Jaguar's Alex Lynn says he learned some "hard lessons" about ABB FIA Formula E's Gen2 era in the Monaco E-Prix.
Lynn endured an eventful race that was rewarded with an eighth place finish after contact that had led to the loosening of his front-right wheel cover, hindering progress before it eventually fell off his car.
It was Lynn's first points score since his return to FE three races ago in Rome where he replaced Nelson Piquet Jr. His last spell in Formula E came with the then-DS Virgin Racing squad during the Gen1 car era in 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons with a best finish of sixth.
The Jaguar driver says that attack mode - placed on the inside line shortly after Turn 4, causing minimal time loss and few overtaking opportunities - was a factor in his challenging race.
The system was not in use when Lynn last raced in Formula E, having been introduced for this season.
"It was an eventful 45 minutes, but honestly, I think on the pure pace we were strong," Lynn told Autosport.
"There were a lot of lessons for me personally in terms of tactics of this new Gen2 formula with the attack mode and everything so there's a lot to take from that.
"If we're honest, they were hard lessons really learned. At this level, you need to take your chances.
Asked to expand on the lessons he learned, Lynn said: "It was more attack mode usage, when we use it and when we don't.
"There were a lot of wild lap time targets [due to energy management] within the field and that made some very interesting sort of thoughts in the race - 'what's going on, who's on what strategy'.
"It was confusing and there was a lot of bumper-to-bumper action and of that sort."
Lynn explained that he deliberately attacked multiple kerbs harder than usual, in order to dislodge the loose bodywork to stop it causing further damage and ruining his race.
Replays showed that Lynn's wheel came off through the first part of the Swimming Pool complex after contact with HWA driver Stoffel Vandoorne earlier in the race.
"There was a lot going on," Lynn added.
"At one point it was loose, I deliberately hit a few more kerbs than I should have done and it flew off which was lucky for us as it saved our day."
Lynn's points-scoring finish ensured Jaguar scored its first double points finish since Mitch Evans and Piquet Jr secured the haul in the season opener in Saudi Arabia.
Asked how important it was to score points early in his comeback, Lynn said: "Very important. From that side, this #3 car would at least double its points from the year [so far].
"It's been a long time since Jaguar had both cars in the points.
"From a team point of view, it wasn't what we could have had but at least it's better than what a few other teams did today."