Formula E Mexico Free Practice: Results from the Season Opening Session

January 12, 2024Kimberly Kay
Formula E

The Formula E season is in session this weekend in Mexico for the Hankook Mexico E-Prix. Mexico marks Round 1 of the Formula E season. With Envision Racing coming off of a championship win the pressure will be on to determine if they can carry that success into 2024.

At the conclusion of free practice one it was Jake Hughes (NEOM McLaren Formula E Team)who set the tone early in Mexico. Hughes set the fastest lap in practice at a 1:14.364; nearly 4 tenths faster than the second fastest driver in the session, 2023 championship contender Pascal Wehrlein (TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team). Wehrlein had a disappointing finish to the 2023 season. He finished fourth despite having early season success that saw him climb to the top of the championship table. If Wehrlein can improve he may be able to find some redemption in 2024 but early indications suggest the team may have their work cut out for them. 2023 champion Jake Dennis finished a surprising 5th fastest in the session; 5 tenths back from the Hughes.

Considering only one practice session has been completed the drivers look forward to a long season ahead with their first opportunity at points coming in tomorrow’s qualifying session. 3 points will go to the pole sitter which will put that driver ahead of the pack heading into the Mexico E-prix. We will report results from qualifying when the session has concluded.

Free Practice 1 Results from Mexico City