Qualifying in Monaco this weekend will be critical for the fraternity.  The twelve turn 1.76km circuit will be difficult for drivers to overtake so the team are looking to start the race from the front of the grid. Drivers will then battle over 51 laps around the narrow and undulating circuit, reaching a top speed of 190 km/h at turn 1 and a minimum of 40 km/h at turn 3.


“There is nothing comparable to Monaco on the calendar for a whole host of reasons. It has certainly always been unique on the F1 calendar and I suppose that sentiment carries through to Formula E, albeit on a modified circuit to the traditional Formula 1 circuit layout” said ’s Gerry Hughes.


“All of the street circuits have their own specific set of requirements from a chassis set-up, powertrain and cooling system management perspective and Monaco is no different. Interestingly, Monaco is amongst the smoothest (from a track surface perspective), of the circuits on the Formula E calendar and hence this does have implications on chassis set-up and optimisation”.


Monaco has been a happy hunting ground for a number of drivers on the Formula E circuit, with Oliver Turvey being no exception, having won in the Principality in the junior open-wheeler categories.


“I am really excited to be going back to race in Monaco, I have special memories of winning on my Monaco debut in the World Series 3.5” said Turvey.


“It’s a very unique track, with an amazing atmosphere around the harbour. I have always enjoyed driving on the famous streets of Monaco so I am confident of achieving a strong result for the team.


“Going back to the Principality is always amazing for a driver and I’ve had some great results there in the past by winning both in World Series by Renault and GP2” s concurs DS ’s Sam Bird.


“I feel very good ahead of this event, I came 4th there last time for the team and I believe we’ve done some great work since Mexico. I fully believe that both myself and my team mate will be fighting for strong point scores come Saturday afternoon”.


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