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.

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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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