Vergne: ‘no reason' to change approach despite Formula E title lead
Having led the Techeetah team to a 1-2 finish in Santiago, Vergne scored his second win of the season at the last race in Punta Del Este to extend his lead over Mahindra’s Felix Rosenqvist.
“It’s been working pretty well so far the way I approach races, so there’s no reason to change,” said Vergne. “The championship is still very long, and 30 points is not much. Everything can change very quickly in Formula E, so we have to keep pushing.
“I think we’ve made a big step forward; both me as a driver and the team. Last year was the first season for the team, and there were many mistakes made,” he added.
“When you are far away in the championship, you just try to win a race and have good results; it’s not really the mentality I like. I like to do a full championship not doing mistakes, and fighting for the win, especially for the title. That puts me in a different mentality.
With reigning champion Lucas Di Grassi out of contention, and season two champion Sebastien Buemi yet to win a race this season, Vergne’s main challenge has come from Rosenqvist and DS Virgin’s Sam Bird.
Vergne is not paying too much attention to their results, however, choosing instead to focus on maximising his and the Techeetah team’s performance in the second half of the season.
“The main one that can make me lose the championship is myself, so the focus is purely on that,” said Vergne. “If I keep doing the same job, have a good car and keep doing a good job, it will be fine. I’m very confident on that, and I’m not focusing on one driver in particular.”
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