BMW i Andretti Motorsport Roger Griffiths says that it is fantastic for the ABB FIA Formula E world championship to be back racing in London after such a long absence. The sport heads to the ExCeL Arena in London and speaking ahead of the races this weekend, Griffiths commented saying:
Fresh from the success in the New York City race, our team heads to the second of its ‘home race events’. It is fantastic to be back in London after such a long absence. A new and very unique venue for all. It’s the first time that the track will feature an indoor section as well as the conventional outdoor surfaces. At this stage, we know little of the track surface and how this will evolve with cars running on it. Fortunately, we have a practice session on the Friday afternoon which will give us overnight to review and consider how we might adapt to the new circuit. For the first time as well, the FIA has decided to reduce the amount of available energy to us for the race by just under ten percent. The nature of the track with the full amount of energy would likely have led to flat out racing but the reduced amount will bring back an element of energy saving. Both drivers now have a win a piece and I am sure both will be vying for more success. There is a lot to play for in both the team’s and driver’s championships.
Jake Dennis says he is extremely excited about his home race this weekend saying:
“I am extremely excited about my home race in London. Nobody knows the circuit, which suits me as a rookie. I hope we come out of the blocks quickly in the first practice session and qualify well. It looks as though it is going to be difficult to overtake, which makes it all the more important to secure a good grid position.”
Maximilian Günther (#28 BMW iFE.21):
“London is an outstanding place to go racing. It’s a really cool element to be racing indoor and outdoor. The track looks very technical and I definitely can’t wait to drive my first proper laps there. We are heading into the last four races of the season and everything is possible. So as always, we just focus on a good performance from our side.”