Alex is charged and excited to take on the first-ever double-header in Mexico, courtesy of a welcome gap since Formula E's previous outing in Monaco.
By the time we race in Mexico this weekend for rounds eight and nine of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, it will have been six weeks since our last race in Monaco due to the mid-season break and I’m excited to get back to racing action.
Looking back to Monaco, it was always going to be a very tight battle and qualifying was going to be crucial. It’s a race that we know overtaking is difficult, although the action-packed race did show that, wherever Formula E visits, we know how to put on a show! In group qualifying the top half of the grid were separated by just half a second in lap times. I qualified in ninth and finished in that position, collecting two championship points.
It was a pretty crazy race and within the top ten there was a lot of jostling for position, but we were all going around in circles with each other. But, as a whole, it was a good spectacle and it was great for Formula E to race on the full track at Monaco.
I think the season so far has gone pretty well. As a team, we’re on almost the same amount of points before the halfway mark as all of last season, so we are growing and improving. We have a brand new powertrain, which is fast and efficient, and there’s been a lot of changes, so I feel pretty proud because there’s been some good highlights and also moments that we’ve learnt from, but we’ve been looking quite strong all season.
And now we move on to a circuit in Mexico that is brand new for everyone. We’ve previously raced in Mexico City but we now move to Puebla, which is a couple of hours drive away from the capital city.
It’s a contemporary race track and is quite fast and flowing and open for Formula E. It’s completely different to anything we’ve raced before in this championship, so that will bring a new set of challenges. It will be hard on tyre degradation and we’ll be running in high temperatures and in high altitude. I don’t think it will be as stressful on the battery as Santiago, but it’s going to be pretty tough nonetheless.
Our objective is firmly on getting the best results we can out of our package and continuing adding to the points tally for our championship campaign. We have two races in Mexico and I’ll be working my hardest to extract the maximum out of the weekend.
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