Audi Pilot Finishes 3rd In Buenos Aires Formula E Event; Factory Gains Points
Maintaining his lock on second place in the Formula E standings, Audi driver Lucas di Grassi took third place last weekend in Buenos Aires. Teammate Daniel Abt displayed determination and skillful driving to move up for the 16th starting position to finish seventh.
Di Grassi, who took the top spot on the grid of departure, won an extra three points for his starting spot. The Team ABT Schaeffler, Audi Sports driver, had to battle high temperatures and humidity to gain his third place finish.
Struggling with heavy oversteer, things did not go well for the number one team driver. Quickly dropping from his advantageous starting position to the fifth position, Di Grassi battled to maintain position so that at car change, about halfway through the race, he could gain a new ride that didn’t fight him at every turn or corner.
Once on the attack again, Di Grassi was able to move up to the third position which was where he was when the race ended.
Meantime, factory works driver Loic Duval, a part of the Dragon Racing team, finished in sixth.
Meantime, Abt’s display of driving skill enabled Team ABT Schaeffler to gain needed positions. Though finishing seventh, Abt was able to score valuable points in the team’s classification, as a result.
The next edition of Formula E will be in Mexico City on April 1.