LONDON E-PRIX - HIGHLIGHTS & FACTS
Tom contested his home E-Prix at the ExCeL Centre in London, as the British capital hosted its first Formula E event since 2016
A brilliant lap from Tom saw him qualify P15 on the grid for the first race of the weekend
His strong performance was undone on the opening lap as contact from another car broke his suspension
The NIO 333 team quickly repaired his car and sent him back out to prepare for Sunday’s race
Another impressive qualifying performance from the Brit rewarded him with P14 on the grid for race two
Unfortunately, Tom again found himself victim to the first lap melee and was forced to pit for repairs to his front wing and tyres
Tom then finished Sunday’s race a lap down in P19
Focus now turns toward the season finale in Berlin in two weeks time
TOM'S WEEKEND REVIEW
“Saturday was a challenging day, and we are quite disappointed as we had slightly advantageous track conditions in Qualifying. Ultimately the car pace wasn’t there, and I made a little mistake in the last sector of my flying lap, so we started the race in fifteenth. On the first lap someone hit me from behind at T3 and broke my suspension, so that was my race ruined. The team did a great job fixing my car to get me back out to use the remaining laps as a test session.
“Sunday brought another unfortunate race result for us, but I think that we made a step forward in Qualifying and I managed to do a tidy lap that put me in P14. Maybe there was a couple more tenths in it with a perfect lap, but there was not that much more pace in the car, so I think I did reasonably well. I also got a decent race start, but then Nato decided to put me in the wall at Turn 2 which ripped my wing off and punctured the front right tyre, so that was basically my race over. It was a tough weekend, but the pace in the race seemed to be ok so we just need to look forward to Berlin.”
Images courtesy of NIO 333 FE Team.