Formula E
Formula E
17 Jan
-
18 Jan
Event finished
14 Feb
-
15 Feb
Event finished
R
Marrakesh E-prix
27 Feb
-
29 Feb
FP2 in
4 days
R
Rome E-prix
03 Apr
-
04 Apr
Next event in
37 days
R
Paris E-prix
17 Apr
-
18 Apr
Next event in
51 days
R
Seoul E-prix
02 May
-
03 May
Next event in
66 days
R
Jakarta E-prix
05 Jun
-
06 Jun
Next event in
100 days
R
Berlin E-prix
20 Jun
-
21 Jun
Next event in
115 days
R
New York City E-prix
10 Jul
-
11 Jul
Next event in
135 days
R
London E-prix I
25 Jul
-
25 Jul
Next event in
150 days
R
London E-Prix II
26 Jul
-
26 Jul
Next event in
151 days

Lack of Paris pace "track related" - Rosenqvist

shares
comments
Lack of Paris pace "track related" - Rosenqvist
By:
Apr 29, 2018, 6:28 AM

Felix Rosenqvist believes Mahindra’s average showing in Formula E’s Paris round was purely down to circuit’s characteristics rather than an inherent lack of pace in the M4 Electro.

Felix Rosenqvist, Mahindra Racing, walking the track
Jose Maria Lopez, Dragon Racing, Felix Rosenqvist, Mahindra Racing
Felix Rosenqvist, Mahindra Racing
Felix Rosenqvist, Mahindra Racing, returns to the garage
Felix Rosenqvist, Mahindra Racing, Jérôme d'Ambrosio, Dragon Racing
Felix Rosenqvist, Mahindra Racing
Felix Rosenqvist, Mahindra Racing

After three poles in first seven races, Rosenqvist qualified a lowly 11th in France, just ahead of his teammate Nick Heidfeld.

Although he did manage to move up the pack, he could muster only an eighth place finish - his worst result, excluding DNFs, since the Hong Kong opener, where he was adjudged a post-race time penalty.

“Tough day today, starting with the crash in practice. It didn’t cost us much, but I got over it. I just lacked confidence in this car on this track all day,” he said.

“We had the pace over one lap, but it was a little bit on the edge. It felt a little like no man’s land today, and we couldn’t do much more. I feel it’s track related.

“It's particularly hard to overtake at this track, so I think P8 was pretty much what we could hope for given the circumstances.

Rosenqvist is confident of bouncing back at the next round in Berlin, the venue of his maiden Formula E win last season.

“I’m sure we won’t have this problem at the next circuit, but it’s something we need to investigate,” he said.

“We're not satisfied and we know that we've got much more potential than this. We will bounce back."

Rosenqvist continues to hold third position in the drivers standings, but has now slipped 86 behind championship leader and Paris winner Jean-Eric Vergne.

With only seven points in the last two races, Mahindra has now dropped to fourth in the teams’ standings, losing one spot to Audi.

The Indian manufacturer led the championship after winning two races at the start of the season, but hasn’t scored a podium since January’s Marrakesh race.

 
Next article
Lotterer handed 10-place grid penalty for Berlin

Previous article

Lotterer handed 10-place grid penalty for Berlin

Next article

Dillmann to replace Mortara for Berlin ePrix

Dillmann to replace Mortara for Berlin ePrix
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula E
Event Paris ePrix
Location Streets of Paris
Drivers Felix Rosenqvist
Teams Mahindra Racing
Author Rachit Thukral