Michela Cerruti fights for the top-10 in Uruguay Formula E round

Team Trulli recorded their first top-5 finish and brought both cars to the checkered flag.

The third round of the FIA Formula E championship brought many steps forward for Team Trulli and Michela Cerruti at Punta del Este, as the Italian squad recorded their first top-5 finish and brought both cars to the checkered flag.

Michela progressively improved her marks over the weekend as she ended up the race in 12th before hitting the top-10 in the series' collective test session on Sunday. After a tough season start, she finally got the chance to catch a breather and catch-up from the early-season hiccups.

The race also delivered a 4th place to Jarno and both the team's cars were able to cross the line.

Michela Cerruti

Even in Uruguay, things haven't been easy for the Italian female racer though. In practice, a brake issue slowed her down forcing her to play catch up for the rest of the day. During the race, she was fighting for the top-10 when a penalty for pit speeding forced here to lose positions.

Michela didn't experience a long wait to achieve the top-10 though. In the collective post-race test held at the Uruguayan street venue, she was finally able to get some real mileage, improving her laptimes considerably. She is now ready to be back on-track at Buenos Aires, in Argentina, on the 10th of January, 2015.

Michela Cerruti: "Despite some issues that cost me valuable time in the morning and sent me to the back of the grid, we had a good race pace in Punta del Este. I was constantly improving and without the drive-through, which was due to a mistake on my side, I would have ended up il 8th.

The test enabled me to catch up a little even though I was only able to turn a few laps in qualifying mode with full power.

The race pace improved further and there was a considerable improvement compared to the day before. The race also delivered a 4th place to Jarno and both the team's cars were able to cross the line. So overall, it's been a good weekend for us".

Michela Cerruti

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Series Formula E
Event Punta del Este ePrix
Sub-event Saturday race
Track Streets of Punta del Este
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Michela Cerruti
Teams Trulli
Article type Race report