Putrajaya|24 Nov, 2014

Agag: Putrajaya ePrix was world-class

Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag believes the Putrajaya ePrix was a spectacular event that took the championship to new heights.

“When you start well the important thing is to always try to do even better,” he said. “This was our goal ahead of Putrajaya, after our debut in Beijing, and I think we can say we have achieved this.

“The race was spectacular, full of overtaking and emotions, thanks to a really nice track. I think the audience on track and all those who followed the race on television had a great time. Even more satisfied are all the fans who voted for Bruno Senna in FanBoost: thanks to them the driver could exploit extra 40bhp boost to make a beautiful overtake on Nico Prost. This is the first time fans can really interact with a sport and become protagonists!

“The facilities have been worthy of a world-class event and I want to thank our partners and Formula E Malaysia, who have done a really good job. Now all our efforts are directed to South America, where we will have two races in a month. First up on December 13 we will be in Punta del Este in Uruguay and on January 10 we will race in Buenos Aires in Argentina. In a land where motorsport has a strong tradition I'm sure we will be greeted with warmth and passion.”

The drivers echoed Agag’s thoughts. Lucas di Grassi, who finished second for Audi Sport ABT said: “Congratulations to everyone involved in making this race happen. It was a really good track with lots of different and challenging corners, and one that created exciting racing.”