Roller-coaster of a season so far; the second half is all about powering up
Posted on: 10 April, 2018
Half the season done. 100 points on the board. Second in the standings. It’s been quite a ride so far this season and it promises to only get more exciting.
Let’s rewind back to December 2017 and Hong Kong. New season, new dreams, new goals.
Just before the start of the season, our Team Principal Dilbagh Gill had said that we have only one goal on our minds and that was the number ‘ONE’. And every passioneer nodded their heads in agreement.
It was only the first weekend and we had witnessed enough drama and thrill to last the season. Race 1 saw Nick Heidfeld finish on the podium. Our German speedster, though, wasn’t best pleased after engaging in a thrill-a-minute contest with Jean-Éric Vergne for the second spot.
Move forward one day and it was the turn of Felix Rosenqvist to come to the fore as he made it to the second step of the podium. But wait…the drama didn’t stop there. Daniel Abt, the race winner, was disqualified due to technical infringement.
And there it was, our first win of the season! And what more? Weekend one done and we were on top of the standings.
In came the new year and boom, we had our second victory of the season. And it was Fast Felix once again. Three races done and we led the team and driver standings. It was an unparalleled experience to hear the Indian national anthem once again after a Formula E race.
After the electrifying start, all the focus was on the Latin American leg. For the first time in the season, we failed to make the podium but all was not lost. Felix finished fourth and invaluable points were won.
And then came the Mexico City E-Prix. We were more determined than ever to put in a strong performance after what happened in the same race in Season 3. But it wasn’t to be. Both drivers were forced to retire and it was that old feeling of déjà vu in Mexico.
The Punta Del Este E-Prix came at a crucial part of the season and things didn’t look very good with both our drivers finishing outside the top 10 in qualifying.
Things got from bad to worse as Nick was forced to retire early on in the race once again. But a stunning comeback from Felix to finish fifth has set the scene for the rest of the season.
Where does all of this leave us? 27 points off the top with half the season gone. The push for the title is well and truly ON!
The Road Ahead
Some extraordinary highs, some forgettable moments - this season has seen the lot. But this is Formula E and you’re always expecting the unexpected.
With six races to go, there is a fair distance still to go in the season and we are determined to climb back to the top spot.
And what about the number that Dilbgah had mentioned at the start of the season? Well, the goal hasn’t changed one bit.
The second half of the season begins with the inaugural Rome E-Prix and you can catch us in action there on April 14, 2018. See you there, passioneers!