Daniel Abt: My Statement About The Formula E Scandal

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47886"] words: Bill, photo: Audi Sport, video: Daniel Abt News came out this week that Daniel Abt was dropped by Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler for using a professional e-sport driver in his place during a Formula E Race at Home Challenge. On Tuesday, he released a statement on his YouTube channel explaining his side of the story. Basically, he said he and some other drivers were doing e-racing for the fans and raising money for UNICEF. He said t...

Oh Daniel…Abt Dropped by Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler For Using a Ringer in Formula E Race at Home Challenge

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41706"] words: Bill, photos: Audi Sport What's a professional race car driver to do when his season is cut short by the pandemic? Race in the virtual championship of his series. What's a professional race car driver NOT to do when e-racing? Use a ringer to race in his place. Word came out Sunday that Daniel Abt, who placed 3rd at the virtual Flughafen Tempelhof, was using Lorenz Hoerzing, a pro gamer who races in the FE Challenge series, a champi...

Decent Score for Audi in Marrakesh

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44072"] source: Audi Sport Lucas di Grassi finishes Formula E race in Morocco in 7th position Team Principal Allan McNish: We have work to do Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler driver Lucas di Grassi also collected valuable points in the fifth round of the Formula E season. With a hard-fought 7th place in Marrakesh (Morocco), the Brazilian maintained 5th place in the drivers’ championship of the electric racing series. As the third-fastest dr...

Audi Starts With Formula E in Africa

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43987"] source: Audi Sport Fifth race of the electric series on Saturday in Marrakesh Daniel Abt fit again after his accident in Mexico Kelvin van der Linde and Mattia Drudi compete in rookie test After appearances in the Middle East as well as South and North America, Formula E is now heading to Africa: On Saturday (February 29) Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler will start with its two drivers Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi at the fifth round of th...

Turbulent Day for Audi in Formula E in Mexico

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43495"] source: Audi Sport Daniel Abt back in the cockpit just hours after a massive accident Lucas di Grassi moves up from 15th place on the grid to 6th Customer team Envision Virgin Racing without points after strong qualifying After three consecutive victories, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler had to settle for 6th place for Lucas di Grassi in the 2020 Formula E race in Mexico City. Teammate Daniel Abt was able to start the race after a massive ...

Audi Aims To Continue Winning Streak In Mexico

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43300"] source: Audi Sport Formula E to race at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez on Saturday Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi unbeaten in Mexico in the last three years Race drivers to visit Audi plant near the capital city before the race Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler has been more successful in Mexico so far than any other Formula E team, so it would be the perfect venue for Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi to score their first victory in Season 6 n...

Audi Driver di Grassi Thrills With Comeback Drive

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42131"] source: Audi Sport Spectacular E-Prix in the Chilean capital Santiago Lucas di Grassi gains 15 places in the race after bad luck in qualifying Formula E started 2020 with a spectacular race in Santiago de Chile. Lucas di Grassi from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team thrilled the South American fans with a forward charge from 22nd place on the grid to seventh place. Thrilling duels, plenty of overtaking maneuvers, collisions an...

Lucas di Grassi celebrates Formula E podium in Riyadh

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39105"] source: Audi Sport 41st trophy in 60th race for the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team Daniel Abt scores valuable points after strong fightback Team Principal Allan McNish: “Happy with podium after a crazy race” Just one day after the difficult beginning to the season, Lucas di Grassi and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler impressively came back: The Brazilian celebrated second position in Diriyah and thus the team’s 41st podium success in ...

Audi Ambitiously Begins The New Formula E Season

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38586"] source: Audi Sport Season opens with two races in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) on November 22 and 23 Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi enter their sixth joint season as teammates Team Principal Allan McNish: “Intend to battle for both titles” The new Formula E season kicks off with a double-header: On Friday and Saturday, the all-electric series will hold the first two in a total of 14 races this season on the outskirts of Riyadh. Daniel A...

Audi and Schaeffler: Moving Forward Together

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38420"] source: Audi Sport Schaeffler continues as long-term Formula E technology and development partner Joint motorsport success story now looks back on five years Head of Motorsport Dieter Gass: “Already achieved a lot and still have big aims” Audi and Schaeffler will continue to form a powerful team in Formula E going forward. The globally active automotive and industrial supplier from Herzogenaurach and the brand with the four rings...

Audi e-tron FE06 cars are on their way to Riyadh

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37747"] source: Audi Sport Race cars, spare parts and racing suits: ten tons of precious Formula E freight Season opens in Diriyah (Saudi Arabia) on November 22 and 23 Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler to race with Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi The season will soon begin in earnest: About two weeks before the first race of the new Formula E season, a total of ten containers and boxes from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team have ...

Runner-Up Title and Victory in the Finale for Audi in Formula E

  [gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="30837"] source: Audi Sport Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler second in the teams’ championship Lucas di Grassi third in the drivers’ championship with the Audi e-tron FE05 Robin Frijns wins final race for customer team Envision Virgin Racing Audi made the Formula E decider gripping until the last lap. At the New York finale, the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team claimed the runners-up honors in the electric racing series. Audi driv...

Formula E Thriller: Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler and Lucas di Grassi Maintain Title Chances

  [gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="30824"] source: Audi Sport Championship decision goes down to the wire at the last race The first race in New York packed with suspense and drama After the first race of the Formula E double-header finale in New York (USA), Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is right in the fight to win both titles. Audi driver Lucas di Grassi is one of four drivers who could clinch the title in the last race on Sunday (start at 4pm local t...

Formula E: Audi Ready for Title Race in New York

source: Audi Sport Final races of the electric racing series in Brooklyn on July 13 and 14 Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler and Lucas di Grassi in the role of the hunter Team Principal Allan McNish: “Nothing to lose, but a lot to gain” As in the previous four seasons, the title race in Formula E will again be decided on the last weekend. Before the two races in New York City (July 13/14), Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler and Lucas di Grassi are in second place in the teams’ and drivers’ champion...

Difficult Day For Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler

source: Audi Sport Positions six and nine for Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi in Bern Lucas di Grassi with fightback from nineteenth on the grid Sam Bird from customer team Envision Virgin Racing in fourth At the first E-Prix in the Swiss capital Bern, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler scored points with both cars. However, in the Formula E title race, the team suffered a setback. Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi finished in sixth and ninth positions in Bern. As a result, the gap of d...

Formula E: Latest News and Miscellaneous Info from Bern

source: Audi Sport Lucas di Grassi in the world’s largest electric vehicle Nico Müller supports Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in his hometown Daniel Abt at opening of the Audi e-tron experience center in Zurich Formula E is visiting Bern for the first time this weekend. The roller coaster track in the Swiss capital is regarded as one of the most challenging in the history of the electric racing series. The E-Prix on Saturday starts later than usual, at 6 PM, and will b...

Formula E: Audi in the Thick of the Title Race

source: Audi Sport Formula E premiere on new track in Switzerland’s capital city Bern Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler and Lucas di Grassi are in attack mode Last race before the decisive final weekend in New York City The title race in Formula E is intensifying: On Saturday (June 22), the electric racing series will hold the eleventh of thirteen races this season in Bern. In the teams’ and drivers’ classifications, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler and Lucas di Grassi sit in second position, set t...

Formula-E New York City E-Prix Tickets Now On Sale

words: Bill and FIA Formula-E, photos: Audi Sport We got to experience Formula E for the first time in 2017 when Audi Club North America held its National Event in the New York City area. For those who went, it was a fascinating look at the future of racing. Now, you can experience yourself for as little as $12. 11 teams and 22 drivers will go head-to-head in Brooklyn including Lucas di Grassi, Daniel Abt, and the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team. Also racing will be the Envision Vir...

Formula E: Latest News And Miscellaneous Info From Berlin

source: Audi Sport Lucas di Grassi on the Red Carpet at Film Festival in Cannes Daniel Abt meets DJ duo Pan-Pot at Club OST Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler with 1,000 guests Formula E is visiting Germany this weekend (Saturday live on “Das Erste” and on Eurosport starting at 12:50 PM CEST). However, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler was also represented at the Film Festival in Cannes on Thursday. Before the E-Prix in Berlin, Lucas di Grassi made an appearance on the Red Carpet at the Film Festi...

Formula E: No Race Luck in Monaco

source: Audi Sport No points for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler at the E-Prix in the Principality Audi Lucas di Grassi out of the race after a collision not of his own doing Daniel Abt loses eighth place due to a time penalty Lady luck was missing in the Monaco E-Prix for Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi. Despite strong performances, neither of the Audi drivers scored points in the race. On the shortest track of the Formula E season, the qualifying sessions again play...