NEXTEV were left heartbroken in Mexico after Oliver Turvey stopped out on track from the lead of the race.
The Brit qualified on pole on his 30th Birthday and was leading the race until lap 13 when his car just simply switched off, and there was no saving it.
Turvey on his race
“It was great to get pole position, my first in Formula E, and to get some points on the board before the race even started.
“The start of the race went well, and I was leading for the first stages. I could see that Jose Mario Lopez and I were pulling a gap. On lap 13, when I was exiting the last chicane the car cut off and went into neutral. We need to understand why that happened.
“I tried to reset the car, but it wouldn’t work, so that was the end of the race. It’s such a shame to go out of the race in the lead, but at least we showed we had the pace today,” said Turvey.
Piquet on his race
Nelson Piquet Jr was disappointed with his race despite picking up two points for the team. The Brazilian felt he made a mistake in qualifying and a slow pit stop made his race much harder.
“It’s been a disappointing day,” said Piquet Jr.”Essentially I made a mistake in qualifying, and the team made a mistake in the race, so it wasn’t a good day.
“I was a little bit unlucky in qualifying as we lost the warm-up lap and had to go straight out to our hot lap. I pushed a bit too hard and didn’t get a good lap in. In the race, we lost time in the pitstop, and then our strategy was less than ideal; sometimes you need to roll the dice and take a few risks. We will look at what went wrong and work to improve by the next race,” said Piquet Jr.
The Chinese team will be looking to show more promise in Monaco on the 13th May when Formula E returns.