Oliver Turvey looking forward to home race


2015/2016 FIA Formula E Championship. Paris ePrix, Paris, France. Friday 22 April 2016. Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT/Formula E ref: Digital Image _W2Q1312

NextEV TCR driver Oliver Turvey is hoping to end his season on a high at the London ePrix by scoring his best result of the season.

The British driver made his debut at last year’s race, scoring in both rounds, and is looking to repeat the feat this year. Living only a couple of miles away from Battersea Park, he is hoping a home crowd can help spur him on.

He said, “It is always special to race at home on British soil especially as the Formula E race is held in London only a couple of miles from where I am now living! At a home race it is great to have the support of family, friends and all the British fans, which gives me an extra boost.”

“It was a fantastic experience to be able to make my debut in Formula E at the London ePrix last year and I was pleased with my weekend to be the fastest of the new drivers, be on the pace of the championship leaders to score points in both races, and support Nelson in winning the championship. “

“This year has been a more challenging season with the package we have, but I hope to be able to keep on improving and score our best result of the season.”

It’s been a difficult season so far for Turvey, only managing two points finishes all season, although he has out qualified and outscored teammate Nelson Piquet Jr. Despite the lack of results, he says he’s happy with his full season in Formula E.

“I have really enjoyed my first full season racing in Formula E, it’s a great championship with strong competition and visits to some amazing cities around the world,” he commented. “I have learnt a lot and tried to improve through the season to get the most out myself, the car and team, and have been satisfied to score the team’s best qualifying and race result.”  

Piquet Jr. was also looking to get a good result on a track that holds good memories for him after clinching the title there last year. He said, “Well that race obviously holds very special memories for me! It was at Battersea Park, the season finale last season as well, that we won the championship last July so it’s going to be great to go back there.”

“I enjoyed racing there in the first season so it will be good to see if we can get a result to wrap up the season this time around. The track is quite good, it’s really bumpy and narrow so it’s a challenging one.”