NextEV NIO Formula-e Team: Monaco ePrix - The E files
The FIA Formula E Championship moves to Monaco, utilising part of the world-famous Formula 1 circuit, for the fifth round of the 2016/17 campaign. Nelson Piquet Jr and Oliver Turvey will be in action for the NextEV NIO Formula-e Team on the streets of the Principality this Saturday, 13 May.
Nelson Piquet Jr (Car #3): “I’m happy that we are getting underway with the start of the European season as it gives the Championship a good momentum through until the end. Monaco is my home race and I have good memories from finishing on the podium there in 2015 when Formula E last visited. I’m excited to get back on the circuit – it’s a special place. It’s now time to kick-start the good race results as we have shown that we have good pace this season and have some real potential for strong finishes.”
Oliver Turvey (Car #88): “I am really excited to be going back to race in Monaco, I have special memories of winning on my Monaco debut in the World Series 3.5. It’s a very unique track, with an amazing atmosphere around the harbour. I have always enjoyed driving there so I am confident of achieving a strong result for the team. This will be my first time driving the Formula E car in Monaco; the circuit races around the harbour so it will be a slightly different track to learn, although I have experience of the swimming pool and Rascasse sections of the track.”
Gérry Hughes, Team Principal: “There is nothing comparable to Monaco on the calendar for a whole host of reasons. It has certainly always been unique on the Formula 1 calendar and that sentiment carries through to Formula E, albeit on a modified circuit to the traditional Formula 1 circuit layout. It is clear that we have a competitive package in qualifying trim and we are now fully focused on realising our true performance potential in the forthcoming race in Monaco.”