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Pascal Wehrlein Wins the Hankook Mexico City E-Prix

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Hankook Tire—a big supporter of the Mexico City E-Prix. Photo Hankook Tire

Hankook Canada has let us know that more than 40,000 fans packed into the sold-out grandstands at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, for the Hankook Mexico City E-Prix on January 13.

Pascal Wehrlein, the 29-year-old TAG Heuer Porsche driver produced a flawless race at the 2.63-kilometre circuit to win the Mexico City E-Prix. Wehrlein took full advantage of the Hankook iON Race tire and celebrated his fifth victory in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Sébastien Buemi (Envision Racing) ended the season-opener in second place, ahead of Nick Cassidy (Jaguar TCS Racing) in third. 

Hankook’s premium product, the Hankook iON Race, performed strongly throughout the entire race weekend in Mexico City, defying big changes in track temperature, and providing the drivers with the grip they needed.

Whether the morning temperatures were as low as ten degrees Celsius, or a warm 25 degrees Celsius, all 22 drivers were able to rely on the impressive performance of the Hankook iON Race. Benjamin Yoon, Hankook Team Manager, Motorsports & Marketing, says, “The reliability and dependability of the tire are extremely important to the drivers, to confidently push the limits on the track. As it did all last season, our Hankook iON Race demonstrated emphatically that it fully meets these criteria.” 

President of Hankook Tire Latin America attended

Alex Inho Choi, President of Hankook Tire Latin America, was in attendance to watch the opening round of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. After the thrilling Hankook Mexico City E-Prix, Alex presented the trophy to the winner at the official presentation ceremony. 

During the Hankook Mexico City E-Prix, sprinter Usain Bolt was given the opportunity to take the fastest Formula E car ever built, the GENBETA, for a few laps at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez and experience a totally different kind of speed. “The car is like a rocket ship on wheels,” says Usain Bolt. 

Hankook is the current holder of the award for the Best Fan Experience in Formula E. The Hankook stand in the Fan Village once again attracted countless visitors at the opening round of the season, all keen to learn more about Hankook Tire products. “The Hankook Mexico City E-Prix was the first opportunity for fans to experience our new activations, and the visitors were all impressed,” says Jeongho Park, Executive Vice President & CMO of Hankook Tire. 

 

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