Jerome D’Ambrosio was clearly delighted with his 2nd place in Berlin. Speaking after the race, he couldn’t help but smile as he spoke to Nikki Shields. I have no doubt that his smile grew even wider when Lucas di Grassi was excluded from the final classification for running a modified front wing.
‘It was a great weekend for us overall. I think in the last four races we’ve had the pace to be on the podium but we didn’t always manage to pit it all together in the race’, said D’Ambrosio as he reflected on Berlin.
‘This time we did it and it paid off! Not only am I happy about the result but I’m happy about the pace we’ve shown. Of course Lucas got excluded but you have to have the pace to be up there and have a chance’.
Whilst he expressed disappointment in not being able to celebrate on the top step in Berlin, he was confident that the opportunity would come again soon. ‘It’s a pity we didn’t get to experience the occasion but I’m sure we can do the same again soon’
Di Grassi’s disqualification also meant that Loic Duval also finished third for Dragon Racing, enough to jump them up to second in the team standings, ahead of Audi Sport ABT, Virgin Racing, NEXTEV TCR and Andretti. Berlin’s result shows the Dragon Racing can compete with the other top teams, and D’Ambrosio believes that there is more to come.
‘We are making progress and everyone is pushing for every last inch of performance and it’s paying off. We are understanding the car better every race and we can tune the car to any conditions’.
Looking ahead to the Moscow ePrix, D’Ambrosio believes that the circuit is yet another perfect location to hold a Formula E event and expressed his delight that the series was competing in such historic locations. ‘To race in cities is such a privilege…I mean we were just racing at Tempelhof, such a historic place and then next to the Kremilin in Moscow’.