Vergne hoping to break winless streak in London


LONDON – Jean-Eric Vergne hopes to break his winless duck and claim his first victory of the FIA Formula E season at this weekend’s double-header round in London.

Vergne joined the Andretti Formula E Team in Punta del Este towards the end of 2014 after being released by Scuderia Toro Rosso in Formula 1.

Since then, he has scored more pole positions than any other driver in Formula E, starting from the front of the grid for races in Punta del Este, Miami and Moscow.

However, Vergne has failed to convert any of the poles into a race win, scoring just one podium finish in the past seven races.

The Frenchman is now hoping to finally break his winless duck at Battersea Park this weekend, with the double-header race offering two opportunities for him to do so.

“Obviously it was a shame not to win,” Vergne told MotorSportsTalk. “I had many poles, all those great performances, but I always got some issues in the race that wouldn’t allow me to win the race.

“So it’s a bit of a shame but here there are two races so hopefully it will work out.”

Vergne is yet to confirm his plans for the second season of Formula E, which is set to start this fall, and remains open to any opportunities that may present themselves.

“I don’t know, we’ll see,” Vergne said when asked about a second season in Formula E. “We’ll consider the options that are out and then make the best choice and the best decision.”

Vergne has also been working with Ferrari as a simulator driver, and reported that it was going “very well, very well. I’m really happy there.”