Heidfeld looking for fourth different category podium in Monaco

by Scott Douglas

Mahindra Racing’s Nick Heidfeld says that he’s hoping to achieve another Monaco podium at this weekend’s ePrix.

The German has won in Monaco in F3, F3000 and achieved a second place in Formula 1 in 2005.

And with his M3Electro starting to show promising pace, he’s hopeful that he can achieve a fourth category podium around the streets of the principality.

Although admitting it was a shame that the Formula E race uses a shortened version of the track, Heidfeld said he was still looking forward to scoring points having missed out in Mexico and Buenos Aires.

“I’m really looking forward to Monaco, it’s a special circuit with lots of history – though it’s a pity we don’t race on the original longer layout. We have shown good pace but we are definitely targeting more points than we’ve had in the last two races!

“I’m all fired up for a good result, and with the M3Electro this year we have a better chance of winning. While there is limited scope for development I feel the team has worked well to close the margin more and more.

“It would be cool to be on the podium in Monaco for the fourth different single-seater class after my wins in F3, F3000 and my second place in Formula One.”

Conversely his team-mate Felix Rosenqvist will be making his single-seater debut in Monaco this weekend, and said that he is hoping for a good qualifying lap and clean first corner in order to secure a good result.

“The speed of the car is better than ever: our race in Mexico was so much stronger than the first races this season,” Rosenqvist said. “In Monaco, we need to get a good lap in qualifying to start in the top five.

“We want to avoid any mess at the first corner and if we start in clean air, we have a greater chance of a strong result. Monaco is my hometown now, but I’ve only raced there in karts in 2006, which was on a similar track to the ePrix circuit.

“It will be really special to make my single-seater debut in Monaco with Formula E!”

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