Pascal Wehrlein, Porsche, Mexico City E-Prix, 2022

Wehrlein takes pole for Mexico City E-Prix after Mortara spins at the line

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Pascal Wehrlein claimed pole position for the Mexico City E-Prix after Edoardo Mortara spun at the line in the final qualifying duel.

The Porsche driver defeated championship leader Mortara after the Venturi driver lost control exiting the final corner and spun over the timing line. That allowed Wehrlein to claim the third pole position of his Formula E career.

Porsche’s Andre Lotterer will start third on the grid after being beaten by Mortara in the semi final, with Jean-Eric Vergne starting alongside in the Techeetah and team mate Antonio Felix da Costa behind him in fifth on the grid after losing the quarter final duel between the pair.

After Mercedes dominated the opening race in Diriyah to start the season, both Nyck de Vries and team mate Stoffel Vandoorne reached the duels round of qualifying, but were both eliminated in the quarter finals by Lotterer and Wehrlein, respectively, and will start from sixth and eighth place on the grid.

Oliver Askew was the best-performing rookie once more, with the Andretti driver securing 12th on the grid after he finished a respectable sixth in Group A. Antonio Giovinazzi and Dan Ticktum will start today’s race from 19th and 21st on the grid, respectively.

The one and only race around the modified layout of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez this weekend will begin at 10pm GMT.

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