Lucas di Grassi has seen his fair share of motorsport. He came through the junior single seat categories, winning the prestigious Macau GP along the way, before a successful spate in GP2, coupled with some handy outings in F1 testing, landed him a full time F1 seat with Virgin racing.
He has a wealth of experience in the World Endurance Championship and other sports car series, including multiple appearances in the 24 hours of Le Mans, alongside which he has been in contention for the Formula E world title every year he has contested it, finally taking home the trophy in the 2016-17 season.
He is also the CEO of Roborace, the worlds first fully autonomous racecar. A platform from which man can teach machine, compete with machine or simply watch the machines fight it out on track. He is a visionary, there's no doubt about it.
So when he decided to flex his visionary muscle and give his opinion on the direction Formula 1 should be taking in the future, people were keen to carefully evaluate his suggestions. The results of this evaluation have been, well, disparate.
His intentions are clearly good, although it is most unexpected to hear a Formula E driver long for a return to full fat V10s. That said, he is a racer and is basically echoing what a lot of fans have been saying since the dawn of the hybrid era. There are very few driver aids as it is and I doubt anyone would argue against such a tightly packed field.
About that last point though...