After a strong performance in Monaco. Mahindra Racing are aiming to podium once again in Paris,
Formula E are conducting their first ever back-to-back weekends, which means teams don’t have much time to analysis the data from Monaco and turn that into performance gains for the Paris ePrix.
Heidfeld Making History
In Monaco, Nick Heidfeld became the first driver to score a podium in four different racing categories at the Principality.
The veteran German driver is looking to podium again to help the team maintain third in the constructor’s championship. He also predicts that the team who manages the cold conditions best may come out on top in Paris.
“Last year many cars struggled with low tyre temperatures in relatively cold conditions, and so this will be a key focus for us in Paris,” said Heidfeld. “We have new Michelin tyres for season three, and we will have to see how they cope in these conditions. It was nice to have the fastest lap last year, but going into race day, the focus will be on a podium finish.”
Preparation is essential for Rosenqvist
Felix Rosenqvist admits that he will be working hard to understand his data from Monaco ahead of the Paris ePrix on Saturday.
The Swede got stuck behind Maro Engel for the whole race in Monaco, and the 25-year old is trying to find out how he could have improved his race to help him in Paris.
“The back-to-back weekends will mean Paris will feel like the same weekend as Monaco,” said Rosenqvist.
“Normally we have a couple of weeks to analyse the data from the previous race and take those learnings into the next ePrix, but with only a couple of days between races, you can only do so much.
“Preparation is key to this race – ours started at the same time as Monaco. It’s going to be hard for everyone, but we’re confident of another strong finish,” explained Rosenqvist.
Mahindra currently sits third in the constructor’s championship with 60 points. The Indian team are 15 points clear of Techeetah and are 55 points behind Audi Sport ABT.