Audi motorist Lucas di Grassi is Formula E Champion

Di Grassi had arrived in Canada for a final weekend with a ten-point necessity to Renault motorist Sébastian Buemi. While a Swiss was evidently moving and, following an collision in giveaway practice, had a terrible day on Saturday, di Grassi finished no mistakes and converted his necessity with his stick position and lights-to-flag feat in an 18-point advantage.

On Sunday, di Grassi and his teammate Daniel Abt started from a third quarrel while Buemi usually took position 14 in qualifying. Following a violent starting phase, di Grassi and Abt forsaken to positions 9 and 10 some of a time but, also interjection to crafty appetite management, were means to quarrel behind to positions 6 and seven. As a result, Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport cumulative a vice-championship in a teams’ sequence as well.

“Today is a best day in my career,” a new Formula E Champion eager after a race. “I’ve believed in Formula E from day one since a world, including motorsport, is changing. Three years ago, we won a initial Formula E competition in Beijing and now finally a pretension as well. ABT Sportsline, Schaeffler and Audi Sport have finished a ideal pursuit – not slightest after a races in New York where we weren’t so strong. Here in Montreal, on a best competition lane Formula E has ever seen, we were quick from a beginning.”

Following third place in Formula E’s initial year and a vice-championship final year, Lucas di Grassi is a third champion in a world’s initial all-electric racing array and, with a sum of 6 victories and 20 lectern formula in 33 races, one of a many successful Formula E campaigners. In a 2016/2017 season, a Audi motorist won dual races, clinched 3 stick positions and 7 lectern places in twelve races. Only in Paris, di Grassi scored no points. In a end, this coherence was wilful in a pretension race, nonetheless his comebacks during a deteriorate opener in Hong Kong and on clinching feat in Mexico will sojourn equally unforgotten.