08/09/2020 Reading Time: 1 min

FORMULA E: DI GRASSI SCORES POINTS AGAIN

Audi driver Lucas di Grassi also scored points in the third and fourth race of the Formula E finale in Berlin, keeping his chances very much alive to finish the season as runner-up. On Sunday evening, the Brazilian drove his Audi e-tron FE06 from 12th on the grid to sixth in light rain and partially wet track conditions. Before the last two races, the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler driver is tied on points with Max Guenther (BMW) in third place. This means that the runner-up spot of the drivers’ championship is now the target for the last two races of the season this upcoming Wednesday and Thursday in Berlin.

Lucas di Grassi in the Audi e-tron FE06

DI GRASSI IMPROVES TO SIXTH

Both driver’s and team’s titles were clinched on Sunday. “First of all, congratulations to António Félix da Costa and DS Techeetah on winning the titles,” said Team Principal Allan McNish. “We made the most of our package in qualifying on Sunday. Lucas was only a tenth of a second behind first place in the difficult first group. René (Rast) had a great lap to make it into the top ten for the first time in qualifying. Unfortunately, after a strong early phase in the race, late in the race he got pushed back in traffic. Lucas again showed his fighting spirit. But, when he had worked his way up to sixth place, the top five drivers at the front were already out of reach.”

Audi e-tron FE06 on the racetrack

RAST: “FINALLY THINGS WERE GOING BETTER IN QUALIFYING”

Eighth in qualifying, René Rast missed Super Pole of the fastest six drivers by only 0.046 seconds. “Finally, things were going better in qualifying. Unfortunately, after a good start to the race, things went in the wrong direction and I only finished 16th,” said the German.

 

René Rast had a lot of bad luck on Saturday. Due to an issue with the Motor Generator Unit (MGU), the German lost almost the entire first free practice session. After a difficult qualifying, Rast fought his way forward in the race from 21st on the grid to 12th. “Unfortunately, I was hit by another driver shortly before the end and had to retire in the pits,” said Rast.

CATCHING UP ON SATURDAY

On Saturday, the hottest day so far of the showdown in Berlin, with outside temperatures of up to 35 degrees Celsius, the first qualifying group was by far the slowest. Lucas di Grassi only qualified 10th, despite setting the third fastest time in his group. The Brazilian was running tenth in the race. “But, then I was spun around by Felipe Massa,” said di Grassi. “I dropped back to 13th, fought my way back up to eighth and scored four more points. It was a hard day in the office.”

Audi e-tron FE06 on the racetrack

FORMULA E BERLIN, RESULTS DOCUMENTS TO DOWNLOAD

Race 1

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Race 2

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BERLIN

Audi e-tron FE06 on the racetrack
René Rast in the Audi e-tron FE06
Audi e-tron FE06 on the racetrack

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