Andretti looking to finally get back into the points in Paris


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MS Amlin Andretti are looking to finally get back in the points this weekend at the Paris ePrix.

The American team have failed to score in any of the previous four races, and are stuck on the eighteen points that they earned at the opening race in Hong Kong.

And despite managing to finish in the top ten in Monaco, Antonio Felix da Costa received a time penalty for an unsafe release from his pit stop that relegated him to eleventh.

But having had a good race for Andretti in Paris last year, Robin Frijns is hopeful he can break the pointless streak and get back into the points in the French capital.

Frijns said, “The Paris ePrix last year went pretty well for me and the MS Amlin Andretti team. I had a good fight with Antonio which was fun because he wasn’t my teammate last year.

“In the end, I finished seventh which wasn’t a bad result. We’ve had a difficult time the past few races and we are looking to finally get back into the points in Paris. The team has been working very hard for a good finish.”

Da Costa is also looking forward to the Paris race, saying it was one of his favoured tracks, despite it having what he described as some ‘mickey mouse’ sections.

“Paris is a track that I really like. I did well there last year and was very quick. It’s one of the most technical tracks on the Formula E calendar and it’s very hard to overtake,” he said.

“There are a lot of the tough, technical “Mickey Mouse” areas which provide a challenge. It’s important to have a good setup in the car.

“To race in the centre of Paris is always really cool so I’m looking forward to it. I’m excited to see if as a team we can take another step forward like we have been doing each race and target some points.”