MS Amlin Andretti was working hard in South America but despite their commitment, the American outfit left Buenos Aires without any points.
“Pretty disappointed in all honesty with the way the weekend has gone. Historically Buenos Aires has been a circuit that has been kind to us in terms of race results – not to be today. It’s frustrating because we unloaded with a pretty quick car and we never capitalized on that”, said Team Principal Roger Griffiths.
And continued: “We didn’t execute in qualifying the way we needed to do, and any time you end up starting 13th and 17th you make life hard for yourself during the race. We just weren’t able to get into that rhythm during the race. On the positive side, the car ran reliably in the race; some of the winter development we did has come to fruition.”
António Félix da Costa also had to admit that it was a challenging weekend. “I was looking forward to this race, but today I made things a little harder on us with the crash in FP1 – sorry to the MS Amlin Andretti crew for that. We tried to come back from that and then I made another mistake in qualifying and we had some small issues with the battery. Problems just kept adding up, and when everything happens in one day it’s just hard to build confidence”, said the Portuguese said who finished the race in eleventh place.
Team-mate Robin Frijns crossed the finish line in 14th position. “In the race, we were able to keep our position with the start and tried to hold it and save as much energy as possible. We just couldn’t follow the guys surrounding us, so it was a difficult race for us.”
The whole team will now work hard over the next few weeks before bouncing back at Mexico City at the beginning of April.