Race Details

Round 4: Argentina

Buenos Aires ePrix

The fourth round of the Formula E championship takes place in Argentina’s bustling capital city. The city is centred around the 16th century Plaza de Mayo and is famous for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and vibrant nightlife.

The Buenos Aires ePrix is held on a purpose built anti-clockwise street circuit which runs at a length of 2.44km and features 12 turns. NextEV’s Nelson Piquet Jr finished on the podium at this race last year.

Pre-Race Preview

Nelson Piquet:

“The track in Buenos Aires is a really fun track to race on and we scored a podium here last year.”

“Obviously we are having a tough season so this race will be another challenge for us but we will be fighting hard for points.”

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Oliver Turvey:

“Since Punta del Este I have spent some time with the engineers on the simulator to prepare for my first race in Buenos Aires.”

“The track seems fast with some long straights and big braking zones, so I’m excited to race on this track. The team has been working hard since the last race and I feel well prepared so we’re aiming to make some steps forward together.”

Pre-Race Preview

Martin Leach

President, NextEV:

“We are looking forward to making further progress on our car set-up for qualifying and the race in Argentina.”

“We have been working very hard with our new Driver in the Loop simulator back in Europe, with drivers and race engineers having the chance to work together to test and optimise their set-up strategies. If we can deliver fault-free running in qualifying then I am hopeful for top ten grid starts.”


Post-Race Review

Nelson Piquet (Car #1):

“We tried a few things, some of which worked and some didn’t, and so I lost a lot of ground at the beginning because of what we were trying to accomplish.”

“The positive thing is that we’re trying lots of new things and doing a bit of trial and error and we have to do that in the position we are in. The team is continuing to work really hard and our focus is now on the next race in Mexico.”

Final Timings:

45:53.026 +24.641

Post-Race Review

Oliver Turvey (Car #88):

“Today in qualifying, my lap wasn’t perfect, but to be closer to the front is encouraging and it gave us the position to fight in the race.”

“Starting from 11th I knew we had a good chance to get points and I made a good start and was up to eighth on the first lap. From our side the strategy worked out well and we were able to make the most of it. The pitstop was a bit of a shame because I lost time and we would have finished a bit higher. To score more points for the team is a good result.”

Final Timings:

45:50.392 +22.007