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Daniel Abt sailed to his first-ever victory for Audi in Formula E

Team Audi Abt Shaeffler through pilot Daniel Abt scored the first-ever victory on Saturday in Formula E.  Starting at the back of the pack following a 10-place grid penalty, Abt climbed to 15th place in just 16 laps

A quick pit stop from Audi Sport Abt Shaeffler allowed Daniel Abt take the top spot from Oliver Turvey for the second half of the race.

With ten laps to go, Daniel Abt held the lead with Turvey still holding onto second place and Buemi in third. With Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Nelson Piquet Jr. hunting down Buemi, the two former champs were in a battle for third place.

Abt was denied victory in the second race of the current season in Hong Kong back in December due to a technical infringement, with Rosenqvist given the win.

Defending Champion Lucas di Grassi was relegated to the back of the grid and also had to serve a 5-second penalty at the pit stop because the inverter on his Audi e-tronFE04 had to be opened between the races in Santiago de Chile and Mexico City.

The Brazilian fought his way through the field and scored his first points of the season with ninth place and the fastest race lap. “That was an exciting race that was a lot of fun,” said the Brazilian. “Congratulations to Daniel: a fantastic job! He had already earned his first victory in Hong Kong. We never give up as a team and our fightback started today.”

The next ePrix will be in Uruguay on March 17.

2018 Mexico City E-Prix Results

PosDriverTeamCarLapsGap
1Daniel AbtAudiAudi4750m45.164s
2Oliver TurveyNIONextEV NIO476.398s
3Sebastien Buemie.damsRenault476.615s
4Nelson Piquet Jr.JaguarJaguar477.015s
5Jean-Eric VergneTecheetahRenault477.546s
6Mitch EvansJaguarJaguar479.050s
7Antonio Felix da CostaAndrettiAndretti4717.157s
8Edoardo MortaraVenturiVenturi4726.511s
9Lucas di GrassiAudiAudi4729.208s
10Alex LynnVirginDS Virgin4729.515s
11Jerome d’AmbrosioDragonPenske4730.418s
12Jose Maria LopezDragonPenske4731.859s
13Andre LottererTecheetahRenault4736.206s
14Luca FilippiNIONextEV NIO4738.336s
15Tom BlomqvistAndrettiAndretti4738.592s
16Maro EngelVenturiVenturi4744.689s
17Sam BirdVirginDS Virgin4744.982s
Nicolas Proste.damsRenault36Retirement
Felix RosenqvistMahindraMahindra34Retirement
Nick HeidfeldMahindraMahindra27Retirement