Audi is Ready for Formula E’s Debut in Spain

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60213"] source: Audi Sport Electric racing series hosts two races on Valencia circuit Lucas di Grassi and René Rast set their sights on the podium Team Principal Allan McNish: “Everyone in the team is fired up for the first trophies” Formula E has already held races in 17 different countries and a new one will be added this weekend: Spain. On the circuit in Valencia, Lucas di Grassi and René Rast, together with the Audi Sport ABT Schae...

“You Don’t Get This Tingling Sensation in Testing”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="58569"] source: Audi Sport An interview with Audi drivers Lucas di Grassi and René Rast Formula E season opener in Diriyah (Saudi Arabia) on February 26 and 27 Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler ready for the world championship title battle In exactly two weeks, Formula E will begin its new season, the first as an official FIA world championship. Ahead of the two races in Diriyah (Saudi Arabia), Lucas di Grassi and René Rast talk about the tingling...

Kelvin van der Linde Competes for Audi in Virtual World of Formula E

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57616"] source: Audi AG Six events: “Formula E Accelerate” begins on January 28 Pro race drivers and eSports racers compete for 100,000 euros in prize money Audi driver van der Linde: “Want to offer a great show for the fans” One month before the beginning of the new season in Diriyah (Saudi Arabia), Formula E is launching the new edition of its virtual championship: Under the title of “Formula E Accelerate,” the participants wil...

Audi Motorsport Changes Afoot: Formula E Exit Confirmed after Season 7, 2022 Dakar Confirmed, 2023 Le Mans Return Likely

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="55829"] To say the pace of change has picked for Audi in motorsport would be an understatement. Less than a week ago (Nov 26), Audi pulled the wraps off of next season’s FE07 Formula E racer complete with Audi-developed MGU05 powertrain. Today, they’ve revealed plans for an electric assault on the 2022 Dakar Rally plus Audi Sport GmbH boss Julius Seebach taking the helm for motorsport efforts, and he’s already signaling a return to the top ...

Audi presents e-tron FE07 for Formula E World Championship

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="55813"] source: Audi Sport Powertrain with Audi MGU05 has more than 95 percent overall efficiency Refreshed design and new partners for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Race track debut at official test in Valencia (Spain) From zero to one hundred in 2.8 seconds, more than 95 percent efficiency within the entire car and preparation for any contingency in every detail, this describes the Audi e-tron FE07 that has been developed by Audi Sport, includ...

CBS Sports To Televise ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Live Across USA From Season Seven

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43981"] source: Audi Sport Multi-year deal means that from Season 7 (2020/21) all Formula E races will be live across the USA on CBS platforms. CBS partnership signifies essential audience growth in key market for ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. New American media partnership important for Formula E’s automotive partners launching electric road cars in years to come. Formula E and leading US broadcaster CBS today announced a new ...

Formula E Makes Strategic Investment in Extreme E, Joining Forces on Shared Mission To Counteract Climate Change

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54824"] source: Formula E Formula E has today announced that it has become a minority shareholder in Extreme E – the radical new off-road motorsport which will see electric SUVs competing in remote ecosystems around the world. United in their founding purpose to counteract climate change by accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles, Formula E and Extreme E have a natural strategic alliance which has been formalised by Formula E’...

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...