The ROKiT Venturi Racing Formula E Team brought home points in race one of the London ePrix on Saturday where Edoardo Mortara came from 16th place on the grid to finish the event in ninth place and heads into Sunday’s second race in sixth place in the Drivers championship on 74 points and speaking following the action he commented saying:

“Because of the bad weather and track evolution, qualifying in Group 1 was a big disadvantage today but I think we showed some good one-lap pace by topping our session. It was very difficult to overtake during the race and starting from P16, we were lucky to finish inside the top 10 with the disqualification of both Nissan cars. We’re fortunate to get to race again tomorrow, and hopefully, we can achieve the results that we know we’re capable of.”

After colliding with Sergio Sette Camara in Turn 16, Norman received a five-second time penalty and by reaching critical levels of energy management, fell down to P10 but would go on to retire from the race and speaking following the action he commented saying:

“Track evolution was a benefit for me in qualifying, and from Group 4, I was able to start from P6. It was very difficult to overtake in the race and during my first Attack Mode, I tried to pass Sette Camara but we came together in Turn 16. From there and with the penalty, it was damage limitation and there was very little I could do. Today was a big opportunity to score a lot of points and it’s a bitter and difficult pill to swallow. We need to understand where we went wrong with the race strategy and come back stronger tomorrow.”

Susie Wolff, Team Principal of the ROKiT Venturi Racing outfit commented saying:

“Today was a difficult day for the team. Edo did a fantastic job in qualifying by topping his group, even with the disadvantage of the track being wet, you can’t ask for more. With Norman in Group 4, we knew we had a shot at Super Pole and with the track drying, that worked in our favour. Starting from P6, we had the opportunity to score some solid points today but we weren’t able to capitalise on that. Edo showed that we have some pace in the car and we’re very fortunate to come away with two points. We have a lot of work to do ahead of tomorrow.”

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