Race Details

Round 3: Argentina

Buenos Aires ePrix

After scoring points in the opening two rounds of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship, the NextEV NIO Formula E Team travels to South America for round three, to the Puerto Madero Street Circuit in Buenos Aires.

The 12-turn, 2.479km anti-clockwise track will be used for the third time by Formula E. This season, the race will comprise of 37 laps of the fast, bumpy track, which is held in a unique park setting in the Argentine capital.

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Nelson Piquet:

“The Puerto Madero circuit is a twisty track, which is something that we enjoy. ”

“The break since the last race has given us time to work hard within the team on improving on our start to the season. I want to be winning races wherever we go.”

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Oliver Turvey:

“This will be only the second time in Formula E that I have returned to a circuit so I aim to use this experience to get a strong result for the team.”

“The most exciting part of the Buenos Aires track is the first couple of corners with a fast left hander into a quick chicane leading on to the main straight so carrying speed through here is crucial.”

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Gérry Hughes, Team Principal

“The circuit is a unique track in a park setting, which brings its own challenges.”

“The circuit is fast, bumpy and extremely dirty and the ambient conditions at this time of year in the Argentine capital present the teams with specific challenges from a thermal management perspective.”

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Post-Race Review

Nelson Piquet Jr (Car #3) – finished 5th:

“Our goal this weekend was to have a clean race. We were able to have a bit of a battle here and there but in these kind of races you have to judge what is worth fighting and what we need to do to manage the energy, so I worked to manage the race as best I could.”

“In general it was a satisfactory race and we can take positives in that we are not far off the leaders, which is good. We’ve worked hard the last few months and it shows we are on the right track and making progress.”

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Oliver Turvey (Car #88) – finished 9th:

“It was great to get both cars to Super Pole and it was a shame I had a lock up as I think we could have been battling for pole.”

“In the race I made a good start and felt good in the first part of the stint. I was quicker than Di Grassi, able to overtake him and was pleased to move up to P3. When we made the pitstop it felt smooth, but when I came out I had lost three positions so we need to understand what happened there. We struggled in the second stint with some thermal issues due to the high humidity. We have to take the positives from the weekend; getting to Super Pole, having a car that we can fight for pole with and running in P3 in the first half of the race is a good place to be. We just need to keep learning and moving forwards for the next race.”

Post-Race Review

Gérry Hughes, Team Principal

“Overall this was a good weekend for the NextEV NIO Formula E Team. Clearly having two cars progress to Super Pole was the highlight of our day but I think the team feels a little disappointed with the overall result come the end of the race. ”

“Whilst Nelson’s race went according to plan and was without incident, our focus now has to be on Oliver’s race. He had a very solid first stint but then suffered with thermal issues with his second car. However, we must remember this is only our third race together as a team and we will continue to focus forward and make progress in the coming race events.”