D’ambrosio inherits a Formula E victory
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.