Andretti hoping to turn around bad luck in Monaco

by Scott Douglas

Robin Frijns has said that he is hoping the bad luck the team has experienced in recent races ends this weekend at the Monaco ePrix.

His MS Amlin Andretti team have had a frustrating season so far, failing to score any points since a promising opening race in Hong Kong.

That has included two retirements, and leaves the team third from bottom in the team’s championship and both Frijns and his team-mate Antonio Felix da Costa in the bottom half of the driver’s standings.

Frijns has blamed these results on bad luck, and said that the team’s pace at the last round in Mexico City gave him hope that they would have a change of fortune in Monaco.

“During the last round in Mexico City we showed some great pace which is very encouraging,” the Dutchman said.

“The team is working hard every day to be back in the points. We’ve had some bad luck the past few races so we are going to look to turn that around this weekend in Monaco.”

Da Costa agreed that the team had a good chance of getting in the top ten again, especially as he feels that the tight layout of the Monaco track will suit the Andretti car.

Da Costa said, “I think we’ll have a good car because this track suits our car better than others. I think as a team, we’re going to do a really good job and keep improving on ourselves.

“We’ve been doing really well in our sim sessions so hopefully we arrive in Monaco with a really good chance of getting back in the points.”

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