Di Grassi excited ahead of ‘home’ race

Lucas di Grassi hopes to continue his strong recent form at his ‘home’ race in Argentina this week. 

The Brazilian driver has stood on the podium in all three races so far this season and is only one point behind leader Sebastien Buemi.

Last year’s race in Buenos Aires is the only time in his Formula E career that Di Grassi failed to score points on the track, after he was forced into retirement with a technical issue whilst leading the race.

“Races in South America are always something very special for me,” said Di Grassi.

“The fans are enjoying an incredibly close championship this season in which every minute detail is crucial.”

The 2.480km track runs alongside the Rio de la Plata River and through the trendy Puerto Madero district.

Although the circuit is one of the shortest on the calendar, a mixture of slow hairpins and fast corners make for exciting racing, with a maximum speed of almost 200 km/h attained at the end of the start-finish straight.

His team-mate Daniel Abt also failed to finish last year’s race – on the last lap and with a podium within touching distance, he was involved in a collision with a fellow driver whilst attempting to gain another position.

“I’m looking forward to Buenos Aires – a fantastic city, a demanding circuit. I started the new year with a little success and aim to continue this in Formula E,” Abt said.