Formula E heads to Russia

June 5, 2015

Formula E heads to Russia

June 5, 2015


russia_fiafe_previewThe FIA Formula E championships heads to Moscow this weekend for the first race staged on a new street circuit in Moscow.

The Russian weekend is the penultimate venue on the schedule with just the final double-header round in London to follow.

Lucas di Grassi is looking to bounce back this weekend after being excluded following his race victory in Germany.

“This case is closed for me, I’m fully concentrating on nothing else but Saturday in Moscow,” he said.

“I spent time in the simulator together with Daniel (Abt) and intensively prepared for the track. The circuit in Moscow is a challenging combination of fast sections and tight hairpins – both the drivers and the fans are going to have fun with it.”

After making his Le Mans debut in the official test day for Rebellion, Daniel Abt is looking forward to returning to Formula E action this weekend.

“Moscow is an impressive city and the next highlight on the calendar,” he said. “I’d like to do my bit to ensure that Lucas and I will be making a leap forwards in the teams’ classification.”

Karun Chandhok was also in action at the Le Mans test, and the Mahindra star also reckons the Moscow race will be spectacular.

“I have good memories of Moscow – I went there in 2011 for an F1 demo and the turnout was incredible,” he recalled.

“I’ve been on the simulator and the brackdrop with the Kremlin will make for amazing viewing and racing – especially coupled with some good overtaking opportunities and straights on track. Overall we know we have a bit of work to do this weekend to recover from Berlin but we’ll have a reset now and approach the final three races with the intention of fighting higher up the grid.”

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