant an additional two laps were added. After the green flag, Mitch took his second Attack Mode, remaining in fifth. Cassidy moved up into third place, which he held for the remainder of the 37-lap event. Mitch was on the defence for more than half the race, holding off the remainder of the field around the Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit for an incredible 23 laps. Buemi’s second, meant that three out of four Jaguar-powered cars finished in the top five.