Clash of dates between F-E and Brazilian Stock Car will prevent Di Grassi from racing in Londrina
Lucas Di Grassi took part this Tuesday in the first of three days of collective testing provided by Formula E as the last preparation before the championship’s 2018/2019 opening round for the 2018/2019 season in Saudi Arabia on 15 December. The first day put on the track the two Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler drivers on the wheel of the e-tron FE05 model, the second generation of the category car. “It was a good first day of hard work. We got the fourth and fifth places, but that’s not the most important. The main thing is to test everything and leave the two cars ready for our debut, in two months, “said the Brazilian, the main name in Formula E history, who shared the garage with teammate Daniel Abt.
The tests are being carried out at the Autodromo Ricardo Tormo, in Valencia (Spain). “The track is very different from those we use in the F-E, but what’s important is that it offers a good testing ground to check everything in the car, from drivetrain to suspension and aerodynamic adjustments,” Lucas said. “On this first day the new e-tron went very well and presented no relevant issues. We considered it a great start, “continued the Brazilian.
Due to the commitments with Formula E, Lucas will not be in Brazil next weekend, when the Brazilian Stock Car Series will hold it’s next double in Londrina. “It’s a shame this is going to happen. Besides the fact that I really wanted to race in Londrina, we were sure we would be competitive because we won a race there a few months ago. But I am sure the Hero Motorsport team will get another great result. Although I’m in Europe working on the F-E, I’ll follow what happens there as closelly as possible, “said Lucas Di Grassi.