Jaguar Racing is looking to carry on their positive start to the season in Santiago, as the British team aim to score their second podium of the season.
Mitch Evans secured the team’s first podium in Hong Kong but didn’t get to stand on the podium, as it was awarded post-race due to Daniel Abt’s disqualification.
Team Principal James Barclay is confident that his team can push for the top three in Chile, with the hope that the inaugural Santiago eprix track levels the playing field.
“With three strong races behind us, we are hopeful that both drivers will be competing for points and podiums in Santiago,” explained Barclay.
“It’s great for the team and the Championship when we race in a new venue. It should allow the field to become even more level than it currently is but, it allows us to promote our commitment to our Race to Innovate founding principle to a new audience and build excitement around the future of the sport and of electric vehicles,” added Barclay.
“I adapt quickly to new tracks“: Piquet Jr.
Nelson Piquet Jr is confident that his ability to adapt to new tracks quickly could hive him a competitive edge in Santiago.
“It’s great to head back to South America. The course looks really technical and we have spent a lot of time on the simulator preparing for the new track.
“In Hong Kong and Marrakesh we had positive results and hopefully, I can continue to make progress and get to the front of grid. I adapt quickly to new tracks so I am looking forward to getting the most out of my electric Jaguar racecar,” explained Piquet Jr.
Jaguar currently sits in fourth in the constructor’s championship with 40 points. Piquet Jr. is fourth in the driver’s championship with 25 points, while Mitch Evans is eighth with 15 points.