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Wehrlein snatches pole position in last-minute action in Mexico City

Porsche’s Pascal Wehrlein clinched pole position ahead of the Mexico City E-Prix. The German snatched the pole in the last turn of the final duel.

Wehrlein had finished on top of his qualifying group and had a strong performance throughout the knock-out stages until he finally made it to the final. The German was initially at a disadvantage against Venturi’s Edoardo Mortara until the Swiss spun in the last turn and Wehrlein took that advantage to become today’s poleman.  

The Porsche driver now looks to finally grab the win on Mexican soil City, as his win in Puebla was stripped away from him following a post-race decision in last year’s edition.

Group stages

Porsche’s Andre Lotterer was the fastest of Group A. The German had previously set the fastest time in the second free practice session and was able to maintain his pace. Mortara, Jean-Eric Vergne, and Stoffel Vandoorne also advanced to the quarter finals. 

Both Porsches topped their respective groups, as Wehrlein did so in Group B. He was followed by Antonio Felix da Costa, Robin Frijns, and Nyck de Vries, who earned their place in the quarter-finals. 


The first quarter-final duel had Lotterer battling against de Vries for a spot in the semi-finals. The German came out victorious and made it to the next round.

Venturi’s Mortara beat Frijns on their duel; while the battle between the two Techeetah cars was won by two-time Formula E champion Vergne.

The last duel had Vandoorne going against Wehrlein. The Porsche driver came out victorious, securing the team’s second spot in the semi-finals.


Mortara faced Lotterer in the first semi-final. The Swiss secured a front-row spot by beating Lotterer and making it through to the final. 

The second semi-final was Vergne versus Wehrlein. The Porsche driver was the fastest of the duel, making it to the final, where he would challenge Mortara for the pole position. 


Mortara was initially dominating the final against Wehrlein until a spin in the last turn cost him the pole position. This allowed the Porsche driver to secure the P1 spot in the starting grid, 


Andrea Perilli

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