Round three of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship could be a hot ride for the new Formula E tyre, the Hankook iON Race. The current weather conditions in Hyderabad, where temperatures are exceeding 30 degrees Celsius, make for very hot track temperatures at the 2.835-kilometre circuit. “The challenge of the cool night temperatures in Diriyah is now followed by the other extreme. It is going to be very hot on the track in India. Another aspect is the very high humidity,” explains Thomas Baltes, Hankook Formel E race engineer.
Once again, it will be crucial for the teams and drivers to find the right set-up for their cars, in order to get the Hankook iON Race into the perfect working window. So far, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team and its German driver Pascal Wehrlein has achieved this most successfully. The 28-year-old finished runner-up at the Hankook Mexico City E-Prix, before winning both races at the double-header in Saudi Arabia. That puts Wehrlein at the top of the overall standings, with a six-point lead over Britain’s Jake Dennis (Avalanche Andretti Formula E).