As the fastest driver in qualifying group one, Félix da Costa made it to the Super Pole and started the race from fifth on the grid. He remained in that position for almost the entire race and saved enough energy to be able to go on the attack in his #28 BMW iFE.18 in the final stage. While the majority of drivers ahead of him slowed down, Félix da Costa, who once again benefitted from FanBoost during the race, moved up several places. Second place saw him gain 18 points in the drivers’ standings and, with 46 points, he now lies second. BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team is third in the team standings, with 64 points. The win in Mexico went to Lucas di Grassi.
Sims, who qualified in seventh place on the grid, was hit by another car in the opening phase. Behind him, Nelson Piquet Jr. collided with Jean-Éric Vergne, took off and slid off the track out of control and at high speed. He hit the rear of Sims’ #27 BMW iFE.18 in the process. Sims spun and crashed into the barriers and was forced to return to the pits to change the front bodywork. The race was red flagged to clear the track after the accident and after a break of around 30 minutes the BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car, with its new design, restarted the field.