Victory Narrowly Missed: Lucas di Grassi the Tragic Hero in the Rome E-Prix

source: Audi AG

  • Brazilian retires five minutes before the end while leading the race
  • René Rast moves up from 20th on the grid to sixth
  • Customer team Envision Virgin Racing scores points with both cars

The third round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Rome (Italy) was five minutes too long for Lucas di Grassi: leading the race and already eyeing victory, the Brazilian from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team came to a stop without drive three laps from the finish. His teammate René Rast moved up from 20th on the grid to sixth.