Di Grassi not going to waste time on points calculations in title bid


Lucas di Grassi - Credit: Glenn Dunbar/LAT/Formula E

Ahead of the Berlin ePrix this weekend, FIA Formula E championship leader Lucas di Grassi says that he is aiming for an error free race.

Rather than concentrate on title permutations ahead of the last three rounds of the series, di Grassi believes that if he and his ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport team keep their cool then they’ll achieve the result they want.

He said, Our goal is the championship. After two consecutive victories in the USA and Paris, we are on a roll which we aim to continue in Berlin. But we’re not going to waste time on making calculations, but in fact concentrate one hundred per cent on another error free job.”

“Our car is a winner, our team keeps cool and stays focused when the pressure is on – in this way we can win the home race.”

He’ll be helped in the title run in by his team-mate, Daniel Abt, who ahead of his home race believes that by finishing ahead of di Grassi’s title rivals, he can help increase the gap to them.

Abt commented, “The standings don’t interest me. I want to finish on the podium in my home race and celebrate with the German fans. Furthermore; it’s the best way to help Lucas in the title battle and to bring along our team in the team classification.”

“We know that we can achieve something great with our package and a top team performance. I promise that we’ll do everything to win a trophy.”

Di Grassi’s chances of winning the title were helped when the Moscow round of this year’s championship was recently cancelled. It now means that his rivals have just three rounds, one in Berlin and the double-header in London, to reduce his eleven point lead at the top.

The Brazilian driver has been in imperious form this year, finishing on the podium in every race bar Mexico, where he had a win taken away from him after his car was marginally overweight.