Da Costa sets new record in Practice 2 in Mexico City

While Sims was nearly dead last, his teammate da Costa set a new track record
While Sims was nearly dead last, his teammate da Costa set a new track record

Antonio Felix da Costa (BMW i Andretti Motorsport) leads the way ahead of Qualifying here in Mexico City after setting a new lap record with a time of 58.963s around the 2.093km Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit. The Portuguese driver was followed by Venturi's Felipe Massa in second and Sebastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams) who was third fastest. Both Venturi cars have finished second in the morning's practice sessions.

Less than ten minutes into the session, NIO Formula E Team's Oliver Turvey clipped the chicane on Turn 15, snapping his front axle and sending him back to the garage. Last season, Turvey started the race on Pole before finishing second overall.

Despite the warmer track temperatures, a number of drivers were still struggling to find the breaking points, causing several lock ups, particularly after the start/finish straight going into Turn 1. With 18 cars all within a second of each other, expect the race in Mexico City to be closer than ever.

Practice 2 Results

Pos No. First Last Team Time/Behind
1 #28 Antonio Felix Da Costa BMW i Andretti Motorsport 58.963
2 #19 Felipe Massa Venturi Formula E Team + 0.175
3 #23 Sebastien Buemi Nissan E.Dams + 0.285
4 #64 Jerome D'Ambrosio Mahindra Racing + 0.360
5 #2 Sam Bird Envision Virgin Racing + 0.421
6 #7 Jose Maria Lopez Geox Dragon + 0.433
7 #22 Oliver Rowland Nissan E.Dams + 0.493
8 #3 Nelson Piquet Jr. Panasonic Jaguar Racing + 0.511
9 #11 Lucas Di Grassi Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler + 0.543
10 #66 Daniel Abt Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler + 0.627
11 #94 Pascal Wehrlein Mahindra Racing + 0.632
12 #25 Jean-Eric Vergne DS Techeetah Formula E Team + 0.637
13 #5 Stoffel Vandoorne Hwa Racelab + 0.724
14 #4 Robin Frijns Envision Virgin Racing + 0.779
15 #8 Tom Dillmann Nio Formula E Team + 0.857
16 #20 Mitch Evans Panasonic Jaguar Racing + 0.913
17 #16 Oliver Turvey Nio Formula E Team + 0.948
18 #36 Andre Lotterer DS Techeetah Formula E Team + 0.960
19 #6 Felipe Nasr Geox Dragon + 1.192
20 #17 Gary Paffett Hwa Racelab + 1.319
21 #27 Alexander Sims BMW i Andretti Motorsport + 1.392
22 #48 Edoardo Mortara Venturi Formula E Team + 1.451

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