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Rosenqvist “Really Sorry” for Abt Disqualification

Felix Rosenqvist has described his inherited win at the second Hong Kong E-Prix today as “useful for the campaign” but also described how he felt “really sorry” for Daniel Abt …

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Felix Rosenqvist described his inherited win in Sunday’s second Hong Kong E-Prix as “useful for the campaign” but also admitted he felt “really sorry” for Daniel Abt, who was disqualified from the race after taking victory on the road.

“I feel really sorry for Daniel because to lose a win like that is very tough,” Rosenqvist told e-racing365.

“I remember how I felt last year when I won fair and square in Berlin and lost it after the finish. It is tough.”

Rosenqvist, however, was grateful for the points as he aims to mount a championship challenge with Mahindra in his sophomore season with the Indian squad.

“But [the disqualification for Abt] has happened and it is early on in the championship and I care about the points and we got a bunch of them today so I am happy with that and it is useful for the campaign,” he said.

Rosenqvist moves into third in the points standings, behind new championship leader Sam Bird, after scoring zero points in Saturday’s season-opener due to an energy starvation issue on the final lap of Race 1.

The points, and results from Race 2 remain provisional as Audi has made an intent to appeal Abt’s disqualification.

Sam Smith is e-racing365's Formula E Editor. A 20-year veteran in motorsports media, including press officer roles in both the FIA Sportscar Championship and at Lola Group, Smith is a well-known face in the Formula E paddock, where he served as series editor for from 2014-17. Contact Sam

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