Formula E season continues with the race to be held in Spain-Valencia. Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler pilots Lucas di Grassi and René Rast will fight on Saturday and Sunday for the first podium final of their season.
Audi continues its preparations for the third race of the Formula E season. The Valencia circuit, which will be held for the third race of the season, is a track familiar to the teams as it was the track where Formula E had test drives in previous seasons. However, the fight that will take place on the changing track with the innovations made before the season will be interesting.
Having completed more laps on the circuit in Valencia than on any circuit in the world, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler wants to take the first podium victory at the end of the fifth and sixth laps of the season.
Our goal is always the same
Indicating that the pre-season tests were not fully prepared for the races, Team Director Allan McNish said, “In these tests, the technical settings required for the races and other preparations were not in our focus. Everything is different in races. In addition, the runway has also been renewed. With the new arrangement, a chicane before the start-finish straight and new cornering combinations were added at the exit of the rear straight. “Although the runway has taken a different turn, our goal has not changed,” he said.
Saying that they were disappointed that they didn't win in Rome, McNish said that this situation gave them an extra motivation for Valencia, and that everyone on the team, drivers, engineers and technicians, was looking forward to the first trophy.
The only positive thing in Rome is e-tron FE07
"On the positive side of Rome, we saw that the e-tron FE07 was a car we could lead to victory," said Lucas di Grassi, who unfortunatly lost his race leadership on the first day of the race in Rome, shortly before the end of the race. This is our goal in every race. The season is long, yet no drivers or teams have broken away from the group. said
The first race on a real track
René Rast, the team's other driver who was unfortunately out of the race in Rome, is also looking forward to Valencia. “Valencia is an unusual track for Formula E,” says Rast. There are very fast sections, there are transition zones. "Formula E's first race on a" real "racetrack without temporary elements such as artificial walls that function as track boundaries.