Paris ePrix: Di Grassi triumphs in City of Light

Updated 1726 GMT (0126 HKT) April 23, 2016
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The inaugural Formula E Paris ePrix ran along the streets around the Hotel des Invalides. Current E/Nat Twiss
Lucas di Grassi leads the way in the Paris ePrix. ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The ABT Schaeffler driver took the lead at the first corner from pole sitter Sam Bird of DS Virgin Racing on the opening lap and never looked back. ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Di Grassi's win moves the Brazilian 11 points clear in the Formula E drivers' championship. ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Di Grassi prepares on the grid before Saturday's race. Matt Knight/CNN
The Esplanade des Invalides was transformed into the pit lane for Saturday's race. © Current E
The view from ground level in the pit lane. BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Fans turned out in their thousands despite a chilly day in Paris. Matt Knight/CNN
Fans in the 'eVillage' got so sample some novel technologies, like this toy race track with cars controlled by the power of the mind -- the harder you concentrate, the faster the car goes! Matt Knight/CNN
There was also more traditional video simulators which proved popular with many of the 20,000-strong crowd. Matt Knight/CNN