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Montagny: “I’ve had a smile on my face since the first lap”

6.5.2014 (via fiaformulae.com Franck Montagny is the first driver to be confirmed for the Andretti Autosport Formula E Team and we spoke with him following his first outing in the fully-electric Spark-Renault SRT_01E…

 

How does it feel to be announced as a Formula E driver for the first fully-electric racing championship?

Well I’m very happy to be part of it and I’m proud to be here at the beginning of the story. It’s a new championship and it’s completely different with a unique approach to racing. It’s not only a new racing series but a new era of motorsport.

 

Having driven the car for the first time during the shakedown at Donington Park, what are your feelings of the car?

The car is very special and honestly I have had a smile on my face since the first lap I stepped into it and I still can’t stop. It’s good fun to drive and if I have fun inside the car I think people outside will like it.

 

With the different levels of power available have you had the chance to experience a variety of feedback from the car?

I’ve tried full power once on an in-lap just to get a feeling and it’s fantastic but I guess this is not the way we are going to run the race. The power is not the most important thing, we have to bring the show to the people and I think we can do that.

 

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