An unchanged track that also happens to play right into Alex's wheelhouse! It looks like Alex and team Mahindra Racing are looking forward to some good results in the upcoming New York doubleheader.
I’m super excited to race in New York this weekend. It’s such an iconic city and it’s a flagship event for Formula E, so to be returning after the championship was forced to miss it last year is really special.
We’re heading to Brooklyn for rounds 10 and 11 of the seventh season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship – the first of the three double-header events that will take us to the end of the season in mid-August.
The last two races were also in the Americas – in Puebla, Mexico. It was a pretty eventful weekend, and positive overall. We were able to get into Super Pole qualifying on Sunday and finished both races in the points. Saturday was a very hard-fought point after coming back from a puncture early on in the race and still managing to get on the scoreboard. On Sunday, we qualified in third but got a penalty for a technical infringement, which meant we started in sixth. It was a shame as I think we really could have challenged for a podium from third, but it was a solid weekend and we know we have a decent car.
I’m fully focused on New York now. It’s a track I feel I excel at, having scored a pole position there on my Formula E debut, and I feel at home there. So, I’m super excited for the races and I think our car can go well around the streets of Brooklyn.
It’s a track that seems to suit me, my teammate Alexander Sims and the Mahindra Racing team, who have scored two podiums at the track in previous seasons. We’ll be racing on the same circuit configuration as the last time Formula E visited in Season 5, so we’re all familiar with the challenge.
Having scored points in the last four consecutive races, I’m aiming to continue that consistency and fight for more podiums. What we’ve seen in the Formula E championship this year is that it is anybody’s game – consistency and regular points scoring is key. It’s an incredibly close battle; there are just 40 championship points separating Edoardo Mortara, who is currently at the top of the standings, and where I am.
On a Formula E race day, there are 25 points available for a race win, three points for pole position and a point apiece for the driver fastest in group qualifying and the fastest lap of the race. With two races again in New York, that’s a lot of points available in a very topsy turvy season.
I’m sure, as usual, the weekend will be full of unpredictability, fast-paced & close-fought racing and I’m determined to move closer to the top of the table after two races in that special city.
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