Formula E: Post-race penalties doled out after Buenos Aires race


Amlin Aguri may have scored the win with Antonio Felix da Costa in Saturday’s FIA Formula E event in Buenos Aires.

But its other driver, Salvador Duran, wound up on the other end of the spectrum.

Duran was excluded from the final race results of the Buenos Aires ePrix after stewards found that he had exceeded the maximum power usage on his car.

He had finished eighth on the track, so he has a points-paying result scratched because of the penalty.

China Racing’s Nelson Piquet Jr. and TrulliGP’s Jarno Trulli also didn’t make it through the weekend unscathed.

Piquet was allowed to keep his third-place finish behind da Costa and Nicolas Prost, but after speeding through a yellow-flag sector of the track, he’ll have to take a five-spot grid penalty for the next F-E race on March 14 in Miami.

Trulli will have an even bigger grid penalty for that event, a 10-spot, because of a gearbox change.

With the penalties, everyone from Nick Heidfeld (eighth) on back moves up one spot in the Buenos Aires results. The Top 7 finishers – da Costa, Prost, Piquet, Jaime Alguersuari (fourth), Bruno Senna (fifth), Jean-Eric Vergne (sixth), and Sam Bird (seventh) – stay where they are.