“Congratulations to Lucas and René, who did a illusory pursuit today,” pronounced Julius Seebach, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH and obliged for motorsport during Audi. “I’m equally unapproachable of a whole group in a pits and a colleagues from Audi Sport in Neuburg. This feat is an glorious opening from a team.”
Things looked earnest after qualifying, though not as good as what it incited out to be: Lucas di Grassi competent eighth place on a grid and René Rast started from ninth place in a competition that was hold on a Puebla circuit for a initial time. With dauntless overtaking maneuvers, ideal appetite government once again and an best plan for a conflict mode usage, a German-Brazilian twin fought a approach brazen to second and third place. At a finish, di Grassi and Rast benefited from Pascal Wehrlein’s disqualification, who had crossed a finish line in initial place.
“This feat feels really special,” pronounced Lucas di Grassi after his initial win of a season, a eleventh feat and 33rd lectern in sum of his Formula E career. “Today, we finally valid that a Audi e-tron FE07 is a genuine winner. The fact that we can applaud together with René in second place and a whole group creates it even nicer. Now we’re behind in a pretension quarrel and will give all to keep it sparkling until a really final race.”
After a third-place finish in Berlin final year, René Rast distinguished a second lectern finish in his still immature Formula E career. With unchanging performances in a past 7 races, a German is in fourth place in a Formula E drivers’ standings with 7 rounds still to go, only 4 points behind a personality of a standings. “An implausible competition that we don’t consider anyone could have predicted. The day couldn’t be some-more special,” pronounced Rast. “Finally, we have also been rewarded with trophies and lots of points for a clever performance. It feels good to be in a pretension fight.”
It was a 13th competition win, a 45th lectern position and a third one-two feat for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in Formula E. The celebration, however, will be rather small, since a subsequent competition of a deteriorate already takes place in Puebla tomorrow. Allan McNish: “We’ve mostly been clever this season, though had to wait a prolonged time for a reward. That creates this one-two victory, that everybody can suffer today, all a some-more deserved. We’ll start from 0 again tomorrow morning, of march with a transparent idea of not withdrawal it during today’s trophies.”
The patron group Envision Virgin Racing with a drivers Nick Cassidy and Robin Frijns remained but points in Puebla on Saturday.