The Miguel E. Abed circuit acquired an unlikely name up to make sure Mexico remained on the calendar in 2021, with the common Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez observe dropped whereas a COVID vaccination centre stays on website.
Heavy rain in the course of the Friday media day in Puebla led to water rising via some corners of the oval-based configuration throughout qualifying on Saturday at a specific price to the group one runners.
That mixed with patches of asphalt allegedly starting to interrupt up in the course of the hotter temperatures of the Sunday race led double champion Vergne to name on the championship to not return to the circuit.
He instructed Autosport: “The water was coming again up. I do not perceive how that is even attainable.
“After which the observe was stepping into 1,000,000 items on the exit of Flip 1 and in the midst of Flip 9.
“We go in the midst of qualifying and we lose two second from FP3 to qualifying due to the water rising. It is sunny. I didn’t benefit from the observe.”
Jean-Eric Vergne, DS Techeetah, DS E-Tense FE21
Picture by: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport Images
Vergne added that injury to his DS Techeetah machine in the second race, the results of early contact with the Mahindra Racing automotive of Alex Lynn, led to “certainly one of my worst races in Formulation E when it comes to automotive dealing with”.
He had began fourth however was leapfrogged by Envision Virgin Racing rookie Nick Cassidy, who ultimately scored second after a five-second penalty for Pascal Wehrlein after the Porsche driver was adjudged to have improperly used his fanboost.
Vergne then spun on lap 24 of 32 at Flip 9 whereas utilizing the regen paddle, ultimately rejoining in seventh.
He shipped one other place to BMW Andretti driver Maximilian Gunther into Flip 1, working vast on the apex and accumulating a part of an promoting banner that had been ripped off by Alexander Sims.
The French racer instructed Autosport that the spin was a results of injury to his flooring from the early contact with Lynn after which hitting the uneven Tarmac.
Vergne mentioned: “As we speak I used to be hit at the beginning by a Mahindra and that destroyed my flooring. My dealing with at this time was terrible.
“It was clearly certainly one of my worst races in Formulation E when it comes to automotive dealing with. I had a lot oversteer right here.
“I simply hit a bit little bit of the observe that was decomposing. I hope we’re by no means ever coming again to this observe.”