Two out of four of the Monaco Increase Management drivers will hit the racing track this weekend as both Pascal Wehrlein and Lirim Zendeli return to action in the FIA Formula E series and USF pro 2000 respectively.
Wehrlein, 28, still leads the zero-emission championship despite not finishing the last disputed round in South Africa, where he was sidelined by an accident early in the race. “It was clearly my faut as I braked too late for the corner” says the TAG Porsche driver “but it’s all behind us now and in Brazil it will be maximum attack for me and the team. The track is totally new, we’ll have to learn it but it’s the same for everyone”. Interestingly, the racing course in Sao Paulo was designed inside a huge ‘Sambodrome’, a sort of stadium usually dedicated to traditional samba dancing events. Promoters expect to see around 35,000 people attending the one-race event on Saturday, which should generate a turnover of about 120 million dollars globally.
As for Lirim Zendeli, the youngest acquisition for Monaco Increase Management, the 23-years-old will return to a track he already knows as the Sebring International Raceway was home to the spring testing session last month. Zendeli impressed with his pace in the second race of the St.Petersburg round which yielded him a fourth place finish and a top-ten placement in the current points standings, but the Albanian driver knows there’s more to grab for himself and his #10 TJ Speed Motorsports car this weekend.