Jerome D’Ambrosio has been handed the win of the Mexico City ePrix after Lucas di Grassi was excluded from the results. The ABT Schaeffler car that he used for the first part of the race was found underweight.
The electric single seater weighed 886.2kg, 1.8kg under the 888kg minimum. Abt had decided not to appeal the decision.
It’s the second time this has happened with di Grassi after scrutineers found forbidden modifications on the front wing in the Berlin ePrix last year. Also then D’Ambrosio was handed victory after ceremonies were completed.
Due to the decision Sebastien Buemi moved up to second while his team mate Nico Prost made it to the podium after all and gained two more points for setting the fastest lap. D’Ambrosio’s best time was removed while he set his best time while cutting the chicane.
Loic Duval remained classified in fourth but was handed a 15-second penalty for repeatedly cutting the chicane and then ignoring the black and white flag he was shown for this offence.
Robin Frijns got promoted to fifth, Sam Bird to sixth, Daniel Abt to seventh, Nick Heidfeld to eighth, Stephane Sarrazin to ninth, while Bruno Senna now collects the final point in 10th.
Buemi now leads the championship standings with a 22-point margin over di Grassi.