The 2016-17 title winner might be left with no seat for the 2021-22 marketing campaign following Audi’s choice to stop Components E, alongside BMW, on the finish of the present time period.
Di Grassi, who broke a two-year victory drought for himself and the group within the first Puebla E-Prix final weekend, has already outlined his “frustration” in regards to the exit given the improved type of the Audi e-tron FE07 – which options the primary powertrain to be developed in-house by the producer.
However the Brazilian says he doesn’t want help, nor has he held talks with Components E chiefs, in an effort to discover one other seat to stay the championship.
Components E is understood to have assisted the deal for 11-time grand prix winner Felipe Massa to compete for Venturi Racing for 2 seasons, with hypothesis that it contributed to his wage.
Lucas Di Grassi, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, on the drivers parade
Photograph by: Alastair Staley / Motorsport Images
When requested if di Grassi had approached the championship’s prime brass about his future, he informed Autosport: “Under no circumstances at this stage. I did not have any dialog with no person.
“To be sincere, I do not assume I want their assist.
“It is only a matter for me to decide on someplace that I feel goes to be aggressive.
“That for me is primary.
“To refill the grid… I solely will proceed doing one thing which I am extremely motivated to do.
“I have not spoken to anyone. No person instructed any assist.”
Di Grassi is believed to be in talks with a brand new group that’s brokering offers to take over the Audi franchise, which has fallen again into Components E possession, in time for subsequent season.
The 36-year-old Brazilian added that he would solely stay within the championship with a aggressive group, or with a squad that he felt he might become a possible winner.
Ought to that not be attainable, di Grassi informed Autosport he would stay near Components E to assist its growth.
He stated: “[I will continue] if I’ve the prospect both to remodel the group right into a successful group or to enter a successful place.
“In any other case, I’ve no curiosity of constant in any respect.
“Going again to different classes, at this stage, it isn’t the pure development of my profession.
“I really like Components E, and I wish to keep right here.
“There’s nothing outlined, every part is open.
“There’s quite a lot of curiosity, I am ready to see how issues develop.
“I hope within the subsequent two, three weeks, the issues develop into extra clear.
“I am not very, very frightened.
“I’ll proceed to be concerned even when after I ended in just a few years’ time.
“I would prefer to proceed to be concerned to convey this championship to a special stage and to make it even higher.
“My future is in Components E for certain.”