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Formula E Mexico 2016: Di Grassi disqualified, D & # 39; Ambrosio inherits victory

Formula E Mexico 2016
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D he big end came for Abt during the technical inspection. The car that Lucas di Grassi drove in the first half of the race weighed in at just 886.3 kilograms, which was 1.8 kilograms below the required minimum weight. The commissioners had no choice but to remove the Brazilian from the ranking a few hours after crossing the finish line.

Abbot is looking for a reason for Underweight

Di Grassi had to hand over the trophy to Jerome D'Ambrosio. The Belgian had originally crossed the finish line 5.4 seconds behind the Abt driver. At the German racing team, the faux pas could not be explained afterwards: 'The car in question was weighed several times here in Mexico and was always above the minimum weight,' explains Hans-Jürgen Abt.

'Since our team did not Has made any modifications, we have no explanation for the measurement result after the race. We will try to find out the cause of the minimum weight. At the moment we can only apologize to Lucas. He drove a fantastic race and won easily by more than five seconds, but was deprived of the deserved reward for his strong performance. We'll do everything we can to make up for this mistake and get Lucas back into the fight for the title. ”

Renault E-Dams brings both Pilots on the podium

Sebastien Buemi also benefited from the Abt mistake. The Swiss was moved up from 3rd to 2nd and was able to maintain his lead in the drivers' championship. With third place for Nicolas Prost, Renault E-Dams even put both vehicles on the podium, which enabled the French to extend their lead in the team standings. Prost, who actually only crossed the finish line in 5th place, benefited not only from the Di Grassi disqualification but also from a subsequent 15-second penalty for Loic Duval, who ended up in fourth place.

The two German pilots at least got the points. Daniel Abt, whose car complied with the rules, finished seventh. Nick Heidfeld came 8th behind. The next Formula E race will take place in Long Beach (USA) at the beginning of April.

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