Katherine Legge claimed victory in Round 2 of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY in Mexico City to take the championship lead, and in the process became the first female driver to win a race during a ABB FIA Formula E weekend.
Legge started on pole position, with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing teammate Bryan Sellers alongside in second, Round 1 winner Simon Evans of Team Asia New Zealand starting in third and Jaguar VIP driver Salvador Duran starting on the grid in fourth.
Legge took an impressive lights-to-flag victory with Sellers pushing his teammate all the way to the checkered flag for a RLL 1-2 finish.
“I have been looking forward to getting back in the car ever since Ad Diriyah, and to come away with a podium finish in Mexico is amazing and testament to the hard work the team have put into the car this week,” Legge said. “There were a lot of learnings from round one, and to put these into play in Mexico is really rewarding. Hong Kong cannot come soon enough, and I hope to take the momentum from this race into the rest of the season.”
Sérgio Jimenez completed the podium for Jaguar Brazil Racing, having taken advantage of a collision at the chicane which forced Mexican VIP driver Salvador Durán to retire after hitting Caca Bueno’s Jaguar I-PACE. Evans had to avoid the accident which pushed him down the order. Bander Alesayi took the Pro-Am class victory with fifth place overall.
The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY is the first series for battery electric production-based cars and is a proof point of Jaguar Racing’s Race to Innovate mission; taking learnings from the racetrack and putting them back into their road vehicles.