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Pascal Wehrlein, Porsche, 1st position, celebrates on the podium
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Formula E Mexico City ePrix
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How Wehrlein earned redemption as Porsche ended its Formula E wait

It took Porsche 29 races to finally break its duck in Formula E, but the German powerhouse righted that statistic in fine style last weekend. Pascal Wehrlein ended his own personal drought by leading team-mate Andre Lotterer in a 1-2, as Porsche at last served notice of its championship-challenging credentials in the all-electric series

Picture this: it’s the start of the Mexico City E-Prix's 12th lap. Andre Lotterer has just been mobbed by the two DS Techeetah cars, with Jean-Eric Vergne in position to pick polesitter Pascal Wehrlein’s pocket on the next lap. Edoardo Mortara, having already cleared Wehrlein, is a few seconds up the road. Once more, it seems like another missed opportunity for Porsche to claim its long-awaited first Formula E victory, despite its latent pace around the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

But, just over 28 laps later, Wehrlein leads Lotterer across the line for a Porsche 1-2, nine seconds up the road from Vergne. Classic Formula E, really.

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