Mexico City Formula E: Di Grassi excluded, d'Ambrosio takes win

Lucas di Grassi has been excluded from the Mexico City ePrix, handing Jerome d'Ambrosio a second Formula E victory

Mexico City Formula E: Di Grassi excluded, d'Ambrosio takes win

The Abt Schaeffler FE01 di Grassi used in the first half of the race weighed in at 886.2kg, 1.8kg under the minimum weight limit.

The Brazilian loses the championship lead he had assumed with the win, with Sebastien Buemi - promoted to second - now 22 points clear of the Abt Audi Sport driver.

REPORT: Di Grassi wins wild race on track

It means both of Dragon driver d'Ambrosio's victories in the series are the result of a di Grassi exclusion, the first being the Berlin ePrix last season.

The Belgian has lost two points he earned for fastest lap though, because he set the time after cutting a chicane.

D'Ambrosio's team-mate Loic Duval should have inherited third but has been handed a 15-second penalty for not respecting track limits.

That drops him to fourth, behind Buemi's Renault e.dams team-mate Nico Prost.

Robin Frijns assumes fifth, ahead of Sam Bird, Daniel Abt, Nick Heidfeld, Stephane Sarrazin and - promoted to a point-scoring position by di Grassi's exclusion - Bruno Senna.

UPDATED RESULTS - 43 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 Jerome d'Ambrosio Dragon Venturi 48m28.409s -
2 Sebastien Buemi e.dams Renault 48m28.515s 0.106s
3 Nicolas Prost e.dams Renault 48m53.946s 25.537s
4 Loic Duval Dragon Venturi 48m54.767s 26.358s
5 Robin Frijns Andretti Spark 48m56.886s 28.477s
6 Sam Bird Virgin Virgin 48m57.337s 28.928s
7 Daniel Abt Abt ABT Schaeffler 48m58.460s 30.051s
8 Nick Heidfeld Mahindra Mahindra 49m04.782s 36.373s
9 Stephane Sarrazin Venturi Venturi 49m05.700s 37.291s
10 Bruno Senna Mahindra Mahindra 49m06.012s 37.603s
11 Oliver Turvey China NEXTEV TCR 49m07.007s 38.598s
12 Mike Conway Venturi Venturi 49m07.199s 38.790s
13 Nelson Piquet Jr. China NEXTEV TCR 49m10.760s 42.351s
14 Simona de Silvestro Andretti Spark 49m12.380s 43.971s
15 Salvador Duran Aguri Spark 49m31.491s 1m03.082s
16 Jean-Eric Vergne Virgin Virgin 48m32.784s 1 Lap
- Lucas di Grassi Abt ABT Schaeffler 48m22.993s Disqualified
- Antonio Felix da Costa Aguri Spark 37m49.401s Accident

DRIVERS' CHAMPIONSHIP:

Pos Driver Points
1 Sebastien Buemi 98
2 Lucas di Grassi 76
3 Sam Bird 60
4 Jerome d'Ambrosio 58
5 Loic Duval 44
6 Nicolas Prost 38
7 Robin Frijns 31
8 Stephane Sarrazin 30
9 Nick Heidfeld 27
10 Antonio Felix da Costa 16
11 Daniel Abt 16
12 Bruno Senna 12
13 Oliver Turvey 10
14 Jean-Eric Vergne 6
15 Nelson Piquet Jr. 4
16 Nathanael Berthon 4

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Author Scott Mitchell
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