my approach remains the same – jean-eric vergne

16:00    11 Jul 2018

Jean-Eric Vergne
Formula E championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne says his “approach remains the same” ahead of the double-header season finale in New York this weekend.

Techeetah driver Vergne is battling with Sam Bird to become the 2017/18 Formula E world champion and holds a 23-point lead in the standings ahead of back-to-back races on the streets of Brooklyn on Saturday and Sunday.

“Our approach remains the same as it has always been,” stated Vergne. “You don’t change a winning concept at this stage of the season.

“We head to New York with a positive frame of mind, we’re as prepared as we can be and now we’re ready to give it all we’ve got to bring home both titles.

“We have an incredible team and each and every team member should be proud of what we have achieved. No matter how this weekend goes, we have shown that a customer team can take on the manufacturers and be successful,” added Vergne.

Techeetah boss Mark Preston is confident that his team will be frontrunners in New York despite the minor track changes. Last season the Chinese team finished second and third on the Sunday race.

“The track layout in New York is slightly different from last year,” said Preston. “There are four additional slow-speed corners, which will make for interesting racing.

“We were very competitive in New York last year and have made some good progress since, so we’re expecting to be competitive and be able to bring it all.

“As we all know, anything can happen in Formula E. The tiniest little bit of bad luck or mistake and you’re finished, but we are as prepared as we can possibly be.

“Now, we just have to avoid unnecessary mistakes,” he concluded.

 

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