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Audi’s Lucas di Grassi Wins Historic E-Prix in Switzerland

Audi’s Lucas di Grassi Wins Historic E-Prix in Switzerland

Snapshot: This win marked Lucas di Grassis’s seventh Formula E triumph and the first victory in the 2017-2018 season.

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Audi’s title defender Lucas di Grassi has achieved a historic vitory for the German brand in the Formula E electric racing series in Zurich. No international circuit race has been held in Switzerland and Lucas di Grassi of Brazil won the first E-Prix on Swiss soil in front of 100,000 spectators. Also, Audi e-tron FE04 became the strongest car again in the Formula E series.

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Lucas di Grassi took only 18 laps to take the lead after starting from fifth place and after 39 laps, he had a 7.542 second advantage over runner up Sam Bird in a DS Virgin. This was Lucas di Grassi’s seventh Formula E triumph in total and it was also his first victory in the 2017-2018 season.

After the race, Lucas di Grassi said, “It was an outstanding race and I’m extremely happy.” Winning the first circuit race on Swiss soil after more than 64 years was simply fantastic for him and Audi. The Audi e-tron FE04 was super fast and allowed the Brazilian driver to win the race from fifth place on the grid. Also, the spectators got a chance to see the stuning electric vehicle technology from Audi.

Formula E has garnered pretty much interest among the motorsport lovers across world. Started in 2014-15 season, the all electric racing championship presently has 10 teams as participants.

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