Techeetah happy with progress


Techeetah had a productive week in pre-season testing as they tested their car for the first time in Valencia last week. 

Due to the Chinese team being a customer team to Renault. Techeetah is not allowed 15 days of private track day testing that manufacturers are allowed.

Despite not being able to turn a wheel until the three-day test in Valencia. Jean-Eric-Vergne was happy with the progress the team made.

“As a customer team, we only get these days in Valencia to test our cars, so day one was a complete shakedown not just mechanically but also technically.

“There is a lot of fine-tuning to be done as it’s the first time we get to run the Renault package. So these days are very important, and we’ve made some good progress. We will now head back to base and debrief, look at the data and prepare the best we can for Hong Kong.

Lotterer gets to know the car 

Andre Lotterer was put through the paces of setups on day one, followed by a full race simulation on day two and some further fine tuning on day three, as he made his Formula E debut at the Ricardo Tormo circuit.

The German driver was happy with how he progressed through the week as he prepared for the Hong Kong.

“We’ve been working through the spectrum of a race weekend, and we’ve run through various set ups so that I could experience all aspects of the car before my first race in Hong Kong. The Formula E car is unique and exciting to drive.

“I found the cornering and pace relatively quickly already on day one. We knew that the biggest challenge for me would be to get on top of the narrow operating window of the brakes and tyres, so that is something we focused on throughout the testing week.

“It’s always complicated being new to any championship as there is a lot to learn, especially a very technically challenging one like the Formula E series, but so far I have relished in the challenge, and everything has gone well both operationally and on the track. I am super excited about the season, and I can’t wait to get on track in Hong Kong,” explained Lotterer. 

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