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2019 Mexico City Test
Mexico City Layout 2019
The 2.092 km Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez E-Prix circuit.
Test Information
Date 17 February 2019
Location Flag of Mexico Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City, Mexico
Lap length 2.092 km (1.299 mi)
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne
Time Day Laps
0:58.775 1 91
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The 2019 Mexico City Test was the third and final in-season test of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship, staged at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, Mexico, on the 17 February 2019.[1] The Test saw all 22 registered drivers for the 2018/19 campaign, plus GT racer Raffaele Marciello, take part, with the former 22 having raced in the 2019 Mexico City E-Prix the day before.[1]

Jean-Éric Vergne emerged as the fastest driver from the six hour test day, the Frenchman recording a new circuit record of 0:58.775.[2] That time was set during the afternoon session, with nineteen drivers within a second of one-another, while Daniel Abt set the pace in the morning session.[2]

In terms of distance it was the two BMW i Andretti Motorsport drivers that put in the work, with António Félix da Costa completing 129 laps of the 2.092 km circuit.[2] Teammate Alexander Sims recorded 106 laps of his own, with the two BMWs covering a combined total of 491.620 km (305.479 mi).[2]

Background

The permanent racing venue named the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez was selected to host the third in-season test of the 2018/19 season, using the same circuit as used for the 2019 Mexico City E-Prix staged the day before.[1] Furthermore, and unlike other FE tests, the FIA and Formula E both declared that the teams must field their 2018/19 Championship drivers, rather than field either a reserve or a Rookie.[1] The test was instead meant to allow teams to get a small amount more running with the new Spark SRT05e, before teams began to design, test and submit their powertrains for 2019/20.[1]

However, there would be modifications made to the entry list ahead of the test, with the FIA relaxing the rule on who could and could not take part in the buildup.[3] As such, GEOX DRAGON announced on the eve of the weekend that they would run ex-FIA Formula 2 Championship racer Raffaele Marciello in place of José María López, with the Argentine otherwise occupied for the day.[3] Marciello, meanwhile, would be getting his second run in an FE car, having taken part in the Rookie Test for HWA Racelab, with Dragon thought to be investigating the potential of fielding an Italian driver at the 2019 Rome E-Prix.[3]

Elsewhere, Jaguar Racing had planned to field ex-Virgin Racing runner Alex Lynn in one of their cars, but his participation was blocked by the Brit's main employers Aston Martin.[4]

Entry List

Below is a complete entry list for the full 2019 Mexico City Test across each day:

2019 Mexico City Test Entry List
No. Name Entrant Constructor Car
2 Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird Flag of the United Kingdom Envision Virgin Racing Audi e-tron FE05
3 Flag of Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr. Flag of the United Kingdom Panasonic Jaguar Racing Jaguar I-Type III
4 Dutch Flag Robin Frijns Flag of the United Kingdom Envision Virgin Racing Audi e-tron FE05
5 Flag of Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne Flag of Germany HWA Racelab Venturi VFE 05
6 Flag of Brazil Felipe Nasr Flag of the United States GEOX Dragon Penske EV-3
7 Flag of Argentina José María López
Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello[3]
Flag of the United States GEOX Dragon Penske EV-3
8 Flag of France Tom Dillmann Flag of the United Kingdom NIO Formula E Team NIO Sport 004
11 Flag of Brazil Lucas di Grassi Flag of Germany Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Audi e-tron FE05
16 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Turvey Flag of the United Kingdom NIO Formula E Team NIO Sport 004
17 Flag of the United Kingdom Gary Paffett Flag of Germany HWA Racelab Venturi VFE 05
19 Flag of Brazil Felipe Massa Flag of Monaco Venturi Formula E Team Venturi VFE 05
20 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans Flag of the United Kingdom Panasonic Jaguar Racing Jaguar I-Type III
22 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of Japan Nissan e.Dams Nissan IM01
23 Flag of Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Flag of Japan Nissan e.Dams Nissan IM01
25 Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne Flag of China DS Techeetah DS E-Tense FE 19
27 Flag of the United Kingdom Alexander Sims Flag of Germany BMW i Andretti Motorsport BMW iFE.18
28 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa Flag of Germany BMW i Andretti Motorsport BMW iFE.18
36 Flag of Germany André Lotterer Flag of China DS Techeetah DS E-Tense FE 19
48 Flag of Switzerland Edoardo Mortara Flag of Monaco Venturi Formula E Team Venturi VFE 05
64 Flag of Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio Flag of India Mahindra Racing Mahindra M5Electro
66 Flag of Germany Daniel Abt Flag of Germany Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Audi e-tron FE05
94 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein Flag of India Mahindra Racing Mahindra M5Electro
Source:[5]

Day One

Report

Results

Below is the full result from the first day of the 2019 Mexico City Test:

2019 Mexico City Test Times
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Time Gap
S1 S2
1st 25 Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne Flag of China DS Techeetah 91 0:59.145 0:58.775
2nd 5 Flag of Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne Flag of Germany HWA Racelab 74 0:59.352 0:58.817 +0.042s
3rd 94 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein Flag of India Mahindra Racing 88 1:00.017 0:58.873 +0.098s
4th 4 Dutch Flag Robin Frijns Flag of the United Kingdom Envision Virgin Racing 80 0:59.068 0:58.907 +0.132s
5th 66 Flag of Germany Daniel Abt Flag of Germany Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler 99 0:58.917 0:59.142 +0.142s
6th 36 Flag of Germany André Lotterer Flag of China DS Techeetah 85 0:59.261 0:58.957 +0.182s
7th 11 Flag of Brazil Lucas di Grassi Flag of Germany Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler 88 0:58.962 0:58.967 +0.187s
8th 19 Flag of Brazil Felipe Massa Flag of Monaco Venturi Formula E Team 81 0:58.977 0:59.193 +0.202s
9th 7 Flag of Argentina José María López Flag of the United States GEOX DRAGON 44 0:59.003 +0.228s
10th 20 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans Flag of the United Kingdom Jaguar Racing 87 0:59.729 0:59.041 +0.266s
11th 23 Flag of Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Flag of Japan Nissan e.Dams 75 0:59.162 0:59.044 +0.269s
12th 2 Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird Flag of the United Kingdom Envision Virgin Racing 82 0:59.126 0:59.362 +0.351s
13th 48 Flag of Switzerland Edoardo Mortara Flag of Monaco Venturi Formula E Team 88 0:59.780 0:59.131 +0.356s
14th 28 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa Flag of Germany BMW i Andretti Motorsport 129 0:59.563 0:59.264 +0.489s
15th 27 Flag of the United Kingdom Alexander Sims Flag of Germany BMW i Andretti Motorsport 106 0:59.397 1:00.457 +0.622s
16th 6 Flag of Brazil Felipe Nasr Flag of the United States GEOX DRAGON 82 0:59.402 0:59.475 +0.627s
17th 17 Flag of the United Kingdom Gary Paffett Flag of Germany HWA Racelab 93 0:59.653 0:59.453 +0.678s
18th 8 Flag of France Tom Dillmann Flag of the United Kingdom NIO Formula E Team 87 0:59.846 0:59.474 +0.699s
19th 7 Flag of Italy Raffaele Marciello Flag of the United States GEOX DRAGON 50 0:59.525 +0.750s
20th 22 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of Japan Nissan e.Dams 84 0:59.595 1:00.654 +0.820s
21st 16 Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Turvey Flag of the United Kingdom NIO Formula E Team 88 1:00.053 0:59.713 +0.938s
22nd 3 Flag of Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr. Flag of the United Kingdom Jaguar Racing 74 1:01.201 0:59.769 +0.994s
23rd 64 Flag of Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio Flag of India Mahindra Racing 92 1:00.350 1:00.029 +1.254s
Source:[5]

References

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Sam Smith, 'Mexico City to Host Third In-Season Test', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 23/11/2018), https://e-racing365.com/formula-e/mexico-city-to-host-third-in-season-test/, (Accessed 22/11/2018)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 'Vergne sets new unofficial lap record in Mexico City test', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 17/02/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/february/test-report-mexico-2019, (Accessed 18/02/2019)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Sam Smith, 'Marciello to Test for GEOX Dragon', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media LLC., 15/02/2019), https://e-racing365.com/formula-e/marciello-to-test-for-geox-dragon/, (Accessed 15/02/2019)
  4. Sam Smith, 'Jaguar’s Plan to Test Lynn Denied', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media LLC., 15/02/2019), https://e-racing365.com/formula-e/jaguar-plan-to-test-lynn-denied/, (Accessed 15/02/2019)
  5. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Results
2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship
Entrants
Audi Sport ABT SchaefflerBMW i Andretti MotorsportDS TecheetahEnvision Virgin RacingGEOX DRAGONHWA RacelabMahindra RacingNIO Formula E TeamNissan e.DamsPanasonic Jaguar RacingVenturi Formula E Team
Manufacturers
AudiBMWDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraNIONissanPenskeVenturi
Cars
Spark SRT05e
Audi e-tron FE05BMW iFE.18DS E-Tense FE 19Jaguar I-Type IIIMahindra M5ElectroNIO Sport 004Nissan IM01Penske EV-3Venturi VFE 05
Drivers
2 Sam Bird • 3 Nelson Piquet Jr./Alex Lynn • 4 Robin Frijns • 5 Stoffel Vandoorne • 6 Maximilian Günther/Felipe Nasr • 7 José María López • 8 Tom Dillmann • 11 Lucas di Grassi • 16 Oliver Turvey • 17 Gary Paffett • 19 Felipe Massa • 20 Mitch Evans • 22 Oliver Rowland • 23 Sébastien Buemi • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Alexander Sims • 28 António Félix da Costa • 36 André Lotterer • 48 Edoardo Mortara • 64 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 66 Daniel Abt • 94 Pascal Wehrlein/Felix Rosenqvist
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