The departure of the official team Audi of Formula E at the end of the season that ended in August in Berlin forced Lucas di Grassi to seek a new course within the 100% electric single-seater championship.
That new course already has a name and is that of the Rokit Venturi Racing, which this week announced the incorporation of the Brazilian pilot to replace Norman Born and as a new partner of Edoardo Mortara.
"My new home in Formula E was announced, the Venturi Racing team, a team based here in Monaco, where Felipe Massa was already, and that last year finished second with my new teammate, Edoardo Mortara", were Di Grassi's first words about his new team.
The 2016-17 Formula E champion was also very grateful for the support he received from Brazil after hearing the news of his entry to Venturi.
“I received many messages, from all over the world, wishing good luck, wishing that everything goes well, but especially from Brazil, especially from Brazilians. So I would like to thank you all very much and tell you that that really makes a difference for a rider. "He said.
“These messages make us work harder and try to increasingly represent our flag, our country, around the world, try to raise the flag to the highest place on the podium. So thank you very much, we are in this together, with your support I will try to win more races and who knows, a second title for Brazil ", Agregó.
Di Grassi will start this new adventure in Formula E after reaping, in addition to the aforementioned title, 12 victories and 35 podiums in his 84 participations in the category.
Venturi Racing, which has the mercedes powertrain, the same one who was champion in Season 7 with Nyck de Vries in the official team of the German manufacturer, be one of the protagonists of the next Formula E championship.
Venturi ended the season in August with a victory in the final race at the hands of Nato, while Mortara had won the second race in Puebla, Mexico, on his way to runner-up.