Oliver Turvey concedes his NIO Formula E team have had a challenging season so far after a disappointing race in Berlin.

Turvey, from Langwathby, made a good getaway at the standing start from 14th on the grid and was immediately trading places throughout lap one after initially being boxed in at turn two on Saturday.

Although sustaining front-wing damage which didn’t cause too much of an issue, the delays in the thick of battle did, and he dropped down the order. The 32-year-old eventually ended the BMW i Berlin E-Prix in a frustrating 18th place.

Turvey said: “We have had a tough season.

"Despite preparing well for this weekend and extracting as much as we could from the car in qualifying, it was a challenge. 

“We got a good start and it was quite tight in the first few corners but I managed to hold position.

“I realised quickly that I had damaged the front wing but it didn’t affect the race too much, but clearly [it was] not ideal. After that, we struggled for pace and I fought as hard as I could. 

“It was not the result that we wanted and everyone here at NIO has put a huge amount of effort in, but we keep learning every weekend.”

Team principal Gerry Hughes added: “The Berlin Tempelhof Airport circuit has always been a tough circuit for us and this race has proved no exception.

“While we continue to extract more performance from the NIO 004 chassis, it’s clear that all of the other teams are doing exactly the same in a championship which is proving to be ultra-competitive.

"So now, with only three races left this season, we will continue to strive for marginal improvements where and when humanly possible.”

There is now a break of almost a month prior to round 11, the Julius Baer Swiss E-Prix, in Bern on June 22.