Autovolt Magazine

Lucas di Grassi

Lucas di Grassi began karting in 1994 and within three years was already winning championship races before working his way to Formula 1 with the Virgin F1 Team.

Di Grassi made his car debut in 2003 driving in the South American Formula 3 series and finishing second in his debut year. He switched to the British Formula 3 Championship the following year with two victories on his way to eighth. 2005 saw him move to the Formula 3 Euro Series where he finished third as well as claiming victory in the annual Macau street race.

In 2006, the Brazilian began the first of four seasons in GP2, racking up numerous wins and podiums as well as acting as third driver for the Renault F1 squad. In 2010, he finally got his break with his rookie season in Formula 1 for Virgin where despite car issues, he recorded the team’s first race finish with 14th in Malaysia before going on to beat team-mate Timo Glock in the championship standings.

Since then, Di Grassi has acted as the Pirelli test driver and enjoyed success in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Audi, including a podium on his debut at the famous Le Mans 24 Hours in 2013. More recently he has acted as one of the development drivers for the FIA Formula E Championship.

Lucas di Grassi (BR)

Source; FIA Formula E