Buenos Aires ePrix Race Report
Photographer: FIA Formula E
(via Amlin Andretti News )
The FIA Formula E Championship headed back to South America for Round Four in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After a valiant qualifying effort, Robin Frijns fought the hot Argentinian sun while searching for his second podium finish of the season. Teammate Simona de Silvestro hoped for a change of luck after complications with her car in Round Three led to a finish below her expectation.
The Andretti Formula E Team plans to develop and progress ahead of Round Five in Mexico City on 12 March.
"We faced another challenging weekend after three battery changes and a pretty significant crash in free practice, finishing eighth and 14th doesn't really feel like the reward we deserve for the colossal effort that went in from everybody," Griffith said. "A number of the developments we had come out of the Punta test last year (December 2015) prove to be very successful, yet quite disappointed with the eighth place finish with Robin. I feel like we were robbed a little bit, loosing two spots with a couple of corners to go, but that's electric racing for you."
Robin Frijns, No. 27 Amlin Andretti Spark-Renault SRT_01E
"The first car was a bit too cautious, I think we were a bit slow in the beginning," Frijns said. "We thought we were limited on power, which was really the case with the first car. Then in the second car there was a safety car for two laps. That caused us to use way more energy than we had planned on which also caused us to damage the battery more because we're using more energy each lap.
"We had a really great start, I started 14th and we made up a few positions right on the first lap," de Silvestro said. "Then throughout the run we were struggling with temperature. We really had to save quite a lot of energy, we had some problems with the dash at the start as well. So, it was a little complicated first stint."