Watch This Formula E Racer Pop a Wheelie at the Mexico City ePrix
Not exactly what you’re hoping for in one of the year’s biggest races.
Formula E's recent insurgence has picked up popularity for the new series. It's transitioning from a little known event into a large-scale production for the FIA, alluring manufacturers like BMW and possibly even Ferrari to join the pack for coming years. With the Mexico City ePrix taking place this weekend, the field got heated as they knew this is one of the most important races of the season. In a series of unfortunate events, two Mahindra teammates collided with just two laps to go, sending Felix Rosenqvist's front tires into the air. We can only imagine how that conversation went down in the pits afterwards.
This was especially devastating to the crew as the race was nearly finished. Heidfield, the driver of the car which was t-boned, was in fifth position, putting him in a good spot to finish near the podium. Contact was initiated by Nico Prost's blue Renault, sending Heidfield into a spin that unluckily caught the front end of Rosenqvist's car. This caused a considerable amount of carnage that ended up being left for the remainder of the race, leaving drivers to maneuver around it during the last couple laps.
Lucas Di Grassi wound up winning the race for Audi after a well thought out pit during a yellow flag. He opted to have his wing repaired during the down time, allowing him to leap ahead of those who pitted later on in the race. This was assuredly crushing for the Mahindra team since they were so close to having a decent race. Conclusively, they ended up with two DNF's a big mess to clean up. Ouch.