Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler driver and Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi expressed after the E-Prix in Valencia, Spain that the competition has not lost credibility and that it is working.
“Formula E is credible, everything is as it should. The massive loss of energy on Saturday was just an outlier that happens once every 1000 races, ”di Grassi told Autosport explaining that people and spectators often focus on the bad stuff.
The driver also stressed that Jake Dennis did the right play by reducing the speed of his car in the final phase of Sunday’s race, referring to the fact that the competition races last 45 minutes and thanks to the collaboration of Dennis, the dispute lasted less.
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“Today was more a normal race, although if Jake had crossed the line within like half a second, half of the field would also not have had the energy. But at this time, the leader played it right,” he explained.
Statements of Saturday with the heat of the moment
Moments after Saturday’s EPrix, Lucas di Grassi was one of the drivers who called for a simplification of the FIA rules in Formula E.
“The FIA rules in Formula E are very complex, sometimes not very clear and sometimes you doubt whether the race director can do one thing or another. I would make them clearer and simpler,” he said.
On the other hand, di Grassi explained that Saturday’s rain complicated the last two laps of the Spanish EPrix.
“The problem has been that in a normal race, without safety cars, that would never happen,” he added.
In this sense, Di Grassi believes that the solution so that things like this Saturday do not happen again would be to return to racing by laps and not by time.
Written by | Gabriel Sayago