Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler ABB Formula E’s Lucas Di Grass took victory in round four of the 2019 FIA ABB Formula E all electric championship having won followunf a mad dash to the finish against Pascal Wehrlein.
Speaking following the win So Grassi said:
“I have to say – it was probably the best Formula E race of my career to date, because here it’s difficult to overtake and make the moves in the correct moment. I managed to overtake Rowland when he went into ATTACK MODE, and then Wehrlein was a bit more than aggressive I’d say. I knew he was running out of energy. In the last lap I was behind him, pretended to go around the outside and he opened a small door just enough for the car to fit in and I went there. It was a crazy last lap and on the last corner he was closing the gap and I managed to be the winner. I couldn’t believe it.”
BMW I Andretti Motorsports Antonio Felix Da Costa finished the race in second place and speaking following the action he said:
My race was pretty chilled. I had a small moment with Buemi in Turn 3 when I was in ATTACK MODE and I felt like I had got the move done. It was too risky, and I actually touched him. My steering was not straight for 80 per cent of the race. That could’ve ended really badly so we were lucky. It took me three or four laps to get used to it and honestly when I got a bit of a gap to the back I settled there, managed my energy and picked up the pieces in the end. I actually made a gap to Lucas in the end as I knew it was getting crazy.”
Venturi Formula E team scored their first podium finish of the season with Edoardo Mortara coming home in third place and speaking following the action he said:
“If you want to rack up the results, you have to have a perfect race, so I tried to have an intelligent race especially as everyone was fighting like crazy. Everyone going for gaps that don’t exist, so I was sure not to touch wheels and I was being patient – under consuming. I had a lot of energy left at the end of the race, so much that I could’ve powered a barbeque. As soon as I reached the top group I was already sixth, and sixth for us is already a great result so I was sitting being patient, nothing was really happening and then Christmas happened on the last lap… two cars stopping and one that got a drive-through, so you’ve got a podium!”