Pascal Wherlein Wins in Mexico Season Opener

January 13, 2024Kimberly Kay
Formula E

After securing pole position for the season opener Pascal Wherlein finished the job in the Mexico E-Prix. It was a calm day for the pole sitter as he maintained the lead for the entire race. Sébastien Buemi with Envision Racing finishing in second and Nick Cassidy, Jaguar TCS Racing’s new signing, in third. Wherlein and the other podium finishers commented after the race.

Pascal Wehrlein, No. 94, TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, said:

“It was a tough race because we were leading most of the race and that’s not so efficient for energy – but every lap was like a qualifying lap, trying to maximize speed. I saw a small mistake behind me which created a small gap, and from then I think it was pretty controlled. Thanks a lot to my team and thanks to all the fans here, it’s always a great to be here in Mexico; it’s a great atmosphere. I’m already looking forward to coming back next year.”

Sébastien Buemi, No. 16, Envision Racing Formula E Team, said:

“I’ve had four podiums here now. They’re now calling me the veteran. It was a smooth race. Qualifying was the key point really. I know it’s quite difficult to pass here, but we’ve had a clean race. Pascal was fast, but I heard he was under investigation, so I decided to stick to P2, and if it becomes something more, then I’ll be happy with that.”

Nick Cassidy, No. 37, Jaguar TCS Racing, said:

“It’s the start of a really nice new chapter. I had high expectations with FP1 and FP2, it’s not been an easy weekend, but the team have been really awesome with me throughout. Hopefully this is the start of something cool and that’s just getting started; it was a great race. I think the grid can definitely challenge Pascal moving forward.”

Next up is the much-anticipated night race in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on 27 & 28 January for the season’s first double header.