This weekend sees DS Virgin Racing head to Mexico City, as the team prepares to take on the historic Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez track in front of 40,000 fans…
The team’s last outing in Buenos Aires was a successful one, with driver Sam Bird qualifying in pole positon and then leading from start to finish. Sam will be looking for a similarly strong showing in the first ever ePrix to take place in Mexico, as he aims to consolidate his position in the top three of the driver’s standings.
"I am feeling great ahead of Mexico," says Bird ahead of the race weekend. "I went into Buenos Aires with confidence because I knew the track, obviously I don’t have that luxury with Mexico but I’m confident with the team and the car and I’ll be aiming to compete for victory again. I know the two drivers in front of me in the standings are talented and they will put up a good fight but at least I can say that it’s a fight I’m in."
Meanwhile fellow driver, Jean-Eric Vergne, is looking to use the race as an opportunity to climb up the leader board. "I’m looking forward to Mexico, I feel like I haven’t done as well as I might have liked the past few races so I am going to give my everything during this event to get a good result. I am also really pleased to be heading to Mexico, I know the area we are going to, it’s fantastic and the stadium atmosphere will be amazing, I’ve raced in Mexico City before and the fans are great."
The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez track is the same one that the likes of Lewis Hamilton competed on in last year’s Formula 1 championship, albeit cut down to size for the Formula E drivers. Coming in at just over 2km, and housing 18 tricky turns, it should prove to be a fine setting for one of the most anticipated races of the year so far.
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