With the fourth round of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship right around the corner, the NextEV NIO duo Nelson Piquet Jr and Oliver Turvey arrive with high expectations in Mexico City.
“We are still pushing hard to close the gap to the teams at the very top. However, it is our aim to try to get our first podium since season one”, said Nelson Piquet Jr. Team-mate Turvey added: “I got to grips with the Mexico City track quickly last year so I will be aiming to continue our strong qualifying form this year.”
The Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez is an unusual blend of F1 track and street circuit characteristics. “The combination of the stadium section and the kerbs should play to the strengths of the team’s chassis. We have shown this season that we have a quick car and now we need to realise our full potential in the races and get Nelson and Oliver onto the podium”, explained Team Principal Gérry Hughes.
In addition the former baseball stadium always creates a special atmosphere. “It’s always fun to have good crowds, and Formula E has been really well received in Mexico – the fans at last year’s race were incredible. Only in a Formula E car can you hear the crowds when they cheer, so it’s definitely a special race”, summarized Piquet Jr.