BERLIN E-PRIX - HIGHLIGHTS & FACTS
Berlin played host to the season-ending rounds of the 2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
Tom looked to end the season on a positive note for the NIO 333 FE Team
Qualifying P17 on the grid on Saturday, he was forced into an early retirement after contact on the opening lap
Switching his focus to Sunday, an excellent performance from the Brit saw him roar into Super Pole - claiming a stunning P5 on the grid for the final race of the season
Holding his own throughout the race, Tom ran inside the top ten and battled with the faster paced cars around him
At the chequered flag, Tom claimed P10 on the road to register another points finish and close his account for the season with six points in total
TOM'S WEEKEND REVIEW
“The Qualifying times were super tight on Saturday and the final classification could have seen us much higher up. P17 was a tough result, but my race start was very strong. I made up a couple of positions with a good first corner, but then got hit from behind at turn 6 and broke the track rod again, so that was a shame. Then you obviously have to repair it and lose a few laps, so that was my race done really. It was then important to collect data to try to learn a few things, but overall it was a hard day!
“I think Sunday was a really good day in general for the team. We had a great result in Qualifying with our third Super Pole appearance of the season; it was a good lap and P5 on the grid was just reward for all the team's efforts over recent weeks! We knew that the race would be challenging, always looking in my mirrors, but it was clean, we managed to stay out of trouble and use the Attack Mode at the right time. I did drop out of the points, but thankfully for me it all kicked off in front of me on the last lap and I was able to nick position back so that was really nice. It was a good way for the team to end the weekend, so thanks to all the girls and boys in the team who have worked so hard all season.”
Images courtesy of NIO 333 FE Team.