Long Beach ePrix: De Silvestro scores first Formula E points with 9th place finish

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FIA Formula E Championship 2015/16. Pre-season Testing Session Five. Simona De Silvestro (SUI), Andretti ATEC-01 Donington Park Racecourse, Derby, England. Monday 24 August 2015 Photo: Adam Warner / LAT / FE

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.’

Read a review of the Long Beach ePrix here.

Formula E returns on 21st April for the Paris ePrix.

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