Monaco Race Report S8
The fifth edition of the Monaco E-Prix brought another thrilling all-electric race to the iconic streets of the Principality. Whilst the NIO 333 Formula E Team may come away empty handed from Round 6 of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, both drivers drove a clean, solid race, and the NIO 333 FE 001 challengers showed improvement in overall performance and pace.
Dan Ticktum, #33 NIO 333 FE 001
Qualifying Group A – Race Grid Position: P14
Round 6, Provisional Race Result: P12
“It was a good weekend overall. Considering where we were at the beginning of the season, we’ve made some significant steps forward. We’ve still got a lot to work to do following this race, and the fact that we finished where we did with the few problems we had, was pretty good actually. Our pace in Qualifying has improved also, so we just need to dial in on our race pace and adapt the car a little. If things had gone just a bit more my way today, we could have had some points, but overall, I’m pretty happy.”
Oliver Turvey, #3 NIO 333 FE 001
Qualifying Group B – Race Grid Position: P21
Round 6, Provisional Race Result: P14
“It was a somewhat difficult day for me. We tried some new things in practice but struggled in qualifying. The start of the race was going well, and I was able to save a good energy buffer to the whole field. Unfortunately, after the safety car was deployed, energy saving was reduced for everyone, so despite having this extra energy myself, I wasn’t able to use it. Although a frustrating race, we made some progress and learnt a lot today, so we’ll keep pushing to improve for Berlin.”
Alex Hui, Team Principal, NIO 333 Formula E Team
“Whilst we may be disappointed that we did not score points in Monaco following a successful outing in Rome, the team is encouraged by its improvement in performance since the beginning of the season, and we continue to build on our learnings each time we take to the track. This year we aim to make incremental steps forward, with our long-term goal being more substantial gains next year.
Both Oliver and Dan drove good, clean races today, and managed the cars’ energy well. We will keep working hard to maintain our upward momentum and look forward to the German double header event in Berlin in two weeks.”
The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship now heads to Tempelhof in Berlin, Germany for Rounds 7 and 8 of the all-electric racing action on 14 – 15 May 2022.