Disappointment for Audi in Formula E opener

source: Audi Sport

  • Winner Daniel Abt excluded after alleged administrative mistake of the team
  • Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler announces appeal
  • Lucas di Grassi without points in season opener

The turbulent Formula E season opener in Hong Kong ended in disappointment for Audi. On Sunday night, Daniel Abt was stripped of the victory he had deservedly clinched on track in the worldwide electric racing series due to an alleged administrative mistake. Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler has notified its intent to appeal against the exclusion from the classification.

 In race one on Saturday, Daniel Abt had taken fifth place following a fightback. Title defender Lucas di Grassi remained without points on both days – following a damaged suspension on Saturday and due to a battery issue on Sunday.