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Poll: The Peraltada is BACK! [Formula E 19/20: Mexico e-Prix] (24 member(s) have cast votes)

What are you looking forward the most for Mexico?

  1. The New Layout in Action (17 votes [70.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 70.83%

  2. Just Mexico, always fun races there! (4 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  3. JEV back on top (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Guenther delivering again (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Some major drama/controversy (3 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

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#1 thegamer23

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 11:22

FEBRUARY 15TH AUTODROMO HERMANOS RODRIGUEZ - MEXICO CITY

 

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BACK IN MEXICO 
#BESTFANS
 

Formula E is BACK in Action in one of its most iconic venues. 
We're going racing in Mexico, in a revised version of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez Circuit. 

The sheer Passion of the Fans, the Stadium, the Choirs, the drama.

 

Everything's there for another CLASSIC race. 

Let's dive into it! 

 

 

 

 

ANOTHER THRILLER
IN THE STREETS OF SANTIAGO

 

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Santiago always delivers.

The revised layout of 2020 produced even better racing, despite a super tight hairpin that led to some bumper cars-style type of racing. 

 

Mitch Evans scored Pole Position for Jaguar Racing, & tried to break away from the field in the first half of the race. 

 

 But Max Guenther's BMW was just faster. The Young German overtook the Kiwi on the outside of the super-fast Turn 9, for the joy of Roger Griffiths, BMW's team boss. 

But in the closing stages of the race, Da Costa's Techeetah started cutting chunks of seconds each lap from Guenther. 
The Portoguese driver launched a clusmy yet effective attack into T10's Hairpin, overtaking the BMW. 

But Gunther kept it cool, as Da Costa's batteries went too hot, the german gained his position back on the LAST LAP, with an awesome manouver.

 

First Ever FE victory for Gunther. A new Title Contender?  :smoking: 
 

 

 

 

 

THE STANDINGS
AS WE GO FULL MEXICO

 

 

Despite a difficult race in Santiago, Stoffel Vandoorne mantains his lead for Mercedes-BENZ EQ FE TEAM.
After dominating Riyadh, Alex Sims crashed out of the last e-Prix: the englishman has to come back right on form in Mexico, as Gunther starts to shine. 

 

2x Champion, Jean Eric Vergne. Still at the bottom of the standings with ZERO points after three races. 

Tough start for the Frenchman.

 

CONSTRUCTORS -----> https://www.fiaformu.../standings/team


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LAST SEASON
THE BEST FE RACE YET? 

 

Last season's Mexico City e-Prix was just a CLASSIC race. 
 

Battles all around the field, Nelson Piquet Jr. crashing HARD at the Peraltada, an incredible 4 way battle for the lead till the chequered flag. 

Do you remember the sheer madness of that race?

Lucas Di Grassi all over Pascal Wehrlein's tail, launching attacks everywhere, but unable to overtake. 

 

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Than...the last few meters happened

Enjoy it

 

 


 

 

 

 

FLYING THROUGH THE PERALTADA
THE NEW MEXICO LAYOUT LOOKS BONKERS!!

 

 

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No More Chicanes - CHECK
Higher Top Speeds - CHECK
Full Peraltada - CHECK

Longer circuit - CHECK 

 

 

Mexico 2020's Layout could be the closest to a Traditional Circuit FE ever raced on. 

 

Fast, flowing, with no chicanes and a super fast corner in the Peraltada. 

As T1 remains roughly the same, a medium speed 90° bend, the flowing T2 rejoins the F1 "Esses" section. 

T3 is quite open, than a brand new sector starts there, with wide roads and a great overtaking opportunity into T5's double Apex Hairpin.  (not the usual, ultra tight FE hairpin). 

A super fast stretch leads into the Stadium Section, wich remains roughly the same as last year. 

 

Than, the real fun begins. 

 

T15 is a medium speed corner, off camber, that leads into the PERALTADA, the infamous bend that saw many epic moments in F1's History. 
It's so important to carry the speed out of T15 and launch into the Peraltada with a good momentum.

 

In qualy mode the Gen 2's will approach the last bend of the Peraltada at almost 230 km/h. 

At those speeds & with such low grip from tyres & aero, the cars will be right on the EDGE, the drivers will be fighting with the steering wheel! 

Robin Frijns: "We'll reach our maximum speeds at the end of the Peraltada. We'll be quite on the limit". 

 

If you can survive the Peraltada, the long main straight awaits you...

That's a lap of Mexico

 

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HOW TO WATCH
THE MEXICAN STANDOFF??

 

 

SATURDAY 15th FEBRUARY

ALL TIMES ON GMT

 

  • FP1: 13:25 – 14:25
  • FP2: 15:45 – 16:50
  • QP: 17.35 - 18.30 
  • MEXICO CITY EPRIX - 22.00 

 

COMPLETE TV GUIDE -----------> https://www.fiaformu...204&session=All

 

FP1, FP2 live on YouTube/Facebook

QP Live on BBC, BBC Red Button, Eurosport
 

RACE Live on BBC, BBC Red Button, Eurosport

 

 

 

COMPLETE TV GUIDE -----------> https://www.fiaformu...204&session=All

 

 

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#2 Peat

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 13:12

Thanks for the OP. 

10pm is a little late for an old crow like me, so i look forward to Sunday breakfast viewing. 



#3 maximilian

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 13:37

NNNnnnnnnice!!  :up:  :love:



#4 Imateria

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 13:52

Really looking forward to seeing how the new layout effects the racing, contrary to popular opinion I don't think last years race was a classic, it was rather boring with very little overtaking until the last 10 minutes when suddenly everyone realised they were a lot shorter on energy than they first thought. The layout just wasn't very good for racing, but I'm hoping the new one changes things.



#5 Vielleicht

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 14:14

Can agree regarding last years race (which was more of a classic finish than a classic race) and how well this updated track actually races. Should be interesting.



#6 SenorSjon

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 14:32

23.00 for continentals... I'm bound to forget it is on.



#7 Ben1445

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 14:47

Looking forward to it. Mexico races are usually pretty good in my opinion.

23.00 for continentals... I'm bound to forget it is on.

I mean, it is incredibly easy to set yourself a reminder on a mobile phone...

#8 Ben1445

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 17:46



#9 Ben1445

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 09:37

What I want to know is when do we get to see a virtual lap preview? 



#10 thegamer23

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 10:24

What I want to know is when do we get to see a virtual lap preview? 

 

 

Yeah, i'm looking forward to it too...wanna get a proper feel of the new layout!  :love: 

Should be later today or tomorrow. 

 

- 3 to MEXICO CITY EPRIX

Should be soldout. Great view there last year 

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 12 February 2020 - 10:36.


#11 SenorSjon

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 10:50

Looking forward to it. Mexico races are usually pretty good in my opinion.

I mean, it is incredibly easy to set yourself a reminder on a mobile phone...

I usually tend to forget that as well.  :rotfl:



#12 Peat

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 11:14

Mexicos' thirst for entertainment never ceases to amaze me. That stadium was pretty much full for the 6hr WEC races too. 



#13 thegamer23

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 19:01



#14 Vielleicht

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 23:26

^ Enjoyed watching that. Nice to see the season to season evolution of FE.



#15 Vielleicht

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 23:34

Circuit fly-over visualisation: https://streamable.com/q91e6



#16 RSRally

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 05:31

Circuit fly-over visualisation: https://streamable.com/q91e6

 


Hairpin looks decently wide, and importantly it’s not bordered by walls so if things get a bit hairy it won’t mean a track blockage.

#17 Ben1445

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 07:31

Looks pretty good!

#18 thegamer23

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 08:24

Looks GREAT
The new section is very wide, this track doesn't even look like a FE circuit.

The gen 2's will stretch their legs like never before.

Man, the hype 😍

Simulator Lap & some photos from the track coming later today

Edited by thegamer23, 13 February 2020 - 08:27.


#19 mark f1

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 08:54

Why is there no live broadcast in Australia of Formula E this season?  No longer on Fox Sports and Youtube is geo blocked.  :down:  :down:



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#20 Ben1445

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 09:05

Circuit fly-over visualisation: https://streamable.com/q91e6


I see your digital flyover lap and raise you the Envision Virgin team doing a lap in a golf cart and speeding up the video https://twitter.com/...7201857536?s=21

#21 SenorSjon

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 09:07

Why is there no live broadcast in Australia of Formula E this season?  No longer on Fox Sports and Youtube is geo blocked.  :down:  :down:

 

VPN's are your friend.



#22 thegamer23

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 09:12

Why is there no live broadcast in Australia of Formula E this season?  No longer on Fox Sports and Youtube is geo blocked.  :down:  :down:

 

https://www.fiaformu...204&session=All

Yep, looks like no Live e-Prix in Australia. 

Well, send a PM when needed!  :smoking: 

Great stuff Ben!  :up: 
Looks like T3 is pretty fast too, like a medium speed corner. 
 



#23 RSRally

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 09:40

The new iteration of the Mexico circuit looks like exactly the sort of ballpark FE should be operating in at this stage.. decently fast, no overtight hairpins or stupid chicanes but we’re not quite ready for the full Grand Prix circuit yet.. Could be the best FE circuit so far.

Edited by RSRally, 13 February 2020 - 09:41.


#24 thegamer23

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 11:36

According to Lotterer, the Peraltada won't be easy flatout for the Gen 2's, so drivers can make a difference there, expecially in quali.

Edited by thegamer23, 13 February 2020 - 11:37.


#25 thegamer23

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 09:02

SHAKEDOWN DAY!
Later tonight, a 40 minutes preview show and a good occasion to discover the new track layout


Edited by thegamer23, 14 February 2020 - 09:07.


#26 Ben1445

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 10:02

Well that's my evening sorted 



#27 Vielleicht

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 10:33

Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy qualifying will be YouTube streamed at 14:30 GMT today for an even earlier preview of the track updates

 

 

Well whoever managed the YouTube uploads made a mistake and put that session as today (14th) rather than tomorrow (15th) and it has now been changed.


Edited by Vielleicht, 14 February 2020 - 14:27.


#28 thegamer23

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 11:31

Rain expected today for Jaguar i-Pace quali & Formula E Shakedown 

 

Tomorrow will be clear & hot! 

 

 

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#29 Ben1445

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 19:06



#30 Ben1445

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 20:29

Mahindra will basically start from the back of the grid after choosing to break the seals on their gearboxes to attend to a reliability issue. 

 

The Race: Huge Grid Penalties for Mahindras in Mexico | https://the-race.com...dras-in-mexico/



#31 Vielleicht

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 21:35

Oof, that's not a great start to their weeked.

 

Little over an hour to shakedown now...



#32 thegamer23

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 22:19

LIVE SHAKEDOWN in 30 minutes

 



#33 Ben1445

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 22:53

We’re live

#34 thegamer23

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 22:58

Man that highlights clip was so well done



#35 Ben1445

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 23:06

Onboard looks good, even if the white lines are a little bit redundant  :lol:



#36 M66R

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 23:07

Lots of surface changes on the part of the track

#37 Ben1445

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 23:16

With temperatures and conditions not representative of tomorrow it's going to be a huge challenge to get it right. 

 

Qualifying looks like it is going to be fun. 



#38 thegamer23

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 23:18

Well, already loving the flow of the track, even with less than half of the power. 

The cars will be quick there. Peraltada is set to be very fun in quali.

 

Can't wait for the action!  :smoking: 
 

  • FP1: 13:25 – 14:25
  • FP2: 15:45 – 16:50
  • QP: 17.35 - 18.30 
  • MEXICO CITY EPRIX - 22.00 

Edited by thegamer23, 14 February 2020 - 23:18.


#39 Vielleicht

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 23:24

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#40 Vielleicht

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 23:27

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 03:19

The circuit looks very promising indeed.



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Posted 15 February 2020 - 06:46

Interesting to note that both Eurosport and BBC are starting their coverage at 10pm when the race is supposed to start.

No build up from either perhaps.

#43 Vielleicht

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 08:45

Fantastic aerial photo of the Mexico FE layout

 

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 10:15



There's no FE race weekend without the hilarous Behind The Visor feat Jack NIcholls, Sam Bird, Robin Frijns &....Antonio Felix Da Costa!  :lol: 

All set for an amazing race day in Mexico.
Temperatures set to be around 26°, sunny & clear! 

 

FP1: 13:25 – 14:25

 

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#45 MattK9

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 11:24

It should be a great race. Last years race came alive in the last 5 mins as the teams ran out of energy.

Im guessing that removing the chicanes will give less chance for regen and so this year there will be greater energy use so the drivers will need to be more careful to manage there energy usage. They will be full throttle from the staduim all the way to turn 1.

#46 Vielleicht

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 11:46

It rained heavily overnight apparently



#47 thegamer23

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 13:19



10 MINUTES TO FP1!

All good to go in MEXICO! 



#48 Vielleicht

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 13:26

Damp confirmed

 

(for now)


Edited by Vielleicht, 15 February 2020 - 13:27.


#49 thegamer23

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 13:29

Well, half damp track, this is going to be a veeery interesting session with steady track improvement



#50 Vielleicht

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 13:30

Everyone out at once - wasting no time