Andretti relieved to keep seventh place after lacklustre result in Montreal

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MS Amlin Andretti say that they were pleased to have kept hold of seventh place in the team’s championship after a disappointing Montreal ePrix.

Although Robin Frijns had managed to finish eighth on the Saturday, both he and Antonio Felix da Costa started towards the back for Sunday’s race and weren’t able to make much progress in the race, finishing well outside the points.

While disappointed with the result, Andretti Team Principal Roger Griffiths said that the team’s main aim going into the weekend was to keep their seventh place position in the championship – something they managed by just one point.

“We came to Montreal with a principle goal of retaining our position within the team’s championship and that has been achieved, so we are pleased with that,” Griffiths said.

“Obviously seventh place is not really where we wish to finish but we are pleased we didn’t fall further behind. As far as Race 2 here in Montreal goes, it was slightly disappointing to finish outside of the points.

“For some reason, neither driver was able to make the progress during the race that we had seen previously and we finished the season on a little bit of a low note.”

Da Costa said he too was pleased to keep hold of seventh for the team, but that the team needed to regroup and come back stronger for season four.

He said, “It was a tough race for the MS Amlin Andretti team today but I’m glad we kept seventh in the championship.

“We need to regroup with the guys and I’m looking forward to having some time off. We will start again in Season 4.”

Driver’s Championship

1Lucas di GrassiBRAAbt Schaeffler Audi181
2Sebastien BuemiSUIRenault e.dams157
3Felix RosenqvistSWEMahindra Racing127
4Sam BirdGBRDS Virgin Racing122
5Jean-Eric VergneFRATecheetah117
6Nico ProstFRARenault e.dams93
7Nick HeidfeldGERMahindra Racing88
8Daniel AbtGERAbt Schaeffler Audi67
9Jose Maria LopezARGDS Virgin Racing65
10Stephane SarrazinFRATecheetah36
11Nelson Piquet JrBRANextEV NIO33
12Oliver TurveyGBRNextEV NIO26
13Robin FrijnsNEDMS Amlin Andretti24
14Mitch EvansNZLPanasonic Jaguar Racing22
15Loic DuvalFRAFF Dragon Racing20
16Pierre GaslyFRARenault e.dams18
17Maro EngelGERVenturi16
18Jerome d'AmbrosioBELFF Dragon Racing13
19Tom DillmanFRAVenturi12
20Antonio Felix da CostaPORMS Amlin Andretti10
21Adam CarrollGBRPanasonic Jaguar Racing5
22Esteban GutierrezMEXVenturi5
23Alex LynnGBRDS Virgin Racing3

Team’s Championship

1Renault e.damsFRA268
2Abt Schaeffler AudiGER248
3Mahindra RacingIND215
4DS Virgin RacingGBR190
7MS Amlin AndrettiUSA34
8FF Dragon RacingUSA33
10Panasonic Jaguar RacingGBR27