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Paffett aiming for a positive result in Mexico

Posted 14th February 2019

This weekend will see Gary Paffett take on the fourth round of this year’s ABB FIA Formula E Championship and having gained experience in a new series, Gary and his HWA RACELAB team are looking for a positive result in the fourth round of this season's all-electric series.

Encouraged by recent positive performances, Gary and his HWA RACELAB team now travel to Central America for this weekend's, CBMM Niobium Mexico City EPrix. On the back of his first full distance race last time out in Santiago, Gary is determined to continue the upward trend in results and has set his sights on securing his first point-scoring finish.

The race will be held on a shorter variant of the Formula 1 circuit at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, which, at 2,500 metres above sea level, is one of the highest racetracks in the world. The drivers pass under the grandstands at the Foro Sol stadium, where there promises to be a unique arena atmosphere.

Having gained valuable track time in the previous round in Santiago, the SAP-sponsored driver will be keen to help improve the team's results this weekend.

"We are making progress every weekend: me personally, Stoffel and the entire HWA RACELAB team. I completed the full race in Santiago. That was the first step. The next step is now to score the first points. That is my goal for Mexico. We now have a certain pace and greater experience with the car and the processes on a race weekend. We will now improve step by step, I am sure of that. I am really looking forward to Mexico."

HWA team principal, Ulrich Fritz, echoes Gary’s thoughts on wanting to see a positive result for the team in Mexico.

“We took a step forward in all areas in Chile and were again able to gain a lot of experience. Unfortunately, we failed to get a good result in the race. However, we will focus on the positive: we had the speed to challenge for our first points. If possible, we want to finish the job this time in Mexico. However, I am wary of making predictions or setting ambitious goals. Unlike in Chile, the circuit in Mexico is once again familiar ground for the other teams. This means that they start the weekend with an advantage, which we must first make up."

The full day of action for Gary will get underway on Saturday 16th, with free practice at 13:30 (GMT), followed by qualifying at 17:45 and the main race beginning at 22:00.