Rough day for DS TECHEETAH in Santiago

Rough day for DS TECHEETAH in Santiago

27.01.2019: DS TECHEETAH saw a disappointing end to the ABB FIA Formula E Santiago E-Prix with an early retirement for Jean-Éric Vergne and André Lotterer finishing just outside of the points after an eventful

DS TECHEETAH saw a disappointing end to the ABB FIA Formula E Santiago E-Prix with an early retirement for Jean-Éric Vergne and André Lotterer finishing just outside of the points after an eventful race. 



With only 14 cars finishing the race in 37-degree heat,  this proved to be the hottest E-Prix in Formula E history.  After a clean start from P12 and P14, Jean-Éric and André were on the hunt to add more points to DS TECHEETAH’s championship lead. Unfortunately, the race ended early for Jean-Éric due to damage to the #25 car. André kept hunting in the points until the last 5 laps when he suffered technical issues to finish in P13.


 


Mark Preston, DS TECHEETAH Team Principal:



“It wasn’t the race we had hoped for today, unfortunately. Jean-Éric suffered an early retirement due to a technical issue following damage to his car.  André sadly lost the points he fought so hard to earn as he too suffered an issue. André’s car overheated towards the end of the race, so he had to fall back in order to finish the race, which we are going to investigate thoroughly.


 
“It’s disheartening to be one and two in your qualifying group and still start in P12 and P14 on the grid. The team is doing such an amazing job and they should be rewarded for it. Nevertheless, we have two very strong drivers and two very quick cars, so we will be back fighting in Mexico.”
 




Xavier Mestelan Pinon, DS Performance Director:



"Obviously we are very disappointed by this result. Unfortunately, we were disadvantaged by our qualifying group due to a dusty track and our drivers had to start in the middle of the pack.


  Jean-Éric suffered a collision damaging his car while his pace was very good and the energy consumption was under control. André climbed up from P14 to P7 at which point he had to slow down after an overheating problem. We will learn from this event and focus on the next E-Prix in Mexico."


 

André Lotterer, #36:



“Today wasn’t our day. Being on top of your quali group to start in P14 it just not right with the system we have. We put a lot of resources into being at the top and being held back like this feels rather unfair as Group One mostly has a dirty track.

 
“I was moving up the pack and was looking rather good as I had more energy and speed than the cars around me. I was aiming at a P5 finish but then suffered a power deration due to high temperature and we had to fall back to be able to finish the race.


It very disappointing to be so close to scoring points as we had the potential to do something good today. We’re going to investigate it when we come home and recharge ourselves to come back stronger in Mexico.”




Jean-Éric Vergne, #25:

 

“The team did a really good job today and despite being P1 in my qualifying group I started P12 on the grid due to the track evolution during the qualifying session. I was preparing to go on the attack when I got hit from behind and then got pushed into a car in front of me. After that, something wasn’t right with the car and we had to retire it early as it wasn’t possible to finish the race.
 


“Everyone is working so hard in the team, and yet again we were flying out there today, so it’s a shame not be able to finish in the points, but we’ll come back for more in Mexico.”







 
Team Standings
 

1    Envison Virgin Racing    71 pts
2    Mahindra Racing    62 pts
3     DS TECHEETAH     47 pts
4    BMW I Andretti Motorsport    46 pts
5    Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler    30 pts
6    Panasonic Jaguar Racing    23 pts
7    Nissan e.Dams     21 pts
8    Venturi Formula E Team    12 pts
9    NIO Formula E Team    2 pts
10    Geox Dragon    1 pts
11    HWA Racelab    0 pts
 


 Top 10 Driver Standings

 
1    Jerome d’Ambrosio    44 pts
2    Sam Bird     43 pts
3    Antonio Felix da Costa    28 pts
4    Robin Frijns    28 pts
5    Jean-Éric Vergne    28 pts
6    Mitch Evans    22 pts
7    Daniel Abt    21 pts
8    André Lotterer    19 pts
9    Pascal Wehrlein    18 pts
10    Alexander Sims    18 pts
 





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