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Audi motorist Lucas di Grassi celebrates runner-up finish during Formula E’s “golden anniversary”

Changeable continue done for intensely formidable conditions during a “golden anniversary” eventuality of a electric racing series. The lane was still damp when a competition was started and afterwards continued to dry. The reserve automobile was deployed a sum of 3 times, and competition was also red-flagged shortly after a start.

Lucas di Grassi once again showed nerves of steel, already resplendent with a clever opening in qualifying. The Audi driver, in a misfortune of conditions with a lot of aquaplaning, was a usually one of a initial subordinate organisation to make it into a Super Pole shootout of a tip six. After starting a competition from fifth on a grid, di Grassi primarily mislaid dual positions. However, interjection to a energetic drive, a Brazilian still changed brazen to second. As a result, he softened to third position altogether in a drivers’ classification. 

“Today we had to expostulate with a heads,” pronounced a Brazilian. “In conditions like these, we can usually pass by forcing a emanate and risking a non-finish or penalty. we kept cold and was rewarded for it. This is my 29th lectern in Formula E. But that’s not a usually thing I’m unapproachable of. The approach this racing array has grown is simply fantastic. For me, it’s a best one during a moment.” 

His teammate, Daniel Abt, also showed a clever performance. The German was struggling with a formidable conditions in a third subordinate group. From twelfth on a grid, a Audi motorist softened by dual places on a initial path and subsequently done adult one position after another. “The commencement was totally crazy,” pronounced Abt. “Things were chaotic and it was critical to stay transparent of all a frenzy. In a end, we done adult 8 places to finish 4th. I’m really happy, since we also showed a clever opening as a group and scored profitable points.” 

In a teams’ classification, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, is now in second position after 5 of thirteen races. “After this race, we’re in a many improved position in a championship than before, since some of a many critical rivals didn’t measure any points today,” pronounced Team Principal Allan McNish. “The streets of Hong Kong make for copiousness of fad each time. It was a totally crazy competition though we kept relocating forward. Lucas already showed an well-developed opening in subordinate and Daniel with a good fightback in a race. So, there are several reasons to celebrate.” 

For a third uninterrupted time, an Audi e-tron FE05 was a initial to cranky a finish line in Formula E. Sam Bird from Audi’s patron group Envision Virgin Racing fought a fantastic duel during a front of a margin with André Lotterer’s DS Tcheetah. On a penultimate lap, there was hit between them, ensuing in Lotterer’s retirement due to a punctured back tire and Bird losing his feat due to a retrospective time penalty. Consequently, his teammate, Robin Frijns, changed adult to third position.

“With all 4 Audi e-tron FE05 cars channel a finish line in a tip five, we can usually call that an glorious outcome for Audi,” pronounced Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “It was a competition packaged with incidents in formidable conditions with a lane that was damp during a start and afterwards drying off. Our drivers showed a clever opening via a whole competition and done no mistakes. And we again saw how clever a automobile is, generally in a race.” 

The sixth competition of a Formula E deteriorate is entrance adult in only dual weeks’ time. On Mar 23, a electric racing array will revisit Sanya on Hainan Island in China for a initial time.