Norman Nato has explained that he has a lot to learn over the three days of testing after making the switch from Nissan to Andretti for the 2024 Formula E season.
The Frenchmen left Nissan at the end of the 2023 season after a strong end to the campaign which saw him score points, and pick up a podium in five of the final six races of the season.
The 31-year-old spoke about how the limited amount of running in testing has affected his preparation time ahead of the season, as Valencia is the only running Andretti can take part in due to being a customer team of Porsche.
“It is a lot to learn,” said Nato.” There are many new procedures I have to learn and the software of the car is completely different compared to the Nissan.”
“I only have these days in the car to get to grips with everything before Mexico. So with the sessions being interrupted it has been tough. I will have time in the simulator with the team afterwards, but it is better to put it into practice now rather than the first few races of the season.”
“So, I hope I will be ready for the start of the season, but it will be much more difficult now due to the disruptions, so I hope it does not take me long to get up to speed when the season starts.”
“We saw it last year with Stoffel (Vandoorne) moving to Ds. It took him time to get up to speed due to the lack of running. So hopefully it will be quick for me.”
Nato was also unsure about how the new Attack Charge would be implemented this season, due to the lack of testing the system has had over the course of the three-day running.
“We have a good show already, and we need to be careful that we don’t confuse the fans with it. It is a question mark for all the teams and drivers about how successful it will be.
“It is important that we get it right, Attack Charge is relevant for the road users, but you can’t lose a race if the Attack Charge is not working properly, and we haven’t tested it properly.
“I think we need to be careful how we use it, so it is done properly and the technology works. If we can have the same great racing that we had last season with Attack Charge then we will be living in a perfect world for the series.”