LONG BEACH, USA. Simon de Silvestro claimed her first ever Formula E points this weekend with a strong finish in a undulating Long Beach ePrix.
Amid various incidents and penalties, de Silvestro kept her nose clean, and despite a tense few final laps where the field was suddenly bunched up again after a Safety Car, managed to bring the car home in ninth.
‘[I’m feeling] great. We’ve been so close so many races and then [it] never happened and to finish 9th is pretty good. I wished we’d finished higher up but I will take it home.
‘We have to improve our qualfying, I think that really hurt us a lot today but I’m really happy and it’s a big step in the right direction.’
Formula E returns on 21st April for the Paris ePrix.