TAG-Heuer Porsche scored a solid top-five finish in race 2 of the London ePrix double-header at London’s ExCeL Arena on Sunday where Pascal Wehrlein finished the race in fifth place and speaking following the action the German commented saying:
That was an improvement today, which was also due to the qualifying. I almost made it into the Super Pole. In terms of the race, you walk a fine line on this track as you saw by the multiple collisions. Overtaking is tricky and there’s a very high risk of damaging your car. It was important for me to make it through well and earn as many points as possible. We’re still in the fight for the title. Now we’re all looking forward to Berlin.
Andre Lotterer was running inside the top ten before he was handed a drive-through penalty after a collision with a fellow competitor which sent him down the order and eventually saw him finish the race in 17th place. Speaking following the race he commented saying:
“I’m not happy with my qualifying but my car ran like a dream in the race and I managed to gain a few positions. However, the drive-through penalty put an abrupt halt to my charge up the order. Fourth yesterday, 17th today – that’s always possible in Formula E. All in all, London was a good weekend for us and that makes me confident for the final races in Berlin.
Amiel Lindesay, Head of Operations Formula E:
“That was an exciting race, typical for such a narrow and twisty racetrack. It wasn’t easy today, so with that in mind, Pascal did a very good job. We can be satisfied with the second top-five result on our race debut in London. André started from one of the back rows, drove a remarkable comeback race and almost finished in the points. The drive-through penalty unfortunately prevented him from profiting from his strong performance. All in all, we’re taking a lot of positives with us from London to the season finale in Berlin. The world championship is still open. At our home race, we want to bring the season to a successful conclusion.
The next event for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team is the Berlin E-Prix on 14/15 August with the season finale (races 14 and 15) of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.