Ds Virgin Racing will be looking to regroup for the Paris ePrix after having a disastrous Monaco ePrix which saw both drivers sustained damage during the race.
The only silver lining for the British team was Sam Bird picked up the fastest lap of the race and scored one point for the team.
Bird sustained suspension damage after fighting with Maro Engel in the early stages of the race. The 29-year old hit the wall at the exit of the swimming pool chicane.
The team were able to fix the suspension, but it cost the British driver three laps in the race, which meant he could only hope for fastest lap which he achieved.
“It was a tough day,” explained Bird. “I struggled with the rear tyres from the beginning of the race, but I made a good start and everything was looking good,
Then the rear tyres overheated and I had massive oversteer. I knew the race was done because we were 3 laps down, we’re never going to score points from there and the only option we had was to go for the fastest lap. Thankfully we get one point, that was the maximum we could achieve and we did it,” said Bird.
Jose Maria Lopez also had a race to forget in Monaco. The Argentine suffered rear wing damage in a first corner collision, which caused the 33-year old to hit the car in front damaging his front wing.
The Ds Virgin Racing driver had to pit to repair his car which denied him any chance of scoring points.
“I wanted to have a clean race,” said Lopez. “I had a very good FP1 & FP2 with no mistakes from my side. I think we still have to work a bit to understand the car but I think the potential is there to easily be in the top 3, it’s just hard to bring everything together”.
Ds Virgin Racing moved down from third to fifth after Monaco ePrix. The team currently has 44 points in total as they head to Paris.