Race Details

Round 2: Malaysia

Putrajaya ePrix

Putrajaya is the home of the federal government in Malaysia and lies 25km south of capital city Kuala Lumpur. It is acknowledged as Malaysia’s first intelligent cyber garden city.

The clockwise track is 2.56km long, with 12 turns. The fastest lap was timed at 1:21.779 last season.

Pre-Race Preview

Nelson Piquet:

“Last season Putrajaya was one of the best tracks of the year. It’s a really technical track and last year we were set to be on the podium before were pushed off-track.”

“This year is going to be a bit more complicated because we need to work on our car a bit more before we start thinking about podiums but nevertheless it’s a track where it demands more of the driver than the car compared to Beijing, so I’m looking forward to the race.”

Pre-Race Preview

Oliver Turvey:

“This will be my first time at Putrajaya and I’m looking forward to it.”

“I have a little idea of what to expect as I did a few laps on the simulator before Beijing and it looks like a good track. It looks exciting, challenging and has a lot of gradient changes. The result we got in Beijing was very good so if we can score points again in Malaysia that would be our aim.”

Gallery

Post-Race Review

Nelson Piquet (Car #1):

“We did a bit of a different strategy and went longer with the first car. We got a bit lucky as a lot of cars broke down and there were a lot of problems ahead of us.”

“I think that's sort of going to be the plan for the whole year. Oliver did it in Beijing and got some points and I did it here. That’s our reality, to try to score points where we can. It’s tough coming off the back of a world championship but we’ll keep going and doing the best possible.”

Final Timings:

50:58.072 +40.623

Post-Race Review

Oliver Turvey (Car #88):

“I had a sticking throttle from the start that meant that when I lifted off the throttle the motor was still driving the car, so it was impossible to drive really.”

“The car switched off in the hairpin on the first two laps so I was trying to manage and get round the laps to swap cars as soon as possible. But then I came into turn 5, which is a tight corner, and it just drove me straight forwards into the wall unfortunately.”

Final Timings:

6:04.603 DNF