Techeetah is confident that they have made a step forward after the Rookie test, which will make the car more consistent for the rest of the season.
The Chinese team have been running with a hardware malfunction since Hong Kong, but believe that they have now resolved the issue ahead of the Santiago ePrix.
German driver Andre Lotterer hasn’t had the start to the season he would have liked after being disqualified in Hong Kong and retiring from the Marrakesh ePrix. However, Lotterer is determined to start to scoring points and helping move the team forward.
“Marrakesh wasn’t what we had hoped for on my side of the garage, and we’re looking forward to turning that around and to score some points for the team,” explained Lotterer. “We’ve fixed the hardware malfunction that we had in Marrakesh, and the rookie test helped to unlock more pace in the cars, so I’m keen to get back out there and collect my first points in Formula E now.”
“Still work to do”- Vergne
Lotterer’s teammate Jean-Eric Vergne has been happy with the progress that Techeetah has made, but admits there is still work to do.
“We have more hard work to do,” said Vergne. “It’s easy to forget that we’re only one third into the season after this race so we will keep our heads down and work hard to continue our good streak. I’m really happy with the way the team is operating this year, and I have a lot of confidence in everyone, it’s a really good place to be, and we’ve got an exciting season ahead.”
Techeetah currently sits in third in the team’s championship with 43 points. Vergne has scored all 43 points for the Chinese team and is third in the driver’s championship.