Lewis Hamilton told he ‘would be crazy’ to make this career move

Formula-E driver Lucas di Grassi believes Lewis Hamilton would be “crazy” to try IndyCar.

Lucas di Grassi, a seasoned driver in the Formula E championship, has shared his thoughts on Lewis Hamilton’s recent comments about potentially trying out IndyCar in the future. 

While Hamilton is expected to extend his stay in Formula 1 with Mercedes, he has expressed interest in exploring other motorsport categories. 

Di Grassi, however, believes that racing on ovals, particularly in IndyCar, would be a risky endeavour, stating that Hamilton would be “crazy” to attempt it. 

In an exclusive interview with Total-Motorsport.com, di Grassi discussed his own career plans and why he has no interest in pursuing certain racing disciplines.

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When asked about Hamilton’s openness to testing or racing in other series such as NASCAR or IndyCar, di Grassi responded: “Not at all. IndyCar, I don’t like the ovals. I have two kids, I have seen too many accidents. 

“If you don’t have kids, maybe you could risk it. 

“I think Hamilton would be crazy to do ovals or IndyCar, to be honest. 

“Why would you? What do you have to prove? I will never do it.”

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Di Grassi, who plans to retire once his time in Formula E is complete, emphasised his reservations about ovals due to safety concerns. 

The Brazilian driver acknowledged that earlier in his career, he considered a move to IndyCar after his Formula 2 days but has since lost interest. 

While he expressed some curiosity about NASCAR and rally racing, he sees no point in pursuing disciplines similar to what he already competes in.

The 38-year-old driver reflected on his accomplished motorsport career, which includes stints in Formula 1, the World Endurance Championship with Audi, and Brazilian Stock Cars. 

He holds the distinction of being the only Formula E driver to participate in every E-Prix since the series’ inception in 2014, and he clinched the Season 3 championship title.

Currently racing for Mahindra in Formula E, di Grassi admitted to facing challenges in the current season, struggling with pace and efficiency. 

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As he looks toward the future, he plans to consider his options after retiring from full-time racing. 

While endurance racing no longer holds appeal for him, he envisions engaging in occasional races as a hobby in Brazil but not committing to a full championship. 

Di Grassi’s focus will shift to personal improvement and exploring new avenues, potentially owning a team or involving himself in motorsport organizations.