R2 - DIRIYAH - HIGHLIGHTS & FACTS
Tom took P3 in qualifying to claim his first Super Pole appearance of the season
He then enjoyed his best-ever Formula E qualifying result with P5
He ran inside the top-ten for much of the race
On course for first points of the season until he was spun round late in the race
The race was then red-flagged following an incident with Tom finishing outside of the points
TOM'S RACE REVIEW
“Firstly I’m really glad to see that Edo and Alex are okay after their accidents this weekend. For us, we had a much better day on Saturday despite the way the race ended. As a team we’ve made some great steps forward getting both cars into Super Pole and it felt really hooked up through the session. I was delighted to get my best-ever qualifying result too and that was a good motivation boost for the race.
“Starting from the front, we knew that it would be a tough race with some quick cars behind us. But even though we struggled a little bit for pace early on, towards the end I was able to save energy and have more than the cars ahead of me. Unfortunately, I then got taken out by Gunther which dropped me out of the points but I think we had a penalty anyway so that doesn’t really mean much. I’m disappointed not to have got any points in the race, because for sure we could have.
“The promising thing is that the car is much improved and we can fight, so we just need to keep our heads down, keep working on the weaknesses and slowly build on that through the course of the season.”
Images courtesy of NIO 333 Racing.