What a pleasure !

fia formula e | 12.05.2015

What a fantastic day at Monaco ! A nice track, a great race, pole-position then victory : what a pleasure that was !

I qualified on pole, 2 tenth ahead of the others, which is a relatively huge gap considering the 53-seconds lap – behind, the gaps are much smaller. We can only do two laps during qualifying, and I managed a very good second lap.

During the race, I stayed in front during the 47 laps, and we managed a different strategy than Luca di Grassi : I stopped to change my car two laps after him. It was really important to stay in front, as it is impossible to overtake on that track, it is far too narrow to pass.

That was then a great day, really. There were 25 000 spectators, I think everybody was satisfied by this first Monaco e-prix. And, quite frankly, writing my name on top of the winner’s list, that’s cool, especially as that was the most important victory of the championship.

I am now 10 points behind Luca di Grassi, and there are 4 races left, therefore 100 points to grab. I can still win the championship. The eDams team is fantastic, without doubt the best in Formula E, and I will give it all to win this first championship.