Di Grassi relishing being within “striking distance” of Buemi


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Lucas di Grassi has said that his win last time out in Mexico has kept the championship race “exciting” after he closed the gap at the top to Sebastien Buemi.

One of the highlights of last season was the titanic duel between Buemi and di Grassi throughout the season.

Although it looked like Buemi would cruise to the title after the first three races, di Grassi closed the gap to just five points after his win in Mexico City.

While the Brazilian completed one of the drives of the season to take the victory, Buemi endured a torrid time, finishing outside of the top ten and ruining his winning streak.

It meant that despite di Grassi’s slow start to the season he is once again within “striking distance” of the top of the championship, and he was hoping to keep the momentum going into this weekend’s Monaco ePrix.

“We made an important step with the victory in Mexico to keep the championship exciting,” di Grassi said.

“We are once again in striking distance. We want to use this momentum and go again in Monaco.”

The Brazilian also said he was looking forward to what felt like his home race this weekend in Monaco, as he lives only a stone’s throw away from the pitlane.

“Monaco is kind of like a home race for me.

“I know every metre of the track, and I will sleep at home and only have to travel a few metres to get to the pit lane in the morning – that is quite an unusual feeling,”