In Season 2, MS Amlin Andretti driver Robin Frijns scored his second top-5 finish of the season at the Mexico City ePrix, finishing fifth. The Dutch driver returns alongside teammate António Félix da Costa as they work together to secure the team’s first win of the season.
“Last year in Mexico City we started P14 and were able to work our way up to finish P5. It’s a good track that creates some good battles. We have been working hard the past few weeks to improve the car. Our aim is for both of our cars to finish in the points”, declared Frijns.
“All the homework we have been doing before Mexico has been very useful and I have spent lots of time in the simulator with the engineers and my teammate, Robin. I think we have to look for some points and anything in the top 5 would be encouraging”, added Félix da Costa.
“A number of the longer-term investments are starting to pay off from an engineering perspective and our team engineers are gaining a greater understanding of the car performance and behavior”, confirmed Co-Team Principal Roger Griffiths.
And continued “ the track brings some unique challenges with the high altitude influencing the aerodynamic behavior of the car which is not seen elsewhere on the Formula E calendar although the ‘thin air’ fortunately doesn’t hurt the electric motor performance unlike that of a normal aspirated gasoline engine.”
The Andretti Formula E team travels to Mexico with 18 championship points in the bag, sitting eighth in the rankings, with NextEV NIO team within reach on fourth-place.
The Mexico ePrix will take place on the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez this Saturday.
Original artikel oversat af Jens Jensen