Formula E
Formula E
14 Feb
-
15 Feb
Event finished
27 Feb
-
29 Feb
Event finished
R
Berlin E-prix
20 Jun
-
21 Jun
Next event in
71 days
R
New York City E-prix
10 Jul
-
11 Jul
Next event in
91 days
R
London E-prix I
25 Jul
-
25 Jul
Next event in
106 days
R
London E-Prix II
26 Jul
-
26 Jul
Next event in
107 days

Prost forced to take technical joker

shares
comments
Prost forced to take technical joker
By:
Oct 9, 2016, 2:02 AM

The Renault eDAMS team has been forced to play a technical ‘joker’ at the opening round in Hong Kong after problems with Nicolas Prost’s car in the shakedown session held on Saturday afternoon.

One of Prost’s No.8 Renault Z.E 16 cars ground to halt halfway through the 30-minute shakedown session after suffering with a problem centred on the inverter in the powertrain. The issue necessitated the title-winning team to change the component for today’s running.

In the regulations under article 28.4, each car is allowed one joker per element during the season. This includes the motor, gearbox, inverter and battery.

“We have taken a ‘joker’ on this. We are allowed one component per season and we had to take it,” confirmed Renault Technical Director, Vincent Gaillardot. “We suspect the issue to be in the inverter, on the high voltage wiring side.”

The potential penalty for another replacement of an element that has already played joker is a 10-place grid penalty. The FIA attach seals to each component in order to police the use of the four key elements of the powertrain.

The Renault eDAMS team did not take any jokers at all during their 2015-’16 title winning season.

Next article
Hong Kong ePrix: Di Grassi heads first session of Season 3

Previous article

Hong Kong ePrix: Di Grassi heads first session of Season 3

Next article

Hong Kong ePrix: Vergne tops interrupted final practice

Hong Kong ePrix: Vergne tops interrupted final practice
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula E
Event Hong Kong ePrix
Location Hong Kong Street Circuit
Drivers Nicolas Prost
Teams DAMS
Author Sam Smith