Vergne hopes FE never returns to Puebla

PUEBLA, MEXICO – JUNE 20: Jean Eric Vergne of France drives with the DS Techeetah team during the competition of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship – Puebla E-Prix Round 9 at Autodromo Miguel E Abed on June 20, 2021 in Puebla, Mexico. (Photo by Cesar Gomez/Jam Media/Getty Images)

Jean-Eric Vergne is not happy with how the Formula E weekend at Puebla went, and hopes the championship never returns to the “decomposing” circuit.

The circuit, which was added as an alternative for the Mexico City track who was unable to host the race due to Covid-19 related issues, received mixed critics from the drivers on a weekend that saw complex conditions that included rain.

“The water was coming back up. I don’t understand how that’s even possible,” Vergne said about water that was coming on track when it rained.

“And then the track was getting into a million pieces at the exit of Turn 1 and in the middle of Turn 9. 

“We go in the middle of qualifying and we lose two second from FP3 to qualifying because of the water rising. It’s sunny.  I did not enjoy the track.” 

Vergne also talked about his struggles throughout the race, saying he event went to hit a bit of the track that was “decomposing.”

“Today I was hit at the start by a Mahindra and that destroyed my floor. My handling today was awful.  

“It was clearly one of my worst races in Formula E in terms of car handling. I had so much oversteer here.  

“I just hit a little bit of the track that was decomposing. I hope we are never ever coming back to this track.”

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