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Formula E: Audi in a thick of a pretension race

Following a distinguished home feat during a final eventuality in Berlin, Lucas di Grassi is usually 6 points behind pretension defender and personality of a standings Jean-Éric Vergne. Only these dual drivers have managed to win some-more than one competition any this season. In a teams’ classification, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is also within distinguished distance. With another clever opening by di Grassi and Daniel Abt, a group is in distinguished stretch for a showdown in New York City. The final weekend in mid-July will be a double-header event. 

“Berlin was a unequivocally special day for all of us. Now we need to take a movement of success with us to Bern and adult a ante there,” says Lucas di Grassi, who with 10 victories and thirty lectern finishes underneath his belt, is a many successful motorist in Formula E’s story so far. “That we’re in a thick of a pretension competition during this theatre of a deteriorate is a outcome of all of a tough work finished by a whole team. Switzerland is a good venue for us, since we won there final year. That’s a aim again – and if we shouldn’t grasp it, we wish to during slightest take home as many points as possible.”

Whereas Formula E raced in Zurich in 2018, Switzerland’s collateral city is now hosting a event. The 2.750-kilometer circuit tighten to a aged city and along a Aare River facilities a brew of quick sections and slight 90-degree turns. “The lane is on a calendar for a initial time and it is new for all of us,” says Daniel Abt. “Like all of a teams, we have prepared intensively in a simulator, though on Saturday it will be essential to adjust a setup to fit a lane as quick as possible.” Abt has scored points in 8 of 10 races this deteriorate – so environment a record in a field. “Last year, a fans in Switzerland were implausible and a throng supposing a extensive backdrop for Formula E. My large aim is to mount on a lectern again on Saturday.”

Taking a championship conflict to New York with a clever opening as a group in Bern – this is Team Principal Allan McNish’s call to action. “The gaps in a drivers’ and teams’ championships are unequivocally small. Our whole patrol is prepared and entirely focused on holding a movement from Berlin to a subsequent race.” The new circuit poses a loyal challenge. McNish: “The track’s characteristics are totally opposite to any of a others on a calendar. Especially a high up-downhill sections that will be unequivocally good to watch. We’re all looking brazen to a subsequent revisit to Switzerland – a eventuality final year was one of a season’s highlights, not usually interjection to Lucas’ victory.”