Tag Archive: Lucas di Grassi

Dec 16

Sebastien Buemi Q&A

The Swiss driver now sits second in the championship standings 18 points adrift of Audi Sport ABT’s Lucas di Grassi…

2014-08-19- 0026 Punta del Este race winner Sebastien Buemi reflects on his first Formula E victory with e.dams-Renault and looks ahead to the next race in Buenos Aires.

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Nov 10

Searching for a place in the sun

At FIA WEC 6 Hours of Shanghai

Loïc Duval - Audi R18 e-tron quattro n°2 - photo DDPI - Clement Morin Loïc Duval and his Audi Sport crew-mates Tom Kristensen and Lucas di Grassi head to Bahrain this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Trulli adds to F1’s ‘worry’ about formula E – report

According to the Times newspaper, F1 must look over its shoulder at the new ‘formula E’ series that is rapidly gaining credibility.

Jarno Trulli - Formule E - photo Formule E The latest name attracting headlines for the FIA’s all-electric single seater category is Jarno Trulli, the well-known former F1 driver and Monaco winner. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Brazilian racer Lucas Di Grassi becomes newest Laureus Ambassador

“I am delighted to be named a Laureus Ambassador”
Laureus logo Di Grassi, who now drives for Audi in the World Endurance Championship, was named Rookie of the Year in 2013 after finishing third in his first Le Mans 24 Hour race. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Formula E: maiden track test for Spark-Renault electric single-seater

In the hands of Lucas di Grassi

Formula E - Spark-Renault SRT_01E aThe fully-electric Spark Renault SRT_01E made its successful track debut at a circuit near La Ferté Gaucher, 80km east of Paris, France.

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Apr 22

Mayor Villaraigosa welcomes Formula E Electric Car Racing to Los Angeles on Earth Day

Los Angeles was selected to host one of the races by Formula E Holdings

Mayor Villaraigosa tries the Formula E car out for sizeCrowds treated to street demonstration of all-electric race car to celebrate the City playing host to world’s first fully-electric race in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Di Grassi, Audi lead with two hours to go at Sebring

Risi Ferrari starting to pull away in GT

ALMS - Sebring-10 Hours-Audi 2-112 Hours of Sebring logoNo. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro driver Lucas di Grassi held a 10.546-second lead over teammate Oliver Jarvis in the No. 1 Audi with two hours remaining in the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Audi’s di Grassi a Quick Learner at Sebring

Sets fastest time on opening day of testing in R18 hybrid

12 Hours of Sebring logoAudi Sport Team - Audi R18Lucas di Grassi set the fastest time in the opening day of testing for the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring for Audi Sport, a lap of 1:46.262 (126.706 mph) in the No. 2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid prototype. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Pirelli eyes Kovalainen for F1 test role

Heikki Kovalainen is a strong candidate to become a test driver for official F1 tyre supplier Pirelli.

2012-03-24 - Team Caterham - Malaysian Grand Prix - Heikki Kovalainen 00PirelliBut Paul Hembery, the Italian marque’s F1 boss, admitted it all depends on whether Pirelli’s contract to supply tyres to the pinnacle of motor racing is extended. “This question is still open,” he is quoted by Finland’s Turun Sanomat. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Kobayashi reports wrong, Pirelli keeps Alguersuari

Reports that Kamui Kobayashi would be unveiled as Pirelli’s new F1 test driver on Wednesday were wide of the mark.

2012-11-04 - Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kamui Kobayashi 002012-11-04 - Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kamui Kobayashi 01The Italian marque’s Paul Hembery said in Milan that, so long as the contract to supply tyres to F1 teams is extended beyond 2013, Jaime Alguersuari and Lucas di Grassi will almost certainly keep their jobs this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Di Grassi waiting for Pirelli decision

Lucas di Grassi has admitted his future depends in part on Pirelli.

Pirelli2011-07-06 - Pirelli - Lucas di GrassiSince losing his race seat after a single season at Virgin (now Marussia) in 2010, the Brazilian has been a key test driver for F1’s official tyre supplier. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Formula One teams Brazilian Grand Prix free practice report

Brazil Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

Interlagos logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Interlagos, Sao Paolo.



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Nov 21

Formula One teams Brazilian Grand Prix preview

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Interlagos logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Interlagos, Sao Paolo..


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Nov 12

Pirelli names Sutil, Kobayashi as F1 tester candidates

Paul Hembery has named a trio of potential candidates to be F1 tyre supplier Pirelli’s test driver in 2013.

Pirelli2012-07-21 - Pirelli - Paul HemberyThe Briton, who is the head of the Italian marque’s F1 programme, confirmed that Brazilian Lucas di Grassi’s testing contract runs to the end of next year. “Lucas does a great job for us.  After next year his continuation depends on our decision to stay or not in 2013,” Hembery told Brazil’s Totalrace. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Grand Prix preview (updated)

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula One preview

Yas Marina Circuit - Abu DhabiToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina Circuit.

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Sep 28

Pic ‘not afraid’ of becoming next Marussia refugee

Charles Pic insists he is “not afraid” about following his Marussia predecessors through F1’s exit.

2012-06-09_02142012-04-15 - Marussia F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Charles Pic - Timo GlockBefore the well-backed Frenchman made his debut this year, the team ran Jerome d’Ambrosio (2011) and Lucas di Grassi (2010, as Virgin) as the experienced German Timo Glock’s teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

Massa admits ‘very close’ to new Ferrari deal

Felipe Massa has admitted he is “very close” to agreeing a new deal to stay with Ferrari in 2013.

2012-06-09_11372012-06-09_0300Blick newspaper reported this week that Ferrari is set to keep the Brazilian for an eighth consecutive season next year, with Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport agreeing that an announcement could be imminent. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Di Grassi involved in FIA’s ‘Formula E’ plans

Pirelli tester and former Virgin race driver Lucas di Grassi is now involved in plans for the FIA’s new ‘Formula E’ category.

Lucas di Grassi2011-07-06 - Pirelli - Lucas di GrassiThe governing body’s president Jean Todt has signed a deal with Addax GP2 and GP3 team owner Alejandro Agag and other Hong Kong-based investors to promote the new single seater series that will debut in 2014. The cars, to be developed by official tester and Brazilian di Grassi, will be powered only by lithium batteries and electric energy.

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Aug 21

Pirelli unhappy with 2010 test car solution

Hembery explained that Pirelli getting its hands on a 2012-spec test car would require the teams to agree

2012-07-21 - Pirelli - Paul Hembery2012-07-21 - Pirelli -  (5)The notoriously-small operating ‘window’ of this year’s Pirelli tyres could have been avoided, with the help of the competing formula one teams. That is the claim of the Italian marque’s F1 chief Paul Hembery, who said the sport’s official supplier did not foresee the full characteristics of the 2012 tyre.

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Jul 18

Marussia undecided over second driver for 2013

Marussia undecided over engine for future

12 - Marussia F1 Team2012-06-09_0214Marussia has not decided which engine to use for F1’s new turbo regulations in 2014. The back-of-the-grid team is currently powered by Cosworth, but there is speculation the independent British engine supplier is set to pull out of the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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