Defending Team’s champion Renault e.Dams kicked off there final season in Formula E badly as they only took seven points form the Hong Kong doubleheader.
Sebastien Buemi was quickest in the morning practice sessions on both days, but failed to covert his pace in qualifying and started last for Sunday’s race.
“A weekend to forget!,” explained Buemi. “But a contrasting weekend at least as we managed to show good pace in Free Practice.
“We must understand why we some issues and fix them before Marrakesh. Today, we didn’t have the pace that we should have. The objective now is to analyse the data we’ve collected, understand it and optimize the car in order to be back on top,” said Buemi.
Nicolas Prost does not feel too concerned by the lack of pace, as the French team struggled in Hong Kong last season.
“The weekend has been tough, we would have expected more. Last year, Hong Kong was also a difficult weekend but yet we were efficient for the rest of the season, so there is no need to draw hurried conclusions. We just have to understand why we didn’t have the rhythm to race at the front,” said Prost.
Alain Prost, co-owner of Renault e.Dams believes that the team can move forward and the first step to that is looking into the reliability issue the car has
“The weekend has been disappointing. We will analyse where the reliability issues we faced this weekend came from to ensure we solve them quickly. The important thing from today is to work hard to get us back to the front. We are not where we should have been this weekend,” said Alan Prost.