Formula E

Blomqvist Looking to Build on Good Progress from Puebla with Strong Brooklyn Weekend

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Tom Blomqvist will compete in his first New York City E-Prix this weekend, with the Anglo-Swedish racer aiming to return to the points for the first time since the Rome E-Prix in April.

The NIO 333 FE Team have shown good speed with both Blomqvist and team-mate Oliver Turvey, but their performance in the races have often seen them drop down the order.  This was evident in the Puebla E-Prix three weeks ago where Blomqvist took a top ten starting position but was unable to convert that into a points finish.

NIO started the year with five top ten finishes in the opening six races, but since then neither Blomqvist nor Turvey have scored points, with the team currently sitting at the bottom of the Teams’ Championship heading into the final six races of the season.

Blomqvist is looking forward to racing around the Brooklyn Street Circuit this weekend as the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship plays host to rounds ten and eleven of the 2020-21 season, with the twenty-seven-year-old aiming to continue the progress NIO have made this season.

“Personally, I think it’s great we’re able to race in New York, said Blomqvist. “It’s such an iconic city. I have never raced there so it will be a first for me.

“The circuit is a proper street circuit with its own intricacies; also it tends to be hot at this time of year, so that will throw us teams another curveball to deal with.

“I’m excited! I feel like we made good progress last time out and hope to continue that in Brooklyn.”

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