D’am­bro­sio in­her­its a For­mula E vic­tory

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Jerome d’am­bro­sio in­her­ited the Mex­i­can For­mula E win last week­end af­ter Lu­cas di Grassi was ex­cluded for hav­ing an un­der­weight car.

The Abt Audi driver had used his Fan­boost to pass d’am­bro­sio mid-race but then lost his vic­tory af­ter his car was found to be 1.8kg below the min­i­mum weight limit. The ex­clu­sion means he has dropped to 22 points be­hind leader Se­bastien Buemi in the stand­ings.

Be­hind di Grassi, d’am­bro­sio and Buemi had bat­tled fe­ro­ciously – mak­ing con­tact sev­eral times – with the Bel­gian driver just emerg­ing on top.

Di Grassi wasn’t the only driver to be pe­nalised pos­trace. His demise should have pro­moted Loic Du­val to the fi­nal podium place but a 15-se­cond penalty for not re­spect­ing track lim­its handed Buemi’s team-mate Ni­co­las Prost third. Du­val had to set­tle for fourth, with Robin Fri­jns fifth, while Buenos Aires win­ner Sam Bird could only man­age sixth.

Di Grassi was ex­cluded

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