ROKiT Venturi Racing team principal Susie Wolff says she is incredibly proud of the team after Edoardo Mortara scored the team’s second ABB FIA Formula E world championship victory in Mexico on Sunday following on from his podium finish here in race on Saturday.

Speaking following the race, Wolff commented saying;

“I’m incredibly proud of the team and Edo for delivering our second victory in Formula E but also for doing it in such a dominant fashion. Throughout the season, we’ve shown that we have the pace and potential to be at the front of the field – it was just about putting everything together and that’s what happened in Puebla. Two races, two podiums. 40 points on the board. We really couldn’t ask for any more from this weekend.”

Edoardo Mortara commented on his win saying:

“What a weekend. Yesterday, we finished third on the podium and today, we went two steps further to take the win. Scoring 40 points on one race weekend alone is incredible and after winning today, I’m honestly speechless. This has been the best race weekend of my entire career. The team delivered an excellent strategy today but that didn’t make it a straightforward drive. In the final 10 laps, Pascal [Wehrlein] kept me under immense pressure, especially because he had more usable energy. This meant that we had to find a way to save more energy without sacrificing speed. It was difficult to resist him but we didn’t make any mistakes and we were able to maximise our potential to come out on top. This is an incredibly proud moment for both myself and the team and standing on the top step. I can’t quite believe it.”

The win and podium finish this weekend has moved Mortara into first in the championship on 72 points. Norman Nato was left disappointed after he retired from the race and speaking following the race he said:

“Firstly, I want to say a massive congratulations to Edo and the team for delivering an amazing win today! He drove an incredible race and has been flawless all weekend. Results like this make everything worth fighting for, and it’s an incredible reward for all of the hard work that we have put in this season! From my side, today was pretty frustrating overall. I was able to improve on my qualifying performance from Race 1 but by taking evasive action to avoid a crash on lap 1, I lost a lot of positions. From there, we faced a big challenge but we had good pace and we were able to fight through the field very quickly to challenge for points. When I was fighting for the top 10, I went to overtake [Sebastien] Buemi into Turn 11 but on the exit he closed the door and we made contact which broke something on the car. It’s a shame because we had the pace to be up there but we’ll go again next time in New York where the goal remains the same.”

 

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