MEXICO E-PRIX: VENTURI RARING TO GO
Monaco, 28th February 2018
Rediscover the form on show in the early races of the season – that’s what the VENTURI Formula E team hopes to do at the Mexico E-Prix, which will take place on Saturday 3rd March 2018.
REMEMBERING THE PAST
While spectators at the Hermanos Rodriguez Circuit will savour every occasion on which the drivers speed past the stands, they also know that the rare overtaking opportunities will primarily come on other portions of the track. Overtaking in Mexico is no piece of cake. Success in the qualifying sessions will therefore be critical this Saturday.
“Last year we did really well here in the qualifying sessions. We had the second fastest time before being given a penalty for a gearbox change. I hope that we’ll achieve equally good results again this year. The whole team deserves to rake in the points”, Maro ENGEL, VENTURI Formula E team driver.
MANAGING ENERGY CONSUMPTION
The Mexico E-Prix will feature an extra two laps compared with the 2017 race. This is an important part of the complex equation which drivers and engineers must solve.
“On the one hand, this is a particularly fast circuit. On the other hand, the length of the race has been extended. This makes it a double and very real challenge for the teams. Our technical director Franck BALDET has worked with engineering staff to reassess our energy strategy”, Gildo PASTOR, President of VENTURI Formula E team.
FULL STEAM AHEAD
The Monegasque VENTURI Formula E team is currently lying sixth in the ABB Formula E championship team standings. The aim is to draw on the positive experiences at the beginning of the season to rise up the table.
“We are coming off the back of a difficult weekend in Santiago, where we weren’t up to scratch. It will be important for us to get back in the game with a fresh boost. We need to avoid errors and make sure that we get ourselves organised while staying competitive”, Edoardo MORTARA, VENTURI Formula E team driver.
Practice sessions, qualifying sessions and the race itself will all be held on a single day, Saturday 3 March 2018. To follow all the action, check out the @VenturiGP Twitter account.
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