Beijing ePrix post-race press conference

Beijing ePrix post-race press conference

Audi Sport ABT's Lucas di Grassi secured the first ever Formula E race win in a dramatic season opener. The Brazilian was joined on the podium by Andretti's Franck Montagny and Virgin's Sam Bird. Here's what the three had to say after the race...

Monday, September 29, 2014 (2:22 am)
Lucas di Grassi - 1st
“Firstly, I’m happy Nick [Heidfeld] is ok and it shows how safe these cars are. I didn’t see what happened myself.
“Winning is like a dream come true. I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time. The team did a great job all through practice and qualifying, yes we made a few mistakes but overall I’m extremely happy to be the first ever winner of a Formula E race.”
“I didn’t actually use my FanBoost, I wasn’t sure of my power consumption so decide to be on the safe side.”

Franck Montagny - 2nd
"I would like to say thank you to the organizers of the Formula E series, because it really was a fantastic day. I have driven many different cars in many different series and I have to say that this is one of my best times in a car! The team has done a fantastic job, at testing and here in Beijing. Andretti Formula-E is an American team, based in Donington, UK, so it is not easy to start a team in a different country and everyone did very well. My teammate and I work well together and I had really, really good fun."

Sam Bird - 3rd
“We had a disappointing qualifying session but picked ourselves up and, as is often the way in motorsport, anything can happen and here we are. Today has been lots of fun and I imagine also for the spectators as it’s a full day’s racing and a perfect venue.”

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