Lucas di Grassi is out of Le Mans, before it has even started for him.
The Brazilian broke his foot last week during some football training, and the organizers won’t let him drive the car.
The rule is that a driver needs to exit the car under his own power in 7 seconds, and he had so big troubles doing that, and the doctors has said no to him.
He did the Formula E race last weekend in Berlin, but since it’s an open car, it is easier to get out of.
Michele Rugolo replaces Lucas di Grassi in AF Corse Ferrari #51, and the Italian already has knowledge of the race.
But it means that the Italian needs as many laps in the car as possible, to get him ready for the 24 hour race starting Saturday.