NIO 333 Formula E team principal Christian Silk said that the second race in Formula E’s trip to London was a crazy race. Speaking following the action he said:
What a crazy race, I think today really shows why Formula E is so exciting and why once you have seen a race you are hooked. All the drivers put on an amazing show today.
At NIO 333 we had a good morning session and went into Qualifying determined to show what we can do. Tom did a great job in tricky conditions and, despite feeling that he could have gone quicker, still managed to set a time good enough for P14. Oliver was equally determined to set a good time, but unfortunately, he pushed a little too hard and drifted wide at Turn 7 damaging the front suspension. He completed the lap cautiously finishing in P24.
Sadly, our luck was no better in this race. Tom made a good start, but was pushed off track on the first lap, damaging the front wing and puncturing a tyre. The subsequent pit stops put him a lap down and out of contention. Oliver had a much cleaner race and showed good pace, but it was always going to be a difficult day having started so far back on the grid – he finished the race in P16.
Overall, it has been a challenging two days in London, but we would like to thank Formula E and ExCeL for putting on such a great show and we look forward to the next race in Berlin in two weeks’ time with a feeling of unfinished business.
Oliver Turvey finished the race in 14th place and speaking following the action he said:
“After struggling for pace in Free Practice 3 I pushed hard in Qualifying and unfortunately clipped the wall in the first sector which bent the track rod and put us at the back of the grid. The race went much better; we had better pace and managed to move forwards. Although we weren’t able to make it to the points, we had definitely made some improvements since yesterday, so hopefully we can learn more from this race ahead of Berlin.”
Tom Blomqvist ended the race in 19th and speaking following the action he commented saying:
“Another unfortunate race result for us, but I think that we made a step forward today in Qualifying and I managed to do a tidy lap that put me in P14. Maybe there was a couple more tenths in it with a perfect lap, but there was not that much more pace in the car, so I think I did reasonably well. I also got a decent race start, but then Nato decided to put me in the wall at Turn 2 which ripped my wing off and punctured the front right tyre, so that was basically my race over. It was a tough weekend, but the pace in the race seemed to be ok so we just need to look forward to Berlin.”