team principal has urged his team to remain calm after an underwhelming defence of their Formula E teams title.

 

After winning seven races last season, the Renault e.dams team is now without a win since June and has scored less than half the points this season of powertrain customer Techeetah.

 

Driot returned to his post in Rome after a health issue sidelined him in the first half of this season, and the Frenchman believes his team can soon return to the front without the need for drastic changes.

 

 

“I think there is nothing really dramatic [wrong] within the team. It’s just a question of putting everything back in their heads, to gain back confidence and not to run after something that we have in hand, said Driot.

 

“I think it’s important that if we are relaxed, do our job, normally without trying to reinvent the wheel, it can turn around again and we can [have] a fantastic end to the season. We had the same car last year and won six races.

 

Season two champion Sebastien Buemi is currently enduring a nine-race winless streak, the longest in his Formula E career, and teammate Nico Prost is currently 18th in the drivers’ championship with just seven points to his name.

 

Despite this, Driot believes both drivers can regain their form but admits a change to the driver lineup could happen with Nissan due to take control of the team next season.

 

“The most important thing is to regain confidence, to be relaxed, and to do your job without trying like the engineers to reinvent everything. When you go too far, the driver is overdriving which is not good, and the technicians are doing more than they should do to compensate, and it doesn’t work,” said Driot.

 

“There are some ongoing discussions regarding the driver lineup. We have a new partner, so it’s important to define their wishes in terms of drivers. For sure, we want to perform, but the marketing is also very important for what we want to achieve.

 

“We are discussing at the moment, but we have not taken a decision.”

 

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