Formula E: latest news and miscellaneous info from Paris

Important mission for Lucas di Grassi: The Audi factory driver was appointed as a worldwide Clean Air Ambassador of the United Nations (UN). The reigning champion of the electric racing series has been actively committed to the transformation of mobility for years. “This appointment is a great honor for me,” says Lucas di Grassi. “Electric mobility plays a major role in my profession as a race driver as well as in my personal life. I am delighted that now I have the opportunity to contribute my ideas to working with the UN as well.”

Daniel Abt, Lucas di Grassi, Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass and Team Principal Allan McNish on Thursday night were guests at Audi City Paris which is fully focused on Formula E and electric mobility this weekend. Displayed at the show room on Place du Marché Saint-Honoré are the Audi e-tron quattro concept and the Audi e-tron FE04. The Formula E race will be shown live on big screens on Saturday starting at 4 PM.

The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo is deployed to Formula E as a race taxi for the second time this weekend. At the E-Prix in Paris, longstanding Audi factory driver and three-time Le Mans winner Dindo Capello is again chauffeuring guests of AUDI AG around the city street circuit in the 600-kW (815-hp) electric race car concept. In Berlin, ex-DTM driver Rahel Frey will assume these driving duties.