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Turvey looking for answers over pit stop loss

Buenos Aires ePrix – Oliver Turvey was left looking for answers over his loss in time during his pit stop.

The Briton was running in third place having overtaken Lucas di Grassi for the podium place in the early stages of the race.

Heavy energy consumption in the first half of the race saw him pit a lap earlier than the majority of the field. When his rivals emerged from the pits he had dropped to sixth place.

“I made a good start and felt good in the first part of the stint. I was quicker than Di Grassi, able to overtake him and was pleased to move up to P3,” Turvey said.

“When we made the pit stop it felt smooth, but when I came out I had lost three positions so we need to understand what happened there.”

His NextEV also overheated during the race, a common issue for Formula E cars racing in the Argentinean summer heat, meaning he had to drop his pace, costing him more positions.

A penultimate lap pass by Daniel Abt dropped Turvey to ninth place, which he retained to the chequered flag.

“Clearly having two cars progress to Super Pole was the highlight of our day but I think the team feels a little disappointed with the overall result come the end of the race,” said new Team Principal Gerry Hughes.

“However, we must remember this is only our third race together as a team and we will continue to focus forward and make progress in the coming race events.” 

About Chris Stevens

Chris is one of the graduates of a new blogging era of journalism. Moving from that to fully blown websites, covering Formula One and Formula E, has seen him become an FIA accredited journalist. He also podcasts with various websites and recently was accepted onto the Autosport junior programme.

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