F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi - Previews

Εκτός Formula 1 φαίνεται πως θα μείνει ο Jean-Eric Vergne το 2015. Ελάχιστες διαθέσιμες θέσεις υπάρχουν και το πιθανότερο είναι να δούμε τον πρώην οδηγό της Toro Rosso σε άλλη κατηγορία μηχανοκίνητου αθλητισμού, τουλάχιστον για τη νέα σεζόν. Ένα τέτοιο motorsport είναι η Formula E, η οικολογική πρόταση της FIA στο οποίο παίρνουν μέρος αρκετά γνωστά ονόματα.

Τις ικανότητές του στα ηλεκτρικά μονοθέσια θα δοκιμάσει ο Vergne το ερχόμενο Σαββατοκύριακο, στο Grand Prix που θα φιλοξενήσει η Ουρουγουάη. Ο 24χρονος θ’ αγωνιστεί για λογαριασμό της Andretti Autosport, δίπλα στον Franck Montagny.

Δηλώσεις του Vergne, αλλά και του Michael Andretti, επί κεφαλής της ομάδας, μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο Τύπου που ακολουθεί.

Δελτίο Τύπου

12.8.2014 – The Andretti Formula-E Team will place Frenchman Jean-Éric Vergne behind the wheel of the No. 28 electric-powered machine for Round Three of Formula E competition in Punta del Este.

“It’s not often that you get to race at this time of the year,” said Vergne. “I am really looking forward to this opportunity, especially given its location in a place like Punta del Este. Although I have no experience in this new series, I am excited about the prospect of racing in Formula E, and racing for such a prestigious team as Andretti. As always, the main objective of the weekend is to stay out front and finish the year on a high note. The weekend will be a little like a journey into the unknown, but it is a journey that I am thoroughly looking forward to!”

The 24-year-old Vergne has three seasons of FIA Formula 1™ World Championship experience and has participated in seven championships throughout his career, recording 40 victories and 68 podiums. The 2010 British Formula 3 Champion will join fellow countryman Franck Montagny to complete the Andretti Formula-E two-car lineup for the American team led by Michael Andretti.

“We’re really happy to put JEV (Jean-Éric Vergne) in the car for Punta del Este,” said Andretti. “He has great talent and we think he’ll pair well with our team for competitive results. I also think having interest and participation from respected F1 drivers shows great strength and the true potential for Formula E as a series and World Championship.”

The Punta del Este ePrix will mark the Formula E debut for Vergne, who competed full-time on the Formula 1 circuit with Scuderia Toro Rosso where he ranked 13th in the 2014 F1 Drivers’ standings. The previous two rounds in the inaugural all-electric racing series saw the team’s full-season championship driver Montagny, as well as Charles Pic and reserve driver Matthew Brabham in competition for Andretti.

Catch all of the on-track action Saturday, from practice to the 35-lap race, with live timing and scoring via http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/live.aspx or follow along on Twitter with @AndrettiFE.

Fans can cast their vote for Vergne or teammate Montagny in the Formula E #FanBoost by visiting http://fanboost.fiaformulae.com.