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 ...

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 Customer Team Wins Formula E Season Opener

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39089"] source: Audi Sport Difficult start for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler factory team Envision Virgin Racing clinches first victory for the Audi e-tron FE06 Second race of the season starts tomorrow (on Saturday) at 3 PM (CET) Sam Bird with the Envision Virgin Racing team clinched the first victory on the debut for the Audi e-tron FE06 in the Formula E season opener. Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi from the Audi Sport ABT ...

Audi e-tron FE06 Meets With Rivals For The First Time

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="36719"] source: Audi Sport The only joint Formula E pre-season test at Valencia still continuing until Friday Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi’s race cars sporting final liveries The new season of the electric racing series kicks off in 37 days’ time At Valencia, the new Audi e-tron FE06 is meeting with its competitors for the first time this week: until Friday, all twelve teams will continue the joint test, before the new season...

Spectacular Design For New Audi e-tron FE06

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33166"] source: Audi Sport Audi will begin the next Formula E season sporting a new look Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi’s race car to be showcased at IAA SONAX extends the family of strong Audi partners Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi will begin the next Formula E season that kicks off in November sporting a spectacular new look. The Audi e-tron FE06 race car, which will be unveiled publicly for the first time at the I...

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...