Jean-Eric Vergne felt his steering fail the lap before his race-ending incident, until the steering “broke completely” and resulted in the Frenchman ploughing into the barriers at Turn 13 during the Formula E Paris ePrix.
“I could feel the problem the lap before and I told my engineers that something broke with the steering direction,” Jean-Eric revealed. “They said I should keep going and if I was to come in there was no point, so I tried to keep going but then it just broke even more. I mean it broke completely and the wall was in front of me.”
Despite qualifying well and looking to battle Buemi for the win during the second half of the Paris ePrix, the Frenchman declared the weekend one he “would rather forget.”
“I would rather forget this weekend right now. There is a lot of frustration. I had prepared the car so for the end of the race I could attack Sebastien Buemi and at least if I hadn’t had won, I would have come second and would have enjoyed the podium. I want to make my Parisian fans proud and it just a real shame.”
This is the second consecutive ePrix where the Techeetah driver has not finished the race and lost out on vital points in the championship.