We don’t have the pace to fight with the Renault’s:Di Grassi

Di Grassi

Lucas Di Grassi admits that Audi Sport ABT don’t have the pace to fight against the Renault power cars 

The Brazilian started the Buenos Aires ePrix from pole position but was left defenceless as Sebastien Buemi, and Jean-Eric Vergne easily passed the 32-year old.

“Clearly, we don’t have the pace of the Renault cars, which means we struggle against the Tecteetah cars as well, but overall for us as a team it was a good result,” said Di Grassi.

Di Grassi felt that his first car was difficult to drive, which made it easier for Buemi and Vergne to overtake the pole sitter.

“My first car felt like it was a mess, I was oversteering much more than normal, and I had no grip, which meant I found it really hard to drive. Once I changed to my second car, the car was good, and I had the confidence in it again.

“I was able to catch back up to Nicolas Prost and overtake him and start my push back onto Jean-Eric Vergne, but they were just too quick.

“It happens that sometimes one car suits you better than the other for some reason. Sometimes the smallest changes in set up by your engineers can have a very big difference in terms of our feelings in the car,” said Di Grassi.

The Brazilian remained second in the championship after Buenos Aires but is now 29 points behind Buemi after three rounds.


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