Di Grassi extends championship lead in Paris

Lucas di Grassi

Lucas di Grassi

Lucas di Grassi extended his FIA Formula E Championship lead with a dominant victory on the streets of Paris.

The Brazilian jumped pole-sitter Sam Bird at the start before opening up a sizeable lead over the field as Paris welcomed the all electric championship for the first time.

Victory was put into doubt in the closing stages when a crash from Ma Qing Hua threatened to bring out the Safety Car.

However, officials deemed the car too difficult to retrieve resulting in a chequered flag under caution.

Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne brought his Virgin machine home in second ahead of the e.dams of Sebastien Buemi.

Nicolas Prost, Stephane Sarrazin and Bird completed the top six.

Di Grassi leads the standings by 11 points from Buemi as the series heads to Berlin on May 21.

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