Jean-Eric Vergne and Andre Lotterer scored a remarkable double victory for the Techeetah team in Santiago (Chile). The teammates even clashed with one another but managed to finish the race.
“The race has been great for me. I qualified first and won the race – it cannot get any better”, Vergne said.
“I think the first stint was really good and then after a few laps in the second car, my lap trigger activated one extra lap. I have no idea how it happened but, basically I was doing the race one lap longer – that’s why I had a huge amount of pushing from my teammate Andre who was then on a different strategy. It was fair racing – at one point we did collide but there was nothing really we could do, I decided to go on the inside and he went differently so we just collided. I think we had eight wheels locked actually, so I’m extremely lucky. It’s the first one-two in the history of Formula E!”
What a race, what a win! So happy to lead the first 1-2 for a team in the history of @ABBFormulaE. Congratulations to everyone at @TecheetahFE and all of our great fans, this one’s for you! #SantiagoEPrix #ABBFormulaE #JEV25 pic.twitter.com/uQy6Uy8qbD
— Jean-Eric Vergne (@JeanEricVergne) February 3, 2018
Jean-Eric Vergne and Andre Lotterer scored a remarkable double victory for the Techeetah team in Santiago (Chile). The teammates even clashed with one another but managed to finish the race
Lotterer added that he was extremely about the double victory.
“The first two races probably looked worse than they were. But it was promising on pace in the race. And I only tested three days in Valencia, so it takes time”, he continued.
“These guys have a lot of experience, and there are no bad drivers. I’ve been working hard. The team has helped me a lot to do some work in the simulator. I’m really happy to be JEV’s teammate as he’s helped me a lot as well. I’ve had pace all weekend, in qualifying it went well, I may have hit the wall a bit but I went for it, so that’s what matters! I’m still finding my way in the car, the race and to overtake – it’s a different world. At one stage we lost radio, so I didn’t know what the game was so I tried overtaking him and got so close and nearly didn’t make the corner, but that’s what I’m still learning – how to calculate everything.”
— ABB Formula E (@FIAFormulaE) February 3, 2018