PUNTA DEL ESTE E-PRIX: VENTURI RETURNS TO LATIN AMERICA
Monaco, 14th March 2018
The VENTURI Formula E team will complete its tour of Latin America on Saturday 17 March with the Punta del Este E-Prix in Uruguay. After earning four points in Mexico a fortnight ago, the team is aiming to maintain the momentum.
The ABB Formula E Championship visited the beach at Playa Brava in its opening two seasons. Now into its fourth year, the competition is set to return to this fast 2.785 kilometers circuit, which features 20 turns, numerous chicanes, and some challenging grip conditions… the Punta del Este E-Prix promises to be a fascinating race.
“Punta del Este is a bit like the Latin American Monaco. As a Monegasque team, I’m hoping that will prove lucky for us. Once again, we need to be successful in qualifying in order to be able to challenge at the front during the race”, Gildo PASTOR, President of VENTURI Formula E team.
While the VENTURI Formula E team is already familiar with the venue, the circumstances are somewhat different. This year’s race will be four laps longer than in 2015, and the cars have progressed by leaps and bounds since then.
“It’s a new circuit for me. I’ve heard a lot about it. It seems like a nice place, close to the beach. The flip side is that the sand builds up on the track. There are also a lot of chicanes to negotiate. It’s a great challenge that awaits us!”, Maro ENGEL, VENTURI Formula E team driver.
BUILDING ON THE MOMENTUM
At the Mexico City E-Prix on 3 March, the VENTURI Formula E team showed it is well capable of finishing in the points. The aim in Uruguay will be to continue in that vein.
“The 4 points in Mexico did us good. My personal objective is to score points in every race. We’re making progress, so it’s achievable. Of course, if we get the chance to fight for a podium place or a race win, we’ll take it”, Edoardo MORTARA, VENTURI Formula E team driver.
Free practice, qualifying and the race itself will all take place on one day, Saturday 17 March 2018. To follow the action, join us on Twitter @VenturiGP.
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