London ePrix preview: Mike Conway

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Qualifying Session. Berlin e-Prix, Alexanderplatz, Germany, Europe. Saturday 21 May 2016 Photo: Adam Warner / LAT / FE

Brit Mike Conway is looking forward to his home ePrix around Battersea Park.

‘It’s cool, it’s quite different. I got the train up yesterday, normally I’m headed to an airport! So it’s good to be here racing in the middle of Battersea. I have family and friends coming up this weekend, so it’s going to be fun.’

In addition to the challenges identified by Simona de Silvestro and Sam Bird, Conway offered up another insight into the potential pitfalls of the park circuit.

‘There’s quite a crown in the road here, and some quite quick corners where the crown is quite prominent, so it’s going to be tricky in terms of how low you can get the car and where it’s going to be touching and upsetting things. We’ll know some more after the Shakedown what it’s going to be like, but normally you don’t know until you get out for Free Practice One.’

Conway confirmed he was in talks with Venturi about a drive for next season, and that he felt prepared despite the six week break.

‘They keep us busy doing simulator work and stuff in between [ePrixs], and after Le Mans you’ve got plenty of miles in, so ready to go. It’s weird that it’s the last one, but the start of season three isn’t too far away. The calendar looks pretty cool – Montreal and New York, some really cool places, so hopefully we’ll get there.’

The first round of the London ePrix double header takes place on Saturday at 3pm. 

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