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Lucas di Grassi celebrates Formula E lectern in Riyadh

The second competition of a deteriorate on a hinterland of Saudi Arabia’s collateral Riyadh was noted by severe duels, countless overtaking maneuvers and dual reserve automobile durations that regularly packaged adult a field. In all of a duels, Lucas di Grassi, who had started a competition from third place on a grid, kept a cold conduct and claimed second place after 45 mins of racing. For a 35-year-old Brazilian, it noted his 31st lectern finish in Formula E, including 10 victories. 

“Thank we to my guys in a array lane. This prize is a honeyed prerogative for a tough work finished by a whole group after yesterday’s formidable beginning,” says Lucas di Grassi. In a deteriorate opener on Friday, both di Grassi and his teammate, Daniel Abt, finished though any points. “This is a strength of a team: we never give up. We’re now going to investigate and weigh everything, continue to urge and be even stronger in a subsequent race. The conflict for a championship is only starting for real.”

In sixth position, Daniel Abt scored profitable points for himself and a teams’ championship. The German had started a competition from a fifteenth mark on a grid, primarily done adult some positions, though subsequently forsaken to a finish of a margin due to a drive-through penalty. With a assistance of a reserve automobile and several confidant overtaking maneuvers, he fought behind into a points again. “These points currently were unequivocally hard-fought, though they felt good after a formidable start to a weekend,” says Daniel Abt. “We might not have scored a lot of points yet, though we know that we’ve got a opening and a automobile to be in row for victories. Now we only need to put it all together.” 

“That was a splendidly crazy competition – accurately a approach we know and adore Formula E. That creates going home with a prize even sweeter,” says Team Principal Allan McNish. “I was generally tender by how we fought behind here in Riyadh after a unsatisfactory initial competition on Friday. It shows how dynamic and sexually a group works. Lucas showed an exquisite day currently and I’m also really happy about Daniel’s points after a shining fightback.” 

Following a good outcome a day before, Audi’s patron group Envision Virgin Racing went home though any points due to dual collisions. After a brief Christmas break, Formula E will lapse to a competition lane subsequent year: a third turn of a deteriorate will be hold in Santiago de Chile on Jan 18.