Formula e – Andretti takes a step back

Now known as Amlin Andretti, the American team has decided to return to the package used in the first Formula E season.

Published on 27/08/2015 à 11:29

Pierre Tassel

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Formula e – Andretti takes a step back

During the presentation of the eight manufacturers selected by the FIA to develop their own solutions on the powertrain of the single-seaters used for the second season of the Formula e, the team Andretti Formula E was in a good position.

But the preliminary tests for the 2015-2016 campaign, which took place during the month of August in Donington in England, did not allow Michael Andretti's team to complete enough kilometers to make the powertrain reliable. Hence the return during the last day of testing last Tuesday to the package from the 2014-2015 season, which allowed Simona de Silvestro and Robin Frijns to align the towers.

This step back will remain the choice made by Amlin Andretti for the coming season. “It was obvious that we were facing a number of issues at this point. We continued to work on this and were confident we would find a solution, but unfortunately circumstances left us no choice.

It is important to show ourselves in a good light and we are putting our plans to develop the powertrain on hold and we are not giving up our status as a manufacturer. We're going to continue working but just delay the introduction until season three. » specifies Roger Griffith, boss of Andretti Technologies.

The 2015-2016 Formula E season will begin on October 17 in Beijing, China.

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