The ERT Formula E team are coming into the season knowing that last season’s issues could well stunt their growth and improvements in their 2024 campaign.
Despite making it to the duels eight times last year, the powertrain struggled with efficiency, which saw the team go backwards during the race rather than forwards.
With the car’s homologation locked in for Season 10, Russell O’Hagan the Chief Operations Officer / Deputy Team Principal expects a tough season and will seek to deploy some alternative strategies as it embraces some of the newer regulations for this season including the likely introduction of in-race fast-charging later in the year.
“We’re going into this season with realistic expectations,” said O’Hagan. “We’re aware of our hand, and we expect a slightly more difficult season than last year.
“We’re aiming to defend ninth in the championship, but we know it’ll be a real challenge. We’ll work hard to take any opportunities as they arise, and we’ll go into each race with a positive mindset, always considering some alternative strategies to score big where we can and grind out the lower top ten results when we can’t.
“It should make for an exciting season where our fans can look forward to us being creative with our approach and we appreciate their ongoing support through our Formula E journey and our longer-term ambition to reach the front
“ We will be busy behind the scenes this year with the ongoing development of our Gen 3.5 car ready for season 11. We are enjoying the challenge of a new homologation cycle and are confident in the steps we have taken.
“The sim results I have seen look very encouraging and I trust in our team to deliver a strong package out of the blocks like we did for Season 9.”
The driver pairing of Dan Ticktum and Sergio Sette Camara will give the Chinese side hope that they could still qualify well in season ten, and hopefully pick more points than the 42 points they collected last year.