Andre Lotterer says hard work and patience were the key to improving his performance throughout his first season in the Formula E World Championship.
The three-time Le Mans 24 Hours champion signed with Techeetah to race alongside Jean-Eric Vergne.
Despite the win in Santiago, Chile, the start of Lotterer in the category was not easy, see his performances in Hong Kong and Marrakesh.
“In the beginning, in Valencia, I honestly did not know how I was going to do it, because everything seemed so far away from everything I was used to,” he told e-racing365.
His improvement in Chile was followed by another podium in Rome and six consecutive top 10 finishes in the second half of the season.
He also made several appearances in the “Super Pole” sessions, which gave him more confidence in his second season with the new DS Techeetah team.
“My approach is totally different now, I’m going to fifth season,” he explained.
“I’m much more confident now, but it was not easy.”
“But I was calm, I worked hard and spent many days with the team on the simulator.”
Lotterer had little experience in street circuits when he made his debut in December with only a Formula 3 race at Pau in 2000, his only experience in urban racing.
“I really like to run in the streets; That gives me something else, especially in the standings, “he said.
“This is the excitement of Formula E, and I think next season will be even more challenging for sure.”
“I was not so comfortable on the slopes at the beginning of the year, but then it got more natural, very fast and fun,” he said.
“I do not feel that my lack of experience in street circuits is a big deal to be honest because you have to adapt very quickly to them. It’s sinking or swimming, and I think this type of race also suits me. “