Lucas di Grassi says that he is going for the win this weekend at the Buenos Aires ePrix.
The Brazilian has had a strong start to the season, and is currently in second place in the driver’s championship.
However his Abt Schaeffler Audi has looked comfortably off the pace of the Renault e.dams, with Sebastien Buemi currently having won both races so far and holding a 22 point lead over di Grassi.
Despite this de Grassi is unequivocal about what his goals are for this weekend, and is confident that the work the team has put in over the break in the calendar has benefitted the car.
“The goal is clear: we want to go for the win in Buenos Aires and get as many points as possible,” di Grassi said.
“The circuit should suit our car well, and our engineers have not only rested in the winter break, but have developed many details as well.
“Buenos Aires is something of a home race for me. So I’m looking forward to a lot of support from family friends and, of course, our fans.”
Abt’s Sports Director Thomas Biermaier was also optimistic about the team’s ability to make gains over the winter, and despite Formula E rules meaning much of the car is homologated, he said they had been concentrating on developing the car’s software.
“The Formula E regulations don’t leave much room for changes, since the entire hardware is homologated and therefore fixed,” Biermaier said.
“With the software it’s different, so detailed work and improvements are always possible. For all teams, Buenos Aires is like a new season start after the long break.
“This means we have to manage all the processes and procedures perfectly again and crack on.”