In giveaway use in a morning, reigning champion di Grassi managed to set a new lane record on a city travel circuit nearby a Eiffel Tower. His teammate, Daniel Abt, was usually a small slower. However, in qualifying, both drivers during comparatively low lane temperatures had problems removing a tires to work optimally. Di Grassi missed a “Super Pole” of a tip 5 by a razor-thin domain of 0.005 seconds. Abt was usually 3 tenths of a second slower. Because of a intensely extreme foe in Formula E, a German finished adult in 14th position – on a lane on that overtaking is deliberate to be quite difficult.
As on many other occasions this season, both Audi drivers subsequently managed to entirely use a intensity of a Audi e-tron FE04. Abt in a initial half overtook 7 competitors. Shortly before a finish of a race, he used a Fanboost to pass former champion Sébastien Buemi in his Renault. On a final lap, a Swiss forced a emanate and pushed past Abt again.
Di Grassi done adult one position during a start. In a initial half of a race, he saved so most appetite that he was means to expostulate dual laps longer than a front runners. After a discerning array stop by Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, a Brazilian modernized to fourth position. With a array of fastest laps he sealed a opening to a front runners, overtook Rome leader Sam Bird as good as André Lotterer on a final path who had been using in second position adult to that point.
“That was an implausible competition and an intensely tough one,” pronounced di Grassi following his third second place in period and his 23rd lectern in sum in a electric racing series. “In a initial partial of a race, we saved energy. In a second part, we was means to go for all-out conflict and bind a prize for second place. I’m overjoyed!”