Lucas Di Grassi Leaves Mahindra Formula E Team
The 39-year-old ex-Formula 1 driver has been a stalwart of the all-electric championship since its inception in 2014, winning the inaugural race in Beijing for the Audi-backed Abt team.
His seven-year tenure with the team culminated in the 2016-17 title, while he also finished runner-up and third in the drivers’ standings twice, as well as claiming 12 wins.
After one season with the Venturi squad, Di Grassi joined Mahindra Racing for the 2020-21 campaign, but struggled to replicate his previous success, finishing 13th in the championship with just one podium finish.
Di Grassi announced his departure from Mahindra on social media, stating that it was a mutual decision. He thanked the team for the opportunity and said he was now looking forward to exploring new challenges.
The Brazilian driver’s future in Formula E remains uncertain, but he has expressed his desire to continue racing and competing at the highest level.
Di Grassi’s departure comes as Mahindra is set to undergo significant changes for the upcoming season, including a switch to a new powertrain supplier. The team is also expected to announce its new driver lineup soon.
As one of the most experienced drivers in Formula E, Di Grassi’s departure will undoubtedly leave a void in the paddock. His skill, determination, and sportsmanship have made him a fan favorite throughout the years.
While his final destination in Formula E is yet to be revealed, there is no doubt that Di Grassi’s next move will be eagerly anticipated by fans and competitors alike.
As the all-electric championship continues to grow and evolve, it will be interesting to see how Di Grassi’s career progresses and what new opportunities come his way.