Indian outfit Mahindra Racing made a successful start to the FIA Formula E Championship as Lucas Di Grassi finished third in the season opener in Mexico after clinching the first pole position of the Gen3 era.
Starting from pole, Lucas held the lead through two safety cars before dropping to second behind eventual winner Jake Dennis of Avalanche Andretti squad on Saturday.
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After a tense battle with Porsche’s Pascal Wehrlein, Lucas slipped to third but held on to the lead of a five-car train that was right on his tail throughout the latter part of the race. He crossed the line in third, grabbing the team’s first podium in 2023 and Lucas’ 40th pole in Formula E history.
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