Three races into the new season, the current results have not been a true reflection of DS Virgin Racing’s capabilities so far. Therefore the team is determined to prove the true pace of their car and drivers in the fourth round of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship in Mexico.
“There is a huge passion for motorsport amongst the locals here in Mexico and it was no surprise that this circuit attracted a vast crowd for the inaugural Mexico ePrix in 2016, I expect the same this year. We intend to give the fans something to cheer about and will be doing our utmost to ensure both of our drivers are competitive and fighting for honours on the day”, said Team Principal Alex Tai.
The Mexico City ePrix consists of 45 laps and 17 turns around the 2.094km Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit. At over 2,500m, not only is this the highest circuit in the Formula E calendar, but it should also be the second quickest with a maximum speed of 210km/h.
Ahead of the ePrix, José María López will face a travel challenge: He will be arriving in the early hours of race day due to WEC testing. As a result, the team’s Reserve and Development Driver, Alex Lynn, will be driving the DSV-02 during shakedown on Friday and be on standby to race if required.
“I’ve been doing a lot of work in the simulator in the build up to this race, and after fighting through the field in Buenos Aires to score another point in Formula E, I’m getting more and more comfortable with the car”, said López who is confident to be back behind the wheel of his Formula E car in time to attack in the race.