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Jan 31

TECHEETAH ready to take on the first South American race of Season Four 

TECHEETAH Formula-E ready to take on the fourth round of Season Four

Round Four of the ABB FIA Formula E championship will play out at the inaugural
Santiago E-Prix, situated in a valley at the bottom of the snow-capped Andes on 3 February 2018. It’s is the first South American race in Season Four. 

  • The only private team in Formula E remains top three in the championship standings after three rounds of the all-electric street racing series
  • Jean-Éric Vergne enters the fourth round of the championship third in the
    driver standings
TECHEETAH Formula-E takes to the Chilean streets third in the championship standings and third in the driver standings with Jean-Éric Vergne. A stellar drive from the Frenchman saw him recover eight positions in the Marrakesh E-Prix to finish 5th at the checkered flag and secure valuable points.

Team-mate André Lotterer heads in to the Santiago race looking to score his first points after nearly missing out on securing the team’s first double-points finish for the season in Marrakesh, before a hardware malfunction put an end to his race.

The 12-turn 1.53mile track stretches through the middle of the city centre. The 20 drivers will line up on the grid along Avenue Santa Maria before crossing the river Mapocho. Once across, they’ll navigate their way around Plazza Baquedano before cutting through Forestal Park to return to the start/finish line.

 

Mark Preston, Team Principal:

“The whole team and I would like to thank both Frederic Makowiecki and James Rossiter for their invaluable testing feedback at the rookie test after the Marrakesh E-Prix. We had a really positive testing day, delivering above and beyond thanks to the hard work of the team and our rookie drivers. We can confidently say that we have found more pace for the Santiago E-Prix and I’m really excited to see what André and Jean-Éric can unlock when we go racing on Saturday. We’re looking forward to another strong race.”

 

André Lotterer #18:

“We haven’t raced on this track before, but from what we can get out of the sim, it’s a nice layout with some nice flowing corners but also some incredibly tight corners, where it will be impossible to overtake if you want to make those corner in one piece. So there will be some interesting racing – that is certain.”

“Marrakesh wasn’t what we had hoped for on my side of the garage and we’re looking forward to turning that around and to score some points for the team. We’ve fixed the hardware malfunction that we had in Marrakesh, and the rookie test helped to unlock more pace in the cars so I’m keen to get back out there and collect my first points in Formula E now.”

 

Jean-Éric Vergne #25:

“It’s the first time Formula E races in Santiago and it’s my first trip Chile so I’m very excited about it. The team did a great job at the rookie test in Marrakesh and we have definitely found some more assets to put in our tool box and help us continue to fight at the front.”

“We have more hard work to do and it’s easy to forget that we’re only one third into the season after this race so we will keep our heads down and work hard to continue our good streak. I’m really happy with the way the team is operating this year and I have a lot of confidence in everyone, it’s a really good place to be and we’ve got an exciting season ahead.”

source: techeetahfe.com

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