Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler driver Lucas di Grassi said after the Monaco E-Prix that Formula E is “made” for the principality circuit that should be on the series calendar every year according to the Brazilian.
The driver who was champion in the 2016-17 season went from 17th to 10th place for Audi thanks to the amount of space and length that the drivers had at a complete grand prix circuit where Formula 1 races are contested.
“We cannot compare this race with F1 in terms of overtakes, fights. F1 is more of a procession. The cars are incredibly fast, they are much faster, arguably even more difficult to drive. But the amount of show and amount of overtakes you have in Formula E, it’s just made for this track,” said di Grassi.
It should be noted that the race included six overtakings for the lead, with the Portuguese Antonio Félix da Costa the winner of the principality prix in the final of the 26 laps.
For Di Grassi it was “correct” to say that the Monaco E-Prix helped heal Formula E’s public image after the controversial end of the Valencia event in which only nine drivers finished the race.
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Likewise, Grassi expects Prince Albert of Monaco, Automobile Club de Monaco and Formula E to make efforts every year for this E-Prix to take place.
“Even with everything after the pandemic is gone next year or a little bit more in control, with more public it will be even better,” he added.
Formula E, despite the circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic, has implemented new features to make the competition more attractive. The racing venues are proof of one of these new features with the last three E-Prix.
It is important to remember that prior to the Monaco race, the last two E-Prixes were held at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia, Spain which usually hosts motorcycling championships.
Written by | Gabriel Sayago