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Races 2 & 3: Quotes on the Hankook iON Race

Races 2 & 3: Quotes on the Hankook iON Race

Pascal Wehrlein – double winner: "I am obviously mega happy with both races. I started ninth on Friday and was able to fight my way through to the front. The tyre played a major role. I was able to push hard every lap, although I overtook a lot of cars. And I still had enough grip at the end of the race. The tyre also worked very well again on Saturday. From my point of view, everything went perfectly in the races."

Jake Dennis – runner-up on Friday and Saturday: "The cooler conditions here in Diriyah were a bigger challenge for the tyres than the warm temperatures in Mexico. The tyre is particularly good in the races, as we were able to go flat-out for 39 laps. Last season, we had to look after the tyres a bit. We are struggling a little to get the tyres working in qualifying, particularly on the front axle. We still have to understand the tyre a little better, and we are doing that with every lap."

Sébastien Buemi – Pole-sitter and fourth place in Friday’s race: “The tyres were pretty good and I am very happy. I had a good warm-up and used the second set in qualifying. Even when the temperatures were cooler towards the end of qualifying, I still set a very good lap time. In the race, I was a bit too hard on the tyres and wore them out too much, which meant I lost a bit of grip. I will try to change that for Saturday’s race.”

For decades, Hankook has been one of the first ports of call when it comes to international motorsport. Hankook supplies its race tyres to globally-renowned series, high-class junior formats and popular grassroot events. With new collaborations and partnerships, the company is constantly enhancing its status as a global player on the motorsport scene. Since the 2023 season, Hankook has been the new and exclusive technical partner and tyre supplier of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. In close cooperation with Formula E, the iON Race was developed for the world championship. Roughly 30 percent of the high-performance tyre is made of sustainable materials. With this commitment, Hankook is taking another pioneering step towards energy efficiency and sustainability in motorsport. The premium tyre maker has also agreed a further collaboration with Italian sports car manufacturer Lamborghini Squadra Corse and has been official technical partner and exclusive tyre supplier of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo since 2023. Hankook’s portfolio covers a broad spectrum. This includes the 24H Series powered by Hankook, one of the most prestigious endurance series in the world, as well as the FIA ERC4 Junior Championship on the rally scene. Hankook also supports popular touring car championship TCR Italy, many high-class one-make cups for a wide range of renowned manufacturers, junior single-seater series, and assorted international racing events with race tyres and technical know-how.

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Races 2 & 3: Quotes on the Hankook iON Race

51 MULLER Nico (swi), Team ABT - CUPRA, Spark-Mahindra, Mahindra M9-Electro, action during the 2023 Diriyah ePrix, 2nd meeting of the 2022-23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Riyadh Street Circuit from January 26 to 28, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia - Photo Grégory Lenormand / DPPI

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