It was déjà vu for us at the Hong Kong E-Prix! Just like the opening race of last season, Nick Heidfeld secured the third spot while Felix Rosenqvist clinched the fastest lap point.
Quick Nick, as we like to call him, had an on-going battle with Jean-Éric Vergne for most parts of the race and will consider himself unlucky to have not finished in the top two.
On the other hand, Felix had an eventful race - falling outside the top 10 early on but came back strongly and looked set for a top-five finish before ending the race in the seventh position.
Felix Rosenqvist secured our first win of the season in R2 at Hong Kong. He began the race from P1 but got off to a poor start as he spun on turn one in the opening lap. The Super Swede, though, showed his class to recover brilliantly and finished second at the end of the race.
Later, initial race winner Daniel Abt was disqualified due to a technical infringement which meant that our Super Swede had a second Formula E victory. With the fastest lap also to his name, Felix scored a maximum 29 points from the race.
On the other hand, Nick Heidfeld couldn't build on his podium finish in Round 1 as he ended the race outside the top 10 after early problems in the race.
Another victory! Felix is making quite a habit of this.
Having started the race in third, the Super Swede was at his brilliant best as he secured a second win on the bounce. Nick, on the other hand, did superbly to finish eighth after having started towards the back of the grid.
With two wins from three races this season, we continue to lead the team standings while Felix has moved to the top of the driver standings. We are on a roll and just can't wait for the next race.
It wasn’t the best of races for us as we failed to make the podium for the first time in Season 4.
Felix Rosenqvist finishing fourth did put some smiles on the faces of passioneers as the Super Swede drove brilliantly after starting the race in P14.
On the other hand, Nick Heidfeld’s race came to an end in lap 23 which was an after-effect of an incident in the first lap of the race.
Just like the Mexico City E-Prix in Season 3, it was far from the ideal race for us.
Earlier in the day though, things looked quite different when Felix Rosenqvist secured his second Pole Position of the season during qualifying and the Swede began the race in dominating fashion.
Then came disaster with system errors causing both Felix and Nick Heidfeld to retire from the race.
After a year’s hiatus, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship returned to Punta Del Este, Uruguay. An unfavourable qualifying session saw Nick crash out during his hot lap, and Felix was only able to get as high as P14 while struggling with some tyre pressure issues. A set of penalties eventually led to Felix starting from P12 and Nick from P17.
A strong recovery by Felix saw him finish P5 while Nick was forced to retire from the race due to a technical system error. Mid-way through the season, we have retained P2 in both the driver and team standings.
It looked like it was going to be a great inaugural Rome E-Prix after Felix Rosenqvist secured his third pole position of the season and was looking good for a third victory. But it wasn't to be as our hopes of a race win were dashed by a suspension damage to Felix's car. The Swede was forced to retire from the race soon after.
On the other hand, Nick Heidfeld was also among the points for a good part of the race but a four-car pile up just before his pit stop saw him drop to the back. The German ended the race in P16.