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  • Lucas Di Grassi, former F1 driver and 2016/2017 Formula E champion, has been named CEO of the autonomous racing initiative known as Roborace. The announcement that the Audi driver would be assuming the top spot at Roborace—a position he will hold while still racing in Formula E—was made at the Frankfurt Auto Show this week, according to Motorsport.com. Di Grassi's relationship with Roborace started last year, as he was a motorsport advisor for the company. The Brazilian driver has been a consistent advocate for both electric and autonomous cars, pushing for their respective spots in both road use and motorsport. This, Di Grassi claims, is his motivation as Roborace CEO."We want to take Roborace where motorsport cannot go, focusing the platform on future road-relevant autonomous technology. The future of mobility is autonomous, that's an industry consensus now," he said, according to Motorsport.com. He noted that drivers do still have their place in motorsports even in an a..

    Formula E Champ Lucas Di Grassi Becomes Roborace CEO

    Lucas Di Grassi, former F1 driver and 2016/2017 Formula E champion, has been named CEO of the autonomous racing initiative known as Roborace. The announcement that the Audi driver would be assuming the top spot at Roborace—a position he will hold while still racing in Formula E—was made at the Frankfurt Auto Show this week, according to Motorsport.com. Di Grassi's relationship with Roborace started last year, as he was a motorsport advisor for the company. The Brazilian driver has been a consistent advocate for both electric and autonomous cars, pushing for their respective spots in both road use and motorsport. This, Di Grassi claims, is his motivation as Roborace CEO."We want to take Roborace where motorsport cannot go, focusing the platform on future road-relevant autonomous technology. The future of mobility is autonomous, that's an industry consensus now," he said, according to Motorsport.com. He noted that drivers do still have their place in motorsports even in an a..
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