Round 4 of the inaugural FIA Formula E season has started on the east coast of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Trulli Formula E’s drivers Jarno Trulli and Michela Cerruti had a successful shakedown yesterday but found some troubles today during free free practise.
During free practise, each teams run on different set ups to enable and establish both qualifying and race set up. It also gives the drivers more track experience and gives the engineers more information to work with. Michela Cerruti drew qualifying group 2, and Jarno Trulli 4, meaning they will enter the track next at 12.15 and 12.45 respectively.
Michela Cerruti, 18: “I’m happy with the race set up as we had a lot of time to test that this morning so I think that will be fine. I have a couple of things I need to improve on from my side, specially some of the corners. Second practise we trialled the quali set up and there was a lot of traffic on the track so it was difficult to get something out of it. We tested various downforce settings and have found the one we want to move forward with.”
Jarno Trulli, 10: “We had a braking issue with one of the cars, probably disk related but we’re having a closer look now. Of course, this left to us not being able to get the best out of the car. I had a bit of traffic to in my fastest lap, so without this, I’m hoping to be even quicker. Other than that, both my setups were working fine. The track is getting quicker and quicker and the grip is increasing, so it looks like we will have a good race.”