Race Details

Round 5: Mexico

Mexico City ePrix

The Mexico City ePrix will take place at 1600hrs on Saturday 12 March 2016 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.

NextEV’s Nelson Piquet Jr and Oliver Turvey will be in action for NextEV as the FIA Formula E Championship visits Mexico for the first time.

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Nelson Piquet:

“I think it’s going to be a fantastic race in Mexico City. The fans there are some of the most enthusiastic in the world.”

“They gave Formula 1 an incredible reception earlier in the year and I hope they enjoy what we bring to the city with Formula E. It’s right that big races are going back to a city with such motorsport history.”

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Oliver Turvey:

“We’re racing on part of the F1 track and it looks like it’s going to be amazing. It’s going to be my first time racing in Mexico, it looks like a unique place to race and I’m really excited for it.”

“I hope that we will be able to welcome many fans and to introduce them to electric racing with a fantastic, competitive, exciting Formula E race.”

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Martin Leach

President, NextEV:

“We are looking forward to visiting Mexico City, a brand new venue on the Formula E calendar, and famous for its passionate racing fans.”

“Nelson and Oliver have been to Germany ahead of the race and have been working hard on our new simulator. We are looking to build on our recently improving performance with points scoring finishes in the race.”


Post-Race Review

Nelson Piquet (Car #1):

“In qualifying I was pushing a bit to the limits of the car. I have to say thanks to the team for the hard work they did to get the car ready for the race as it was in good shape.”

“This race didn’t really change much in terms of performances; the Renaults and the Audis were still quick and we struggled a bit. Overtaking was more difficult here which made a bit of a difference. It was still a challenging track so that was good. Mexico brought a good show here, the fans were so enthusiastic and it was great to see such a good crowd.”

Final Timings:

49:10.760 +42.351

Post-Race Review

Oliver Turvey (Car #88):

“Coming to Mexico has been fantastic. It’s a great venue and there are so many fans here that it has made a great event.”

“We had a really strong free practice this morning and were quick, but in qualifying the car felt completely different and that really affected the race. We had a decent first stint and showed good energy management again, which allowed us to run an extra lap. But it was so difficult to overtake in the second stint that after I passed de Silvestro it was just a case of finishing the race. Long Beach should suit us a little better so we’re looking forward to getting there.”

Final Timings:

49:07.007 +38.598