Berlin race 2 report s8
15, May, 2022: Over 15,000 fans who attended the 2022 Shell Recharge Berlin E-Prix weekend were treated, once again, to world-class racing for Round 8 of the 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
With such a close and competitive field in Formula E, today’s race results for NIO 333 Formula E Team drivers Oliver Turvey and Dan Ticktum do not reflect the solid performances and incremental improvements that the team has made so far in Season 8 and during the double-header event at Tempelhof airport this weekend.
Oliver Turvey, #3 NIO 333 FE 001
Qualifying Group A – Race Grid Position: P13
Round 8, Provisional Race Result: P17
“We had another positive day and I felt we had good pace in both free practice sessions. Qualifying was extremely tight, and I was frustrated to end up only P7 in my group! Less than 0.1 second would have put me in the top three and through to the qualifying duels.
The start of the race went well, and I was able to maintain P13 in the opening laps, but unfortunately, we struggled for pace in the middle of the race so I dropped back. At the end I was able to close the gap to Sims in attack mode and overtake him in the final laps. Overall, I feel we have made some decent progress this weekend, with stronger one-lap pace. We just need to continue to develop our race pace to fight for points in the next races.”
Dan Ticktum, #33 NIO 333 FE 001
Qualifying Group B – Race Grid Position: P20
Round 8, Provisional Race Result: P20
“This weekend has been a learning experience for me. I’ve struggled to adapt to this track. My lack of knowledge and experience here against the other drivers was a huge disadvantage. But the team has been working really hard, and Oliver was able to show our improvements today; it’s just a shame that our strategy didn’t come together for us in the race. We only have a couple of weeks before we head to a track that no one has raced on yet, so I’m just going to get my head down and look ahead to the next round.”
Alex Hui, Team Principal, NIO 333 Formula E Team
“Today started well with strong performances from Oliver in practice and qualifying culminating in him narrowly missing the top 8 duels by just under a tenth [of a second].
Unfortunately, the race didn’t provide opportunities to progress further and frustratingly it went against our strategy. That’s the way racing goes sometimes, and you have to take it on the chin and move forward. A big thanks to the team and drivers for their ongoing hard work.”
The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship now heads to a new location in the calendar for Round 9 – the inaugural Jakarta E-Prix in Indonesia on Saturday 4th June, 2022.