After pitting to change his rear wing in the early stages of the Mexican ePrix. Lucas Di Grassi was still able to win the Mexican ePrix by taking advantage of the multiple safety car periods.
The Brazilain was under intense pressure to maintain his energy consumptions while the other drivers chased him down with 20% more energy.
Best laps of his career
Di Grassi felt that after he drove some of his best racing laps of his career, once he knew the opportunity to win the race became possible midway through the race.
“Today we have all seen what defines Formula E. You must never give up, regardless of how hopeless the situation appears to be,” says Lucas di Grassi.
“Especially the laps after my stop were possibly the best of my career. I had to manage my energy and couldn’t afford to make a mistake. My thanks go to the team in the pits, which was brave enough to risk trying this bold strategy.”
Bad luck for Abt
Di Grassi’s teammate Daniel Abt had a strong weekend. The young German claimed pole position for in qualifying, but it was taken away from him after a tyre pressure infringement and he had to start from the back of the grid.
The 24-year-old battled his way through the field to finish seventh and scored valuable points for the team.
“From this bad grid position it was our goal to score points,” said Abt. “We achieved this and in doing so which limited the damage.
“But of course I am a little annoyed because Lucas showed what could have been possible with a little more luck.”
After races in Asia, Africa as well as South and North America. Formula E now heads to Europe: on 13 May the fifth race is held on the street circuit in Monaco. Lucas di Grassi travels to the principality second in the championship only five behind the leader Sebastien Buemi.