That Porsche dumped the World Endurance Championship and Le Mans in favour of Formula E is, frankly, no surprise, for after winning the sportscar championship in 2015 and '16 and being on track to repeat it this season - plus taking its tally to 19 Le Mans 24 Hours victories, the last three on the trot - what else is in store for the prestige German sporting marque other than being squarely beaten by what is considered a humdrum consumer brand in the shape of Toyota?
The fact that Porsche has chosen to compete in FE does not, however, mean that Zuffenhausen is lost to Formula 1, for close Stuttgart neighbour Mercedes will soon be participating in both the fossil-fuel and electric championships - while Renault, confirmed as 2017 FE teams' champion on Sunday, from last year added F1 to its electric campaign.
With the usual Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez venue unavailable to Formula E, it visited the little Puebla circuit to keep its foot in the door in Mexico. A near-winner two years ago, Pascal Wehrlein looked in swaggering form throughout the weekend - but a breathless final encounter helped put Edoardo Mortara in the driving seat
In an eventful Formula E season, punctuated by rain and energy-conservation controversy, the 12 teams contesting the championship have endured many challenges in the opening seven races. Here's how they've got on across the first half of the season.
OPINION: It was no surprise to anybody that the laptimes achieved by Formula E cars on the full Monaco circuit were much slower than Formula 1. But perhaps the more relevant comparison was in the racing spectacle, where FE delivered in spades
Formula E faced much criticism in the wake of its maligned Valencia event. In need of a turnaround, the series' first use of Monaco's iconic Formula 1 layout provided it with the injection of thrills required to clear the fog that had enveloped the paddock
Formula E was under the microscope at Valencia, on its first visit to a permanent circuit. But after a mere nine drivers were left classified following Saturday's Valencia E-Prix, the electric championship once more faced criticism after rising energy deductions and miscalculations produced a farcical affair
It's taken a long time for Jaguar to reach the cusp of contending for championships in Formula E. But, after last season's challenge crumbled in Berlin, the team has been bolstered by a top-line arrival who has helped to end an unwanted 30-year wait
Another Formula E double-header, another double dose of frantic action. While the form guide remains unpredictable following fightback wins for Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne in Rome, the speed and consistency of Mercedes – both on and off the track – could have its rivals worried for what is to follow
Formula E's Gen3 era grid continues to take shape, after Nissan opted to commit to the series for another four years. Nissan's global chief operating officer explains why it has thrown its lot in with FE while other high-profile marques have decided to call it quits
Robin Frijns fears he could lose Formula E drive with Andretti
Possible future Fiat Formula E entry would not be with Ferrari name