Robin Frijns of the Andretti Formula E team insists that his body is fine ahead of the Monaco ePrix and is confident of a strong performance from both himself and his teammate.
The Andretti star, who hails from Holland, twisted his knee while training two weeks ago. There were concerns that he was not going to be able to race in Monaco however the 25-year-old will be there when the lights go green on Saturday.
“I’m fine and feeling good and I even raced last weekend,” he said referring to his outing in the Blancpain Sprint series at Brands Hatch last weekend.
“I was running and I turned to the left slightly and my knee turned to the right. I heard it cracking three times and I collapsed. And that was it, it was quite nasty.”
Frijns and his team have been on the slide after a strong start to the season in Hong Kong where he finished sixth and teammate Felix da Costa finished fifth. They have not been in the points since. However, Frijns believes their poor run of form is about to end.
“In Hong Kong we had a good race, in Marrakesh we just didn’t have the pace, with both cars. In Buenos Aires we struggled a bit with the pace as well. After that the team did a good job, working really hard to improve stuff and we went to Mexico quite confident.
“Qualifying wasn’t that good from my side, I just did a little mistake and started 14th. But in the race we were pretty quick, I was really happy and overtaking a few cars and then it was the pit stops.
“It was just miscommunication. It’s easy for a driver to just blame the team for it, but in the end it was just miscommunication at the briefing, so it was just bad luck again. I think top five was definitely possible with both cars, so that was good points [lost] so hopefully in Monaco we can turn the tide.”
The Indianapolis based team are currently eighth in the Team Standings while Frijns and Da Costa occupy 16th and 12th in the Drivers Standings respectively. Both the team and the drivers need to go some if they want to finish the season in respectable positions.