Final 2 Races in London
The FIA Formula-E Championship series Season 2 is going to come to a close in London’s Battersea Park with an exciting double header on Saturday and Sunday July 2nd and 3rd.
Venturi’s French driver Stephane Sarrazin maintains a potential spot in the top-5 drivers ranking, which is a team goal for Venturi. “We have a very good, efficient car for several races in a row and we want to show that we are still competitive in this series and that we have realistic team goals… explains Stéphane « … So far this season I have been in the points each race and on the podium once (Long Beach) with a few other very close calls. We want to continue that good momentum in London and close out season 2 strong”.
Last season in London Stéphane achieved a pole position and led the Sunday race to the finish line, but was disqualified over a radio miscommunication resulting in over-consumption.
The London track (2.925km) is set in a scenic victorian park, Battersea, under the shade of trees on a tight, winding, and bumpy road next to the River Thames – a difficult street track – as usual for the drivers and engineers. This year the cars will complete 33 laps instead of last years 29. It means, the battery management and consumption will be completely different compare to 2015, more demanding, and, as always, will play an important role in the final race results.
VenturiGP also still has a chance to close the season in the top-5 teams ranking. For this to happen, both drivers will have to score strong points – a feat that has already been achieved this season. Mike Conway holds the same positive outlook as his teammate Stéphane “It’s going to be cool to race at home – I won’t sleep in my own bed, but I’ll be close to it. I’ll be out grabbing fish and chips each night I’m there. » Mike jokes “But seriously, it will be cool to have the fans there, my friends and family. A race at home is always great, and London itself is such an amazing city. That’s a real support in regards of what we can still do with two races. ”