Formula E hold a practical competition on simulators for a initial time during a CES exhibition. What did we consider of a Vegas eRace?
Lucas di Grassi: “It was a illusory thought and a good event. With a eRace in some fantastic vicinity we reached an wholly new aim organisation and positively desirous many people for Formula E and a ideas behind it. This new epoch started successfully – a classification and a display were impressive. Now we have to keep operative in sequence to continue perfecting a processes and apparently a software. This is critical given everybody – irrespective of either they are a veteran competition motorist or fan – was full of aspiration here in Las Vegas.”
The tip positions were taken by fans with simulator knowledge who had competent previously online, and generally Bono Huis who gathering from stick position to take feat – as veteran competition motorist doesn’t this provoke you?
“No, positively not. It was transparent before for us pros that we would have a tough time – after all a simulator is some-more of a diversion than a genuine competition car. The fans spend many hours with a program during home and as a outcome have an advantage, that we also onslaught to recompense for with a racing experience. But we are discerning learners and a record continues to rise – maybe things will demeanour opposite subsequent time out.”
The subsequent ‘real’ competition starts on Feb 18 in Buenos Aires. How’s it looking for your group in Argentina?
“The goals are a same as always: we also wish to quarrel for feat in Buenos Aires and measure as many points as possible. The lane should fit a car, and a engineers have not only been relaxing over a winter break, though have grown many tiny details. In a Formula E calendar, Buenos Aires is something like a home competition for me. I’m looking brazen to a good support from my family, friends and of march a fans.”
How did we spend a brief Christmas mangle given a final competition in Marrakesh in mid-November?
“With a good brew of holiday in my homeland Brazil, training, time with family and friends, though also credentials for Buenos Aires. I’m looking brazen when things on a competition lane get going again and a deteriorate finally gains a bit some-more momentum.”
After scoring a second and fifth place finish we are second altogether as is your team. What is probable this season?
“We wish to quarrel for a pretension again. It stays to be seen either we grasp this aim in a end, given it depends on so many indeterminate factors. With this in mind, we do all even some-more meticulously from a side to be ideally prepared. we trust that ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport deserves a pretension given everybody has been operative tirelessly for this given a racing array was established.”
Formula E is now in a third season. How do we consider a growth of a series?
“Formula E is building faster and improved than each other array in a world. I’m assured that it will shortly be one of a many critical categories. For example, during a time spent in Las Vegas we saw a initial sketches of a new car, that will be seen in movement in a fifth deteriorate – it looks assertive and spectacular. On tip of this comes a new era of battery, that will make changing cars redundant. Manufacturers, fans and a drivers are already tender with Formula E – this will positively boost in a future.”