Formula E

Piquet says test was like ‘first day at school’

1 Mins read
Credit: Jaguar

Nelson Piquet Jr has said that driving for Panasonic Jaguar racing this week was like the ‘first day at school’.

The Brazilian switched to the British team from NIO, the team he won the championship with in season one.

And although there were challenges adapting to his new squad, the Brazilian was happy with how his three days of testing went in Valencia.

Piquet said, “It’s been a really great couple of days. The first day for me was like my first day at school – some new faces, a new team – but it’s been a really positive week.

“Our track times have been where we want them to be, and we have gained a lot of invaluable information ahead of the first race.  The Jaguar team has a great energy and I’m looking forward to Hong Kong.”

Team-mate Mitch Evans also enjoyed a solid test, out-pacing Piquet on each day and showing signs that Jaguar might have moved into the midfield with their new I-TYPE 2 car.

Although not sure of where the team are in the pecking order, Evans said that Jaguar has made clear progress in terms of efficiency and weight.

“As always there have been a lot of learnings, but we won’t know until we get to Hong Kong how we will compare against the other teams,” said Evans.

“We are positive about the improvements we have made – the efficiency and weight of the car are much improved – that will help us be more competitive next season.”

Avatar photo
679 posts

About author
Formula E writer for TCF since 2015-16 and fascinated by all things electric.
Related posts
Formula 2Formula E

Jehan Daruvala to Make Formula E Debut With Maserati

1 Mins read
Formula 2’s Jehan Daruvala is set to make his Formula E debut with Maserati MSG Racing
Formula E

Formula E Title Contenders Embrace Ancient Rome's Spirit Ahead of Rome E-Prix Double Header

2 Mins read
The top four contenders in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship came together in Rome to pay tribute to the fearless charioteers of ancient Rome. As they gear up for the Rome E-Prix double header, Jake Dennis, Nick Cassidy, Pascal Wehrlein, and Mitch Evans took part in a chariot-themed photoshoot at the historic Circus Maximus.
Formula E

Jake Hughes and McLaren Seek Redemption at 2023 Rome E-Prix

1 Mins read
Jake Hughes and the NEOM McLaren Formula E Team are determined to bounce back at the Rome E-Prix after a challenging race in Portland.