Porsche 99X Electric (#94/special livery): Pascal Wehrlein

Formula E News: Porsche investigated for illegal traction control

The four Porsche cars in the Mexico City E-Prix race, including winner Pascal Wehrlein were investigated for suspicion of using traction control at the standing start.

Porsche’s Pascal Wehrlein

Formula E does not allow any traction control systems to be used.  The technical regulations say “use of a system or device which can prevent the driven wheels from spinning under power or of compensating for excessive torque demand by the driver”.

After an extensive analysis of data and discussions with Porsche team members, a process that lasted almost four hours post-race, the FIA reached the decision that no further action was required.

It meant polesitter Wehrlein kept his Mexico victory, with Andretti’s Jake Dennis – who uses the same Porsche 99X Electric car at customer team Andretti – retaining ninth in the final order.

An FIA spokesperson said the Formula E stewards “took the necessary time (4 hours) to conduct a comprehensive investigation as per process”.

Porsche 99X Electric (#13/special livery): António Félix da Costa
António Félix da Costa’s Porsche was not investigated because it was out at the start


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