Di Grassi could change teams for season three of Formula E

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Di Grassi could change teams for season three of Formula E
Sam Smith
By: Sam Smith
Apr 23, 2016, 10:17 AM

Formula E points leader Lucas di Grassi is looking at alternative drives in Formula E for the 2016/17 season.

Helmet of Lucas di Grassi, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
Lucas di Grassi, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
Lucas di Grassi, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
Lucas di Grassi, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
Lucas di Grassi, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport

The Brazilian, who has consistently been one of the standout performers of the all-electric championship and has been a driving force behind its promotion from its inception, could make a surprise move away from the ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport squad for next season.

“It is not 100 percent sure I stay with ABT next season,” Di Grassi told Motorsport.com.

“The team did a very good car for season two and I am sure they will do a good one for season three too, but for my future I am not very clear on it yet.

"I really would like to analyse all the possibilities and make sure I choose the right one for season three.”

Di Grassi, who is a factory Audi driver, was assumed by many to continue for a third season with the Audi-affiliated ABT Schaeffler team.

However, Motorsport.com understands that, although his other racing exploits require the blessing of Audi Sport, it does not preclude him from racing with other brands and teams.

“Loic [Duval] has the same Audi contract that I have and he is racing for Dragon, so I can race for who I want,” the Brazilian confirmed.

Di Grassi is believed to have spoken to several teams in recent weeks, which included contact with the new Jaguar Formula E team.

“I think Jaguar in their first season will be very good, maybe not the top team but the next season they will be at the top,” di Grassi said on Friday in Paris.

“They will be extremely good because they have the know-how and Williams is behind them. But for me I think it is very unlikely [for next year].”

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