Di Grassi excluded from Berlin ePrix

May 24, 2015
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Alexander S

The winner Formula E ePrix race in Berlin, Lucas di Grassi, is disqualified after it was found he had improper front wing on his car.


Brazilian driver of Audi Sport Abt team and the leader in the championship overall standings lost 25 points because the race-winning car failed post-race scrutineering where it was discovered that the front wing fairings had been modified to include internal metal reinforcing rods. In addition, stewards found that six of the eight holes in the front wing were sealed.


The team argued that these changes were made as a result of repairs and that they offered no competitive advantage, however, they were deemed to be in breach of Article 3.1 of 2014/2015 FIA Formula E Technical Regulations and the exclusion was made. Audi Sport ABT has decided not to appeal the decision.


The decision means that Jerome D’Ambrosio is now the winner of the race and Nelson Piquet Jr is now in the lead of the championship, 10 points ahead of di Grassi.

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