FE: Mexico E-Prix to feature a new layout for 2020

The 2020 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix will feature more of the F1 layout as the championship returns to Mexico.

Round 4 of Formula E’s season 6 returns to the fan favourite Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez to in a few weeks as the all electric race series continues.

It will be the series 5th visit to Mexico having raced there since Season 2 in 2015-16. The year after the track was repurposed for modern use for the F1 season in 2015.

The circuit is in the intriguing position of being the only location which hosts an F1 race and an FE race every year with the Monaco E-Prix racing alternate years.

The new Mexico E-Prix Layout © FIA Formula E

For Season 6, the layout will feature more of the F1 track. It will sweep up to the esses at the back of the circuit before following those into the already famous Foro Sol stadium section.

The Peraltalda has been reprofiled having had the chicane taken out which makes it reminiscent of the fearsome corner that it was in the 20th century.

The tracks new layout follows the removal of the tight chicane at the Santiago E-Prix.

Formula E appears to moving away from the tight chicanes that were common on their city tracks following the issues they caused last season after the introduction of the new Gen-2 car.

The chicane in the middle of the Peraltalda featured an enormous accident for FE’s first champion, Nelson Piquet Jr as well as the infamous start chaos at the Bern and Rome races.

2019 Mexico City E-prix © FIA Formula E
AUTODROMO HERMANOS RODRIGUEZ, MEXICO – FEBRUARY 16: Lucas Di Grassi (BRA), Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, Audi e-tron FE05, wins the race from Pascal Wehrlein (DEU), Mahindra Racing, M5 Electro during the Mexico City E-prix at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on February 16, 2019 in Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico. (Photo by Sam Bloxham / LAT Images) © FIA Formula E

The 2019 race in Mexico has been dubbed one of, if not, the best Formula E races of the series history.

The race for the lead raged from lights to flag. And that really is all the way to the flag as Pascal Wehrlein’s Mahindra ran out of energy at the final corner.

Allowing Lucas Di Grassi to flamboyantly pass him metres before the line!

The race left every motorsport fan on their feet by the end.

The CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix will take place on the 15th February and if last years race is anything to go by, it will be spectacular!