Lopez happy with fightback at home race

Lopez

Jose Maria Lopez was delighted with his fightback from last on the grid to tenth place at his home race in Buenos Aires.

The Argentine managed to dice through the field in the early stages and maintained good energy management throughout the first stint, which Lopez was pleased with

“I enjoyed moving through the pack today in front of a home crowd,” said Lopez. “I have renewed confidence in my energy management, and I’m growing in confidence and aggression with every minute I spend in the car.”

Lopez’s energy management came to fruition at the end of the race, as a number of drivers struggled with their battery levels at the end of the race, which allowed the 33-year old to finish in the points.

Meanwhile, it was a difficult race for Lopez’s teammate Sam Bird, as the Brit was forced into the wall on lap four, which saw the 29-year old limp back to the pits.

The British driver pushed for fastest lap, but he was unable to secure the extra point, as Mahindra’s Felix Rosenqvist posted the fastest lap of the race.

“Today was just one of those things,” said Sam Bird. “However I was pleased with the pace of the car in the early stages. Let’s hope I can take the fight further in Mexico City!”

Team Principal Alex Tai, was still in good spirits despite the team not finishing where he would expect the team to finish.

“It was a tough day on the track for Sam,” said Tai. “He showed great pace in the early sessions and had the racing incident been avoided I am sure he would have scored well.

“I’m delighted with the continuing development of Pechito, the racer in him was truly evident today, I am confident that we will see him gaining racing honours this season.”

 

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