Di Grassi was on the podium in six of every ten races of the series history
With nearly six podiums out of every ten races held by the Formula E World Championship, Brazilian Lucas Di Grassi starts the year 2019 determined to maintain the impressive rating that has given him the position of record holder in all series history. Di Grassi was among the top three in 59% of the races since 2014, the F-E debut year with a race won by the Brazilian in Beijing (China). On Saturday (12), Lucas will be at the wheel of the Audi e-Tron FE-05 for the Marrakesh round in Morocco, where the 2017 champion seeks his first podium.
“Last year we had a difficult start and the Moroccan race was one of which we were severely handicapped by a technical problem that lasted until the fourth race – we made zero points until the fourth race of 2018. So I did not finish that race,” recalls Di Grassi, who even so managed to become runner-up last season.
“This year I hope everything will be very different. In the first round of the new season we did in Saudi Arabia last December, we had a chaotic start because of the amazing weather in the middle of the desert and a mistake in power management as well, “said Lucas, who started 18th and finished ninth. “But it has been proven that our opponents have progressed a lot and we have seen that we need to improve beyond what we have already done in the preseason. We are confident. Let’s see if we can achieve this progress already in Morocco “, complete the team Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler driver.
The Moulay El Hassan Circuit International Automobile is a track built on the outskirts of Marrakesh. With 2,971 kilometers of length, it mixes a stretch of the city’s permanent race track with a open street section. All framed by the famous Atlas Mountains, which separates the Sahara desert from the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastal areas. The track debuted in Formula E in January 2017, when Lucas was fifth placed.