DS Techeetah confirm that they will use team tactics in Saturday’s Formula E race in Berlin.

Saturday started in the best way possible for DS Techeetah – Jean-Eric Vergne and Antonio Felix da Costa secured a front-row lockout for the opening race of the Berlin E-Prix doubleheader, which is crucial in terms of the title battle. The team principal Mark Preston admits that the team will use tactics to seize the opportunity.

“Of course. In the previous years, we were leading the championship when we came here,” he told Motorsport.com.

“Then, it was more that we arrived knowing what we had to do. We’ve been ahead in the past but now we’re behind [fourth in the teams’ standings] so today has got to be a consolidation to get as many points as possible between the two. This is so that tomorrow one of them has the chance to win the drivers’ [title]. 

“We have to still deliver in the race and that’s how you can win a championship. But still, things go wrong.” 

Preston has also supposed that the team plan might change during the race itself.

“We’ve got lots and lots of different parameters that are going on behind the scenes,” he added.

“The attack mode obviously always mixes things up. So we may have our plan but as soon as you meet the enemy, that’s when they go out the window. We’ll have a plan but then when we actually go into battle, it’ll be different, I’m sure.

“We’ll just have to react with the race. The guys know we have to get the most points we can.” 

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