Andretti expecting Buenos Aires layout to suit their car


Andretti Formula E are expecting the track at the Buenos Aires ePrix to suit their package, ahead of the race this weekend.

The circuit is one of the fastest on the Formula E calendar, and will see the highest top speeds of the year reached on its long main straight.

Antonio Felix da Costa is expecting these conditions to play to the strengths of the Andretti car, and given the Portuguese driver won the inaugural race there in season one and ran as high as second last year, he is confident of another strong result.

“Buenos Aires has always been a really good venue for me,” da Costa said.

“I won my first Formula E race there, and then last year I was in SuperPole and ran second before I had some bad luck.

“The track layout could really suit our powertrain, the opposite of the track in Marrakesh. If we reach our potential, we can look forward to some good points with both cars here.

“I’m looking forward to coming back. We’ve had a little break, and now a good run here could really set us in the right direction for the rest of the season.”

Team Principal Roger Griffiths is also relishing the chance to return to a track which he describes as something they ‘are more used to’.

Griffiths commented, “We are certainly looking forward to going back to Argentina, we have been able to make the car work pretty well there in the past.”

“Going to Argentina is much more what we are used to after Marrakesh. Buenos Aires is actually the fastest track on the calendar in terms of maximum speed.

“Antonio won that race in the first year and we, as Andretti, have traditionally done pretty well there. There has been an awful lot going on since the last race and people have been working extremely hard.”

Andretti will be looking to bounce back from what was a disappointing result in Marrakesh last time out.

The team didn’t manage to score any points with da Costa having to retire and Robin Frijns only managing eleventh.