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Nicki’s News: Mexico City Edition! – Formula E


Hello and welcome back to the electric world of Formula E! For Round 4, we’ve landed here in the Americas for the Julius Baer Mexico ePrix. During its illustrious history, the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit has held numerous races – from Formula 1 to the World Endurance Championship – with many different configurations. A brand new 2.1km layout, featuring 17 turns, was created for the arrival of Formula E in 2016. It’s been slightly altered for this season, with the Turn 1 chicane re-profiled to make for better racing. And at over 2.5km above sea level, the track is one of the highest in the world. So will altitude be a factor in the outcome of this race? Last year’s race was action-packed! It was Lucas di Grassi who took the victory on the road, but was then later disqualified, leaving Dragon Racing’s Jérôme d’Ambrosio to take victory. And we go green in Mexico City! He’s on FanBoost, Jérôme! Take your line, he’s on FanBoost! Oh, he’s into the back of him! He completely crashed into me! Jérôme d’Ambrosio! And listen to that crowd, phenomenal. Now, the big news hitting the headlines this week is that former Formula 1 racing driver – and Mexico’s very own – 25-year-old Esteban Gutiérrez is teaming up with Team Techeetah’s Jean-Éric Vergne. What an awesome pairing these two are gonna make. After three scintillating races, our current champion, Sébastien Buemi, leads the way with 75 points. Lucas di Grassi sits 29 points behind, with Nico Prost making up the top three. Buemi now has an unprecedented hat-trick of victories this season. Let’s take a quick look back to last round – stunning race on the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina. And we go green in Buenos Aires! And Sébastien Buemi takes the lead in Argentina! Oh, look at these two! What was that from Loïc?! Sébastien Buemi, he is the man to take a hat-trick of Formula E wins! Yes, yes, yes! In Season 2, Mexico hosted Formula E’s first ever eRace, where fans get to compete against the racing drivers on a virtual simulation of the Mexico track. Since then, eRacing has evolved and has gone from strength to strength, with new and exciting events all across the world. So make sure you don’t miss the live online broadcast this Saturday, on the Formula E YouTube channel. Now this is your reminder to cast your vote for FanBoost, More crucial than ever, as voting has been reduced just to race week. Give your favourite driver that extra boost of energy to use here at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit in Mexico City. So make sure you do tune in to the race on Saturday as Mexico City once again goes all electric. And in the meantime, download that Formula E app and subscribe below for all the latest news, videos and updates from myself and the team. We’ll see you soon.

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