NEXTEV are hopeful that their qualifying pace can get them out of trouble in the race in Paris this Saturday.
The Chinese team have been extremely competitive during qualifying, but a lack of efficiency has hurt their race pace this season.
The team have secured two pole positions and a front row lockout in Hong Kong, but have yet to score a podium this season.
Super Pole Aim for Piquet
Nelson Piquet Jr is focusing on ensuring the team gets both cars in the Super Pole session in Paris, which will enable them to focus on a good strategy to make up for their lack of efficiency.
“This year should be good in Paris,” said Piquet Jr.” I’m aiming for another Super Pole. We can see that we lack a little in the race, but maybe with a bit of work on strategy, we can try to get a podium. We just need to keep trying to score points and learning as much as we can.”
Turvey Looking for first Podium
British driver Oliver Turvey is aiming for a podium finish in Paris. However, the Brit understands that if he has any chance of spraying champagne at the end of the day he needs to maximise his qualifying lap.
“We raced in Paris last year, and I’m pretty comfortable with the track,” said Turvey. “I’m confident that we can go there and fight for pole position. It’s not easy in this Championship as it’s very competitive, so it’s important to get a clean lap to give us the best chance in the race. It would be great to get our first podium this season in Paris!”
NEXTEV currently sits in sixth in the team’s championship with 42 points. They are two points behind Ds Virgin Racing in fifth and have a comfortable margin of 23 points over Dragon Racing in seventh.