ERT Formula E Team left Sao Paulo frustrated that they were unable to find their strong one-lap pace in qualifying. 

Despite knowing that the car is not efficient enough in races, ERT has been known to achieve a strong one-lap pace.

The Chinese team got into the Duels in Diriyah with Sergio Sette Camara, but they were unable to find this pace in Sao Paulo.

“It was a bit of a difficult weekend,” said Ticktum.  “It’s a shame we didn’t have the one-lap pace here and we couldn’t quite get the car in the window.

The race was pretty chaotic as expected, I think strategy-wise we did quite a good job, we just got a bit screwed over on the lap just as I started to push, as I was then crashed into and pushed wide and lost a couple of places – and then a McLaren and two Mahindras went off in front, and without that contact, I’d have been about five or six places higher up, so the timing just didn’t work out.

“Of course, the race was always going to be difficult, so we’ll be trying to work out how to get things better for Tokyo.”

Sette Camara is hopeful that the team can bounce back in Tokyo, which will be a new track for every team.

The Brazilian thought he could have been challenging for the spinal points scoring position if it wasn’t for overheating issues that caused his energy management to drop off.

“We never want to be fighting for outside of the top ten positions,” stated Sergio Sette Camara. “but at some weekends that is our reality.

“I think I took the maximum I could out of the car this weekend. I could have finished P14 but I had a small issue at the end of the race in terms of energy management, but overall I’m happy, to see my family here, my friends, and all the Brazilian fans – and I can’t wait to be back next year. 

“But what I do want to change is to be fighting for top five or podiums next time we are in Sao Paulo, with what we know will be a much more competitive car, and now I’m looking forward to Tokyo.