José Maria ‘Pechito’ Lopez and Robin Frijns does not have assured their participation in the ePrix Monaco, fifth round round of the Formula E and the first in Europe. Both riders are in full recovery from the injuries you have suffered in the last few weeks and although both should have the high health to compete in the streets of the Principality, his presence at the controls of their cars to electric is not confirmed. In fact, Alex Lynn DS Virgin and Alexander Sims by Andretti will be present in Monaco to replace ‘Pechito’ or Frijns in the case of be needed.
‘Pechito’ Lopez had a strong crash at Silverstone in the first round of the WEC, a mishap that caused damage to two vertebrae. The pilot argentine did not play the 6 Hours of Spa with the goal of to optimize your recovery in the face of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The argentine wants to be on the test for Toyota at the end of may and in the official test prior to Le Mans, June 4. Although it does not rule out competing in Monaco if the doctors declare him fit, will not risk his recovery. In this case, Alex Lynn would take their position as reserve driver DS Virgin, in what will be his debut in the competition.
For his part, Robin Frijns suffered an injury in the ligaments of his right knee during a workout. The pilot Dutch lost the
appointment of the Blancpain Endurance Cup in Monza, where he was replaced by Markus
Winkelhock. Frijns already competed this past weekend at a very good level in the
appointment of the Sprint Cup at Brands Hatch, so a priori their presence in the
ePrix Monaco should be safe, even if that means not being in the 3
Hours of Silverstone. In spite of this, Andretti has recruited Alexander Sims,
pilot of BMW, for if it were necessary to take the site Frijns.