Oliver Rowland did not have the best start to his Formula E season in Mexico. So, here's a look at how he plans on improving in Saudi Arabia.
I had a difficult start to the opening round of the FIA ABB Formula E World Championship in Mexico City so I’m definitely looking to make up for that in Saudi Arabia next weekend.
In Mexico, I struggled with the set-up of the car in qualifying and had bad tyre degradation meaning the car didn’t handle as I would have liked it to. Because of this, I didn’t set a representative qualifying time, putting me out of position on the starting line. Once the race started though I managed to pick off some of my competitors ahead and made up some good positions, although unfortunately not quite enough to get me into the points. It was frustrating, but sometimes that can happen.
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My teammate Lucas Di Grassi did a fantastic job grabbing pole position and a podium for the team, showing there is pace in the car; we just have to work a bit harder to extract it across the course of a race meeting. I’m definitely more hopeful of a good result heading into the double header event in Diriyah. I really like the track and the fact we are racing at night means cooler temperatures, which is less physically draining as a driver.
I’m looking to be fighting at the front come next weekend. The main thing I’m taking into the Saudi weekend is to understand what happened in Mexico and work hard to improve on that heading into Diriyah. I like the Saudi track. I’ve been fast there in previous races so I’m looking to use that momentum next weekend. I know I have the team behind me who will work their absolute best to get the most out of our Gen3 car. Wish me luck!
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