Strong End to the Season for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in Formula E

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50537"] source: Audi Sport DTM champion René Rast just misses out on another podium Lucas di Grassi drives from tenth on the grid to sixth place Sam Bird in customer car finishes fifth after comeback drive Fourth place for René Rast, sixth for Lucas di Grassi: Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler finished the last Formula E race of the season with both cars in the top six. After his first podium on Wednesday, René Rast achieved the best qualif...

Half-Time in Berlin: Audi Driver di Grassi Third in the Championship

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50298"] source: Audi Sport Lucas di Grassi also scores points in third race of Formula E finale Robin Frijns misses victory in photo finish by only 0.128 seconds Third consecutive podium for the Audi e-tron FE06 Half-time at the marathon season finale of Formula E in Berlin. After three of the six races in the German capital, Lucas di Grassi from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team is third with 61 points in the drivers’ champions...

Lucas di Grassi Takes Podium for Audi in Berlin

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50224"] source: Audi Sport Brazilian goes from sixth on the grid to third on Thursday evening René Rast makes up ten positions after starting from pit lane Three Audi e-tron FE06 cars among the top six Second race of Formula E in Berlin, first podium for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler. From sixth on the grid, Lucas di Grassi moved up to third place on Thursday evening. With 13th place, René Rast only narrowly missed out on points desp...

Audi Ready for Formula E Six-Pack in Berlin

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49892"] source: Audi Sport Showdown at Tempelhof: six races in nine days to end the season Debut for DTM star René Rast in the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team Record man Lucas di Grassi: “the championship is the goal” Nine days, six races, three track layouts, a new driver in the team: the restart of the Formula E season is full of challenges for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler. The German squad has big aims for its six-pack home round in the ...

Allan McNish: “Six-Pack Is an Enormous Mental and Physical Challenge”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49574"] source: Audi Sport Audi prepares for the final six Formula E races in Berlin “Mission Control” in Neuburg supports with all decisions Hygiene concept requires perfect preparation and new distribution of tasks It is a premiere in international motorsport: Within just nine days, Formula E holds its last six races of the season in August, including the title outcomes in the drivers’ and teams’ classifications...

Daniel Abt Joins NIO 333, Replacing Ma For The Season Finale

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48966"] source: Mark Bradshaw on behalf of (IFM) Independent Forecourt Magazine NIO 333 Formula E welcomes Daniel Abt onboard for the remainder of the 2019-2020 ABB FIA Formula E season. The German driver will partner Oliver Turvey in the triple Berlin season finale. Born and raised in a motorsport family, the 27-year-old has shown a great on-track record prior to Formula E. His impressive junior single seater career includes ADAC Form...

René Rast Drives Audi Formula E Car For The First Time

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48950"] source: Audi Sport Positive impressions during testing of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Preparation for the restart of the season in Berlin on August 5 René Rast: “I’m looking forward to the challenge more and more every day” The final phase of preparation for the restart of the Formula E season has begun: Newcomer René Rast completed his first laps in the electric race car during testing at the Lausitzring. Alongside his teammat...

Formula E: Double DTM Champion Rast Races for Audi at the Grand Finale in Berlin

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48551"] source: Audi Sport Electric series to run six races in Berlin from August 5–13 René Rast replaces Daniel Abt until the end of the season Two-time DTM champion tests the Audi e-tron FE06 for the first time in early July Formula E is making a spectacular comeback on the race track: Between August 5 and 13, the all-electric racing series will be staging no less than six rounds in succession at the former Tempelhof A...

Formula E Season Resumes With Six-Race Berlin Showdown

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38587"] source: Formula E Editor’s note: this was originally posted on our sister site, e-tron connect by Audi Club North America. Formula E is set to resume racing in August at Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, with six races in nine days deciding who will win the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The historic German airfield has been chosen to close out the current season, hosting three double-headers in quick succession on Au...

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...

Allan McNish: “It Is An Incredible Journey”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45302"] source: Audi Sport Team principal talks about his life in Formula E McNish was appointed two and a half years ago Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler most successful team with 41 podiums Two and a half years ago, Audi announced its factory involvement in Formula E and Allan McNish as team boss. In an interview, the 50-year-old Scot talks about his first touches with electric motorsport, the special challenges, his future wishes, what he misses...

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...

Two Youngsters Test for Audi in Formula E

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43943"] source: Audi Sport Kelvin van der Linde and Mattia Drudi at rookie test in Marrakesh Important tasks at the season’s only test Drudi and van der Linde thrilled about the “completely new challenge” Kelvin van der Linde and Mattia Drudi will start for Audi at the Formula E rookie test in Marrakesh. A day after the fifth round of the series on February 29, the two youngsters from South Africa and Italy get one day to gain experien...

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...

Formula E Begins The New Year In Santiago

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="41712"] source: Audi Sport Audi drivers Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi set upon clinching trophies in Chile Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler most successful team after 60 Formula E races Team Principal Allan McNish: “Want to take the momentum from Riyadh with us” The Christmas break is over: Next Saturday (January 18), Formula E will enter the third in a total of 14 races this season in Santiago de Chile. After having clinched its first trophy ...

Audi Driver Lucas di Grassi Fights For Clean Air

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40137"] source: Audi Sport Formula E publishes “The Race for Clean Air” documentary Camera team accompanies race driver and UN ambassador on trip to India Lucas di Grassi: “Electrification of mobility plays a key role in the battle against air pollution” In terms of air quality, New Delhi (India) is the back-marker among the world’s megacities. Audi Formula E driver and UN ambassador Lucas di Grassi traveled to New Delhi to get a f...

Formula E Turns Into FIA World Championship From Season Seven

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39086"] source: FIA, photos: Audi Sport The FIA World Motor Sport Council has awarded world championship status to the all-electric racing series Following a vote of its members, the FIA World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) has granted full world championship status to the FIA Formula E Championship from the start of the 2020/21 season. FIA President Jean Todt and Chairman of Formula E Alejandro Agag signed the agreement together at the ...