Lucas di Grassi Formula E
Earlier this week we reported that a new Formula E Donington Park lap record was set. The previous record was a time of 1:30.250 set by Daniel Abt. Records in the all-electric racing series don’t last very long as that time beat a record set just the previous week.
Records were made to be broken must be the Formula E motto as the lap record was once again bested. Lucas di Grassi managed to get the time of just 1:29.920.
“I have to say that going for the time is not as important as working on the reliability of the car,” said di Grassi. “Of course working on the performance is important, but we know that performance here doesn’t necessarily translate to what we will see at the other tracks. I think the lap time shows promise and it’s good to know that our package is running well at 200kw.”
Teammate Sebastien Buemi said: “To be honest we focussed on race simulations or at least 150kw stints and we learned a lot of things. We feel like there are things we can still improve on the car in terms of performance and reliability. We trust our people and our system and we will work hard to get the most out of the car for the rest of testing. Clearly we don’t want to show our hand but you also need to experience what you are capable of doing. You try to play the game and see what happens. Abt look strong which is good but I’m confident with the people we have we can do a good job.”
All the teams in Formula E will have one last chance to get prepared for the Beijing ePrix on October 17th. The final pre-season test will takes place at Donington Park on August 24th and 25th. At the rate lap records are falling there, this one could soon fall as well.