The competition will be run during Parque O’Higgins. Covering an area of 750,000 block meters, it is a second-largest park in a Chilean capital. The 2.348-kilometer lane in a core of Santiago with a prolonged straights, hairpins and chicanes loop around a Movistar Arena. “The lane blueprint looks exciting, though we’ll usually know accurately what awaits us during a circuit once we get there,” says Team Principal Allan McNish. “However, we already know one thing: it’ll be a totally opposite competition than a dual prior rounds this season. Firstly, we’re going to have many aloft temperatures to contend with and secondly, it’s a initial genuine city travel circuit on a calendar with all a standard characteristics of a travel track.”
The new plcae and different circuit have no temperament on a bureau team’s goal. “We know a intensity of a Audi e-tron FE05, a group and a drivers – now we need to put all of it together into a package that will get us onto a podium,” says Allan McNish. “Races in South America are always really special anyway since a fans are fervent and make for a good atmosphere.”
This also gives Audi motorist Lucas di Grassi an additional boost of motivation. “Santiago de Chile is usually a four-hour moody divided from my hometown, São Paulo, so a competition is kind of a turn on home dirt for me,” says a Brazilian. “After a formidable opener in Riyadh, we many recently took a transparent step brazen in Marrakesh. With a small some-more fortune, a lectern finish would have been probable there. Now we’re going to conflict in Santiago. The circuit is new for everyone, so we need to work all a harder and be entirely focused right off a bat.”
Like his teammate, Daniel Abt also scored points in a initial races of this season, though missed a podium. “Our whole group is inspired for success and fervent to take a prize home again as shortly as possible,” says a German. “Everyone is operative tough for this – trackside, during Audi in Neuburg and in a simulator. We’ve come to know a automobile improved and are optimizing a processes. I’m assured that we’re going to take a subsequent step toward a front of a margin in Santiago.”
The competition in Santiago de Chile will start during 4 PM internal time (8 PM CET) and be aired live on Eurosport. All general channels including promote schedules can be found online during www.fiaformulae.com.
This season, 4 cars regulating record from Audi and Schaeffler are on a Formula E grid: In further to a Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler bureau team, a Envision Virgin Racing group with Sam Bird and Robin Frijns races with a Audi e-tron FE05. Both drivers of a British racing group many recently finished on lectern in Marrakesh.