Lucas Di Grassi is hopeful that Brazil can still host a Formula E race in the future despite it dropping off the Formula E calendar twice.
Formula E CEO Jamie Reigle has stated that Brazil is a key target for the all-electric series. Di Grassi admitted that the country twice had an agreement to race in Formula E, but both times the deal fell through.
“Brazil has signed an agreement twice in which I was directly involved in,” explained the Audi driver. “We first signed an agreement in Rio de Janeiro, but that fell through.”
“We put Sao Paulo on the calendar in season four, but again that failed to happen. So it is such a shame that it didn’t happen.”
“The chance of Brazil hosting a race is very low. It would be amazing to have a home race in Sao Paulo while I am still racing in Formula E.”
Formula E CEO Reigle has admitted that countries like Brazil and Japan are still on the wishlist of the all-electric series.
“Brazil is somewhere we would love to go; it is a huge market for vehicles and then also has a motorsport heritage. So that’s pretty interesting.”
“Then Japan also is a huge automotive market – it would be a big objective of ours to try to figure out how to be in that market,” said Reigle.