About The Speaker
Lucas di Grassi
Born in Sao Paulo, Lucas Di Grassi is a Formula E World Champion with an accomplished career which includes Formula One, Le Mans e other iconic international series. His approach to the sport goes much beyond being a racing driver. Lucas is one of the developers of the highly successful, electric powered Formula E. Lucas also is a member of the board and developer of Roborace, the racing series for electric cars run by artificial intelligence which is set to become the most efficient developing environment for connected AI-based technology. In 2020, Di Grassi was announced as partner and ambassador for the Electric Scooter Championship (eSC), a new international series aimed to promote both competition and technology development for urban micro mobility. Di Grassi draw international attention when he drove a Formula E car on the North Pole ice cap to set an alert to the global warming. In May 2018, Lucas was appointed ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program with the mission to increase awareness about poor urban air quality, which causes over 4 million premature deaths around the world. Lucas is the most relevant driver of the FIA Formula E history having amassed the impressive sequence of two thirds and two seconds championship season places, plus the 2017 world title. Having previously competed in Formula One, Di Grassi is again a title contender of FIA World Formula E Championship for the official Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler team.