The Long Beach ePrix marks the half way point in the 2015-2016 Formula E Championship and will consist of a modified configuration of the iconic IndyCar street circuit. The clockwise circuit is 1.6 miles (2.1km) in length and features seven turns.
“What we can try to do the rest of the season is work to get the fastest lap like Buemi was doing today, but even that is going to be difficult. I was trying to be more aggressive in the race and go for fastest lap today to get the points but it didn’t work out.”
“I felt good in the second car but then the safety car came out just when I was going to attack and try to overtake a couple of cars. That was a shame as we could have fought for points. Also in the last hairpin Jean Eric Vergne had a problem and pushed me wide, which caused me to brush the wall. All in all it was a shame not to be able to make the most of the weekend.”
“But we lost a motor in FP2 for Nelson, which meant he had to start at the back, and that caused a knock on of a series of things which eventually led to his retirement. It was a shame about Oliver as he was looking good for P11. Towards the end of the race Jean Eric Vergne slowed suddenly which resulted in Oliver brushing the wall and he finished P12.”